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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About Tsuneo Ando

For beginners

What is Aikido? Aikido can be translated as the “Way of Harmonious Spirit”.  It is a relatively new martial art created by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) and based on ancient Japanese fighting techniques.  Although a dynamic and very effective form of self-defense, taught to the Tokyo Riot Police, Aikido strives for non-aggression and the peaceful resolution [...]

Join now!

Before joining, we recommend that you first watch or try a class.  After that, your instructor or dojo staff will take you through the application process.  You can also fill out an online application form here. Upon completion of the application process, you will be issued with a membership card and your training uniform.  Please [...]

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 [...]


Saturday the 22nd of July – Dojo Closed for Training

Please note that, due to the Summer Tests, Ryu Honbu Dojo will be closed for training on Saturday the 22nd of July.  Urayasu Branch training from 15:30 will also be canceled. Training for Urayasu Branch kids and the At-Your-Own-Pace course from 9:30 will take place as usual. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.  Feel free to […]

Summer is Coming! Free Trial Lessons

Summer is coming – Are you ready? Get off the treadmill and get your best body learning a lifestyle-changing martial art! Aikido is especially good for the core muscles and for lower body strength,  for improving stamina and over-all muscle tone and for developing a leaner physique. Study aikido in a relaxed atmosphere and leave […]

All Classes All Levels Training Day!

The dojo will be closed for the holidays, but this summer we’re having one big class for all classes and all levels!  Everybody come and join us! Date and time: Saturday the 11th of August from 15:30-16:30 Location: Urayasu City Chuo Budokan Cost:  Training is free to ALL Ryu members!  (¥500 for non-members.)  

Ryu Summer Festival

Party time!  Join us for drinks; food and games! Date and time: Saturday the 11th of August from 17:30-19:30 Location: Ryu Honbu Dojo Cost: ¥3,000 for adults (junior high school students above) ¥2,000 for kids Discounts for families and couples!  We’re offering a reduction of ¥1,000 for every additional family member. If you would like […]

Students Summer Camp

This year’s summer camp for junior high and high school students will be held in Tateyama in Chiba. Date: Sunday the 19th and Monday the 20th of August. Location: Minshuku Tsunoda Please gather at JR Tateyama Station by 14:30 on the 19th of August (students will take a bus from the station to the venue.) […]

20th Annual Summer Training

The hottest time of the year is almost here.  Time to get up early and get your training in while it’s still nice and cool.  This year kids from 3-6 years can also join the training! The 20th Annual Summer Training will be held as follows: Date and time: Wednesday the 1st of August – […]

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 July edition.   Click here to subscribe to the newspaper. Subscriptions cost ¥3,000 […]

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 18th of August.   Please email us if you have […]