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Aikido kanji Asahi

   Hull Aikido Club

Our lineage

The techniques we train in have been handed down through a number of teachers who each studied with Morihei Ueshiba.

morihei ueshiba Morihei Ueshiba (December 14, 1883 – April 26, 1969) was a famous martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido. He is often referred to as "the founder" Kaiso or Ō-sensei "Great Teacher".

Kazuo Chiba Kazuo Chiba (born February 5, 1940, Tokyo) from Japan spent a considerable part of his teaching career in the United Kingdom and United States. He is an 8th dan in the aikido organisation Aikikai, and founder of dojos in London and San Diego, California. Chiba is sometimes known as a representative of the "hard" or "tough" side of aikido, with a strong emphasis on weapons training.


Alan Pirie (5th Dan) (1927-1995)
"One of the true gentlemen of the martial art"

Sensei Pirie studied Aikido under Sensei Chiba who he followed as he travelled England spreading Aikido in the 1960s. Sadly Sensei Pirie past away on the 5th April 1995

Sensei Pirie had by the time of his untimely death in 1995 trained in Aikido for over 40 years. He obtaining his 3rd Kyu from Chiba Sensei in the late 1960's.