Makotokan Budo is a traditional martial arts dojo teaching
the arts of Aikido and Tenjin Shinyo-Ryu Jujutsu. The Makotokan
is a non-political, non-sectarian organization and welcomes
like-minded people of goodwill to train together in the true
spirit of harmony. The dojo offers opportunity for personal
development through controlled, disciplined training in a
safe and friendly environment. Makotokan Budo is a traditional Aikido and Tenjin Shinyo-Ryu dojo servicing the Hills District and the North West areas of Sydney. Any further enquiries about
Aikido or traditional Japanese Jujutsu can be made by contacting
the dojo directly.
Makotokan dojo aspires to teach the traditional techniques
and philosophy of Morehei Ueshiba O’sensei. Chief instructor
for the dojo is Mr. William Haynes Nidan Aikikai, assistant
instructor is Mr. Anthony Cox 1st Dan Aikikai. Aikido is a
martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba O’sensei in
the 1930’s after a long period of training in traditional
Japanese martial arts. It contain’s elements of kenjutsu
(sword), sojutsu (spear), and Jujutsu (unarmed) techniques.
It also contains a strong spiritual element that manifests
itself in the appreciation of nature and the study of meditation,
misogi (spiritual cleansing) and Chinkon Kishin (centering
and grounding) exercises. Aikido practised diligently provides
a wonderful form of self-expression through dynamic movement,
martial exercise and mind/body fusion. Read
Tenjin Shinyo-Ryu is a Koryu or traditional Japanese martial art form, having a strong influence on both Judo and Aikido. Tenjin Shinyo Ryu continues to be taught in Tokyo, Japan under the direction of Toshihiro Kubota Shihanke, the current headmaster of the Sakamoto Line of the Tenjin Shinyo Ryu. It is particularly famous for its vital-point attacks (atemiwaza), immobilization methods (torae), and strangleholds (shimewaza).
The curriculum of Tenjin Shinyo-Ryu consists of 124 techniques
that involve jujutsu being used in different scenarios, including
being grabbed, being struck and being attacked with weapons.
The method of training is based on kata (prearranged steps)
in a non-competitive manner. For additional info Read