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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


Aiki Kai Australia Summer School - Jan 2024 Launceston, Tasmania

With guest instructor, Steve Pimsler Shihan, Aiki Kai New York

Summer School is our largest event, where students from all over the country train together. Held over six days in January, dozens of classes are available, taught by our most senior instructors and our Guest Instructor. For more information see...

SS24 Event Page & Details

World Combat Games - Riyadh '23

Luke Derham represented Australia

The World Combat Games were held in Riyadh Oct 20-30. Luke Derham was selected to represent Australia and Aiki Kai at the Games, including fundamentals demonstration  MORE...

World Combat Games - Riyadh '23

Tom Mason represented Australia

The World Combat Games were in Riyadh Oct 20-30. Tom was selected and joined Luke Derham to represent Australia and Aiki Kai at the Games.  MORE...

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 & 

Janice Marsh - Area Rep WA

We are very pleased to announce Janice Marsh as the new Area Representative for WA! Janice originally started training as a child in Singapore...

Janice is replacing Hugh Derham Shihan as the new Area Representative.  We thank him for founding and growing the organization since Sugano Sensei assigned him to the task so long ago.


Aiki Kai Australia launched its national attendance app at Summer School in early 2023. 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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