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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 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 [...]


Family Aikido in Hinode!

Our new Hinode Branch is a family-friendly aikido club where parents and kids can learn aikido together in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Training takes place every Friday from 7:30-8:30 pm in the Hinode Junior High School dojo.  Come and give aikido a try!  Contact us to book a free trial lesson or to watch […]

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 […]

Dojo Closed for Training – 23rd of November

Please note that Ryu Dojo and the Urayasu Branch will be closed for training on Friday the 23rd of November.   We apologize for any inconvenience caused.  

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

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 24th of November.   Please email us if you have […]


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