The Aikido Shudokan is one of Australia’s leading martial arts schools. Based in Melbourne, the Aikido Shudokan offers world-class martial arts instruction in Aikido, classes 6 days a week across 3 locations (Thornbury, Oakleigh and Melbourne CBD) with classes for both men, women & children.
The website of Ramlan Ortega Sensei, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ramlan Sensei’s school teaches the Yoshinkan style of Aikido.
The websites of Pawel Felisiak Sensei, based in Gliwice, Michal Pabiasz Sensei, based in Lubliniec and Daniel Felisiak Sensei, in Ruda Slaska Chorzow. All instructors train regularly with instructors of the Aikido Shudokan in Melbourne.
The website of Tadashi Narita Sensei, based in Nottingham, United Kingdom. Narita Sensei has stayed and trained as a Dojosei at Aikido Shudokan in Melbourne. He teaches the Yoshinkan style of Aikido.
Founded by Thamby Rajah Sensei, also known as the Father of Malaysian Aikido, the Shudokan Institute of Aikido is based in Seremban, Malaysia, and is the dojo where Joe Thambu Shihan began his Aikido training.
After studying Aikido from Master Thamby Rajah of Malaysia, Sensei Edwin Stratton founded the Shudokan UK. Since his passing in 2000 Sensei Ken Robson heads the Shudokan UK from his own dojo based in Sherwood Nottingham. Shudokan UK comprises 10 licensed schools teaching the Yoshinkan system of Aikido, with an emphasis on life skills and safety.
The dojo of Sensei Darren Friend, formerly Senior Foreign Instructor of the Yoshinkan Hombu Foreign Section and former student of the Aikido Shudokan. This school now re-establishes the Yoshinkan presence in NSW after many years.
The dojo of Sensei Paul Chapman, former Aikido Shudokan uchi-deshi and full time instructor under Joe Thambu Shihan. Paul has lived in Japan for over 5 years and trained directly with Chida Tsutomu Shihan. Closely linked to the Shudokan, Renshinkai Melbourne is the first Australian branch of Aikido Renshinkai, Chida Shihan’s Aikido organisation.
The AMAI, the martial arts school of Sensei David Dangerfield located on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
The Brisbane Yoshinkan is the dojo of former ‘hombu’ uchi-deshi Sensei Mori Michiharu, 7th dan.
The Aikido school originally founded by Ikuo Watanabe Sensei and now run by Sensei Darren Skelton
OTHER AIKIDO DOJOS
Former head of the Yoshinkan Hombu Dojo, Inoue Kyoichi Kancho established his own organisation, Shinwakan, in 2010, and in 2011, became the Kancho of Aikido Shudokan. [Website in Japanese]
Former top Yoshinkan Hombu Dojo instructor Chida Tsutomu Shihan established his own organisation in late 2007. This is the Renshinkai, dedicated to teaching students & future teachers the Aikido of Gozo Shioda Kancho.
The official website for the schools of former hombu ‘uchi deshi’ Ando Tsuneo Shihan (7th dan) you will find both English & Japanese information available.
The official website Takeno Takafumi Shihan, former chief instructor at Yoshinkan Hombu and 9th dan master of Yoshinkan Aikido. Information in Japanese only.
The website of Robert Mustard Sensei (8th dan), former Senior Foreign Instructor at Yoshinkan Hombu, he is now based permanently in Canada.
The website of Garry Masters Sensei (6th dan) based in the United Kingdom. The Kenshinkai is an independant Yoshinkan affiliated organisation.
The website of Paul Stephens (5th dan) and Eva Stauffer (4th Dan) based in the London, United Kingdom. Both instructors have completed and taught the Yoshinkan International Instructors Course (senshusei).