Aikido Shudokan

The Aikido Shudokan was the first Yoshinkan style Dojo in Australia, founded by Joe Thambu Shihan in 1980, and is headed by Inoue Kyoichi Kancho, 10th Dan, Aikido Nishinkan.


About6The Aikido Shudokan was the first Yoshinkan style dojo in Australia, founded by Joe Thambu Shihan in 1980, and has schools in Heidelberg West, Springvale, Fitzroy, Williamstown and Albury, teaching men, women and children.
The style of Aikido is a dynamic and self-defence effective system of throwing, joint-locks, strikes and pinning techniques. It emphasises practical efficiency and is the style used to train women and anti-riot teams of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. There are no tournaments and it is not classed as a sport. 

About5Thamby Rajah is a Malaysian Aikido teacher and is often called 'the Father of Malaysian aikido'. He also founded the Shudokan Institute of Aikido in Seremban, Malaysia.
Early in his career he Thamby trained in Karate as well as Jujutsu under Walter De Silva and was awarded a black belt in 1952. In a brave move at the time, Thamby moved to Japan in 1957 for a year to study Judo at the Kodokan. Most of his training being under Haruyoshi Ichijima Sensei, a student of Kyuzo Mifune the famous Judo 10th Dan teacher. Upon his return Thamby Rajah became the first Malaysian to gain a black belt in judo.

Aikido Shudokan has passionate, world-class male and female instructors, each with a vast amount of experience behind them.

43tThe Aikido Shudokan is Australia's leading Aikido School. Techniques that work regardless of size The principles of Aikido allow a person of small size is able to maximise their own power whilst using their opponents power against them.