The Aikido Development Society was formed approximately twenty five years ago and follows the teachings of Sensei Tomiki. Sensei Tomiki being one of the first students of O-Sensei Ueshiba, was also in his own right, a high ranking Judoka and very competitively motivated. The first Sensei to bring Tomiki Aikido into Great Britain was Santa Yamada. His teachings were more of an enjoyment form than competition. Recently some Shodokan (Sport Tomiki Aikido) clubs have joined the ADS and brought a strong group of players into the Tomiki fold.