Who are we?
Incorporated in 1978, Aikikai (Singapore) is the pioneer of Aikido in Singapore, legally registered with the Registrar of Societies as a Non-profit organisation. Our main objective is to promote the Japanese martial art of self-defence – AIKIDO and its philosophy of harmony.
Aikido was first taught in Singapore in 1958 by M. Nagazono Sensei from Hombu Dojo (World Aikido Headquarters). After his return to Japan, Teddy Lee Sensei took over. It was then known as Singapore Aikido Federation. After the demise of Teddy Lee Sensei, a few senior members were promoted to instructors. And in 1987, upon affiliation to Aikikai Foundation (Hombu) in Japan, Aikikai Singapore emerged as the FIRST and only Aikido association recognised and certified by Hombu Dojo as the teaching and grading authority for Aikido in Singapore.
Since 1980, Aikikai (Singapore) has been and still is the only official representative and member nation of International Aikido Federation (IAF) based in Tokyo and also to Asian Aikido Federation (AAF) based in Taiwan, since year 2000. Main function of these two Federations is to promote Aikido and its philosophy of harmony on a global scale through friendly Aikido Seminars and Congress.
Our Honourable Patron is Mr Charles Chong, Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris – Punggol GRC and our Honorary legal advisor is Mr Cheong Tuck Meng of Tuck Meng & Co.
Our Technical Director is Koichi Fujii Shihan, President of Sapporo Aikido Club, Hokkaido University Aikikai Aikido Club & Vice Chairman of Hokkaido Aikido League and an Instructor from Hombu Dojo.
All our instructors are duly registered with the People’s Association of Singapore.