Sulphur Creek, Tasmania

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Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that was foundered by Morihei Ueshiba (O Sensei) in 1925.

An extremely modern art form, aikido incorporates many elements derived from nature. Such elements include the philosophies of yin yang, ki (energy), biomechanics, coupled with many aspects of how humans historically worked long ago (pre-machinery). Additionally, body movements were also drawn from various sports, and or activities such as archery, mounted archery, rowing and the like.

Aikido’s fundamental principles consist of irimi (entering), atemi (striking), kokyu-ho (breathing control) and tenkan (pivoting) movements that redirect an opponents momentum or energy. Further, aikido incorporates a unique weaponry system (bokken, jo, and tanto) that helps inform the very nature of all aikido techniques. 

At Penguin Budo Aikido we bring together a rare mix of two vastly different styles (pre-war and post-war) that work both separately, and collaboratively all in one. We not only teach two separate styles of aikido (Gyokushin Ryu Aikido and Yuishinkai Aikido) but we also work collaboratively in bringing the two art forms together, finding common ground that creates a harmonious exploration process throughout each class.

Aikido training provides many benefits that can be carried into one’s everyday life. Regular training is vital for continued growth and as such, Penguin Budo offers weekly classes coupled with monthly ‘aikido intensives’ allowing all students to progress at a natural speed.


  • Self-Discipline
  • Respect
  • Focus
  • Awareness
  • Builds Self-Esteem and Confidence

Children’s Aikido Class Times

Little Flippers (ages 3 – 6 years)

Wednesdays: 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Thursdays: 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Mighty Flippers (ages 7 – 9 years)

Wednesdays: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Thursdays: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Young Samurai (ages 10 – 13 years)

Wednesdays: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Thursdays: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Adult Aikido Class Times

Wednesdays: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Thursdays: 5:00pm – 6:30pm