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Change in Training Schedule
Previously, the 19:30-20:30 Beginners Class has been held in conjunction with the Junior high and high school
kids class. Please note that from January, this class will only be for Junior High and high school students.
There will be no beginners class on Thursday evenings. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please contact us by email at or by telephone on 047-355-7140 if you have any questions.

Annual Winter Dojo Cleaning
The big annual dojo cleaning will be taking place from 8:30 on Tuesday the 23rd of December at Ryu Honbu Dojo.
Please come out and help us to give the dojo a very thorough cleaning for a fresh, clean start to the new year.
After the cleaning is finished students will be able to enjoy a hot bowl of udon, prepared by Ando Shihan himself.

Aikido College
Yoshinkan Aikido Ryu is very excited to announce a new, one year intensive training course, Aikido College. Please click here for more information on the course and to download an application form.

2014 Winter Tests
The 2014 Winter Tests will be held as follows.
Date: Saturday the 20th of December and Sunday the 21st of December, 2014
Location: Urayasu City Chuo Budokan First Dojo
Time: From 14:00 on the 20th (the dojo will be open from 13:00 for those who would like to train before the tests start.)
From 10:50 on the 21st.

There will also be a special training session on the test syllabus techniques from 15:30-17:00 on Sunday the 21st. This class is open to all members. There is a 1,000yen training fee.
If you would like more information about this training session or about applying for your test, please contact Ryu Honbu dojo by telephone or fax on 047-355-7140 or by email at

Ryu Honbu Dojo 15th Anniversary Celebration
It has been 15 years since Ryu Honbu Dojo was built! This year, the annual winter party will be a special event to celebrate those 15 wonderful years!
Date: Sunday the 21st of December, 2014.
Location: Ryu Honbu Dojo
Cost: 4,000yen per person (2,000yen for elementary school students and below).
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ryu Honbu Dojo by telephone or fax on 047-355-7140 or by email at

11th Annual Junior Aikido Demonstration and 8th Annual General Training
*11th Annual Junior Aikido Demonstration*
The Annual Junior Aikido Demonstration is a tournament for children from elementary school to high school age. Participants are divided into categories according to age and rank and compete to be awarded the top prize for excellence in technique. Please consult your instructor or contact Ryu Honbu Dojo if you or your students would like to enter the tournament (participation is free.)
Date and time: Wednesday the 11th of February, 2015 from 13:00-15:30.
Location: Urayasu City Gymnasium Main Arena.
Participation is for students from 1st year elementary school to 3rd year high school
Application deadline: Sunday the 14th of December.

*8th Annual General Training*
The 8th Annual General Training will take place after the Junior Aikido Tournament. Two top instructors from the Aikikai and Yoshinkan will give a special themed seminar.
Date and time: Wednesday the 11th of February, 2015 from 16:00-17:30.
Location: Urayasu City Gymnasium Main Arena.
Instructors and theme: Masanori Nakajima Shihan - Variations on iriminage
Tsuneo Ando Shihan - Principles of shomen uchi iriminage
Training fee: 1,000yen
Participation is limited to the first 80 students.
There will be a party afterwards from 18:00 in the restaurant Kizuna on the 2nd floor. (The party is 3,000yen per person.)

Please contact Ryu Honbu Dojo if you have any questions about the two above events:
Tel and fax - 047-355-7140 or email

11th Annual Junior Aikido Tournament
The 11th Annual Junior Aikido Demonstration will be held on Wednesday the 11th February, 2015. In preparation for that, special training classes will be held at Ryu Honbu Dojo starting from Tuesday the 25th of November. Please check the schedule of classes below. Any students participating in the Junior Aikido tournament are welcome to attend. (There is a visitor fee of 500yen per class.)

Junior kids shoryu no bu (white and blue belts) - every Friday from 17:00-18:00
hiryu no bu (yellow belts and above) - every Sunday from 15:00-16:00

Senior kids shoryu no bu (up to orange belt) - every Friday from 17:00-18:00
hiryu no bu (brown belt and above) - every Saturday from 13:00-14:00

Teens class shoryu no bu and hiryu no bu - every Thursday from 19:30-20:30

Please contact us if you have any questions or want more details.
Tel&fax: 047-355-7140 E-mail:

Videos of the tournament syllabus can be viewed here.

Announcement of the opening of the Kitakyushu Club
We are very happy to announce the opening of the Kitakyushu Club under longtime Ryu member, Hiroshi Furusawa.
Please contact Hiroshi Furusawa on 090-8203-8031 for more details or if you would like to try out a class.

Okayama Club opening announcement
Yoshinkan Aikido Ryu Okayama Club
This will be the first Yoshinkan club in Okayama prefecture.
If you or any one you know is living nearby and has an interest in aikido,
check out the new Okayama club. For the homepage click here

Aiki Ryu Newspaper Announcement
Yoshinkan Aikido Ryu is now publishing a monthly newspaper, the Aiki Ryu Newspaper (currently on in Japanese).
You can subscribe at any time. Click here for more details.

Uchidesi Recruitment
Please click here

For the results of the AIKIDO test, please click here