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 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 [...]


NEW! Friday Family Club

From October, we’re offering our popular Family Club on Fridays. This class is for parents and kids to have fun learning aikido together. Come and give it a try! Day and time: Every Friday from 15:45-16:45 Location: Ryu Dojo Contact us with any questions or if you’re interested in watching or trying a class!  

NEW!! Monthly White Belt Classes

Starting from September, Ryu Dojo is now offering monthly classes aimed at beginners and white belts, taught by Ando Sensei.  Details below! Date: Saturday the 22nd of September Time: 16:00-17:00 Location: Ryu Honbu Dojo This class is for students white belts up to 4th Kyu.  Training is also open to people who have never tried aikido […]

The Direct Teachings of Gozo Shioda – Aikido Black Belt Training

Watch a preview below of Ando Sensei’s new DVD “The Direct Teachings of Gozo Shioda – Aikido Black Belt Training” released by BAB Japan. The DVD is now on sale and can be ordered from their website here or you can contact us for more information on how to order your copy!

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 August edition. Click here to view the September Edition.   Click here to […]

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 22nd of September.   Please email us if you have […]


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We are here:
Ryu Headquarters Dojo
Urayasu Branch at Chuo Budokan