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.

All classes are taught using the latest in education research including a strong emphasis placed on the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model and other high ‘effect-size’ practices such as Feedback For Learning.

Kids classes:

Open to children from 5 to 12/13 years old (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 – Kids class: 4:30-5:15pm
  • SATURDAY – Kids class: 8:30-9:15am

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Yoshinkan Aikido Classes:

Fundamentals Aikido Classes are open to all levels from the very beginner to the black belt. Classes always focus on basic or fundamental movements and techniques in a heavily structured way, with lots of modelling.

Advanced Aikido Classes are open to those who have graded to an acceptable level of proficiency (approx. 5th Kyu depending on student abilities), demonstrate safe and capable ‘ukemi’ (breakfalling) skills, and those who display a good level of fitness. These classes assume students have a solid grounding in Yoshinkan Aikido fundamentals and can explore more difficult techniques and principles.

  • MONDAY – 5:30pm-6:30pm (Advanced Aikido)
  • TUESDAY – 5:30pm-6:30pm (Fundamentals Aikido)
  • AM WEDNESDAY – 6-7am (Fundamentals Aikido)
  • PM WEDNESDAY – 5:30pm-6:30pm (Advanced Aikido)
  • THURSDAY – 5:30pm-6:30pm (Fundamentals Aikido)
  • SATURDAY – 9:30-10:30am (Fundamentals Aikido)

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Carlos Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most dynamic contemporary martial arts in the world and our team at Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu Sunshine Coast is excited to bring it to you from the the curriculum of one one of the most senior and experienced names in BJJ in the world.

These classes will arm the practitioner with real-world self-defence capability in the instance that an altercation might end on the ground. It is a systematic ground-grappling martial art that dove-tails beautifully with Yoshinkan Aikido training.

  • MONDAYS – 6:45-7:30pm
  • WEDNESDAYS – 6:45-7:30pm
  • SATURDAYS – 10:45-11:30am

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Shintō Musō Ryū Class

Open to adult students who demonstrate the desire to deepen their training and life experience in the ‘old ways’. Students in this very technical, 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.

  • TUESDAYS – 6:45-7:30pm
  • THURSDAYS – 6:45-7:30pm

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