Practical martial arts. Practical Self defence. Accessible for all ages. Welcome to an authentically Japanese martial arts experience on the Sunshine Coast!
WHAT IS YOSHINKAN 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 defence. It is a non-competitive system focused around evasion, joint locks, body control, strikes, throwing and pinning techniques. It also includes training with and against weapons.
WHY DO YOSHINKAN AIKIDO WITH US? IS IT FOR ME?
It can be said of Aikido that it is truly for all ages, genders, walks of life and strength levels. Since the essence of Aikido relies on redirecting the attackers energies back upon them, a focus is placed on technique rather than brute strength. The elegance of Aikido is in mastery of another’s physical attack by training over time to use another’s force against them. An Aikidoka (One who practices Aikido) 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 in Aikido.
The Sunshine Coast Dojo is a Japan Hombu (Headquarters) certified dojo and we are closely affiliated with the top instructors in the world practicing Yoshinkan Aikido 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