THE AIKIDO AIKIKAI ASSOCIATION, NEPAL (AAAN)
The Aikido Aikikai Association, Nepal (AAAN) is the only organization in Nepal that is affiliated with Aikido Aikikai World Headquarters, Japan, and member of the International Aikido Federation (IAF). The AAAN has been conducting International Aikido Training Seminars annually since 2017 with the gracious presence of Makoto Ito Shihan (6th Dan), the Technical Director for the AAAN from the Aikido Aikikai Headquarter, Japan.
Sensei Arjun Shrestha is the pioneer to introduce Aikido in Nepal, who presented his first demo in 2008 and began providing classes. Then, he established the first independent dojo in Pokhara in 2012. The AAAN now conducts Self-defence workshops for all the interested public. The aims of these workshops are to provide safety awareness lessons, self-defense training and promote self-confidence.