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Aikikai Aikido London dojo in Wimbledon since 2006

with Karesz Hoffer

How did you get involved with Aikido?

My generation had an inevitable influence from the martial art movies from the 80s and 90s. I'm pretty sure that a lot of people got very keen on learning something that comes from a very different world. We are talking about the pre-internet era, when information was hard to get by, and you couldn't just google or youtube something you might be interested in...

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About Dropout

Why not try?
Come along and give it a go!
You will be surprised how much fun this is!

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Our Masters

John Doe

Karesz Hoffer

Founder | 3rd Dan
Martha Jones

Atsushi Mimuro

Technical leader | 7th Dan
Andy Timmons

Szabolcs Madarasz



Aikikai Aikido London | affiliated to Yokohama International Aikido, Japan

Atsushi Mimuro

Biography facts:

  • Aikido 7th Dan (2014/1/12 "Aikikai Foundation" Kagami Biraki)
  • Coach of Meiji University AIKIDO Club
  • More than 20 years under Seigo Yamaguchi Shihan(Master) of AIKIKAI Foundation HQ since he was a student of AIKIDO club of Meiji University.
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Mimuro About

Where did Aikido come from?

Morihei Ueshiba

Aikido was founded by Morihei Ueshiba, (known as O'Sensei), born in Tanabe on 14th December, 1883. Around 1930, he formulated this new art after intense study of several other martial arts most notably Daito Ryu Jujutsu, under Sokaku Takeda.

His first teacher was Takisaburo Tozawa of the Kito school of Jujutsu. In 1903 Ueshiba Sensei entered the army and fought in the Russo-Japanese war.

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Morihei About

What is Aikido?

Moriteru Ueshiba

All over the world people used to fight with sword, spears and other weapons. When they had no weapons at hand, they boxed or wrestled. These techniques of fighting were almost the same all over the world until the invention of guns. The use of guns for fighting completely changed the way wars were fought.

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Morihei About

How to behave in a Dojo?


The Dojo is not a playground. Therefore there are some rules that should be followed by all to avoid accidents.

Here you can find what Etiquette you should follow when you enter our Dojo.

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About Dojo Etiquette

Not more than we are to see you on the next class!

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and prices

Class times: Monday & Thursday 19:00 - 20:15



£ 10 / session

  • Single session price
  • Maximum 3 times


£ 40 pcm

  • 1 session per week


£ 60 pcm

  • 2 sessions per week






Car Park

If you have any questions...
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