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 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 Ryu – New Classes Added to Schedule!

If our 6 am early morning classes are just a little too early for you, then you’ll be happy to hear that we’ve added two new classes to our training schedule.  Details below! Starting from Saturday the 2nd of November, two new classes: Every Saturday from 07:30-08:30 at Ryu Dojo, taught by Shinohara Sensei, 4th […]

Aikido Ryu 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.   

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, venue to be announced. Dojo Cleaning […]

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

Family Aikido Free Trial Lessons

Are you looking for something fun for your family to do together on weekends?  How about checking out our family aikido class every Sunday morning from 09:00-10:00 at our headquarters dojo in Urayasu? In this class, parents and pre-school kids learn the basic movements and techniques of aikido through games and fun activities! We are […]

Dojo Closed for Training – Tuesday the 22nd of October

Please note that Tuesday the 22nd of October is a public holiday and the dojo will be closed for training. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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 […]

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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