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Aikido Yoshinkan Offers You Hard, Practical Training to Develop Effective Techniques!

Gozo Shioda Sensei - Aikido Yoshinkan Founder


Yoshinkan Aikido is a style of aikido founded by Master Gozo Shioda Sensei (1915-1994) after World War II. It is sometimes called a hard style because of the training methods used in the 'hell dojo' period that Shioda spent...

as a student of Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei.

The Yoshinkan style is related to the Aiki Budo techniques taught by O'Sensei, and much closer to aiki-jutsu than the later styles of aikido.

It emphasizes practical self defence applications, and is one of the martial arts that has been taught to the Tokyo riot police.

Yoshinkan Aikido isn't a sport, its a martial art that develops and strengthen your body and mind. The practical side of Aikido must never be forgotten, it has to be effective.

However, Aikido is for everyone, regardless of age, sex, race or culture.

Morihei Ueshiba developed Aikido from his combat studies of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu with Sokaku Takeda, and his spiritual studies with the Omoto Kyo and Onisaburi Deguchi.

Aikido focuses on harmony and non-resistance.

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Aikido Yoshinkan Teaches
Essential Training Structures
to Develop Powerful Techniques


Gozo Shioda developed the Yoshinkan style of aikido because he felt that there needed to be more structure in the training process for students, so that beginners could learn the basic techniques.

Weapons training is not usually included in the syllabus, but many instructors do include them to help with the understanding of technique.

Aikido Yoshinkan has about 150 basic techniques, that repeatedly practised, allow the students to master the other 3000 variations. Techniques are made up of initiating attack, moving forward (uke pulls) or turning away (uke pushes), correct control, pin, or throw.

Besides attention to distance, timing and balance, Yoshinkan style focuses on stance and basic movements. Yoshinkan students stand with hips and shoulders square to the front, front foot pointing outward and back foot pointing 90 degrees to the front foot.

Kamae is the foundation of all of the techniques and students aim to perfect their kamae so that their overall technique is strengthened.

Along with kamae there are 6 basic movements (kihon dosa), which are central for the 150 basic techniques, and students practice these tirelessly to understand how to move in a strong position. The proper form helps aikido to be more practical and effective.

In 1990, Gozo Shioda Sensei founded the International Yoshinkai Aikido Federation (IYAF) to promote the study of Yoshinkan outside of Japan. IYAF was changed to Aikido Yoshinkan Foundation (AYF) in 2008.

Both the All Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Federation and the IYAF are now led by the current head of the style Yasuhisa Shioda Sensei, the founder's son. Under him, the Yoshinkan Honbu dojo, located in Shinjuku Tokyo, runs an 11-month intensive course called the Senshusei course, developed from the course to train the Tokyo Metropolitan Riot Police.

The book Angry White Pyjamas, by Robert Twigger, is based on the author's experiences during this famous course.

Visit the Aikido Yoshinkan website for more information


Arun Aikido Club

Arun Aikido Club Dojo - Bognor Regis West Sussex UK


The Arun Aikido Club was founded by Tony J. Wilden in 1992. They are an independant club that offer Aikido Classes based on Aikido Yoshinkan.

We also teach key aiki principles, so our students can have a clear understanding of why the techniques are so effective.

Tony also offers unique Self Defence Seminars, and Private Lessons


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