Yoshinkan in Lviv

Aikido is a holistic system of techniques that allow you to use power and energy used against you for defense and attacker neutralization. Aikido is positive energy. That’s why in Aikido there are no duels and competitions. Aikido is aimed for defense not for attack. The purpose of Aikido is not to injure but to neutralize and full control over the attacker. You can come and begin your Path anytime. Friendly atmosphere quickly helps to adapt in groups.

Ukrainian Aikido

Yoshinkan Federation

People come to our dojos for different reasons. Nevertheless your motive you begin walking path of harmony, self-improvement, development of your will and physics. Main aim of our school is to nurture confident, positive and purposeful individual.

Main aim of our school is to nurture confident, positive, and purposeful individual. V dan Aikido Yoshinkan, Volodymy Vashchyshyn

Aikido Yoshinkan is holistic martial art system. In the modern world it’s purpose is to nurture balanced, confident, purposeful and successful individual, and not to form merciless fighter.

That’s why Yoshinkan style has strict and rigid requirements to techniques and training discipline among other Aikido schools.

In modern world of computerization and easement of work conditions person losses its capability to lead active lifestyle and to deal with different stressful situations.

In our school we comply with traditional training approach. As you attend classes under rigid training and martial arts techniques learning you improve your physical health. Also by following strict dojo etiquette you develop your will and inner self.

Development of will – main characteristic of Aikido Yoshinkan. During classes we pay much attention to such training. You cannot be successful in Aikido trainings unless you develop courage, bravery and initiative, confidence in your skills, purposefulness and ability to deal with hardships during trainings. Only during hard training you forge strong character.

During class we pay much attention to learning right movements, some of which aimed to outrun attacker. The purpose of such movements – stop punch or grab it in its initial phase before it gains full power. Thus it is important to make right and precise entry into the technique depending on distance between you and attacker. The goals of movements are to go down from attack line and (or) outrun attacker, gain position (close to the attacker)that eradicates the possibility of continuity of the attack. Simultaneously with movement you need to perform technique to unbalance the attacker and follow up with pain-control move. All this should be performed seamlessly and at the full speed to make it impossible for the attacker to grasp the situation and to do counter. Movements technique is practiced without partner in the beginning. Here you pay attention to correct body, leg position, central line.

You will get desired result in Aikido Yoshinkan fast if you systematically attend classes and train diligently. Not only you will get black belt, also you will obtain deep understanding of Aikido principles that will help to control person’s negative energy and use them to achieve your goals outside of the dojo.



International Aikido Seminar under the guidance of Sensei Tsuneo Ando

On March 23-25, an international aikido seminar was conducted under the guidance of Sensie Tsuneo Ando


We invite you to Ando Sensei 8 Dan Seminar

On March 23-26 in Lviv a training seminar will be help under the guidance of a master from Japan, the head of the International Federation Aikido Yoshinkan Ryu Tsuneo Ando 8 dan.


On November 18 - 19, the International Aikido Yoshinkan Seminar was held in Lviv

On November 18 - 19, the International Workshop on Aikido Yoshinkan was conducted under the direction of Sensei Yuri Kerpan, 5 dan (Boyokan Aikido dojo Brno, Czech Republic) and Mykhailo Buchko, 2 dan (Aikido Yoshinkan Kraków, Poland) organized by Yoshinkan Aikido Lviv.


Aikido Seminar in Czech Republic

On November 4-5 delegation of Ukrainian Aikido Yoshinkan Federation took part in an international seminar led by Sensei Joe Tambu and Robert Mustard


Aikido Yoshinkan Open Cup Suhovola October 8, 2017

On Sunday, October 8, in the People's House of the village Sukhovola, an Aikido Yoshinkan Cup among children and juniors was held, timed to the day of the defender of Ukraine


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On Saturday, September 30, a seminar on aikido Yoshinkan was held in central Michi in Kyiv


#ЗможеКожен Martial Arts Festival

On September 16 at the Culture and Recreation Park of Bogdan Khmelnitsky the 2-nd festival of eastern culture and martial arts was held


Summer Camp Gashuku 2017

The summer camp of Gashuk 2017 took place on August 20-27, 2017


Summer training seminar

On July 15-16, Lviv hosted a seminar on Aikido Yoshinkan led by Sensei Vashchyshyn Volodymyr.

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Train without rush. Many years are needed to grasp the basics and move to the 1st level. Never think of yourself as you know everything and are perfect master. You need to continue training daily with friends and students to develop in your Aikido art. - Volodymyr Vashchyshyn, Founder and head of Ukrainian Yoshinkan Foundation