Institute of Aikido

Spalding Aikido Club is part of the Institute of Aikido,

based at ‘The Hut’ in West London which is a member of the British Aikido Board (BAB).

Institute of Aikido history:

Aikido was introduced into the UK 1955 by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei at The Hut Dojo. His first student was Sensei Ken Wiliams. In 1957 Haydn Foster Sensei joined The Hut and continued to teach there until his passing in 2011.

The Renown Society was formed in 1966 by Sensei Ken Williams after Abbe Sensei returned to Japan. This was the original society teaching Aikido in the UK. The Renown Society broke up in 1969. In 1973 at the request of senior ex-Renown Society Instructors, Sensei Foster formed the Institute of Aikido based at The Hut Dojo.  The Institute is a founding member of the British Aikido Board.