Aikido Yoshinkan (合気道 養神館 Aikidō Yōshinkan lit. “Aikido Cultivating the Spirit School”) is a style of aikido founded by Gozo Shioda (1915–1994) after World War II.
Yoshinkan Aikido is often called the “hard” style of aikido because the training methods are a product of the gruelling period that Shioda spent as a student of Morihei Ueshiba before the war.
The Yoshinkan style is currently the second largest aikido organization worldwide.
Michiharu Mori Sensei, 7th Dan, was a direct student of the late Master Gozo Shioda for 10 years at the International Yoshinkan Aikido Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, where he also taught.
The youngest Honbu instructor to receive the rank of 7th dan black belt, Mori Sensei has travelled extensively as a guest instructor at Aikido seminars in countries including Canada, India, Malta and Australia. Now settled in Brisbane, he is developing a high quality, world class centre for Yoshinkan Aikido.