Welcome to
Aikido Alive U.K. (Since 2002)

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Aikido is a living relationship, traditional yet modern, that meet the needs of our body and mind, soul and spirit. In an integral and evolutionary context, we blend the art of Aikido with internal yoga, meditation and spiritual self-inquiry, with a directed and open dialogue. A non-violent and non-competitive Japanese martial art, Aikido points to a non-dual relationship where conflict ceases and creativity comes alive. 

As a spiritual discipline, Aikido serves to awaken a larger sense of self, incorporating all facets of our human experience into one holistic perspective. Self-knowledge and expanded awareness, together with a curious heart, brings about a shared understanding with a shared aim, purpose and goal. Aikido Alive U.K. motivates each student to progress in their own pace towards greater freedom and deeper understanding. 

Aikido Alive's head teacher Bjorn Saw Sensei, 5 dan Aikikai, have one of the longest experience of Traditional Iwama Takemusu Aikido in the U.K. having begun his Aikido training in 1974 for Saito Sensei's then representative in Europe, Takeji Tomita Shihan (7 dan) at Takemusu Aikido Scandinavia in Stockholm, Sweden. Bjorn Sensei then spent two and half years training under the late Morihiro Saito Shihan (9 dan) in Iwama, Japan, between 1987 and 1993. 

Aikido Alive UK (founded in September 2002), and Aikido Wells (2017), with links and affiliation to Aikikai Hombu Dojo, the world headquarters of Aikido in Tokyo, Japan.

This year (2024) Bjorn celebrates 50 years in Aikido with a two-day seminar in May 25-26. Please see events for further information.

“Budo is a divine path that leads to truth, goodness and beauty; it is a spiritual path reflecting the unlimited, absolute nature of the universe and the ultimate grand design of creation.”

Morihei Ueshiba


 Facebook; the hub for Aikido Alive on social media.

 YouTube; our collected Aikido films and documentaries.

 Issuu; a collection of Aikido books and essays. 

 Udemy; our online courses Aikido ABC, Vol 1-5.

 Twitter; updates, news and Aikido networking.

 Instagram; Aikido pictures, reminders and updates. 

 Teemill; Aikido Alive club T-shirts for sale!

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