About Us

Ryu Headquarters Dojo is located in Urayasu, Japan and is a dojo dedicated exclusively to the daily study and practice of aikido. Offering world-class training, Ryu Headquarters Dojo draws in students from all around the world. We have members of all levels, ranging in age from 3 to 80 years old.
Headed by Tsuneo Ando Sensei, our focus is on constantly improving our teaching methods to make aikido as enjoyable and as accessible as possible. Beginners are welcome and we offer instruction in both Japanese and English. We also offer a variety of flexible membership and training options to suit you and your schedule.

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Adults 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]


Golden Week – Dojo Closed for Training

Please note that Ryu Dojo and Urayasu Branch will be closed for training from Friday the 3rd of May until Monday the 6th of May. There will be training as usual on the 30th of April and the 1st and 2nd of May. Please contact us if you have any questions.  

Introducing the Platinum Award

The 29th Annual Urayasu City Aikido Association will be held on Sunday the 19th of May 2019 and this year, we are very excited to announce a new category at the Demonstration.  This category will be for  black belts between the ages of 18 and 29 years old and the best demonstration in the category […]

Urayasu City Aikido Demonstration and Junior Aikido World Championship

After the Junior Aikido World Championship last week, we have had a lot of queries about how to apply for this event.  The next Championship will be held on Tuesday the 11th of February 2020.   Dojos who are interested in attending and would like to be notified when applications open later this year can […]

Personal Training in Aikido

Due to popular demand! Ryu Dojo is now offering personal training in aikido. If you want to brush up before a test or just work in detail on any aspects of your training; then you can now book a 30 minute one-on-one lesson with Ryu Dojo instructors!  Instruction is also available in English and for […]

Black Belt Classes

Black Belt classes are held once a month at Ryu Honbu Dojo from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  Training costs ¥1,000 and anyone holding their 1st dan and above in Yoshinkan Aikido is welcome to attend. This month, the class will be held on Saturday the 23rd of February.   Please email us if you have […]

New Classes Added to Schedule!

Nearly the end of January!  How are your New Year’s Resolutions going again…? To help you keep those resolutions, we’ve added new evening classes to our schedule to make it easier to fit training into your day! New classes have been added every Tuesday; Wednesday and Friday from 18:10-19:10 at Ryu Dojo. Beginners are welcome […]

February Edition out now! Aiki Ryu Newspaper

Subscribe to the Aiki Ryu Newspaper (only available in Japanese) and keep up to date on all the happenings at Ryu!  Includes reports on demonstrations and seminars as well as Ando Shihan’s explanations of basic techniques.   Click here to view the February edition. Click here to subscribe to the newspaper. Subscriptions cost ¥3,000 for […]


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