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 […]



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 Summer Tests

2021/05/26 The summer tests will be held this year as follows: Date and time: Saturday the 10th of July from 14:00 (the dojo will be open for training from 13:00.) Sunday the 11th of July from 10:30 Location: Urayasu City Chuo Budokan  

2021-2022 Yoshinkan Aikido Test Syllabus Set Techniques

2021/05/06 The set techniques for shokyu; shodan and yudan on the new 2021-2022 Yoshinkan Aikido Test Syllabus video are now up on our Youtube channel:

2021-2022 Yoshinkan Aikido Test Syllabus

2021/03/24 The new test syllabus for 2021-2022 has been released by the Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo. This test syllabus runs from the 1st of April 2021 until the 31st of March 2022.  You can download the syllabus here.   Keep an eye on our streaming site Ryu On Demand where we’ll be uploading videos of the […]

Aikido Ryu Headquarters Dojo – Change in Training Time

2021/03/21 Please note the following changes in the training schedule at Ryu Headquarters Dojo effective as of Monday the 22nd of March with the announcement of the end of the State of Emergency: Adults classes (regular and beginners) on Tuesday to Friday from 6:50-7:50 pm → will now be from 7:30-8:30 pm. Also please note: Temperatures […]

ShiodaGozoWorld YouTube Channel – Master Series with Ando Tsuneo

2021/03/18 Check below for Ando Sensei’s appearance on the Master Series on the very popular ShiodaGozoWorld YouTube channel.  Part 2 coming soon!  

Junior Aikido TikTok Challenge – OTHER CATEGORY WINNERS

2021/03/02 We are delighted to announce the prize winners in the Other Category for our first Junior Aikido TikTok Challenge.  Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who submitted videos. OTHER Category  – First Place Yoshinkan Aikido KAZAKHSTAn (KAZAKHSTAN) funny video from Yoshinkan Aikido Kazakhstan @aikido_ryu #junioraikidotiktokchallenge#aikido #othercategory#funny#happy#smile ♬ Benny Hill – […]