Aikido Yoshinkai Burnaby
7671 Edmonds Street
Burnaby, BC, V3N 1B6
Tel: (604) 786-2334
Welcome to Aikido Yoshinkai Burnaby – a traditional Japanese martial arts school, offering professional and expert instruction in Yoshinkan aikido and Iaido.
Robert Mustard Shihan, Chief Instructor, is dedicated to providing world class Yoshinkan aikido, helping you build a strong mind and body. And at the same time, learn powerful defensive techniques in a focused, supportive and friendly environment.
To help you decide if Aikido Yoshinkai Burnaby is for you, browse through our website for more information, or contact us to arrange your personal introduction to our dojo. We invite you to come and watch a class and allow us to answer all of your questions.
If you feel that aikido or iaido may be for you, try your first week of classes for FREE.
We look forward to hearing from you and being part of your martial arts journey.
We gladly receive inquiries and students from Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Port Moody, Surrey, Langley and other municipalities of Metro Vancouver.
In a nutshell, Aikido is a very powerful Japanese martial art that is defensive in nature. It is non-competitive and non-agressive. It does not meet force with resistance or brute strength; instead it redirects an aggressor’s force with well-timed, flowing, circular movements that lead an attacker off their centre of balance. Rather than relying on our strength to protect us, the attacker’s own motions and momentum are utilized to compromise their balance and stability. Once they are off-balance they are subdued or dispensed with by using any of a large variety of joint locks, pins or throws.Read more >>
Robert Mustard Shihan
Robert Mustard (8th Dan, Shihan) is the Chief Instructor at Aikido Yoshinkai Burnaby.
He is one of the most sought after seminar leaders and aikido teachers in the world today. His martial arts career spans over 40 years, 10 of which were spent at the Yoshinkan aikido headquarters in Japan. While there, he was awarded the title of Chief Foreign Instructor by Gozo Shioda Kancho. He dedicates his time and teaching to furthering the ideals of strong yoshinkan aikido and budo.Read more >>
Iaido is a Japanese martial art associated with smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard or saya, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard or saya.
The purpose of Iaido is to develop awareness, centeredness, sincerity, a calm mind, and mental and physical harmony through the practice of traditional sword techniques. The essence of Iaido is the concept that the body, mind, spirit, and the sword work together in harmony.Read more >>