About Aikido Yobukai

The Aikido Yobukai was founded in 2016 by Jon Marshall Shihan, a renowned Aikido practitioner with 35 years of Martial Arts training, with 7 of those years spent living and training in Japan.

He has achieved the rare privilege of attaining the rank of Shihan in two different styles of Aikido – Yoshinkan Aikido and Gyokushin Ryu Aikido. He has worked tirelessly and devoted his life to the study and dissemination of both these styles.

The meaning of Yobukai translates to “an organisation that cultivates the martial way”. Our aim is to continue to practice, research and teach Aikido, with the objective of providing effective and viable methods and techniques that stay true to traditional budo, whilst applying these lessons beyond the dojo into modern daily life.

The Yoshinkan method of Aikido is taught to the Tokyo riot police and is well known for its combat effectiveness as well as the cultivation of strong spirit, and technical excellence.

The Gyokushin Ryu is a dynamic form of Aikido (sometimes referred to as Aiki Budo) that specialises in sutemi waza (sacrifice techniques) and groundwork in addition to more traditional Aiki techniques.

Both the Yoshinkan method and the Gyokushin Ryu method are seamlessly integrated and the students learn and are graded in both systems. This is achieved through a very well structured and systematic syllabus.

The Yobukai is unique in that it is one of the only schools of Aikido that incorporates Newaza or groundwork into its syllabus. There is a strong focus on technical excellence as well as self-defence and especially the transition from stand up to the ground. As the only affiliate of the legendary Jean Jacques Machado Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in Asia, students also have the opportunity to train and grade under this incredible lineage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

The students also have the opportunity to visit and train in Japan and Australia as well as training camps in Singapore, Asia, Australia, the United States and other parts of the world.

What makes our dojo unique?

  • Our Chief Instructor has 35 years of experience in the Martial Arts
  • Our Chief Instructor holds the title of Shihan in 2 dynamic methods of Aikido
  • Programs for both Children and Adults
  • Direct lineage to Japan and the U.S.
  • Progressive tailored pathways for students
  • The only affiliate of the legendary Jean Jacques Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu association in Asia
  • Dojo in both Singapore and Australia
  • Welcoming and supportive learning environment
  • We offer seminars and regular training trips worldwide
  • Our training programs are overseen by Terumi Washizu Kaicho (Founder of Gyokushin Ryu Aikido and Chairman of Yobukai), Master Jean Jacques Machado and Professor Jay Zeballos.

OUR CLASSES

The Aikido Yobukai combines two prestigious and powerful forms of Aikido, Yoshinkan Aikido and Gyokushin Ryu Aikido. It is one of the only schools of Aikido that incorporates Newaza or groundwork into its syllabus; transitioning from standing to the ground.

Both the Yoshinkan method and the Gyokushin Ryu method are seamlessly integrated and the students learn and are graded in both systems. This is achieved through a very well structured and systematic syllabus.

The Yoshinkan method of Aikido is taught to the Tokyo riot police and is well known for its combat effectiveness as well as the cultivation of strong spirit, and technical excellence.

The Gyokushin Ryu is a dynamic form of Aikido (sometimes referred to as Aiki Budo) that specialises in sutemi waza (sacrifice techniques) and groundwork in addition to more traditional Aiki techniques.

ADULTS

No matter what skill or fitness level you are, our Adults program takes place in a safe, supportive and inclusive setting. All grade levels train together to learn valuable life skills, master techniques and improve fitness.

Youth Fusion 7-12

Our Youth program is a unique blend of Aikido and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu principles and skills. Our approach is mulifactorial with a strong emphasis on anti-bullying strategies and techniques. We utilise play and skilled based learning with the aim of building fitness, strength and confidence.

Our Instructors

Jon Marshall

Chief Instructor

 

Jon Marshall began his training in martial arts almost 35 years ago. A graduate of the gruelling Aikido Senshusei course in Tokyo Japan, he trained alongside the Japanese riot police, and later taught at Yoshinkan headquarters in Tokyo Japan. He holds the rank of 6th Dan in Yoshinkan Aikido and 6th Dan in Gyokushin Ryu Aikido, and has been awarded the prestigious rank of Shihan in both arts. He has a long history of teaching martial arts, including worldwide in places including Poland, U.K., U.S. Australia and throughout South East Asia.

He established the program at his dojo in Melbourne Australia in 2012. In 2018, he relocated to Singapore and has since established the Singapore Budo Academy situated within Ministry of Fitness. Singapore Budo Academy is the home of Aikido Yobukai, Jean Jacques Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Martial Strength & Conditioning, and Martial Motor Skills Learning.

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Address

Ministry of Fitness
#06-01 Telok Ayer Street
Annex B (Above Amoy Food Centre)
MND Building
Singapore 069111

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