Abertillery Aikido Dojo is affiliated to Aikido Kobayashi Dojo's UK. The KUK is part of a worldwide organisation headed by Yasuo Kobayashi SoShihan 8th Dan & Hiroaki Kobayashi Shihan 7th Dan. The UKbranch holds a minimum of two Japanese course's per year. The instructors fly to the UK, and teach all KUK members directly. Further courses are taken by European Kobayashi Dojo's Shihan. Regional courses regularly take place around the UK, by Senior KUK Instructors.