Aikido Kokikai Australia (AKA) was founded in 1989 by Shuji Ozeki sensei at the University of New South Wales. Shuji Ozeki lives and teaches in Seki, Gifu prefecture, Japan and comes to Australia to teach every year, at Autumn camp in April/May.
Aikido Kokikai Australia has grown to over 200 members at 10 clubs, and consistently strives to provide a friendly environment for Aikido training. AKA has a strong and reputable history in Australia with Dojos in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Lismore and Tamworth.
- Keep One Point to develop calmness
- Relax progressively
- Find Correct Posture in everything
- Develop your Positive Mind
Aikido is a martial art that was developed in the early 20th century by Morihei Ueshiba (Osensei).
It’s basic movements have largely been derived from aiki-jujutsu although Aikido is softer, utilising circular movement in an ultimately nonviolent way.
In many respects, Aikido is the opposite of most martial arts.
We do not learn to punch, kick, strike or compete in any way. We evade, harmonise and take balance. All for the sole purpose, of creating a peaceful out come where no one is harmed.
In this way Aikido is an extremely challenging martial art which focuses on the internal while at the same time being manifestly physical.
Aikido Kokikai emphasises natural movement, good posture and mind-body coordination.
It is a minimalist martial art that focuses on making techniques effective while using little physical effort.
An axiom of the style is “minimum effort for maximum effect”.
We run weekly kids and adult classes at our Belgrave and Caulfield dojos.
Bring the family down for a free trial at either dojo