Aikido Shudokan International

Aikido Shudokan Geelong is a proud member of Aikido Shudokan International. Headed by Joe Thambu Shuseki Shihan the ASI was established in 2018 in response to a growing need for an Aikido organisation which would “preserve, promote and disseminate the traditional values, concepts and principles of Budo in the modern world”, which is the mission statement for ASI. The creation of a global community of like-minded people to foster and grow these martial ideals enables the preservation of traditional martial arts.

Joe Thambu

Shuseki Shihan

In 1972, at the age of 11 years old and in his home town of Seremban in Malaysia, Joe Thambu Shuseki Shihan began his martial arts career, training under his uncle, Thamby Rajah Sensei. Through his teenage years, he also trained in Kendo and Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo. In 1978, he was awarded his Shodan and shortly after, he travelled to Australia at the age of 19 years old. In Melbourne, he tried a different style of Aikido but found that it didn’t suit him and so took up training in Jujitsu and founded Aikido Shudokan in 1980. Wanting to continue his learning in Aikido, he travelled to Japan in 1983 to stay and train at the Yoshinkan Honbu dojo. Upon his return, he established the first permanent home for the Aikido Shudokan in Australia, and has returned to Japan numerous times since.

He has trained under great Yoshinkan style teachers in the world such as Shioda Gozo Soke, Inoue Kyoichi Hanshi, Chida Tsutomu Shihan and Takeno Takefumi Shihan and other world-renowned martial artists including Thamby Rajah Sensei, Don Draeger Sensei, Soke Obata Toshishiro, the founder of Shinkendo and Shihan Nariyama Tetsuro, the Chief Instructor of Tomiki Aikido.

Joe Thambu teaches in Melbourne at the Hombu dojo, for class times and details visit www.aikidoshudokan.com

Aikido Shudokan International

Pride in what we do, perseverance in what we believe, dedication in how we train

Headed by Joe Thambu Shuseki Shihan the ASI was established in 2018 in response to a growing need for an Aikido organisation which would “preserve, promote and disseminate the traditional values, concepts and principles of Budo in the modern world”, which is the mission statement for ASI. The creation of a global community of like-minded people to foster and grow these martial ideals enables the preservation of traditional martial arts.

For more info visit www.aikidoshudokaninternational.com


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