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

Fundamentals 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
  • TUESDAY –  6-7pm
  • WEDNESDAY – 6-7am (morning class)
  • THURSDAY – 6-7pm
  • SATURDAY – 9:30-10:30am (morning class)

Advanced Class

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

Shintō Musō Ryū Class

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.

  • WEDNESDAY – 5:30-7:30pm



2/4 Lynne Street, Caloundra. Queensland.