Shobu Aikido UK



Shobu Aikido U.K. is an association of like-minded Aikido dojo founded in June 2004 by its Chief Instructor George Forbes Sensei (5th Dan). Shobu Aikido U.K. has forged links with the European Aikido Federation, and its technical head Nobuyoshi Tamura Shihan (8th Dan) through Tomas Sanchez Sensei (6th Dan) of the Spanish Aikikai. Shobu Aikido U.K. also has links with Takeshi Yamashima Shihan (7th Dan) of the Aikikai Hombu dojo in Japan.


Membership Type

Full Member


Shobu Aikido U.K. practises a traditional style that whilst emphasising Aikido as a practical and effective method of conflict resolution also seeks to promote Aikido as a discipline of mind, body and spirit. Based on the foundations of Aikido given by Nobuyoshi Tamura Shihan, these teachings practised inside and outside the dojo lead to martial wisdom

Shobu Aikido.

George Forbes

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