Dojon historia

The Dojo’s name:

The YukimuraKan Dojo has been operating in SPb since 2003 when one adult group started.
Since then YukimuraKan Dojo has been doing its mission for 15 years, promoting Yoshinkan Aikido. Since 2018 the YukimuraKan Dojo opened new groups in Helsinki supported by NPO The Russian-speaking of Finland (Suomen Venäjänkielisten Keskusjärjestö ry).
Initially the Dojo had the name Renshinkan and Dojo had this name for 6 years.
In 2009 a new name the YukimuraKan was given by Yasuhisa Shioda who is the former Soke of Yoshinkan Aikido and Kancho the Yoshinkan Aikido Honbu Dojo.
Yukimura is the nickname of a very famous and popular samurai in Japan – Sanada Nobushige.
At that time of the civil war in Japan Yukimura was known as a strong and brave warrior, therefore, his a name is perfect
The Dojo’s name consists of three kanji:

  • The first kanji is Yuki which means wealth, happiness.
  • The second kanji is Mura which means village
  • The third kanji is Kan – which means home, club etc. 

The Logo of YukimuraKan Dojo:

camonThe Logo of Dojo symbolizes the development of spirit and a body through studying Yoshinkan Aikido nonstop. Doing Aikido, we get rid of negative energy, build a holistic, harmonious personality.
Practising Yoshinkan Aikido helps people to understand their place in the world and live in harmony and balance with the surrounding world.
The meaning of the logo:
There are three black fans, with three silver four-pointed stars in the center of each fan. The stars form a triangle pointing upwards. The fans are in the circle.
The circle symbolizes infinity, perfection and completeness. reflecting the continuity of time and life.
The group of three objects symbolizes closely related ideas.
A triangle is a male and a solar sign representing, deity, fire, life, heart, well-being, harmony. The four-pointed star shape (rhombus) is chosen as an ancient symbol of guid and confidence in the chosen path.
A fan is a symbol of the flourishing life, which accumulates positive energy.
Silver is a symbol of purity, perfection, peace and mutual understanding.
In Japanese culture black color is a symbol of nobility, kindness, purity and perfection, age and experience compared to the white color which symbolizes discipleship, youth.