Shirataki-mura Gasshuku 2017

Registration for the Shirataki-mura Gasshuku have now closed. We have started preparations for a very special aikido trip to Japan in 2017 – a trip that will not only allow us to train in a very special location with some excellent … Continued


Results: Auckland Regional Grading Examinations June ’16.

Congratulations to the successful applicants that passed their grading examination during the Auckland Regional Grading Examinations held at Hombu Dojo Auckland 4th June ’16. Yondan – 4th Dan Ikeraam Abrahams Sandan – 3rd Dan Enrico Haemmerle, Christian Kleiman Nidan – … Continued


Gentle Introduction to Aikido Course May’16

The next Gentle Introduction to Aikido for adults will commence on Thursday the 12th of May and run for 3 consecutive weeks. Participants are asked to wear loose fitting track/athletic clothing. Please arrive 15 minutes early to the Dojo to … Continued


Passing of Bill Wickstead Sensei

We are sad to announce the passing of Bill Wickstead Sensei, 6th Dan, at the age of 93. Bill-Sensei was one of the great personalities of Aikido in New Zealand. His family will be holding a private service for Bill-Sensei, … Continued


12th IAF – registration of interest

Once every 4 years the International Aikido Federation (IAF) hosts an international congress in Japan, where aikidoka from all over the world gather to train under sensei from the Aikikai Hombu Dojo. This year this congress is being hosted again, … Continued





Certificate Presentation – Auckland Regional Kyu Grade Examinations

On Saturday 18th July ’15 Shihan Nobuo Takase will present the Kyu grading certificates to successful applicants of the Auckland Regional Grading Examinations held on the 6th June ’15. Members wishing to receive their certificate are asked to attend training during the General Class at Hombu Dojo from … Continued


Gentle introduction to Aikido

Our next ‘Gentle introduction to Aikido’ classes are scheduled. The classes run over 3 Saturdays and are designed to show the basics of Aikido in a friendly, relaxed way so that you can how much fun it is. Next courses: … Continued