SHURYUKAN YOSHINKAI AIKIDO (AYF) Yoshinkan Aikido Saudi Arabia

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Shuryukan Yoshinkan Aikido Saudi Arabia and its instructors are officially recognized and internationally registered with the Aikido Yoshinkan Foundation (AYF) in Takadanobaba, Tokyo, Japan.   This school is also a proud member of Aikido Yoshinkan Yoseikai (AYY) family of schools headed by Amos L. Parker Shihan (8th Dan), the Aikido Yoshinkan of Sacramento, and the International Shuyokan Aikido Federation in California.

SHURYUKAN YOSHINKAI AIKIDO (AYF) Yoshinkan Aikido Saudi Arabia
Welcome to Shuryukan Yoshinkan Aikido Saudi Arabia Website!  In this dojo, we train very seriously yet interact with each other like family members.  Our instructions are minutely detailed, as we pay special attention to the position of the hands and feet.  Guided by international qualified instructors, we practice basic movements & techniques over and over again to learn how to move our bodies in response to different types of power exerted by the opponent. Repeated and correct practice of these basic techniques eventually enables our students to react instinctively and to apply the appropriate technique in almost any situation he finds himself, whether it takes place in the dojo or at unexpected moment in daily life, verbal or otherwise physical.  More so, Aikido teachings adheres to the same principles and teachings of Anger & Risk Management.  Having said so, aikido training  principles can be applied in your daily life, thereby fostering quality students that are fit, strong, violent-free and disciplined to better serve the community. 
The kanji"SHU"stands for austerity and strong training, and is also part of the Shuyokan  name,   "RYU" means dragon, and "KAN" means the place of training. Loosely translated, it means House of the Strong Dragons!

On November 11, 2008, Shuryukan dojo was formally recognized by the Aikido Yoshinkai Foundation as an official AYF dojo. We extend our thanks and gratitude to Shioda Yasuhisa Soke, the Yoshinkan Aikido Board of Directors, and our technical advisers for their confidence and trust.

Our training

Saudi Yoshinkan Shuryukan Dojo's journey is to master and understand the basics utilizing the Yoshinkan system; and, to serve our community through the practice of aikido principles where every member strives to be in proper alignment with their surroundings - physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Yoshinkan Aikido is occasionally called a "hard" style because the training methods are a product of the gruelling period that Sōke Shioda spent as a student of Morihei Ueshiba before the war.

As a style of aikido, yoshinkan is more akin to the prewar Aiki Budo techniques taught by O Sensei, and therefore also generally closer to aikijujutsu than those styles of aikido developed post-war. The unusual emphasis placed on correct form rather than correct flow and timing further contributes to its image as a "hard" style.

Shioda-sensei formed the Yoshinkan Aikido because he felt that there needed to be greater consistency in the training process for students, so he created a structured method in which beginning students would learn the foundation techniques. Techniques are made up of elements such as the initiating attack, the applicable control and whether it is a pin or throw. They are further divided into two groups called ichi (number 1) and ni (number 2) techniques. Ichi (Number 1) techniques have a feeling of the energy moving away from you, often with your partner, or uke, pulling. Ni (Number 2) techniques have a feeling of the energy coming towards you. The feeling for an ichi (number 1) technique is that you go with the pull and for ni (number 2) you divert or pivot away from the push.

In 1990, Sōke Shioda founded both the International Yoshinkai Aikido Federation (IYAF) to facilitate the learning of Yoshinkan aikido outside of Japan.

Today, both the All Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Federation and the IYAF are now led by Yasuhisa Shioda, the founder's son.

Under him, the Yoshinkan Honbu dojo, located in Shinjuku Tokyo, runs an annual 11-month intensive course called the Senshusei course derived from the course used to train the Tokyo Metropolitan Riot Police.


Thank you for your interest in Shuryukan Yoshinkai Aikido Saudi Arabia.   If you have any inquiries or would like to know more about us, you can call +966508966402
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Dojo Schedule:

  • Khobar Gym Thursdays 7pm and Fridays 1pm
  • AAIS Thurs 7pm
  • Jordan TBA
  • Manila TBA


 Shuryukan Dojo is very proud to announce that together with Steven Miranda Sensei, Amos Lee Parker Shihan,  has graciously accepted our invitation to conduct a series of  intensive Yoshinkan Aikido Clinics in the coming months.  

Parker Shihan is a student of Yoshinkan Aikido's most senior instructor and co-founder, Terada Hanshi.  Parker Shihan spent more than 35 years training in and around of Yokohama, Japan.

  • Highest ranked non-Japanese instructor in Yoshinkan Aikido
  • Highest ranked member of Terada Honbu Seiseikai
  • Highest ranked Yoshinkan Aikido instructor in the United States   
  • Received the title of Shihan in 1986
  • Received the rank of hachidan (8th dan) in 1995
  • Served as a presiding judge at several Enbutaikai 


This is Parker Shihans’s first visit to the Middle-East, and Miranda Sensei's long awaited journey to Saudi Arabia. We anticipate a large turnout and may have to restrict attendance, so please sign up early!   If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mark Anthony by phone (054) 060-1444. Deadline for signing is October 15, 2009.

Amos Lee Parker was born on December 12, 1936 in Houston, Texas. He is the 7th of 16 children. At age 18, Amos joined the United States Navy and it is here where his life in Aikido begins. Amos spent 35 years training in Japan with Kiyoyuki Terada Hanshi, 9th dan.

Amos began his full-time study of Yoshinkan in 1962 while a member of the United States Navy in Yokosuka-cho, Japan. Upon his retirement after 20 years of service to his country, he remained in Japan for another 20 years to further his own development and understanding of Yoshinkan Aikido.

The Aikido Yoshinkan Yoseikai (AYY) was founded by Parker Shihan to promote Yoshinkan Aikido throughout North America. The name YOSEIKAI (養精会) was given to Parker Shihan by his instructor Kiyoyuki Terada Hanshi.

The character YO (養)is the same as the YO found in YOSHINKAN. SEI (精)is taken from Terada Hanshi's first name and is the same character that is used in his organization SEISEIKAI. The combination of the two characters coming together are reflective of Parker Shihan's Aikido and signify the relationship of the two major schools of thought found in Yoshinkan Aikido.