The Intoku Aikido Association was formed in July 2012 as a formalisation of an informal aikido network that has operating for many years. The association draws it name from the Japanese word Intoku translated by Koichi Tohei Sensei as good done in secret. The founding members are all active learners in the art and see the association as a means to facilitate this process. The objects of the association are to practice the art of aikido, research the principle of aiki using the traditional values of the kohai-sempai training model found in the traditional (koryu) martial arts of Japan, from which aikido draws its roots.
The logo features an oft seen brushed circle, representing for us the dynamic sphere of aikido, the cycle of beginning following the end, kohai learning from sempai learning from kohai