Shodokan Aikido

Shodokan Aikido (昭道館合気道 Shōdōkan Aikidō) is sometimes referred to as "Sport Aikido" because it includes competition.

Tomiki Sensei

"Shodokan" was founded and named by Kenji Tomiki (富木 謙治 1900–1979), who systemised Aikido training into basic practices.

International

Shodokan Aikido UK is part of an international community of people training, and competing, with each other around the world.

Competition

Competition Aikido is unique to Shodokan Aikido, and is an effective way to improve skills and test technique, and to have fun.

Technical Direction

Tetsuro Nariyama (成山 哲郎) is the World Technical Director of Shodokan Aikido. He runs the Shodokan Hombu Dojo In Osaka, Japan.
SAUK is the affiliation of clubs practicing Shodokan Aikido in the UK.

Find your local club!

Dundee

The Dundee club holds the distinction of being the most northerly club in the UK, and benefits from training in a permanently matted custom built facility owned by the Scottish Jiu Jitsu association.

Edinburgh

Shodokan Edinburgh, formally Heriot-Watt University aikido club, is run by Martin Livingston (4th dan). The club can boast having had 4 world champions, with 9 gold medals between them, won in 3 different continents.

Leeds

The University of Leeds Shodokan aikido club was established in 2007 by Justin Gallagher (3rd dan). The club now hosts a core of 2nd and 1st dans.

Nottingham

Nottingham Shodokan Aikido is run in the University of Nottingham by Mohammad Mani. Other than training 3 times a week, we host regional and national events with other clubs around the country.

Sheffield

Sheffield is home to the Steel City Aikido Club, the University of Sheffield Aikido Club, and the Sheffield Aikido Junior Club. These clubs train in the permanently matted "Kyogikan" Dojo, run by instructor Scott Allbright (6th Dan).

York

York is home to the York Shodokan Aikido Club, which is run by Matt Houlton (4th Dan).