The NORTH WEST AIKIKAI was formed in 2017 after the Merseyside Aikido Fellowship merged with a number of North West Aikido clubs affiliated to the United Kingdom Aikikai (UKA). The North West Aikikai comes under the guidance of the Ren Shin Kan within the UKA.
The North West Aikikai is committed to teaching traditional Aikido. New students are very warmly welcomed and are quickly integrated into the school.
An important aspect of the North West Aikikai is Reigi. Reigi is the etiquette we show inside the dojo and this also extends to our lives outside of the dojo.
Along with reigi, the first level of progress includes a range of basic movements that can be learned relatively quickly. Early initial gradings bring new Aikidoka closer to the student group. After that and with a little hard work, there is plenty of time for students to develop at their own pace.
As much as a martial art, Aikido is a holistic study. Both the love of the art and deep friendships are built into the ethos of our organisation.