Welcome to the Shodokan Aikido Federation

What is

Aikido is a Japanese martial art which originated in the 1920s which uses an attacker’s own force and momentum against themselves.

Shodokan aikido was developed by Professor Kenji Tomiki with the hope of using aikido to promote life-long physical education worldwide.

More questions? See our Aikido FAQ.

Frequently asked questions

Find a Shodokan dojo near you

A children's class at Shodokan headquarters

Shodokan aikido is practised the world over – locate an officially affiliated dojo near you on our list of international dojos.

Shodokan dojos

If you’re going to be in Japan, why not visit Shodokan Honbu (headquarters)? We’re located in the heart of Osaka. Please contact us for more information.

Shodokan honbu

Upcoming events

Nariyama-Shihan demonstrates the aikido technique, kote gaeshi