The Lancashire Aikikai was formed in 1966 having grown out of its predecessor, the Chorley Budo Club, which had been established in the previous year. Mr. Mucha (1919 - 1998), was the first to introduce Aikido to Lancashire. Mr. Bob Spence 6th Dan is now the Aikikai`s Principal. He will be well known to many outside the Aikikai as the British Aikido Board`s Coach Tutor.
In 2015, after a 10-year association with Mimuro Sensei (7th Dan Hombu) of Yokohama International Aikido Club, the Lancashire Aikikai appointed Mimuro Sensei as Technical Director.
Bob Spence Sensei remains Chairman and Principal of the Association.