Aikido Yoshinkan Sunshine Coast – the effective martial art!

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. There are no tournaments and it is not classed as a sport. This style of Aikido is dynamic and very effective; it is a system of throwing, joint locks, strikes 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

NOV/DEC. SOGO SHINSA (GRADING) & XMAS Breakup BBQ

Yoshinkan_SymbolGrading training will commence again on the 20 October and run until the 27 October . Shinsa will be conducted on that Saturday 27 October. This will be a Getsurei Shinsa where regular Kyu and step gradings only may take place.black-belt

Don’t forget to register with Sensei no later than the Thursday before the grading.

AIKIKIDS CLASS!

Yoshinkan_SymbolREGISTER NOW for the AikiKids class running in school term time. Contact the dojo for more information and to register your place.

SUNSHINE COAST DOJO 3rd ANNUAL DEMONSTRATION

Yoshinkan_SymbolThe 4th Annual Demonstration is on Saturday the 30 JUNE at the Caloundra Dojo. Doors will open at 2:00pm for a 2:30pm start.

Tickets are available at the door. Come along and see the magic of Aikido Yoshinkan and how far the Dojo’s students have progressed!

2018 Demo Poster

BRISBANE DOJO 23rd ANNUAL DEMONSTRATION

Yoshinkan_SymbolThe 23rd Annual Demonstration is on Sunday the 5th August in Brisbane. For more details, see the information on the Brisbane Yoshinkan Aikido Dojo website.

 

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TRAINING @ THE DOJO

CLASS TYPES:

The following is a brief explanation of the types of classes offered at the Sunshine Coast Dojo and the requirements for participation in them:

  • Kidsclasses are 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.
  • General Aikido Classes are 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.
  • Advanced Aikido Classes are 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.
  • Shintō Musō Ryū Classes are 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.

 

ADULT CLASS TIMES:

MONDAY – General Aikido class: 6-7pm; Shinto Muso Ryu class: 7:15-8:15pm

WEDNESDAY – General Aikido class: 6-7pm

THURSDAY –  General Aikido class: 6-7pm; Advanced Aikido class: 7:15-8pm

SATURDAY – General Aikido  class 9:30-10:30am

 

KIDS CLASS TIMES:

THURSDAY – AikiKids class: 4:30-5:15pm

SATURDAY – AikiKids class: 8:30-9:15am

 


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 30 years and in Yoshinkan Aikido more specifically since 2001. He received the rank of 4th Dan in 2015 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 in 2001-2, Ryan began training in Shintō Musō Ryū. Later in 2004-5 he returned to Japan to further his training in Shintō Musō Ryū and received 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 (Menkyo Kaiden).