Founder of Tora-Ha Aiki Budo
Sensei Autrelle Holland
Autrelle Holland has been studying Martial Arts since 1989, beginning with T’ang Soo Do under Song Ki Pak. In 1993, he started training in Aikido under Chris Rozett. Autrelle is currently graded as a 2-Dan black belt holder under Takashi Ishikawa’s Misasagi Kai federation, which is recognized by the Aikikai Headquarters. Over the years he has continued to add to his knowledge by studying Jiu Jitsu under Thomas Asher, Wing Chun Kung Fu under Travis Taylor, and Kali under Joe Stores. Autrelle has trained with and attended seminars by a number of different instructors in various arts over the years. Most notable are Peter Bernath, Penny Bernath, Grady Lane, Thomas Huffman, Troy Ferguson, T.J. Cooper, Mike Sands, Perry Lambert, Katrina Reti, Ward Wilson, Patricia Hendricks, Stephanie Yap, and Anthony Arnett. His current practice emphasizes the high technical skill of throwing and receiving throws, realistic application and practice of Aikido techniques, and integrated weapons practice. He continues to study Kali and under the direct tutelage of Guru Sean Hurst, and currently holds the grade of Guro, or full instructor, in Kali. In addition to teaching Martial Arts, he has also taught several self defense classes for the Jacksonville community. Autrelle has also given free private instruction to members of the Jacksonville’s Sheriff Office.