Prime Aims

• To provide opportunity to practise Traditional Aikido, following the example set by Aikido Founder, O Sensei Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), his descendants (Doshus, Dojocho) and the UKA’s first Principal, Shihan Mr W.Smith M.B.E.(d. 2006).

• To promote an atmosphere of accessibility, friendship, encouragement and mutual development.


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Aikido is a great martial art for all. “Always train in a vibrant and joyful manner” – O Sensei

Bloomsbury Aikido Principal Instructor

dojoBarbara Sotowicz Sensei, 5th Dan, Goshinkai Shidoin, BAB Coach Level 3.
Principal Instructor, Bloomsbury Aikido

Bloomsbury Aikido Club

BLOOMSBURY AIKIDO CLUB. A UCL Alumni Aikido Group club.

Aikido has been practised at UCL since 1975. The current role of the Bloomsbury Aikido Club is as an Alumni (Aikikai Aikido) counterpart of the revived UCLU Aikido Club.

Assistant Instructor: Kris Zymla.

Alumni are welcome at UCLU Aikido Club classes, see Joining a UCLU Club.

New Class starting from 7 October 2016, Friday 17:30-18:30 in The Upper Room. More to follow

Contact. Facebook UCL Alumni Aikido Group and Friends

See also ‘Joining and Insurance’ below.