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The name of Shudokan was given to Thamby Rajah by Gozo Shioda (please confirm in the Thamby Rajah article the name is given by Mifune). The word "Shudokan" is formed of three kanji:

t E-Shu-Study,learn r E- do-Way,path t ffi -knn- House, place

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Therefore, from a purely linguistic point of view, shudokan is the 'place to learn the way'.

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Aikido, Shudokan is similar to the Yoshinkan sometimes referred to as the "soft" Style when com the "hard" Yoshinkan. It is dynamic and combat-effective system of throwing, foint-locks, strikes tpoirg techniques. It emphasizes practical effrciency and is the style used to train women and anti-riot of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. There are no tournaments and it is not classed as a sport.

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Classification as a sport Although it is not internationally regarded as a sport Aikido under the British Aikido Board is recognized by Sport Englaldl6J[zl

Lineage Tlre Aikido Shudokan has a clear lineage to traditional Aikido. Morihei Ueshiba a student of Takeda Sokaku was the founder of Aikidoe&ruof.bueb. Gozo Shioda was a prominent student of Ueshiba. After the lifting of the ban of martial arts in the mid 1950s Shioda became the first person to demonstrate aikido to flre general public at the very first post war demonstration of budo, attended by around 15,000 people, Shioda won the award for the most outstanding demonstration {lmong almost 150 others, it was soon after this Shioda established the Yoshinkan. In 1961 Shioda became the first person to be awarded a 9th dan rank by Ueshiba.t3l In the mid 1950s a young Malaysian, Thamby Rajah moved to Japan to learn the art of Judo having already trained in gymnastics and some JuJitsu. He trained for a year at the kodokan with world renowned teachers Haruyoshi Ichijima and Kyuzo Mifune becoming the first Malaysian to attain the rank of Shodan in Judo. Before his year was up Thamby chanced upon some senior Judo students practicing unfamiliar techniques, and upon asking where they learnt such techniques they revealed they were studying Aikido under Shioda of the Yoshinkan. Prior to his departure Thamby visited the Yoshinkan himself and decided he would soon return to study this art. In the late 1950s Thamby returned to Japan and under Shioda attained Shodan in Yoshinkan Aikido. Thamby returned to Malaysia, as the first Malaysian with a shodan in both Aikido and Judo, he set up his frst school under the name of Shudokan, the name given to him

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At the age of 11 Joe Thambu began his training at the Shudokan, the dojo of his uncle Thamby Rajah, at the age of l8 he received his shodan black belt. Thambu runs his full time dojo Aikido Shudokan in Australia and now spends his time teaching worldwide in places such as the UK, Indonesi4 Malaysia, Canada and Poland. tel II0II2II3I[I II

Shudokan in the UK Eddie Stratton had a long history in the martial arts. Having trained and taught in numerous countries around the world, teaching martial artists, police and military personnel. Having learnt from great masters and developed his martial arts to become agreat master himself. At 19 he found himself in Malaysia where he met Thamby Rajah. After warching Tharrrby, he thought that as a boxer he could easily overcome him. He w?s amazed at how this slight man handled and controlled him.

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At this point he began taking instruction in aikido directly from Thamby Rajah and on his return from Malaysia, he introduced Yoshinkan aikido for the first time to Great Britain in the early 1960's. He travelled to Japan and trained under Gozo Shioda who later came to England and stayed with Stratton. In 1998, after one of Thamby Rajah's visits to the UK, Stratton received his 9th Dan in aikido. He died on the 9th March 2000 after a long fight against cancer. With the passing of Stratton the responsibilify of the Shudokan moved to hisfsmâ‚Ź@lt Ken Robson who set his base up in Nottingham and operates his full time dojo from therel?1. I2l t3l

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Phil Musson's(a four*r dan student of Ken Robsonildojo, The Eagle Dojop], hosts the annual Shudokan event "Summer School" t7l where Joe Tirambu, Robert Mustard and Ken Robson teacha4 day long seminar including dan gradingpn4effia5-.-

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http://www.sportengland.org/about_us/recogition_olsports_and_ngbs/recognised sports_and_ngbs.aspx 7. n o b " hfip:llwww-shudokan.co-ukl 8. ^ History of the Shudokan DVD (2005), Aikido Shudokan, 9. ^ http://www.aikidoshudokan.com/ 1 0. ^ http://www.aikidoshudokan.com/about/history 11. ^ History of Aikido in Australia (http:i/www.aikidojoumal.com/encyclopedia?entryID:54) Encyclopedia of Aikido, Stanley Pranin (online)

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