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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 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 [...]

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 [...]



LATEST NEWS

Black Belt Class – December and January

Please note that due to preparations for the Junior Aikido World Championship in February 2019, there will be no black belt class in December and January.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Don’t forget about the All Levels All Classes Training Day on the 22nd though! 

Ryu on TV Tokyo

Make sure to watch Ryu on TV Tokyo’s “Watashi ga Nihon ni Sumu Riyu”! We chat to Katsunori Takahashi about aikido; give you a glimpse into our aikido life and introduce viewers to the beauty of Urayasu and Japan. Monday the 17th of December from 9 pm.  Check out the TV Tokyo website here for […]

All Classes All Levels Training Day

Join us for an all-classes, all-levels training day! Date and time: Saturday the 22nd of December from 15:30-16:30 Location: Urayasu City Chuo Budokan Cost:  Training is free to ALL Ryu members!  (¥500 for non-members.) Contact us if you have any questions about this event.  

Ryu Christmas Party

Help us celebrate the end of another year of great training! Date and time: Saturday the 22nd of December 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 […]

Ryu Year End and New Year Schedule

Winter Tests Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of December Click here for more information. All Classes, All Levels Training Saturday the 22nd of December 15:30-16:30 at Urayasu Chuo Budokan Click here for more information. Ryu Christmas Party Saturday the 22nd of December from 17:30-19:30 at Ryu Dojo Click here for more information. Ryu […]

Ryu Dojo Winter Tests

The winter tests will be held as follows: *Kids’ shodan and above and adults from 3rd Kyu and above: Date and Time: Saturday the 15th of December from 14:00 (the dojo will be open for training from 13:00) and Sunday the 16th of December from 10:50. Location: Urayasu Chuo Budokan *All other Ryu Dojo and […]

15th Junior Aikido Tournament – World Championship!

We are delighted to open applications for students to compete in the 15th Annual Junior Aikido Tournament and the first world championship! Students will compete for the top prizes in 8 categories according to age and level. This event is sponsored by the Urayasu City Amateur Sports Association and the Urayasu City Board of Education […]

November Edition out now! 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 November edition. Click here to subscribe to the newspaper. Subscriptions cost ¥3,000 for […]


 

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