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The Chingford and Woodford Aikido Club previously The David Lloyd Chigwell Aikido Club, (our name changed as we moved location) was formed in the 1990’s out of a club previously run by Don Bishop 7th Dan who retired for a short time before starting another club in Debden ,Essex.

We belong to the Aikido Development Society, who was a founder member of the National Governing Body of Aikido in Great Britain the British Aikido Board.

Generally the club follows the teachings of Sensei Tomiki. Sensei Tomiki was 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 Senta Yamada. Don Bishop the original instructor of this club and previously the head of the ADS was a direct student of Senta Yamada, So we have a very clear lineage to our roots.

We also are lucky to have other instructors that have studied the Shodokan system of Tomiki Aikido giving us the best of both worlds.

We also have a junior class (ages 6 – 14) since March 2014 called the Aiki Pandas please click on the menu above for more details