Hombu Dojo Recognition

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The Australasian Aikikai is pleased to announce that Hombu Dojo Japan has taken a resolution to issue Hombu Recognition to the Australasian Aikikai effective on October 1st, 2014 in accordance with the rules set forth in the International Regulations of Aikido World Headquarters.

Congratulations must go to students and teachers alike within the A.A who have all worked diligently for many years to make this dream a reality.

Special mention goes to Gordon Jones 7th Dan Shihan, Principle of the United Kingdom Aikikai and Technical Director of the A.A. who as campaigned hard on their behalf. Thanks also go to Guy Needler, General Secretary of the U.K.A. for his support.

Now the hard work begins!!

Colin Hackett
President Australasian Aikikai


The Australasian Aikikai  is very pleased to announce the promotion of its Technical Directer, Gordon Jones Shihan, to 7th Dan Aikikai So Hombu at the 2014 Kagamibiraki Celebrations. We wish Sensei all the very best and look forward to his visit in November.