Lancashire Aikikai

The wider Aikido community

Sankaku Aikido is a member of Lancashire Aikikai.

All students who join Sankaku Aikido automatically become members of Lancashire Aikikai as well. This means there is a wider community of Aikido students and teachers to train with and learn from. Lancashire Aikikai has a number of clubs across the region. Many of these are within easy travelling distance of Sankaku Aikido.

Technical Director

The Technical Director of Lancashire Aikikai is Atsushi Mimuro Shihan. Lancashire Aikikai has a direct connection to Japan and the Aikido ‘Hombu’ (or headquarters) through its affiliation to Yokohama International Aikido Club where Mimuro Shihan is the director and chief instructor.

After a number of years visiting Lancashire Aikikai as a guest instructor Mimuro Shihan accepted an invitation to be appointed Technical Director of Lancashire Aikikai in 2016.

Mimuro Shihan holds the rank of 7th Dan. The word ‘Shihan’ is an additional title awarded to senior instructors in recognition of their expertise. Mimuro Shihan was formerly a direct student of Seigo Yamaguchi Shihan who held the rank of 9th Dan and was the chief instructor at Hombu dojo.

Principal and senior instructors

Bob Spence Sensei (6th Dan) is the Principal and Chairman of Lancashire Aikikai. In 2019 Spence Sensei celebrated his 50th year in Aikido.

In addition to Spence Sensei, Lancashire Aikikai benefits from the expertise and experience of a number of 5th Dan and 4th Dan senior instructors and club leaders across the organisation.

We are sure you will agree our link with Lancashire Aikikai provides our students with a fantastic opportunity to broaden and enrich their experience of Aikido.

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