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West Cumbria Aikido
Training in St Bees, West Cumbria, UK
West Cumbria Aikido train a traditional form of Aikido that was passed on from O-Sensei to the late Morihiro Saito Sensei. Morihiro Saito Sensei, 9th Dan, studied Aikido with the Founder in Iwama from 1946 until O-Sensei’s death in 1969. This was significantly longer than any other aikidoka. After the death of O-Sensei, Saito Sensei became the guardian of the Aiki Shrine and Chief Instructor of the Iwama Dojo. Saito Sensei saw it as his responsibility to faithfully transmit the art of the Founder. To do this he organised and classified the hundreds of techniques and devised methods and practices to aid the learning process. It is this system that we teach in West Cumbria Aikido.
West Cumbria Aikido Affiliations
West Cumbria Aikido is a full, and founding, member of the Traditional Aikido Alliance (TAA). TAA is a group of UK Aikido dojos with the purpose of training O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba's Aikido as taught by the late Morihiro Saito Sensei.
Through our club membership with TAA, West Cumbria Aikido is associated with the British Aikido Board (BAB). The BAB is the governing body for Aikido in the UK. Our instructors hold BAB certified coaching qualifications and all club members are insured through the BAB.
West Cumbria Aikido is a full member of Traditional Aikido Europe (TAE). TAE is a group of UK and European Aikido dojos with the purpose of training O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba's Aikido as taught by the late Morihiro Saito Sensei.