Portsmouth Aikikai is a not-for-profit group founded to promote the principles of aikido as created by the founder. We are members of Sansuikai International, founded and directed by Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei, 8th Dan Aikikai.
We are linked to the Aikido World Headquarters, The Aikikai Hombu Dojo, through Yamada Sensei. Our Dan grades (black belt ranks) are recognised by the Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo and are valid all over the world.
Our dojo is also a member of British Aikido Board, the governing body for aikido in the UK. Our instructor holds a BAB coach qualification CL1. We are part of an international aikido community committed to the practice and dissemination of high-quality aikido.