Tomiki was a first generation student of Morihei Ueshiba (founder of Aikido) and of Jigaro Kano (founder of Judo). Tomiki Aikido is also known as Shodokan Aikido in Japan or as Sport Aikido due to the importance of competitive practice in it's curriculum. Outside of Japan, Tomiki/Shodokan Aikido has gained much popularity in the USA and the UK. There is a keen and growing interest in this martial art and sport in many other countries including Ireland.
In April, 1958 Waseda University approved for the first time, an Aikido club as an officially sanctioned sport club (“Undo Bu” )
Founder of Shodokan Aikido