• Robert Mustard Sensei Seminar - 29-30 October 2016, Melbourne

    Robert Mustard Sensei, 8th Dan Yoshinkan Aikido, will be teaching in Melbourne on 29th and 30th October 2016 for an action-packed and highly-enjoyable 2-day seminar. He is recognised worldwide as being among the very best Yoshinkan Aikido practitioners and instructors.

  • School Holiday Programme: July 2017

    We had a great 4 days at the dojo over the July school holidays. It was great to have new Springvale instructor Adrian on board and running the days as he brought lots of new ideas and fun ping pong ball inspired games to the days. He definitely had a good night sleep after each day too.

  • Self Defence & Fitness Course

    Learn practical skills and improve your fitness in a safe, fun and friendly environment. Next course begins soon in Springvale on Tuesday 12th July so register today!

  • Sensei Joe Thambu Seminar at Melbourne Budo Academy

    Melbourne Budo Academy will be hosting Sensei Joe for a seminar on 6th February. All students welcome to attend

  • Shudokan E-Mag 2017

    The Shudokan E-Mag 2017 has been released for your viewing pleasure after much toil from the editors, Kelly Van and Huyen Trinh, gathering articles from all around the world.

  • Springvale Junior Grading 18th June 2016

    Grading Results from the Junior test held at the Springvale dojo. Congratulations to everyone who tested

  • Springvale Junior Grading Results 10th December 2016

    Results from the Junior gradings held at Springvale dojo on 10th December 2016

  • Terumi Washizu Sensei Seminar

    This Seminar with Washizu Sensei is fast approaching. It's his first trip to Australia, so make sure you don't miss it. All the details here.

  • Test Results 14th March 2009

    Results of Senior Test

    Held on the 14th March 2009, congratulations to all those who tested - Osu.

  • Test Results 23rd May 2009

    Results of Senior Test

    Held on the 23rd May 2009, congratulations to all those who tested - Osu.

  • The Shudokan

    The 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. 
  • Two-Week Aikido Trial

    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? Do Aikido with us for two weeks in Heidelberg or Springvale and you will see why we stay for years!

  • Upcoming Events and Important Dates

    Here is a run down of all the important upcoming dates, all in one place. Get your diary out and have a look