Robert Mustard Sensei 7th Dan
Robert Mustard Sensei, 7th Dan, has been training in Yoshinkan Aikido for
over 30 years. He was appointed Chief Foreign Instructor at the Yoshinkan Honbu
Dojo in Japan in 1991; during his stay there of 10 years. He now teaches full
time at his Dojo in Vancouver, Canada, and at seminars around the world. Mustard
Sensei comments on Shudokan UK:
“Dear friends at Shudokan Uk,
I first met Robson sensei four years ago when he contacted me about coming to
Vancouver to train along with Mick Mercer and Phil Musson. The fact that he was
already a credited sixth dan in his own right and was coming to train at another
sixth dan’s dojo says more about his character than anything I can put on
paper…but I’ll try. It was a great two weeks.
Robson sensei’s skill as a martial artist is only matched by his unwavering
dedication to Aikido and his students. He runs a fantastic school in Nottingham
while doing his utmost to help all the Shudokan dojos in the UK. He is powerful,
focused and dedicated in his practice and teaching but most importantly he does
his best to help each and every student that steps on the mat. He has invited me
numerous times to conduct seminars at the Nottingham honbu and each and every
time I’m amazed at his generosity, hospitality and again most importantly his
unwavering love of training and trying to make his Budo better.
I love coming to the Uk to teach and the major reason is Robson sensei and
his students. They are a very dedicated and hard working group, which is to be
expected seeing their teacher, but the joy which they display for Aikido comes
from themselves. It is a pleasure to be associated with the Shudokan group and
if anyone reading this is interested in joining an incredible dojo to learn
Aikido, the Nottingham honbu is the place to go.
Don’t hesitate….just go and try an intro and you will be hooked by the
teaching, the training and the wonderful positive energy of the dojo. Looking
forward to seeing everyone again.
Aikido Yoshinkai Burnaby
Summer School 2008