Sensei Arjun Shrestha introduced Aikido Aikikai in Nepal in 2008 and established the first independent dojo at Pokhara in 2012. Aikido Aikikai Association, Nepal (AAAN) is the only organization of Nepal that is affiliated with Aikido Aikikai Headquarters, Japan.
AAAN has organized international Aikido Training Seminars annually since 2017. We invite Makoto Ito Shihan (6th Dan), technical director for AAAN, from Aikido Aikikai Headquarters, Japan to conduct the seminar.
AAAN has also conducted Self-defence workshops for the public since 2012. The aim of these workshops is to give safety awareness lessons, self-defense training and promote self-confidence.
About founder of AAAN
Sensei Arjun Shrestha is a retired officer from Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (GC, SPF). He has started practicing Aikido in 1998 in Singapore. He obtained his 5th Dan Black Belt from Aikido Aikikika Headquarters, Japan. He has attended numerous overseas training seminars including the International Aikido Federation (IAF) Congress in Japan and also the training seminars in New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. In 2012, Sensei has established the Aikido Aikikai Dojo in Nepal.
He has started martial arts in his young age with Wado-Kai Karate, however, started the Kyokushin-Kai (Mas Oyama) Karate in 1991. He is Singapore Champion (Gold medal) from Kyokushin-Kai Kan Open Category in 1994 and represented Singapore for the 6th All Asian Open Full Contact Karate Tournament that held in Kathmandu Nepal. He has obtained his 1st Dan Black belt in Kyokushin-Kai Karate from Tokyo, Japan. Since then, he did a Karate Instructor for 12 years in special force of Singapore (Gurkha Contingent, SPF).
He also has practiced many other martial arts such as Yagyu Shingan Ryu, Zendo-Kai Karate & Kick Boxing, Krav-Maga, Silat Suffian Bela Diri (SSBD – Brunei martial). He learned a couple of Filipino martial arts; Tabimina Balintawak, United Arnis Eskrima Kali, and Pekiti-Trisia Kali. He has completed the course of Edged and Impact Weapons Tactical Combat Specialized Training Valid in all Military and Law Enforcement World Wide conducted by Tuhon Rommel P. Tortal, Chief Tactical Instructor of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Global Grand Alliance. He is a Lakan Guro in United Arnis and Pekiti-Trisia Kali (Instructor level 1). He is appointed a director for Pekiti-Tactical Association, (USA) for Nepal.
Sensei Arjun is a Tactical Baton Instructor for Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP) extendable baton and Tactical Metal Handcuffs Instructor from the USA. Sensei Arjun is a Founder of Unarmed Tactics (UT) for GC, SPF.