The Joint Aikikai Council


JAC LogoThe JAC is an umbrella organisation that represents, in the UK, all seven groups that are recognised, affiliated to and supported by the Aikikai Foundation (Hombu Dojo) the world headquarters of Ueshiba aikido. The legacy of Morihei Ueshiba continues through his Grandson, the present Doshu, and his great grandson

All JAC teachers are highly trained experts on the art of aikido, this high standard is maintained by regular instruction from many of the worlds best teachers including the Doshu.

All grades are ratified, approved and issued by Aikikai Foundation and are recognised worldwide.

JAC member organisations fundamentally practice aikido in the same way but due to different influences in the past, there are varying, but not contradictory, emphasises from group to group.

There are approximately 150 JAC members dojos in the UK, follow the links to each organisation or check out the following list showing locations. The initials in brackets indicate which organisation the dojo belongs


Azami-Kai Aikido

British Birankai

British Aikido Federation


Komyokan Aikido Association

Scottish Aikido Federation

United Kingdom Aikikai