International Aikido Seminar with Robert Mustard Shihan and Joe Thambu Shihan, NL Summer School, UK Dojo Sensei

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Aikido Yoshinkai Burnaby
7671 Edmonds Street
Burnaby, BC, V3N 1B6
Tel: (604) 786-2334

Aikido Yoshinkai Burnaby is a traditional martial arts school, offering professional and expert instruction in Yoshinkan Aikido for Adults and Kids.

Robert Mustard Sensei, 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 strictly focused, supportive and friendly environment.

To help you decide if Yoshinkan Aikido is for you, browse through our website for more information. Contact us to arrange your introduction. We invite you to watch a class and allow us to answer all of your questions. If you feel that aikido may be for you, try your first class 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.

Aikido

AikidoIn 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.

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Robert Mustard Sensei

Robert MustardRobert Mustard Sensei (7th Dan) is recognized worldwide as being among the very best Yoshinkan Aikido practitioners and instructors.

For close to 10 years he trained as a student of Soke Gozo Shioda, founder of Yoshinkan Aikido, Takafumi Takeno Sensei, 9th Dan; and Tsutomu Chida Sensei, 8th Dan. In 1991 Mustard Sensei was appointed Itaku Shidoin by Shioda Kancho and remained the Chief Foreign Instructor at the Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo until he moved back to Canada in 1995.

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Iaido

IaidoIaido 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.

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