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 [...]


Aikido for the whole family!

Are you looking for a fun activity for your family on the weekends? How about checking out our beginners class every Saturday afternoon from 16:00-17:00 at our headquarters dojo in Urayasu? Experienced instructors will take you step-by-step through the basics of Yoshinkan Aikido in our No. 1 dojo while your kids have a fun-filled and […]

Notice of Price Changes due to Increase in Consumption Tax

Please note that, due to the increase in consumption tax from 8% – 10% effective from the 1st of October 2019, some of our prices may be affected.  In particular, this applies to monthly membership fees; entrance fees; test and certificate fees; dogi and DVD prices. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.  If you have […]

Chiba Prefecture Yoshinkan Aikido Federation Gasshku

The Chiba Prefecture Yoshinkan Aikido Federation will be holding their annual gasshku in October.  Two days of training with Ando Shihan by the sea! DATE: Saturday the 19th – Sunday the 20th of October LOCATION: Nippon Budokan Kenshu Center (Katsuura, Chiba) COST: Adults – ¥10,000; Kids (High school students and below) – ¥9,000 This price […]

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

Aikido Ryu – Training Schedule for Saturday the 5th of October

Due to the All Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration on Saturday the 5th of October, please note the following changes to the training schedule: Urayasu Branch Kids classes and Adults Class 2 (15:30-16:30) will be cancelled. Adults Class 1 (9:30-10:30) will be held as usual. All classes at Ryu Dojo will be cancelled. We apologize for […]

Aikido Ryu Urayasu Branch Change in Training Location – Saturday the 19th of October

Please note that the Urayasu Branch Adults Class 2 from 15:30-16:30 on Saturday the 19th of October will be held at Ryu Dojo. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.  Please contact us if you have any questions.   


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.)  

64th Annual All Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration

64th Annual All Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration. Date and time: Saturday the 5th of October from 11:30-17:50 (Reception opens at 10:00; the briefing for participants starts at 11:00.) Location: Komazawa Olympic Park Indoor Ball Sports Field (1-1; Komazawa Park; Setagaya-ku; Tokyo) Participation Fee: Entrance is FREE for spectators! After-party: Close to Komazawa Daigaku Station from 18:30-21:00.


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