Aikido (合気道) is a non competitive Japanese Martial Art developed by Morihei Ueshiba (often referred to as O’Sensei)
Translated as “the way of harmony with Ki (life force)” - O’Sensei developed Aikido as a ‘pure budo’ combining his study of martial arts (predominantly Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu) with his deep spiritual beliefs and philosophy.

The movements of Aikido are efficient, soft and natural; the result of which are powerful, effective and practical techniques.
As Aikido does not rely on size, speed or strength - it is suitable for all.

At Furinkazan Aikido Dojo, we are particularly interested in how Aikido can be used to develop the whole person; used to build good character, develop confidence, fitness and health. As members of the United Kingdom Aikikai (UKA) we practice ‘traditional’ Aikido, closely following the direction set by the World Aikido Headquarters (Hombu Dojo), Tokyo, Japan.