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Yoshinkan Aikido "Hall for Cultivating the Spirt"


Yoshinkan Aikido is a style of aikido founded by Gozo Shioda (1915-1994).  It is a style that strongly reflects Shioda's pre World War II martial arts training in Aiki Budo at the Kobukan Dojo of Morihei Ueshiba.  The foundation of Yoshinkan Aikido is in the developement of strong posture/stance (kamae) and efficient foot work and body movements (kihon dosa).  If one has a strong Kamae their Kihon Dosa (basic movements) will be strong and when their Kihon Dosa is strong their techniques (defences against attacks) will be strong as well.  Through constant attention to the development of posture/stance and basic movements, coupled with constant repetition of the actual Aikido defensive techniques, one moves towards proficiency in Yoshinkan Aikido.  It's that simple and that hard at the same time.

The Chief Instructor, Barry Burtt, and Dojo are officially registered with the Aikido Yoshinkai Foundation.

Gozo Shioda, Founder of Yoshinkan Aikido

The path to mastering any skill is through regular and consistent practice.

The highest form of discipline, is self-discipline.

It all starts with Kamae and ends with Kamae.