Aikido is a modern martial art rooted in ancient martial and spiritual disciplines. Hallmarks of Aikido include unbalancing the opponent, flowing and expansive movement, holds, locks and throws and coordination of mind and body. London Aikikai was founded in 1968 by T K Chiba 8th Dan and is one of the main Aikido dōjōs in London. It is officially recognised by Aikido World headquarters and has high-ranking instructors led by Davinder Bath Sensei 6th Dan. London Aikikai dōjō is based near Paddington.