Farshad Ardestani is a 5th dan aikido instructor at Aikido Yoshinkai Burnaby. He began his training in Yoshinkan Aikido in 2002 with Robert Mustard Shihan. He also holds a 3rd dan in Iaido.
His dedication to martial arts has earned him the recognition as Mustard Sensei’s most senior and gifted student. He continues in his training and teaching to help guide the next generation of aikido students and teachers by instilling in them the techniques and spirit he has acquired from his training with Mustard Sensei.
Farshad assumes the teaching responsibilities while Mustard Sensei is away conducting seminars out of town. He also teaches all iaido classes at Aikido Yoshinkai Burnaby.
2017 5th Dan, Yoshinkan Aikido
2010 3rd Dan Iaido, (Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu)
- 2019 Aikido Seminar – Joe Thambu Shihan & Robert Mustard Shihan in Czech Republic
May 2019, CZ
- 2019 UK Summer School
July 2019, UK,
Shobukai Aikido UK
- 2019 Robert Mustard Sensei in Edmonton
October 2019, AB, Canada,