Who we are

The Lancashire Aikikai was formed in 1967 by Marion Mucha Sensei it is a voluntary body that has at its heart the desire to promote and support Aikido. It has no paid employees. All members give their time freely. It current Principal is Bob Spence. See our history.

Its Aims and Objectives from its constitution are:-


To promote and support the development and practise of Aikido


To support, regulate and establish Aikikai Clubs and their members


To be professional in its dealings and work with other parties and bodies who are positively furthering Aikido in Great Britain


To follow policies, rules and regulations of the national governing body – British Aikido Board


To organise courses and other activities for its members benefit in line with this section.


To levy membership fees and conduct activities to finance the activities of the Aikikai in line with these aims & objectives to ensure further growth


To provide services in a way that is fair to everyone and that all present and future members receive fair and equal treatment


We have over 12 club training sessions - details of which you find under "Where to Find us" together with local contact details.

National Governing Body

We have been a member of the British Aikido Board that is UK Sport recognised since 1987.

How are we run?

Clubs are under the umbrella of the Lancashire Aikikai and the Aikikai is under the auspices of the national governing body. All Clubs subscribe and adopt policies of the Lancashire Aikikai and hence that of the governing body. This includes providing insurance for all practicing; having qualified instructors and following equal opportunity and child protection policies.

We all are volunteers and are not paid.

An AGM is held every November or December for all members. Technical matters are handled by the Dan Grades of the Aikikai.

Officers are voted into positions or appointed to carry out certain functions.

Coaches and Club Welfare Officers are regulated by the Association through a permission system

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