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Kids and Family Aikido

Studying any martial art, and aikido in particular, has tremendous transformative benefits for kids.  Apart from the physical benefits, studying a martial art improves concentration; teaches children self-discipline and respect, both for themselves and for others. At Ryu, teaching kids is a vital part of what we do!  In all our classes experienced teachers provide [...]

Adults Aikido Classes (Junior High School students and above)

In Yoshinkan Aikido, great emphasis is based on the study of the kihon dosa or basic movements. Through repetitive training in these movements we develop a strong core and lower body, as well as the ability to maintain a stable posture while moving. All aikido techniques contain some element of these basic movements so it follows that [...]

Aikido Ryu Seniors Class

It's never too late to start learning aikido! Students at Ryu range in age from three to 80 years and the physical health benefits of aikido are not limited to any age group.  This class is for students 60 years and over. Students can set their own pace for training and instructors focus on teaching [...]

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Aikido Ryu Spring Tests

2020/03/27 Due to the continued closure of Chuo Budokan due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Aikido Ryu spring tests will be held at Ryu Dojo at the end of April. Details are below. Please note that no spectators will be allowed into the dojo for the tests. Date and time: Saturday the 25th of April […]

UPDATED: Training Schedule for Aikido Ryu Headquarters Dojo and Urayasu Branch Dojo

UPDATED 2020/03/29 Please note the training schedule for Ryu Dojo and Urayasu Branch Dojo effective from the 1st of April 2020. Ryu Headquarters Dojo: Previously we had stated that kids classes and Family Club training at Ryu Headquarters Dojo would resume from Wednesday the 1st of April.  However, in light of the latest updates on […]

Cancellation of the 30th Anniversary Urayasu City Aikido Demonstration

In keeping with the Japanese government’s policy and request to limit the number of large gatherings in order to restrict the spread of COVID-19, the Urayasu City AIkido Association has decided to cancel the 30th Anniversary Aikido Demonstration. We are deeply sorry for this situation and would like to thank everybody who had committed to […]

Ando Sensei Seminar in St Petersburg, April 2020

Due to the travel restrictions implemented by Russia in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are sorry to announce that Ando Sensei’s planned visit to the Sutemi Dojo in St Petersburg has been cancelled.  We are currently in discussions about the possibility of postponing the seminar to a later date. Ando Shihan is […]

Statement and Dojo Policy Regarding Corona Virus

With regard to helping limit the possible spread of Coronavirus, the dojo is taking the following precautions: Students are advised to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after training. Students are also advised to gargle before and after training. Students are advised to make use of the alcohol disinfectant hand spray […]