The Aikido Shimbokukai is an organization of instructors, dojos, and aikido practitioners whose common bond is the practice and development of Aikido. This group strives to bring people together for the exchange of experiences and ideas through Aikido training, and to provide instruction and guidance while maintaining standards of instruction and training. We endeavor to stay apolitical and broad-minded, welcoming those interested in sharing and developing Aikido within our guidelines together.
The Aikido Shimbokukai does not look to limit teaching styles, but rather strives to bring people together for friendship and the exchange of experience and ideas through Aikido training. The Aikido Shimbokukai does not wish to control the specific operations and events within its member dojos. Instead, we look to support and encourage individual growth and development, to empower our members to grow in whatever ways they wish, and to provide a venue for the exchange of ideas and experiences. We welcome input from our members, and will strive to be fluid and progressive, in order to remain an organization that serves its members.
The Aikido Shimbokukai is an Officially Recognized Organization by the Aikido World Headquarters (Hombu Dojo) and the Aikikai Foundation in Tokyo, Japan. We value our relationship with Aikido World Headquarters (Hombu Dojo) and the Aikikai Foundation, and strive to support them as best as possible, through training and other activities.
The Aikido Shimbokukai strives to exist in harmony with other Aikido organizations, to promote the growth and development of Aikido, and to support the Founder's ideal of Aikido as a means of developing better connections with others. It is our wish to promote and develop good will and friendship, and to improve lines of communication between all Aikido practitioners, including other Aikido organizations and dojo. We do not limit our members from attending other organizations’ events, or from enjoying exchanges of training and friendship with others. In fact, we encourage our members to follow whatever path appeals to them in the development of their own Aikido.
The Aikido Shimbokukai promotes the development of training, events, and opportunities for members of all levels and backgrounds. We hope to support and encourage growth and development of all member dojo, and to provide a venue for the exchange of ideas and experiences.
Our organization supports various seminars and training events through the year. We strive to organize training opportunities with instructors of various backgrounds and lineages, to thereby enhance and expand growth and exchange. Members are encouraged to participate in these activities.
Our activities are open to all people of any organization and lineage of Aikido, so there are many opportunities to experience training with a variety of people from many styles of training. It is our hope to, while of course remaining respectful of other traditions and organizational policies, transcend boundaries of style and affiliation to explore and experience training with all who are interested and open to it.