Seidokan

Seidokan Aikido is a style of Aikido that was founded by Robayashi Sensei. Seidokan techniques focus on small, circular motions. Their brevity allows a technique to be completed without tipping off an attacker until they have fallen. Seidokan Aikido also emphasizes a balanced study of principles and arts in accordance with O-Sensei’s teaching- with particular focus to the teaching poems.

The motto for Seidokan is, “earnest, sincere, and realistic.” It is through earnest, sincere and realistic training that students learn the true meaning of Aikido. At Seidokan dojos, student and instructors grow together. Students learn the basics from their instructors and the instructors in turn gain deeper understanding of Aikido by sharing their knowledge. Our logo features the kanji for, “sei” which means fundamental truth. Seidokan follows O-Sensei’s tradition of continuous refinement of the art and oneself.  Because of this, Seidokan is dedicated to developing methods to apply Aikido principles in our modern way of life.

The Doshu has accepted Seidokan Aikido as a legitimate system of Aikido- i.e. they share the same goals and are based off of the same fundamental principles of Aikido. The goal of Seidokan is effective techniques which manifest the principle of Bonyo Aigo- the protection of all living things.

Kobayashi Sensei, the founder of Seidokan Aikido.

Kobayashi Sensei, the founder of Seidokan Aikido.