The JAC is an umbrella organisation that represents, in the UK, all five 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.