Welcome to an authentic martial arts experience at the Sunshine Coast’s premier centre for self-defence!
- Learn the practical martial arts system of choice used by the world’s biggest metropolitan police department: Tokyo Metropolitan Police (& Riot Squad).
- Learn the contemporary ground fighting system of choice trained internationally by many of the world’s best fighters (UFC and other).
- Learn ancient weapons systems of the Japanese samurai.
Unlike any other martial arts venue on the Sunshine Coast, you can learn all these martial arts systems in the one dojo!
WHAT MARTIAL ARTS ARE AT THE YOSHINKAN SUNSHINE COAST DOJO?
The practical, effective and relevant unarmed martial systems (Taijutsu) taught at the Yoshinkan Sunshine Coast Dojo have their roots in the ancient battle martial art of Japanese Jujutsu going back more than 900 years: Yoshinkan Aikido and Carlos Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Additionally, the ancient samurai weapons art of Shinto Muso Ryu is also taught at the dojo.
YOSHINKAN AIKIDO: Our form of Aikido is the official style practiced by the Tokyo Metropolitan and Riot Police in Japan. It is the ONLY REQUIRED BLACK BELT for all riot police officers in the Tokyo Riot Police Squad. Moreover, all female members of the regular Tokyo metropolitan police force must train in this particular martial art; the self defence and tactics training for corrections officers around the world is often based on this system; and members of Queensland Police Service often train in our system too. This style of martial art is dynamic and a very effective system of self defence. It is a non-competitive self-defence system focused around evasion, joint locks, body control, strikes, throwing and pinning techniques. It also includes training with and against weapons. Our dojo is affiliated with the International Yoshinkan Aikido Federation.
CARLOS MACHADO JIU JITSU: Additionally, our form of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (The Machado Method) comes from one of the biggest names globally in the art Carlos Machado. This style of martial art focusses on grappling and submissions on the ground, and is an effective system of ground fighting self-defence. It also features heavily in modern Mixed Martial Arts competitions like the Ultimate Fighting Competition (UFC). Our dojo is affiliated with the Carlos Machado Jiu Jitsu Organisation in the Texas, United States.
SHINTŌ MUSŌ RYŪ JOJUTSU | KASUMI SHINTŌ RYŪ KENJUTSU: The third art practiced at the Yoshinkan Sunshine Coast Dojo is Shintō Musō-ryū. Shintō Musō-ryū (or SMR as it is commonly called globally). It is a traditional school (or koryū) of the Japanese martial art of jōjutsu – the art of wielding the short staff (jō). The technical purpose of the art is to learn how to defeat a swordsman in combat using the jō, with an emphasis on proper combative distance, timing and concentration. Within SMR syllabus, the art of Kenjutsu – sword fighting – is also practiced. SMR was founded by the samurai Musō Gonnosuke Katsuyoshi in the early Edo period (1603–1868) and, according to legend, first put to use in a duel with Miyamoto Musashi (known as the greatest Japanese swordsman to ever live). The spreading of Shintō Musō-ryū beyond Japan was largely the effort of Takaji Shimizu Sensei, considered the 25th grandmaster, who, unlike many other traditional martial arts teachers, wanted Jojutsu to be known and taught internationally. With the assistance of his students, Shimizu has spread Shintō Musō-ryū worldwide. Interestingly, the jo has been the preferred weapon of choice by Japanese police since feudal times. Our dojo is affiliated with the Australian Jodo Federation.
WHY DO THESE MARTIAL ART WITH US? IS IT FOR ME?
It can be said of Yoshinkan Sunshine Coast Dojo that it is truly for all ages, genders, walks of life and strength levels. Since the essence of our systems rely on redirecting the attackers energies back upon them, a focus is placed on technique rather than brute strength, making it relevant to all people of all walks of life!
The efficiency of these martial arts are in mastery of another’s physical attack by training over time to use another’s force against them. A practitioner learns how to do this over time by working with their training partners in a non-competitive and mutually developmental setting. This relationship is unique to our martial arts.
The Sunshine Coast Dojo is a Japan Honbu (Headquarters) and Carlos Machado (Texas, USA) certified dojo and we are closely affiliated with the top instructors in the world practicing these martial arts today.
Training at the Yoshinkan 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
WHY MIGHT THIS DOJO BE RIGHT FOR ME?
Classes are taught by university qualified teachers (holding education degrees). Lessons are taught using the latest in education research, and include a strong emphasis on the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model and other high ‘effect-size’ practices such as Feedback For Learning.
The mood of the dojo is inclusive and non-competitive, where all students irrespective of age, ability, race, gender, or faith are treated with respect.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT THE DOJO? (TESTIMONIALS)
Check out further testimonials here.