About Us


The ISSHIN DOJO is located at LX Factory in Lisbon (Alcântara), with a practice area of around 120m2 and a smaller room intended for massages, courses or lectures for small groups.

We aim at providing regular activities, ranging from martial arts to Yoga, but also other events such as seminars and workshops.

We put particular emphasis on working the body as a tool for personal development, always trying to complement it with the access to other areas of human knowledge.

ISSHIN DOJO is open to all those interested in learning about its activities and we offer, with no compromise, the possibility of experiencing one of our classes in any of the available disciplines. Just bring comfortable clothes and the will to practice!


Classes & Schedules

  • Timetable

    Mondays & Wednesdays
    from 7.15pm to 8.45pm


    Originated in Japan, AIKIDO is the art of “non resistance”, a concept not to be confused with inaction or passivity. Non resistance must be understood as accepting our practice partner’s attack, integrating it in our movement, in order to neutralize it with the least possible effort.

    AIKIDO favours bodily coordination, self control as well as self confidence.

  • Timetable

    Mondays & Wednesdays
    from 18H15 to 19H15
    (from 6 years old)

    Aikido for Kids

    The discipline’s curriculum is adapted to the age of the practitioners. It shares common ground with the adults curriculum, but specific exercises are added. Movements involving luxation or that impose too much effort in the developing joints are eliminated.

    AIKIDO FOR KIDS favours motor coordination, self esteem and young practitioners discipline.

  • Timetable

    from 8.15pm to 9.45pm
    from 7pm to 8.30pm


    Shinto Muso Ryu JODO (its full name) is an old japanese martial art (koryu) originated in the 17th century. Founded by a mythical samurai named Musi Gunosuke, its aim is to defeat a sword armed opponent using a wooden stick.

    JODO practitioners will learn through kata, whose rhythm will intensify as practice progresses. Notions such as distance, rhythm, precision and concentration will be deeply worked.

  • Timetable

    Tuesdays & Thursdays
    from 7pm to 8pm


    KARATE DO is a Japanese martial art whose primary purpose is to form the practitioner’s character. KARATE DO means “the way of empty hands” and is a form of Budo (way of the warrior) originated in Okinawa and introduced in Japan’s main islands in 1922.

    The discipline favours concentration, flexibility, coordination and bodily posture, as well as self confidence and a sense of safety.

  • Timetable

    from 10.30am to 11.30am

    Tai Chi

    Today, TAI CHI is one of the most widespread wellness activities and healthy low impact exercises around the world. Since its origins in the mid-nineteen Century until today, it kept evolving and transforming itself form its original form, almost exclusively martial, until becoming a soft exercise practice, a therapeutical and psychological transformation movement, a practice of meditation in movement and health and longevity promotion method, thus closing a cycle of returning to the Taoist inspired origins, contained in its own name.

  • Timetable

    Tuesdays & Thursdays
    from 1pm to 2pm


    Characterized by its postures based on relaxation / tone, unfolding at the precise rhythm of breathing, YOGA as a spiritual path presupposes balanced physical, mental and psychological health.

    In these classes work will be done on posture, as well as on breathing and balance, at the same time focus skills and relaxation will improve.

  • Timetable

    from 11.30am to 12.30am
    (from 3 years old)

    Yoga for Kids

    In each YOGA FOR KIDS class, children are lead to perform the required exercises through playful exercises and games. References to the natural world are constant and typical YOGA postures assume names like “the Girafe” or “the Frog”.

    YOGA FOR KIDS favours focus skills, works on elasticity, breathing and motor coordination.

  • Timetable

    Mondays & Wednesdays
    from 1pm to 1.45pm


    Inspired by the techniques of classical, modern dance and floor bar (complementary discipline in the training of a dancer) a sequence of exercises was created with the aim of working posture, muscular tone, agility, balance, flexibility and stress reduction.

    A modern, different class, accompanied by a careful and varied musical selection.

  • Timetable

    Mondays & Wednesdays
    from 8.45pm to 10.15pm

    Shorinji Kempo

    SHORINJI KEMPO is a Japanese martial art with its roots on the Shaolin temples. As a form of Budo, it is guided by a moral code and ethics of its own and may not be classified as a combat sport.

    It is a personal growth discipline which main goal is to create valuable people, ready to act, help others and contribute to a better society. To achieve its aim, SHORINJI KEMPO focus on three basic premisses: self-defence, physical training and mental health.

  • Timetable

    from 8.15pm to 9.45pm
    from 3.30pm to 5pm

    Tenchi Tessen

    Created by Master Georges Stobbaerts, TENCHI TESSEN is the Breath and Fan art. It was influenced by the practice of Japanese Budo, mainly Iaido and Aikido, but also by Yoga, Zen and the study of several aspects of oriental cultures.

    This movement art allows, in an harmonious way, to put internal energies into circulation. It invites you to develop a spirit of alertness, spontaneity and freedom of expression.

  • Timetable

    Tuesdays & Thursdays
    from 11.30am to 13.00am

    Yi Quan

    Yi Quan is a Chinese martial art that has all the benefits of meditation along with the benefits of physical training. Considered a “soft” or “internal” martial art, it is suitable for people of all ages wishing to gain greater control of their body or want to increase their vitality and become healthier. Unlike other Chinese disciplines, Yi Quan doesn’t put its focus on Chi or Qi (vital energy) but, instead, on the development of the perception of one’s body.

  • Timetable

    from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

    Contemporary Dance

    In a free conversation with the elements of the movement, CONTEMPORARY DANCE classes gives a voice to sensations by discovering the possibilities of the body’s planisphere, its relations with other bodies and surfaces.


One of our wishes is to help in the growing of happy children, both physically and mentally healthy. That’s why we decided to devote a lot of our energy to the young ones.

Disciplines like Aikido or Yoga will help kids develop physical skills such as agility, coordination or correct breathing. Important tools for their future, such as focus and self-confidence, will be provided. In our Philosophy with Children workshops, kids will have the opportunity to ask questions, seek answers, suggest clues. Ultimately, they will develop critical thinking skills. All of this goes, of course, without forgetting a good amount of fun!

At ISSHIN DOJO, everyone will have the opportunity of trying a free class of our regular activities. You are welcome to visit us and get to know our teachers and facilities.


Events & Highlights

  • Workshop

    Aikido Seminar

    An Aikido seminar led by JOÃO TINOCO, ANTÓNIO BARBOSA e PABLO DURÁN, all 4th Dan Aikikai.

    For the first time, three independent associations of Aikido come together to organize a day of intensive practice guided by their respective teachers. More than valuing differences, this day intends to value what is common in the practice of this art. We hope to be able to count on the presence of all those who want to participate in this (at least different) day.

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    50% Off Campaign

    You may now benefit from a 50% reduction on the inscription fees for all our disciplines.

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For more information

LX Factory – Edifício Principal, Sala 2.15C (2º Piso)

e / isshindojo.lx@gmail.com

t / + 351 918 228 949

f / www.facebook.com/sayanouchi.associacao


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