About Daito Ryu

Daitoryu Aikijujutsu is the parent art to many popular arts. The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba was a long time student of Daito Ryu, as were the founders of Hakkoryu, Shorinji Kempo, Hapkido, and many other popular modern arts. In its purest form, Daitoryu Aikijujutsu is powerful system for self defence that uses connected body mechanics and soft movements to unbalance an attacker at the moment of contact. The core of Daito ryu, called "Aiki" is a set of skills that would interest any martial artist. Aiki makes it possible to unbalance, redirect, control an attacker while using little or no muscular strength.

UK Study Group

We practise Daito ryu as taught to us by Howard Popkin and Joe Brogna as part of the Daitoryu Aikijujitsu Ginjukai. We operate as a not-for-profit organisation, run entirely for the benefit of our members. We welcome new members. If you are interested in training in Daito ryu and would like to know more about our study group, please use the contact page to get in touch with us.