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.


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


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 Honbu Dojo In Osaka, Japan.
SAUK is the affiliation of clubs practicing Shodokan Aikido in the UK.

Find your local club!


Run by Paul Bonett (5th Dan) and supported by several higher level dan grades, the Brighton Ittaikan Club encourages all ages, abilities and skill levels to enjoy aikido.


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.


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.


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.

London Greenwich

Both adult and children’s class. We offer training twice a week in South London.

London UCL

SAUK's newest club, UCLU Shodokan was formed in November 2014 by Rachel Johnson.


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 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).


Shoreham Aikido club was started in 2013 by Matt Vincent


Tanseikan means ‘a place to forge a strong spirit and camaraderie through hard work and dedication’. We are renowned for providing an open, friendly and warm welcome to all visiting Aikidoka, we guarantee you will sweat!

Tonbridge & TW

The Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells clubs have been running for over 10 years.


Worthing Shodokan has been run by Jon Gorf since 2012, and has close links with other Sussex aikido clubs


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