Aiki Kai Australia

National Aikido Association of Australia




267 people signed up for Summer School - we can't fit them all on one picture!


This was an historic event for us, combining online Zoom instruction with live classes, in those places where it was possible. Many had to train at home on their own with only the nationally broadcast Zoom instruction.

It was a huge success in the support shown by the student body. Technology let us down on some occasions and it was certainly a challenge for those teaching to take into consideration the many circumstances of the people to whom they were demonstrating. Despite any shortcomings we received overwhelming positive comments and it was an event where we all learnt valuable lessons, in many senses of the word.

6 pre-recorded sessions from US & UK instructors uploaded. Due to a wave of requests those classes have now been uploaded to the Media Centre of the Summer School web page and can be viewed for the next two weeks.

2021 Summer School web page

40+ years
Life Achievement awards

Some of the people who received the 25+ years award

Upcoming overseas events

We are waiting for confirmation regarding the change of date for the IAF Summit which was scheduled for September 2020 in Japan. There is a date mooted later in 2021, but this may change.

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 & 

Chemere Birkinsleigh has completed the second set in the series of illustrations for new students to aid them by showing some of the basic stances, grips and attacks we use in our training. MORE

Kagamibiraki Appointments

Four 7th, two 6th & a 5th Dan confirmed at Kagamibiraki in January

Roger Savage Shihan, 7th Dan

David Brown Shihan, 7th Dan

Hugh Derham Shihan, 7th Dan

David Scott Shihan, 7th Dan

Margaret Dinan, 6th Dan

Andrew Ross, 6th Dan

Elisabeth van Papenrecht, 5th Dan

See them on our Video page:
Media > Videos

For the newer students we have uploaded 3 videos which will show you the basic grips and pins we use.


Australia's only range of

Available in both
premium & standard weave

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!

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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.

It 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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