About Us

Aikido 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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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 [...]

Seniors Aikido 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 [...]


Ryu Dojo 20th Anniversary Thanks Campaign!

It’s been 20 years of aikido life at Ryu Dojo and we’re celebrating with a thanks campaign! Students who sign up for membership during January will pay ¥0 for their entrance fee!  

Aikido Black Belt Class

Black Belt classes are held once a month at Ryu Dojo.  Taught by Ando Shihan, this is essential training! This months class will be held on Saturday the 18th of January from 17:30-18:30. Training costs ¥1,000 per person and is open to anyone holding shodan and above in Yoshinkan Aikido. No reservation required!

Aiki Ryu Newspaper – Year End Edition

YOU CAN NOW KEEP UP TO DATE ON ALL THE HAPPENINGS AT RYU BY DOWNLOADING THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE AIKI RYU NEWSPAPER! Now in color, the newspaper includes reports on demonstrations and seminars as well as Ando Shihan’s explanations of basic techniques. Click here to download the Year-End Edition. You can also subscribe to […]

Ryu Online Dojo – Download Aikido Techniques now!

Your dojo now is literally wherever your feet are – and wherever you have the bandwidth to download!!  Ando Sensei’s techniques are now available for download as individual “tracks” from the Ryu Online Dojo.  Each video includes English commentary and translation of Ando Sensei’s explanations. Currently, one technique is available for download here but we […]

Aikido General Training

All students of Aikido are invited to attend the 13th Annual General Training after the Junior Aikido Championship on the 11th of February 2020.  Top instructors from the Urayasu Aikikai and the Yoshinkan will teach at the seminar and for the first time this year, we are looking forward to learning from Kazuki Kimura; Yoshinkan […]

Junior Aikido Tournament

ThE junior aikido tournament will take place as follows:     Date and time: Tuesday the 11th of February 2020; 12:00-16:00 (Reception opens at 10:30; competitors should be changed and gather on the mats by 11:30.  The opening ceremony is from 12:00.  There will be a short seminar after the Tournament from 15:00-15:30. The Awards […]

Aikido – A Martial Art for the Future Short Film By Aaron Yamashita

Tokyo-based filmmaker Aaron Yamashita worked with us to create this short film introducing the beauty of Aikido. Take a look and share widely!


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