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The Aikido Shudokan was the first Yoshinkan style dojo in Australia, founded by Joe Thambu Shihan in 1980, and has schools in Thornbury, Springvale, Fitzroy and Williamstown, teaching men, women and children. The style of Aikido is a dynamic and self-defence effective system of throwing, joint-locks, strikes and pinning techniques. Keep Reading...

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  • 20 Jan 2015

    Weekly Beat Up 20th January

    Happy Australia Day! How have we survived a month without a holiday? As we prepare for the 26th of January, that old familiar scent is in the air: Lamb on the BBQ (always better with oregano and a squeeze of lemon). Keep Reading...

  • 13 Jan 2015

    Weekly Beat Up 13th January

    Bernama TV - Astro Channel 502 - has featured Sensei Joe Thambu on January 2nd. Unfortunately for those who missed the live broadcast, tracking down a recording is more difficult than a hajime class. Keep Reading...

  • 06 Jan 2015 Jiyuwaza Competition 2014

    Weekly Beat Up 6th January

    Happy New Year to all Weekly Beat Up subscribers. If you haven't christened your new year with a class at the Shudokan, you're still living in 2014. The dojo doors are open and the mats are ready for business! Keep Reading...