Welcome to the Institute of Aikido
Aikido is a non competitive Japanese martial art developed in the early 20th century by a Japanese martial arts expert: Morihei Ueshiba (often referred to as O Sensei or 'Great Teacher'). It is based on a series of throws and immobilization techniques, using the attacker's strength, momentum and aggression against them. As Aikido relies on skill and not strength, it can be practised by people of all ages and physical abilities.
Aikido was introduced to the UK in the 1950’s by Abbe Sensei (a student of Morihei Ueshiba) at the Hut Dojo.
The Institute of Aikido is a founding member of the British Aikido Board (BAB).