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Aikikai Aikido Dulwich

offers Aikido training for mind and body in West Dulwich, London. Aikido is a unique, dynamic Japanese martial art combined with mindfulness. We relate to Aikido as “ Zen in motion”.


​​“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner's mind, there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind,

there are few.”

Shunryu Suzuki




Istvan Koloh


1st DAN 

Japanese: 初段

Hepburn: Shodan

Dojo Cho


"Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also, learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher."

Morihei Ueshiba


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Morihei Ueshiba


植芝 盛平

Ueshiba Morihei

December 14, 1883 – April 26, 1969

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"Aikido is not a technique to fight with or defeat an enemy. It is the way to reconcile the world and make human beings one family."

Morihei Ueshiba


Very friendly and welcoming Aikido Dojo, very nice premises, nice bunch of people learning Aikikai aikido.


Phillip James McGoldrick

A community orientated place aimed at self-improvement and harmonising. Recommended for anyone looking to improve balance, groundedness, mental health and overall life style. - The teacher Istvan Steve Koloh is one of the most dedicated individuals: caring, inquisitive and deeply passionate. A place of true integrity, this form of Aikido is nurturing and flowy and very inspired.


Arjun Thandi

Istvan (Sensei) helped connect me with true spirit of Aikido: Budo, Zen, Center to center connection. I was sad to leave due to change in personal circumstances.


Andrea Dyer

There is a lovely presence here at Dulwich Aikikai Aikido. I am really enjoying my beginners course which is being taught very well with excellent instruction. Everyone is very friendly, helpful and respectful to each other. I recommend trying it out - we have a lot of fun while learning this great art and keeping fit :)


Community focused dojo, with the right balance of the way, technique, philosophy and fun.


Highly recommended!