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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 [...]

Aikido Ryu 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 [...]

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Aikido Ryu Dojo – back to training!

2020/06/02 We are back to training at Ryu Honbu from today!  For adults regular classes, we are focusing on basic movements and basic techniques training solo but at the end of training, for students who would like to train with a partner we’re training with face shields on. Students who have their own face shields […]

Aikido Ryu Urayasu Branch Dojo Training Schedule from June

Training at Aikido Ryu Urayasu Branch at Chuo Budokan will resume from Saturday the 6th of June. Due to restrictions on how often we can use the location and limits on the number of students who can attend at one time, the kids and adults classes on Saturday and Sunday morning will be divided into two groups and […]

Resumption of Training at Aikido Ryu Headquarters Dojo

2020/05/26 Due to the lifting of the State of Emergency by the Japanese Government, we are happy announce the resumption of training at Ryu Headquarters Dojo from Tuesday the 2nd of June. The health and safety of our students is our first concern and we will be instituting the following protocols on resumption of training. […]

Aiki Ryu Newspaper – English May Edition

2020/05/13 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 May Edition. You can also subscribe […]

“Kotodama” and Breath Control in Aikido Training

2020/05/10 Recently, in our Ryu ZOOM Aikido classes, Ando Sensei explained how Yoshinkan Aikido is very good for developing centre power but our regular training needs some supplementation to help us develop breath power.  This training is “kotodama” or repeating sacred sounds and syllables to practise breath control: In this training, we expel all our […]

Aikido Training at Home with Ando Sensei Part 2.

2020/04/14 In this video, the first 2 exercises are for practicing pivots. The first is seated – raise your hands as if blocking a front strike. Bring all your weight onto your left knee and pivot. While pivoting bring your hands out in front of you as in Shomen uchi ikkajo Osae (2). Repeat. Next, […]