Yoshinkan Aikido Sunshine Coast: the effective system of self-Defense!

Welcome to an authentically Japanese martial arts experience on the Sunshine Coast!

Yoshinkan_SymbolWHAT IS YOSHINKAN AIKIDO?

Aikido Yoshinkan has its roots in traditional Japanese martial arts dating back over 800 years. It is the official style practiced by the Tokyo Metropolitan and Riot Police in Japan. This style of Aikido is dynamic and a very effective system of self-defense.  it is a non-competitive system focused around joint locks/body control, strikes and throwing and pinning techniques.

Yoshinkan_SymbolWHY DO YOSHINKAN AIKIDO?

Training at the Sunshine Coast dojo…

  • DEVELOPS COORDINATION, HEALTH & FITNESS
  • INCREASES FLEXIBILITY AND REFLEXES
  • DEVELOPS PERSONAL SAFETY/PRACTICAL SELF-DEFENCE
  • INSTILS DISCIPLINE, RESPECT AND FOCUS
  • FOSTERS COMMUNITY AND HARMONY
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NEWS & EVENTS

 

BRISBANE DOJO ANNUAL SELF-DEFENCE CLASS

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Instructor to Tokyo Metro and Riot Police Michiharu Mori Shihan’s (8th Dan) self-defence class at the headquarters in Brisbane 23 November.

Register at the Sunshine Coast Dojo for your place – $20 for class with bbq afterwards.

AIKIKIDS CLASS!

Yoshinkan_SymbolThe AikiKids class for Term 1, 2020 is open for enrolment.

If you are interested in your child training in Term 1 of 2020, please enquire at the dojo now as there are ONLY 2 PLACES LEFT!

GRADINGS

Yoshinkan_SymbolADULTS GRADINGS

NOVEMBER: Grading training will commence for Novemeber on the 21 November and run until the 30 November. Shinsa will be conducted on that Saturday 30 November . This will be a Getsurei Shinsa where regular Kyu and step gradings may take place.

DECEMBER: Grading training will commence for December on the 7th and run until the 21 December. Shinsa will be conducted on that Saturday 21 December . This will be a Sogo Shinsa where regular Kyu and significant Kyu/Dan gradings may take place.

  • Don’t forget to register with Sensei no later than the Thursday before the grading.
  • Don’t forget to check the calendar for the dojo holiday date. 

AIKIKIDS GRADING

this will be held at the end of term 4 on the final class in December – 14th.

Students will know whether they are eligible to grade one week prior to grading

End of year demonstration & Christmas Break-up

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Straight after December Sogo Shinsa is the ‘End of Year Black Belt Demonstration’. All Black Belts will do a demonstration for students and family (not general public) – a collective weapon demonstration and an individual jyuuwaza demonstration.

Immediately after these two events will be the Christmas Break-up at Happy Valley. All students and family members are welcome to attend – I look forward to seeing students and families from both adults and AikiKids classes there to celebrate their year of training together!

 

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TRAINING @ THE DOJO

CLASS TYPES & TIMES:

The following is a brief explanation of the types of classes offered at the Sunshine Coast Dojo, the requirements for participation in them and the times at which they are held:

AikiKids classes:

Open to children from 5 years old to 12/13 (depending on capability and body condition). Students at the age of 13 will participate in a transition phase from the kids class to the adults class over time.

  • THURSDAY – AikiKids class: 4:30-5:15pm
  • SATURDAY – AikiKids class: 8:30-9:15am

General Aikido Classes:

Open to all levels from the very beginner to the black belt. Classes always focus on basic fundamental techniques in a heavily structured and modelled way and are accessible to students of all levels.

  • MONDAY – 6-7pm
  • WEDNESDAY – 6-7pm
  • THURSDAY – 6-7pm
  • SATURDAY – 9:30-10:30am

Advanced Aikido Classes

Open to those who have graded to an acceptable level of proficiency (approx. 5th Kyu depending on student) and those who display a good level of fitness. Classes assume students have a solid grounding in Yoshinkan Aikido fundamentals and can explore more difficult techniques.

  • THURSDAY –  7:15-8pm
  • SATURDAY – 10:45-11:30am.

Shintō Musō Ryū Classes

Open to adult students who demonstrate the desire to deepen their training and life experience. Students in this traditional Japanese weapons class take on significant commitment through endless patience, sincerity and a willingness to learn things that are completely different from what they have done or learned in previous experiences. Furthermore, over time students in this class train with the expectation of developing a life based heavily on the Gojō – a value system with ‘benevolence’, ‘justice’, ‘etiquette’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘trust’ at its core.

  • MONDAY – 7:15-8:15pm

 


DOJO LOCATION

2/4 Lynne Street, Caloundra. Queensland.

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INSTRUCTOR PROFILE – Ryan Slavin

“I opened the Sunshine Coast Dojo to establish a student base that is strong and disciplined, and to enhance people’s lives. I additionally aim to foster community that focuses on the needs of the people of Caloundra, and more broadly the Sunshine Coast.”

RYAN SLAVIN SENSEI has been training in martial arts for over 25 years and in Yoshinkan Aikido more specifically since 2002. He received the rank of 5th Dan in 2019 under Michiharu Mori Shihan (8th Dan Ushi Deshi to the late Gozo Shioda Sensei – the founder of Yoshinkan Aikido) at the Brisbane Yoshinkan Aikido Dojo.

Ryan has lived and trained in Japan, yet his training in Aikido over the past decades has been conducted primarily under the tutelage of Michiharu Mori Shihan at the Brisbane Yoshinkan Aikido Dojo. Ryan is one of Mori Shihan’s most experienced ‘uke’ (attackers who receive the techniques).

On return from Japan after training in the traditional Japanese art of Yagyu Shingan Ryū Taijutsu in 2001-2, Ryan began training in Shintō Musō Ryū Jōjutsu and Yoshinkan Aikido. Later in 2004-5 he returned to Japan to further his training in Shintō Musō Ryū and received the rank of shodan from Nishioka Tsuneo Sensei. In 2018 he received the Oku Iri Certificate and the rank of Sho Mokuroku in Shintō Musō Ryū under Glen Henry Sensei (Menkyo Kaiden).