Ramlan Ahmed Sensei, 4th Dan Yoshinkan Aikido, registered instructor (Level 3) with the Aikido Yoshinkai Foundation, Japan. He began studying Aikido in the year 1995.
At the end of the year 1997, he was graded to 1st Dan black belt by Kancho Inoue Kyoichi Sensei who was then the Headmaster of International Yoshinkan Aikido Federation, Japan.
In early 1998, Ramlan Sensei became a student of Thamby Rajah Sensei. A year later, Ramlan Sensei was graded to 2nd Dan by Thamby Rajah Sensei. Seeing Ramlan Sensei’s enthusiasm and strong spirit, in January 2002, Thamby Rajah Sensei sent him to Melbourne for intensive training and to be trained personally under his nephew, Joe Thambu Sensei (7th Dan Yoshinkan Aikido), who is the Chief Instructor of Aikido Shudokan Australia and also the Technical Advisor of all Aikido Shudokan dojos. Since then, Ramlan Sensei has devoted his effort to spreading Aikido under the tutelage of Joe Thambu Sensei.
During Kancho Inoue’s visit to Melbourne in March 2003, Ramlan Sensei was been graded again by him to 3rd Dan.
Ramlan Sensei has been constantly going to Japan and Australia to undergo advance training and has attended many seminars overseas. He participated in the 50th Anniversary of All Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration (September 2005). He also featured in many demonstrations in Australia, Japan, Indonesia and Thailand.
Ramlan Sensei has also trained under world-renowned Aikido teachers such as Kancho Kyoichi Inoue, Tsutomo Chida Shihan, Takafumi Takeno Shihan, Yasuhisa Shioda Kancho (son of Soke Gozo Shioda) and Robert Mustard Sensei (Canada).
July 2007, another history of Aikido Shudokan Malaysia created, when Ramlan Sensei has been graded to 4th Dan by Joe Thambu Sensei.
Ramlan Ahmed Sensei set up his organization with a few objectives:
to embraces the philosophies of Yoshinkan Aikido and looks to spread these philosophies to broader community
to uphold the martial arts way
to achieve and maintain a high level of Aikido for himself and also his students
to achieve accreditation for all Black belts from the International Yoshinkan Aikido federation, Japan
to maintain excellent relationship with all Aikido practitioners internationally
In September 2007, due to Ramlan Sensei passionate and devotion of spreading Yoshinkan Aikido, Aikido Shudokan Singapore was formed as the first Yoshinkan Aikido School in Singapore.