Aikido - Shudokan Aikido

Shudokan Aikido

Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Ueshiba’s goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury. Aikido is often translated as “the way of unifying (with) life energy” or as “the way of harmonious spirit”.

Shudokan Aikido is a school that teaches Yoshinkan Aikido. Established by Thamby Rajah in Seremban, Malaysia, during the early 1950s. Whilst in Japan Thamby Rajah trained with Shioda Gozo and returned to Malaysia as the first Malaysian shodan black belt in Judo and in Aikido.

We also train in the use of weapons, typically sword, knife and short staff.

With Shodukan Aikido you will benefit from:
  • Highly experienced & friendly instruction.
  • Equally suitable for men and women of any age.
  • You will not be pushed beyond your own capabilities, as you progress you will grow in confidence and ability.
  • All instructors are CRB checked and the club is fully insured


Class Pricing:

Your first weeks training is free and then pay as you go if you decide you like it. For information on price or any other enquiry regarding Shodokan Aikido please email –

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Chris Challacombe – Main Instructor for this Class

4th Dan Shudokan Aikido – Chief Instructor – former Judoka, has practiced Aikido for 40 years.