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40th Anniversary of Yoshinkan Aikido in Australia
21st March 2020: Demonstration; 22nd March 2020: Special Seminar

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Aikido Shudokan

Aikido Shudokan was the first Yoshinkan style dojo in Australia, founded by Joe Thambu Shihan in 1980, and has schools in Heidelberg West, Springvale, 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. Read More

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40th Anniversary Demonstration

This year marks a very big milestone of 40 years for Yoshinkan Aikido in Australia and Aikido Shudokan and to celebrate, Aikido Shudokan will be having a demonstration featuring Aikido Shudokan students and instructors from Heidelberg, Springvale, Williamstown and Albury, and the top Yoshinkan Aikido instructors from around Australia:


40 Years of Yoshinkan Aikido in Australia Seminar

Aikido Shudokan proudly presents a seminar featuring the top Yoshinkan Aikido instructors from around Australia to help us celebrate 40 Years of Yoshinkan Aikido in Australia. This event is now sold out - thank you everyone for your interest and support!


Classes Cancelled Tuesday 14th January

Due to the very high levels of air pollution, in the interest of your health and safety, please note the classes at Heidelberg and Springvale have been cancelled today. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Aikido Shudokan International E-Mag 2019

For your reading pleasure, we proudly release the latest edition of the Aikido Shudokan International E-Mag!


Adults Test Results - 21st December 2019

Congratulations to all the students from Heidelberg and Springvale dojos who graded on 21st December 2019. The following students have been promoted:


Springvale Childrens Test Results - 15th December 2019

Congratulations to all the students from Springvale dojo who graded on 15th Dcember 2019. The following students have been promoted:


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Training in a Tried and Tested Traditional Martial Art - Aikido

Established for over 35 years, learn from the premier Aikido school in Australia.


Have you ever wanted to give martial arts a go? Do you want to have a way of getting fit whilst learning useful skills such as discipline, focus and self-defence?

Aikido Shudokan has been established since 1980 and was one of the first full-time martial arts schools in Australia. It is headed by Joe Thambu Shihan, 8th Dan, who is sought out to teach nationally and internationally and both he and the school have very well-respected reputation. We offer world-class instruction from passionate instructors who deeply care about developing students to their full potential and keeping the integrity of this art.

What you get from learning Aikido with us:

  1. You will become fitter and stronger, so you can have more energy and do more of what you love in your day.
  2. You will develop more confidence within yourself, with others and with the environment around you so you experience more ease in your life.
  3. Your focus and discipline levels will improve to help you achieve the goals that you want.
  4. You will learn an invaluable life-saving skill that can protect yourself and your loved ones.
  5. You will gain new friends by being a part of a friendly and supportive community of like-minded people.

 What you get in the Two-Week Trial:

  1. Unlimited classes (up to 13 classes a week to choose from)
  2. Classes tailored to your own level
  3. No set start date - begin your trial on a day that suits you
  4. Pay only $60 - no extra costs involved

If you ever wanted to try Aikido or martial arts, this would be the place to do it. To get a good feel for it, enrol in a two-week trial. For further information or to book in, please give us a call on 03 9440 7028 or enter your details below and we will get back to you soon.

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