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Aiki Kai Australia

National Aikido Association of Australia




Doshu (World head of Aikikai Aikido), Ueshiba Moriteru, teaching at an Aiki Kai Australia national event


40+ years
Life Achievement awards

Some of the people who received the 25+ years award

IAF Seminar for Young Adults 2023 - Congratulations to our young delegates!

Three young delegates from Australia proudly represented our nation at the Kyoto Youth Seminar in Japan. Additionally, they had the honour of meeting with the Doshu and Mitsutera Ueshiba Dojo-cho at the Hombu Dojo in Tokyo.

Thinking of Visiting Hombu Dojo?

                   Contact us first!
Hombu dojo has changed the way they accept foreign students who wish to train there for short periods of time.

News & 

Yoshimitsu Yamada
17 February 1938 - 15 January 2023

We are very sad to report the passing of Yamada Shihan, one of the great teachers and pioneers of Aikido who was also the Patron of Aiki Kai Australia.


Aiki Kai Australia will launch its national attendance app at this coming Summer School. The new app allows for all dojos to log the daily attendance of every AKA student plus attendance at state and national events! 

What's more it allows everyone to see their own training record and even supplies a personal report of how many training days each student has accrued since their last grading. Go here for more details of how to download the app plus PDF and video guides on how to use it.

Marie Petery Shihan has been appointed as the new National Area Representative, one of the most important and pivotal positions within Aiki Kai Australia  MORE...

Winter School 2023
Dan grade promotions

1st degree blackbelt:       
Leonard Van Mourik

2nd degree blackbelt:            
Luke Dolbey
Suzie Lack

3rd degree blackbelt:           
Ben Dowd
Janice Marsh
Kei Murakami

4th degree blackbelt:           
Brad Lane


View still images and illustrations of the various pins & grips we use

Need Aikido training items?

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We stock a full range of items to equip a new student with everything they need for Aikido training, at very reasonable prices.

Low-cost Uniform for Kids

Due to the rapidly rising numbers of children joining our classes across the country, we have made available a low-cost, beginners uniform for the smaller kids. Check it out in our Shop. They can be easily mailed anywhere across Australia!

What is 

The Japanese martial art of Aikido is a comprehensive system of throwing, joint-locking and pinning techniques based on a philosophy of non-aggression. Aiki Kai Australia is an association based on the style of a traditional Japanese martial school.

Aikido is not a sport


Aikido has many physical and psychological benefits. The versatility of the art makes it ideal for students of all ages.


Aikido really does try to train without the over use of physical strength, which is the reason why males and females can work together equally.

When joining a martial school the student takes on a completely different attitude to exercise than if you were joining a gym.


Aikido is a Way

There is commitment and there is obligation
Do not abuse or misuse the art of Aikido
Study carefully, honestly and humbly
Respect your seniors 
Take care of your juniors 
                                   Seiichi Sugano 8th Dan

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