Why Join Us

Wealth of Knowledge

Have personal access to the vast wealth of knowledge from Joe Thambu Shuseki Shihan and Aikido Shudokan International Senior Instructors.

Dojo Operations Support

Draw upon the Honbu Dojo’s over 35 years operation experience and the wider Aikido Shudokan International community’s experiences and get support in running and growing your dojo.

Global Organisation

Be a part of a large world-wide and close-knit Aikido organisation sharing the same values to promote what we all believe in. Gain easy access the full-time live-in student programs at various dojos globally.

There are many more reasons for becoming a member dojo of Aikido Shudokan International but the best thing to do is to meet us and find out in person what we are about.

How to Join

  • Attend a Seminar

    Find out if there are any seminars being run near you by Joe Thambu Shuseki Shihan or one of the Senior Instructors. If you haven’t been to one before, the training and how the seminar is conducted will give you a good idea of our values.

  • Get in Touch

    Make personal contact with Joe Thambu Shuseki Shihan or one of the Senior Instructors so they can get to know you.

  • Apply in Writing

    When you have decided that you are interested in becoming a member dojo of Aikido Shudokan International, send an e-mail to, introducing yourself, the name of the Senior Instructor you have been in contact with, your martial arts history and why you would like to become a member dojo.