We have a strong representation at the dojo of both male and female Aikidoka who are in active attendance from the ages of 16 - 60 and up. Yoshinkan Aikido is well suited for all ages and both sexes as it requires little strength to effectively execute.
There are several different kinds of class at the dojo that are included in the regular monthly membership dues.
Regular class includes a continual training building on the knowledge of previous classes. Our dojo takes special care in providing consistent training methodologies from instructor to instructor. All our instructors have completed or are in the process of completing their special instructors training at the dojo. Under the tutelage of are chief instructor, a system of training is being imparted down the ranks ensuring that students receive consistent and comprehensive instruction.
This is not so much a class as it is a segment of training which occurs usually at the end of every adult class. Students are given the opportunity to practice practical applications with a focus on sudden control techniques designed to end an encounter in the opening seconds. Applying knowledge of the Kihon Waza (basic techniques) our teachers provide insight into how to execute advanced versions of the techniques designed for street defence or tight spaces.
We are now running Kenshu classes Monday evenings. Those who have attained 5th Kyu and up will be training together working at breaking down the working parts of techniques and practicing on the details. All other ranks on Kenshu nights will be test training. This is not to be confused with Senshusei Kenshu which is a by invitation only and paid for program listed below.
This advanced Kenshu (Senshusei Style) is by special request only and is NOT included in the regular fee guide.
This special class is given over a 6 month period on average once a year. Students must have attained a certain skill level to be able to qualify for this class and typically only Brown belt and up attend. The next Senshusei Kenshu class will be announced on the website and if you would like to be notified when it is available, please be sure to fill in our contact form and indicate your interest. Applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.
If you would like to be considered for eligibility for this specialized and exclusive training program please contact Nic Mills Sensei by filling in the form below with your contact details. Please note, the cost to train in Advanced Kenshu is $450.00 for approximately a 6 month program.