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Aikido Alive U.K.

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● Disclaimer.

While the Aikikai Foundation and the Aikido Alive Dojos work hard to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, we cannot be held responsible in the case of infection. You participate in practice at your own risk. Please receive the consent of your family members and other related parties before resuming practice.


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-dualistic 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 uniform perspective. Self-knowledge and expanded awareness, together with a curious heart, brings about a communal understanding with a shared aim, purpose and goal. Aikido Alive U.K. motivates each participant to progress in their own pace towards greater freedom and 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 London (founded in September 2002), and Aikido Wells (2017) are members of the United Kingdom Aikikai (UKA) with links and affiliation to Aikikai Hombu dojo, the world headquarters of Aikido in Tokyo, Japan.


“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



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