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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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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 [...]


LATEST NEWS

KIDS AIKIDO – FREE DOGI CAMPAIGN

Come for a free aikido trial lesson and if your kids sign up for membership between now and the end of September, you’ll get a FREE DOGI (top and bottom set, belt included.)  

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 the31st of August.   Please email us if you have any […]

Aiki Ryu Newspaper July English Edition

YOU CAN NOW KEEP UP TO DATE ON ALL THE HAPPENINGS AT RYU BY DOWNLOADING THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE AIKI RYU NEWSPAPER HERE! Now in color, the newspaper includes reports on demonstrations and seminars as well as Ando Shihan’s explanations of basic techniques. You can also subscribe to the original Japanese version of the […]

64th Annual All Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration – Applications

We are now seeking applications for 64th Annual All Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration. The deadline for applications is Sunday the 18th of August, 2019. Please email us if you have any questions or would like to apply.   Students from Ryu affiliate clubs and dojos outside Ryu Headquarters Dojo and Urayasu branch should apply through their instructor. Date […]

2020 Junior Aikido World Championship

We are delighted to invite international applications for students to compete in the 2020 Junior Aikido World Championship to be held on Tuesday the 11th of February 2020!  Students will compete for the top prizes in 8 categories according to age and level. Click here for application information and to see the Tournament syllabus. The […]

Aikido – A Martial Art for the Future Short Film By Aaron Yamashita

Tokyo-based filmmaker Aaron Yamashita worked with us to create this short film introducing the beauty of Aikido. Take a look and share widely!


 

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