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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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 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 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 [...]


2019-2020 Yoshinkan AIkido Test Syllabus Seminar

The Ryu All Japan Aikido Federation will hold a seminar on the set techniques from the 2019-2020 Yoshinkan Aikido Test syllabus. Date and time: Monday the 29th of April from 09:10-10:50 Location: Urayasu City Chuo Budokan Instructors: Ando Tsuneo Shihan; Hotta Terumasa Shihan; Mitsuhashi Akira Shihan; Jim Dawes Shihandai; Katagiri Misato Shihandai Cost: ¥1,000 per […]

Aiki Ryu Newspaper April Edition Out Now!

Subscribe to the Aiki Ryu Newspaper (only available in Japanese) and keep up to date on all the happenings at Ryu!  Now in color, the newspaper includes reports on demonstrations and seminars as well as Ando Shihan’s explanations of basic techniques. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APRIL EDITION. Click here to subscribe to the newspaper. […]

Black Belt Class

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 27th of April.   Please email us if you have […]

Kids Summer Camp

Our very popular kids summer camp will be held this year on Sunday and Monday the 14th and 15th of July at Ura La Mer in Urayasu.   Further details on how to apply will be announced closer to the date.

New Branch Announcement! Tomioka Branch

We’re happy to announce the launch of a new Ryu branch!  The Tomioka branch dojo opened in April.  Training takes place every Thursday night from 19:30-20:30 in the dojo at Tomioka Junior High School.  This is a fun family class where kids from elementary school age upwards and adults can train together.  Visitors are welcome! […]

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 […]


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