The Shindokan Dojo is a traditional Japanese martial arts school, offering authentic world-class instruction in Yoshinkan Aikido. Our focus is on ADULTS and YOUNG ADULTS of all skill levels — from beginner to intermediate to advanced.
The Shindokan Dojo is affiliated with Aikido Yoshinkai Canada under the direction of Takeshi Kimeda Sensei, 9th dan and the most senior teacher of Yoshinkan Aikido in the world.
All of the instructors at the Shindokan Dojo are Japan-certified and the two most senior instructors hold the SHIHAN (Master Teacher) title, awarded to them by the Headquarters dojo in Tokyo upon the recommendation of Kimeda Sensei himself.
The Shindokan Dojo is dedicated to helping you build a strong mind and body through the study of Yoshinkan Aikido. As a member of the dojo, you will learn powerful and effective self-defence techniques in a respectful, non-aggressive and non-competitive environment. These are the same techniques that are taught to the Tokyo Riot police.
The training method employed at the Shindokan Dojo emphasizes learning how to achieve your personal goals without negatively impacting others. As you gain confidence and skill in the techniques, you will find that you are developing a sense of centred calm — an even approach to daily life which will in turn help you to cope in today’s stressful world. This confidence is an important benefit of modern martial arts training.
If you think that the Shindokan Dojo and Yoshinkan Aikido might be for you, come out and try your first week of classes for FREE!
Feel free to CONTACT US to arrange your personal introduction or simply drop by the dojo during class times to watch a class and have your questions answered.
We look forward to hearing from you and being a part of your personal martial arts journey!