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Childrens Classes

Aikido is an excellent martial art for children. It improves co-ordination, self-confidence and discipline while being active and great for fitness.

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Ever wanted to try a martial art? Not sure which art to choose? Not sure which school to go to?

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For a limited time only*, we are offering free trial classes for adults. Get a taste of what training is like at our world-class full-time facilities in Heidelberg and Springvale!

Our passionate instructors will take you through some basic stances, some basic techniques and some more free flowing techniques such as self defence techniques and freestyle techniques. Please feel free to spend some time to have a chat with the friendly instructors and students and get a feel for what our school is about and you'll find out why we have such a strong community here.

Book your free trial class below, call us on 9440 7028 today or go to our Contact page to find out more information!

*Offer ends 20th November 2017 and is for one free trial class per person.

Become Healthy in Mind, Body and Spirit

Training in a Tried and Tested Traditional Martial Art - Aikido

Established for over 35 years, learn from the premier Aikido school in Australia.

 

What you get from learning Aikido with us:

  1. You will become fitter and stronger, so you can have more energy and do more of what you love in your day.
  2. You will develop more confidence within yourself, with others and with the environment around you so you experience more ease in your life.
  3. Your focus and discipline levels will improve to help you achieve the goals that you want.
  4. You will learn an invaluable life-saving skill that can protect yourself and your loved ones.
  5. You will gain new friends by being a part of a friendly and supportive community of like-minded people.

 

Upcoming Courses

Heidelberg Dojo

43 Crissane Road, Heidelberg West VIC 3081

13th February 2018 - 8th March 2018

Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 - 7:30pm

Springvale Dojo

3/52 Smith Road, Springvale VIC 3171

13th February 2018 - 8th March 2018

Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 - 8:00pm

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What's So Good About the Course?

  • A four-week course with two hour-long classes each week is only $80
  • No uniform or equipment is needed - no extra costs are involved and there is no obligation to enrol when you finish the course
  • Learn with other beginners so there's no need to feel self-conscious
  • We tailor the course to you because we understand that each student is different
  • Be taught by fully-qualified, passionate male and female instructors, with over 30 years experience, who make sure you develop strong Aikido foundations
  • World-class facilities with a dedicated full-time Aikido training hall

 

What Will I Learn in the course?

  • Introduction to etiquette and philosophy of training in traditional school
  • Basic stances
  • Basic techniques
  • Falling skills
  • Self defence applications

beginners01"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

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"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

 

 

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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 enrol in the course or if you have any further questions, call us on 9440 7028 or fill in our enquiry form.

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Become Healthy in Mind, Body and Spirit

Training in a Tried and Tested Traditional Martial Art - Aikido

Established for over 35 years, learn from the premier Aikido school in Australia.

Become Healthy in Mind, Body and Spirit

 

Training in a Tried and Tested Traditional Martial Art - Aikido

Established for over 35 years, learn from the premier Aikido school in Australia.

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Have you ever wanted to give martial arts a go? Do you want to have a way of getting fit whilst learning useful skills such as discipline, focus and self-defence?

Aikido Shudokan has been established since 1980 and was one of the first full-time martial arts schools in Australia. It is headed by Joe Thambu Shihan, 8th Dan, who is sought out to teach nationally and internationally and both he and the school have very well-respected reputation. We offer world-class instruction from passionate instructors who deeply care about developing students to their full potential and keeping the integrity of this art.

What you get from learning Aikido with us:

  1. You will become fitter and stronger, so you can have more energy and do more of what you love in your day.
  2. You will develop more confidence within yourself, with others and with the environment around you so you experience more ease in your life.
  3. Your focus and discipline levels will improve to help you achieve the goals that you want.
  4. You will learn an invaluable life-saving skill that can protect yourself and your loved ones.
  5. You will gain new friends by being a part of a friendly and supportive community of like-minded people.

 What you get in the Two-Week Trial:

  1. Unlimited classes (up to 13 classes a week to choose from)
  2. Classes tailored to your own level
  3. No set start date - begin your trial on a day that suits you
  4. Pay only $60 - no extra costs involved

If you ever wanted to try Aikido or martial arts, this would be the place to do it. To get a good feel for it, enrol in a two-week trial. For further information or to book in, please give us a call on 03 9440 7028 or enter your details below and we will get back to you soon.

