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About Us


Aikido 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 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 [...]

Seniors Aikido 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

Aikido Ryu – FINAL BLACK BELT CLASS OF 2019

Get on the mats for the final black belt class of 2019! Saturday the 14th of December at Ryu Dojo, 17:30-18:30. This class is open to anyone holding shodan and above in Yoshinkan Aikido.  Training costs ¥1,000 per person. No reservation required!

Aikido Ryu – CHRISTMAS CONCERT Tickets Now on Sale!

This year, Ryu’s Bonenkai is   Our annual year-end party will be at the Sydney-inspired restaurant Bountiful Coffee, a one-minute walk from Shin Urayasu station. AND NOW FEATURING BY POPULAR DEMAND: Almir Chiquinho Well-known singer Almir Chiquinho will make an appearance and perform a short Christmas concert to celebrate the season! On the buffet menu: […]

Aikido General Training

All students of Aikido are invited to attend the 13th Annual General Training after the Junior Aikido Championship on the 11th of February 2020.  Top instructors from the Urayasu Aikikai and the Yoshinkan will teach at the seminar and for the first time this year, we are looking forward to learning from Kazuki Kimura; Yoshinkan […]

Junior Aikido Tournament Applications

We are delighted to formally invite you to submit applications to compete in the 2020 Junior Aikido World Championship! Students will compete for the top prizes in 8 categories according to age and level. Details on the Tournament and how to apply are below: Date and time: Tuesday the 11th of February 2020; 12:00-16:00 (Reception […]

Aiki Ryu Newspaper November 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! 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 November Edition. You can also subscribe to […]

Aikido Ryu Dojo – New Classes Added to Schedule

For those that just can’t get enough, we’ve added 7 more classes to the Ryu Dojo training schedule starting in November: SATURDAYS: 1. 7:00-8:00  – Shinohara Sensei (regular training, from the 2nd of November) 2. 10:00-11:00 – Tazawa Sensei (regular training, from the 30th of November)   SUNDAYS: 3. 7:00-8:00 – Ando Shihan (regular training, […]

Aikido Ryu – Upcoming Events and Year-end Schedule

Winter Tests Saturday the 21st of December from 14:00 at Chuo Budokan (the dojo is open for training from 13:00.) Sunday the 22nd of December from 10:50 at Chuo Budokan Last Day of Training Sunday the 22nd of December Ryu Winter Party Sunday the 22nd of December from 17:30.  Click here for more information. Dojo […]

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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