Official Representative Organization
the Aikikai Foundation,
Member Nation of The
International Aikido Federation (I.A.F)
Asian Aikido Federation (A.A.F)
Aikikai (Singapore) LOGO
logo represents Aikikai (Singapore) and embodies its teachings and
positive attitudes. 3 petals in light pink signify the Mind, Body
and Spirit. The red circle below signifies "Ki" or "Qi"
-inner power produced when the mind, body and spirit unites. All
these formed within a circular structure, as circularity is constant
logo also resembles an orchid, the national flower of Singapore,
while the red circle resembles the rising sun of Japan. The inseparable
formation of the orchid and the red circle signifies a harmonious
relationship between Aikikai (Singapore) and Hombu Dojo in Japan.
1958, at Hill Street, M. Nagazono (5th Dan) from Hombu Dojo started
teaching Aikido to an eager crowd. Classes were overcrowded, despite
requiring recommendation from an existing member. But soon, Nagazono
Sensei had to return to Japan. The late Mr. Teddy Lee took over
and started classes at the YMCA.
Aches and Pains
a time when senior students were departing for further studies,
members detracted by personal commitments, Singapore Aikido Federation
juggling with changing fees, facilities and class venues, Mr. Harry
Ng Sensei took over. He was dedicated to persevere the dojo, answering
to the support of enthusiasts, amidst tough challenges.
Making a Way
was said that Aikido in Singapore could have died a natural death
during those unsettled times, had it not been for the dedication
of Harry Sensei. He continued practicing and teaching, imparting
his skills to a small group of senior members who became instructors.
By 1987, they were able to establish Aikikai (Singapore), with Harry
Sensei as Chief Instructor. From then on, Aikikai Singapore was
recognized by Hombu Dojo as the sole teaching and grading authority
for Aikido in Singapore.
It has been over 30 years, and Aikido in Singapore is becoming very popular. The number of aikidokas are increasing. More instructors
are being groomed, new dojos opened at SAFRA Mt Faber (1987) and
SAFRA Clubhouse at Tampines (1988).
the Years, we have participated in many trainings and practices
overseas; established friendship with Aikido organizations in Thailand,
Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and most of all, the
Aikido Headquarters. Shihans from Japan visit Singapore to conduct
classes and give public demonstrations, never failing to excite
the crowds. Our Dojos and Aiki Camps are always welcoming friends
from all over the world, to practice Aikido with us in the spirit
of harmony as taught by O-Sensei.