Conrad has also trained extensively with Robert Nadeau shihan (8th dan) in San Francisco, attended the California Aikido summer retreat camps where Shihan Nadeau is one of the main teachers, and studied with Shihan Nadeau during his many visits to New Zealand.
Conrad is currently a Sandan (3rd degree black belt) and dojo cho of Riai Aikido Wellington City. He loves everything about aikido, but especially the ‘neuroscience’ of aikido: how to take an attacker’s centre without engaging your muscles, or theirs – to operate below the radar of their consciousness. Conrad is also a Feldenkrais Method practitioner (which has huge affinities with aikido) and an experienced expedition sea kayaker (only moderate affinities!).