aikido shudokan

  • 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:

  • The Shudokan family is continuing to grow internationally and we have a new addition, Declan Lestat Sensei, from the United States, to whom we would like to extend a warm welcome.

  • Congratulations to all who graded on 23rd December 2017 at the Heidelberg dojo. The following students have been promoted:

  • There will be no classes at the Heidelberg Dojo on 22nd December 2018 as there will be three adults tests, which are:

  • Never before held in Australia is a seminar featuring three highly-experienced top-level Aikido instructors from around Australia to teach at one seminar. The featured instructors are: Darren Friend Shihan, 6th Dan; David Dangerfield Sensei, 6th Dan and Ross Taylor Sensei, 5th Dan. Unfortunately, this seminar has had to be cancelled.

  • The date for the biggest event on the Shudokan Calendar is set for Sunday 24th March 2019. All students are encouraged to participate.

  • A bumper edition of the Aikido Shudokan E-Mag for 2018 is hot off the press! Thank you to the editors Kelly Van and Rebecca Kidd for putting together the articles and painstakingly formatting the magazine for your viewing pleasure.

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

  • The Aikido Shudokan syllabi for 2017 is available for download.

  • Congratulations to all who graded on 5th December 2018 at the Albury dojo. The following students have been promoted:

  • The following students have been promoted for the test held at the Albury Dojo on 7th December 2017. Congratulations to all who tested! Osu!

  • Congratulations to all the children who graded on 5th December 2018 at the Albury dojo. The following students have been promoted:

  • Joe Thambu Shuseki Shihan will be teaching weekend seminars in Belgium and Germany in October and November. Experience his dynamic style of Aikido and be taught by one of the world's best Aikido instructors.

  • Please find below the December grading days and times for the Springvale and Heidelberg dojos.

  • Joe Thambu Shuseki Shihan has been invited by Vadim Cherynyk of Aikido Yoshinkan Lviv Shinkikai to teach an Aikido seminar in Lviv, Ukraine, and invited by Pawel Felisiak Kyoshi of Aikido Shudokan Poland to teach an Aikido seminar in Poland. Experience his dynamic and powerful style of Aikido and get to one of these seminars!


    11 - 12 May 2019

    Aikido Yoshinkan Lviv Shinkikai

    Vadim Chernykh,


    18 - 19 May 2019

    Aikido Shudokan Poland

    Pawel Felisiak Kyoshi,

  • Being a soto-deshi is the best way for you to excel in your aikido, whilst allowing you to continue with your day-to-day life. Through the program, you will get a lot of personal attention from the instructors and be pushed hard physically, mentally and emotionally as there will be expectations of you both on the mats and off the mats.