The UK Aikido Shimbokukai association was formed in early 2016 with the primary purpose of bringing together like-minded dojo using 6 Harmonies Movement principles as the primary focus of their aikido practice.
All dojo in the association follow the teaching of Hiroshi Ikeda sensei with an emphasis not only on his internal elements but also his desire to bring together teachers and students from different Aikido organisations and backgrounds to share their skills, build friendships, and support the future growth of Aikido. Of equal prominence in the UK group is our analysis and study of internal strength and how it relates to Ueshiba's Aikido thanks to Mike Sigman.
The association organise a number of seminars and workshops throughout the year to give members a better understanding of Aikido and related arts. Many of these seminars are taught by highly regarded international teachers teachers and all UK Aikido Shimbokukai seminars and workshops are open to all students, no matter rank, affiliation or style.
The UK Aikido Shimbokukai, its dojo and members are part of Aikido Shimbokukai. The Aikido Shimbokukai is an association of instructors, dojo, and aikido practitioners whose common bond is the practice and development of Aikido. This group strives to bring people together for the exchange of experience and ideas through Aikido training and doesn't follow any one style or teacher, endeavoring to stay apolitical and broad-minded, and welcoming all who are interested in developing Aikido together.
The Aikido Shimbokukai is an Officially Recognised Organisation by the Aikido World Headquarters (Hombu Dojo) and the Aikikai Foundation in Tokyo, Japan. We value our relationship with Aikido World Headquarters (Hombu Dojo) and the Aikikai Foundation, and strive to support them as best as possible, through training and other activities.
The UK Aikido Shimbokukai are members of the British Aikido Board, the national governing body for Aikido in the UK.