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New in July 2022 – Carlos Machado Jiu Jitsu

240731698_10158846879082631_6559540892837300603_nIt is with great pleasure that we are able to announce this new development at our dojo.

From July 11, classes in Carlos Machado Jiu Jitsu will commence at the Yoshinkan Sunshine Coast Dojo! Come and try this new addition to the timetable as part of the suite of martial arts offered at the dojo! Carlos Machado is one of the biggest names in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu internationally, and I am honoured to be one of his direct students and to teach his curriculum here at the Yoshinkan Sunshine Coast Dojo.

Enquire at the dojo for more details.

New in 2022 – Aiki Insights


New in 2022! Subscribe now to the new YouTube program ‘Aiki Insights’!

What is Aiki Insights?

It’s a conversation about Yoshinkan Aikido specifically and martial arts more broadly. In these videos we aim to explore all things Aiki in a budo sense and delve into the concepts and principles that make this style of aikido such an effective martial art for self defence and self development.

The presenters are Ryan Slavin (5 Dan Yoshinkan Aikido, 2 Dan WTF TKD and Shintō Muso Ryū Jojutsu Mokuroku) and Lawrence Monforte (4 Dan Yoshinkan Aikido). Between the presenters they possess over three decades of martial arts experience. Both presenters are students of Mori Michiharu Shihan – the last uchideshi of Master Gozo Shioda (Kancho Sensei), the founder of Yoshinkan and direct student of O’Sensei.

Enjoy the conversation in this first edition more by contributing respectfully in the comments and don’t forget to subscribe the the channel.



Yoshinkan Sunshine Coast Dojo

合気道養神館 サンシャインコースト道場

Special class: street style self defence. 6 May, 1:00pm. Limited numbers. Book now as limited numbers available and spots are running out.

This year’s class will be a little different again from past years in that it will focus on the use of Yoshinkan Aikido techniques in a pre-emptive manner. In this we will use Yoshinkan Aikido techniques in an applied manner to initiate the interaction before it escalates – to control a situation and restrain an opponent before they make the first move.

The techniques you will practice in this class are much like the way in which the Tokyo Metro and Riot Police (and other law enforcement agencies or security guards) apply Yoshinkan Aikido basic techniques (kihon waza) for their purposes.

Like last year, it will have a gi and no gi component again too. I hope you enjoy the class!



Yoshinkan_SymbolThe AikiKids class for Term 3, 2022 is now taking enrolments.

If you are interested in your child training in Term 3 of 2022, please enquire at the dojo now.

Annual Demonstration

Yoshinkan_Symbol2022 Demonstration – 17th September


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