Have you ever wanted to give martial arts a go? Do you want to have a way of getting fit whilst learning useful skills such as discipline, focus and self-defence?

 

Aikido is an excellent martial art for children. It improves co-ordination, self-confidence and discipline while being active and great for fitness. At the Shudokan we have been teaching children this traditional Japanese martial art for over 30 years, and the expericenced and passionate instructors are ready and waiting to help your child develop their full potential through Aikido 

 

 

Contact us to book an Intro Class

Email: admin@aikidoshudokan.com
Ph: 9440 7028

 

The strong philosophy behind Aikido enables young people and children to learn an effective martial art, without being encouraged to fight or develop aggression. Training includes lots of ukemi (tumbling and rolling), practicing techniques with a partner, and activities and games to support the learning of focus, co-ordination, balance and harmony, which are principles central to martial arts. Our classes are fast-paced, action-packed and fun. Aikido is non-competitive and there is no sparring or fighting in training. Instead, children work together to learn this unique martial art in a co-operative and safe environment.

As well as increasing fitness and co-ordination, training Aikido helps children develop and practice a wide range of transferable skills. The opinion we have at the Shudokan is that what you learn in the dojo should  be something your child can take outside into their every day lives, not just an entertaining co-curricular activity. Social skills, confidence, discipline, focus, conflict resolution, resilience, respect, team work, leadership and communication skills are developed through our children's program. These are not skills children are born with or can learn in an academic sense by simply reading or talking about them. Our children's martial art program provides an opportunity to learn about and practice these skills in a practical setting through Aikido training, under the watchful and supportive eye of our dedicated instructors.  

co-operation and friendship across all ages
While it might seem surprising that learning a martial art can actually improve team work and co-operation skills, it's definitely something our parents notice a marked improvement in. All children train together in our children's classes, regardless of age, rank or ability, providing an opportunity for the development of leadership capabilities, patience and friendship across all ages. There are always a number of quality assistants and well-trained passionate instructors on the mats, allowing beginners to get hands on attention and seniors to be extended and challenged when appropriate. 

- Leaders in their art and passionate about educating young people
All our instructors are qualified black belts and well-developed and capable martial artists in their own right. With vast teaching experience, including  teaching Aikido and self defence to school students throughout Melbourne, traveling overseas and interstate to teach and participate in seminars and events, our instructors are leaders in the art of Aikido and eager to pass on the wealth of knowledge they have gained through their studies and experiences. We often have guest instructors from around the world visit and train with us, keeping us connected and at the forefront of the worldwide Aikido community. Many of our instructors have grown up with Aikido, participating in the children's program themselves. Their passion and enthusiasm for working with children and helping young people enjoy and learn from martial arts as they have, is what sets them apart from the rest. We keep our instructor-student ratio to a low level, ensuring safety and an effective learning environment. Because of the physical nature of martial arts, the hands-on and personal approach we are renown for, is the most effective way for students to learn.

 

So if you're looking for a martial art for your child, or an active co-curricular activity with a difference, come in and speak to one of our friendly instructors today, or book your child in for a no-obligation Intro Class. We look forward to hearing from you. 
 
Heidelberg Dojo

Monday 5:00 – 6:00pm
Wednesday 5:00 – 6:00pm
Thursday 5:00 - 6:00pm
Friday 6:30 - 7:30pm Advanced (By Invitation Only)
Saturday 10:30 – 11:30am
 
Springvale Dojo
 
Monday 5:30 - 6:30pm
Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30pm
Thurday 5:30 – 6:30pm
Saturday 1:30 - 2:30pm
Saturday 2:45 - 3:45pm Advanced (By Invitation Only)
 
Here's a letter from the family of a couple of young students who have recently moved out of Melbourne.
 
Dear Joe, Enrica and the whole dojo community,
 
We just want to let you know how much you have given Lucas and Jay over the years as they have trained with you. The aikido training has given them so much: self defence skills, physical development and strength, discipline, greater confidence and sense of self worth and being comfortable in their own bodies.
 
The dojo provided a safe place where respect and dignity are honoured and practised and where relationships and trust grow and strengthen. There is a quality in the dojo which is recognised as soon as you enter, a feeling of coming home. We thank you for all your hard work and dedication, for your care and your committment.
 
We will miss our regular visits, watching with joy as we see not only our grandsons, but all the children get so much from being at the dojo.
 
So thank-you!
 
Warm regards,
Barb & Dave

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