The Aikido of Kenji Tomiki
We practice a sports style of Aikido known as Tomiki Aikido. Tomiki Aikido differs from traditional (Hombu or Aikikai style), in that we have freestyle randori or competitive matches.
Tomiki style Aikido was developed by Professor Kenji Tomiki at Waseda University in the 1960’s. Prior to that, Professor Tomiki was a Hachidan (eighth-degree black belt) in both Aikido and Judo, having studied under O’Sensei, Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido and Jigaro Kano, the founder of Judo.