About Us

YNK’s objective is to create opportunities to practice and advance the physical, spiritual and intellectual understanding of Aikido according to the principles laid down by Aikido’s founder Morihei Ueshiba (“O’Sensei”).

The Club is affiliated to the Joint Aikikai Council, the UK umbrella organisation that represents the five groups recognised, affiliated to and supported by the Aikikai Foundation (Hombu Dojo) through the Komyokan Aikido Association, of which it is a founding member. The Club is run by volunteers, on a not for profit basis, and practices under John McGill Sensei’s direction and Terry Ezra Shihan’s technical guidance.

Our constitution (revised in January 2013) is available from here.

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