IAA started in 1998 when Ahmad Ali Aghsaghloo (Ali Sensei) gained his Third Dan, and instructing Aikido certificate from Yasuo Kobayashi Shihan and came back home from Japan.
Ali Sensi started Aikido in Japan in 1990 under remarkable Sensei such as: Kobayashi Shihan, Ishigaki Shihan, Horikoshi Shihan, F.Yoshida Shihan and J.Saito Shihan.
He practiced hard to master the Wazas and mind of Aikido. He was instructed Aikido under remarkable instructors such as: Yoshida Shihan, Ishigaki Shihan, Kobayashi Shihan and Horikoshi shihan. He gained his Shodan in 1993, Nidan in 1995, Sandan in March, 1998, and yondan in 2005, Godan in2012, and Rokudan in 2018. During years of practicing Aikido in Japan, he also used to instruct Aikido in some Dojos for 5 years.
In April, 19, 2006 Hombu Dojo recognized I. R Iran Aikido officially:
“Aikikai Foundation, the Aikido World Headquarters hereby recognizes the Islamic Republic Of Iran Aikido (Ali Dojo), as an official organization in Islamic Republic of Iran established according to the rules and regulations of the Aikido World Headquarters, for instruction and training in the art of Aikido following the principals laid down by the founder, Morihei Ueshiba. To which we set our hand and seal this 19th day of April, A.D 2006. Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba, chairman Aikikai Foundation”