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Training in Poole, Dorset. UK

Wellsprings Aikido trains  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 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.

Aikido for everyone

“The Way of the Warrior has been misunderstood as a means to kill and destroy others. Those who seek competition are making a grave mistake. To smash, injure or destroy is the worst sin a human being can commit. The real Way of a Warrior is to prevent slaughter – it is the Art of Peace, the power of love.” Morihei Ueshiba Founder of Aikido.

Wellsprings Aikido affiliations

British Aikido Board (BAB)

The National Governing Body for Aikido in the United Kingdom.



Traditional Aikido Alliance (TAA)

Traditional Aikido Alliance 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 Our organisation is newly formed but our goals are the same.

Traditional Aikido Europe (TAE)

Traditional Aikido Europe is a group of European Aikido dojos with the purpose of training O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba's Aikido as taught by the late Morihiro Saito Sensei Our organisation is newly formed but our friendship and connections have existed for many many years.

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