Recognised by the Malaysian Book of Record as Malaysia’s first black belt in Aikido and longest practicing Aikido teacher, Thamby Rajah Sensei first studied Aikido in Japan in the late 1950s under Gozo Shioda Sensei. Thamby Sensei quietly dedicated himself to teaching Aikido and Judo from his school for well over 50 years. Over the years, various high profile martial artists visited the school in Seremban, Malaysia. One regular visitor was the famous American martial arts author and researcher Donn F Draeger. Draeger Sensei was also the first Westerner to receive a teaching license in numerous classical Japanese martial arts. Thamby Sensei’s school name was given to him by Shioda Sensei. It is called the Shudokan ~ the place for studying the way.