Ando Sensei was instrumental in forming the The Urayasu City Aikido Association in 1990, in cooperation with Nakajima Shihan of the Aikikai.
This federation was formed with the goal of re-uniting the Yoshinkan and the Aikikai styles, preferring to see the similiarities rather than the differences between the two styles.

Every year in January the Urayasu City Aikido Association holds a kagamibiraki ceremony; an annual event of cutting the New Year’s round rice cakes and eating them in sweet bean paste soup; and every year in May the association hosts the Urayasu City Aikido Demonstration.  The current chairman of the Association is Hiroyuki Otsuka.

Annual New Year’s demonstration hosted by the Urayasu City Aikido Association.