AIKIKAI FOUNDATION Aikido World HeadquartersAikikai Foundation (Aikido World Headquarters) is the parent organization for the development and popularization of Aikido throughout the world. Under the leadership of Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu, instructors are teaching Aikido according to the ideals of the Founder (Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei) to students in Japan and throughout the world.
International Aikido Federation(IAF) 国際合気道連盟
The International Aikido Federation (IAF) is a federation of aikido organisations which are directly affiliated to the Aikikai Hombu in Japan, the ‘mother house’ of Aikido.
It is the only worldwide federation of such Aikido organisations and at present it has 46 members.
YMCA Boulder Valley (@ Lafayette. Colorado)
The YMCA is a membership organization with an emphasis on our three areas of focus: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Facility membership privileges include the use of all facility services and participation in all healthy lifestyle programs.
Tekko Juku Boston Aikido Tekkojuku Boston (ATJB) was founded to promote the practice and teaching of the Japanese martial art of Aikido, as created by O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba, in an atmosphere of mutual respect conducive to training for all, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, ability or age.
All seven founding instructors of ATJB were long-time students of the late Mitsunari Kanai Shihan, himself an "uchi deshi" (disciple) of Aikido's founder, O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. Kanai Shihan, a world-renowned Aikido practitioner and instructor, passed away in March of 2004. The founding instructors decided to honor his memory and love of Aikido by opening ATJB.
Steven Shaw Sensei began his training in Iaido under the watchful eye of the late Rev. Kensho Furuya at the Aikido Center of Los Angeles. While there, he trained in Aikido and Iaido where he received the ranks of Nidan and Sandan respectively.
Ken Furuya, 5th dan, started his Aikido training in 1990 under Reverend Kensho Furuya until his passing in 2007. He moved to Colorado in January 2014 to continue his studies with the Izawa's.
Aikido is taught as a traditional martial art which cultivates the latent power of the mind, body, and spirit. The martial art techniques of Aikido are based on the sword and staff which includes throws, joint locks, and pins. The martial arts techniques that are taught in the junior Aikido program are exactly the same as practice in the adult program.
Junior Aikido program is taught at the YMCA of Boulder Valley in Lafayette, Colorado.
Kiryu Aikido is a traditional Aikido dojo founded by Andrew Blevins Sensei.
Kiryu's style focuses on kihon (basics) and bukiwaza (weapons) as a foundation for more advanced aikido techniques.
Vail Aikikai is a Birankai North America Dojo teaching traditional Aikido and Aikido Weapons in Vail, Colorado. Chief instructor is Todd Fessenden Sensei.