Register & Pay Now Does your exercise routine feel like a chore? Feel that urge to try something a bit different and get fitter with the warmer weather? Now is the perfect time to stop thinking about it and do it - and get active and fit! Come visit us and see why so many people have chosen to enjoy Aikido all year round. It's a great way to exercise, it's interesting, practical and engaging. The highly-qualified instructors, traditional dojo atmosphere and friendly student comunity will change your attitude to exercise. Places are limited so register your interest now!
Aikido Shudokan Beginners Course

Upcoming courses taking place in: 

Thornbury starting Tuesday 5th May

Springvale starting Tuesday 5th May

Fitzroy starting Tuesday 7th April

Williamstown starting Wednesday 1st April


Fitness with Substance

Aikido is a great way to get fit if you're looking for something a bit different to the atmosphere of a gym. The other great thing about Aikido is it's based on a deep philosophy of harmony and personal growth, so it's not just about engaging your body, but your mind as well. That's why many practitioners continue practicing Aikido into their old age.

What You Get

Why not come down and have a go, in this short course designed to give beginners a taster of what it's like to do Aikido. You'll be learning with other beginners, so there's no need to feel self-conscious, the course goes for four weeks, and there's no obligation to sign up after. But best of all? This course is cheap as chips, it's only $80, and there're two classes per week, so thats only $10 bucks a class. You don't need a uniform or any other equipment, just an eagerness to learn and try something new.
The course will cover all the basics of Aikido, including basic stances and techniques, an introduction to the etiquette of training in a traditional dojo, falling skills and self defence applications.The Shudokan has a team of fully-qualified, passionate, male and female instructors, who will make sure you get high-quality personal instruction throughout the course. With over 30 years teaching experience, world-class facilities, and dedicated and enthusiastic instructors, come and see why the Shudokan is such a world-renowned school.
Teaching Beginners"I was a bit scared about doing martial arts as I had never done martial arts or even exercised regularly before but the Shudokan and instructors gave me a nurturing environment in which to learn, and I developed fitness and mental toughness that I hadn't had before"
- Judith Nguyen
Teaching Beginners"I wasn't sure about Aikido to start with but after learning from Sensei Joe and the other instructors here, I got to feel their techniques and knew Aikido was right for me."
- David Monagle







Begin Your Journey Today

Aikido improves your fitness and develops a healthy mind. Why not give it a go and see what you think for yourself? Get in quick and register your interest as places are limited. Click below to register now or if you have any further questions, call us on 9480 1570 or fill in our enquiry form.

Please enter the location you are interested in (Thornbury, Springvale, Fitzroy or Williamstown) and if you have any questions, feel free to ask us!