Joe Thambu shihan (8th Dan), is the Chief Instructor of Aikido Shudokan in Melbourne Australia, has been a practitioner of Aikido for over 36 years. During this time, he has trained under many great Instructors, including; Soke Shioda Gozo, the founder of Yoshinkan Aikido, Inoue Kyoichi Kancho, Chida Tsutomu Shihan and Takeno Takefumi shihan, all influential Aikido teachers, Thamby Rajah sensei, Don Draeger sensei, Obata Toshishiro soke, the founder of Shinkendo and Nariyama Tetsuro shihan, the Chief Instructor of Shodokan Aikido. Joe also a founder and Shuseki Shihan of Aikido Shudokan International.
Joe sensei is a pioneer in the use of online video communication and online education in the aikido world and it was a great privilege to get to speak to him. (AikiTV.online)