Aikido Ryu Dojo and Urayasu Branch – Summer Holidays

2020/08/10 Please note that Ryu Headquarters Dojo and the Urayasu Branch Dojo will be closed for training from Sunday the 10th of August to Monday the 17th of August. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Cancellation of the 65th Annual All Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration

2020/07/14 In keeping with efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo has announced that the 65th Annual All Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration, which was scheduled to be held on the 3rd of October this year, will be cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please contact us if you […]

Aikido Ryu General Tests

2020/07/14 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summer General Tests have been postponed. They are scheduled to be held on Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th of September. The location will be either at Urayasu City Chuo Budokan or at Ryu Headquarters Dojo. Further details will be announced closer to the date but please […]

Aikido Ryu Headquarters Dojo and Urayasu Branch Training Schedules from July

2020/07/03 Ryu Headquarters Dojo Click here to see the training schedule for Ryu Headquarters Dojo from the 1st of July. Urayasu Branch Due to certain restrictions on training at Chuo Budokan being lifted, Urayasu Branch training will now resume as normal and all Urayasu Branch classes will be held at Chuo Budokan again. Please note […]

Ryu On Demand

We are excited to announce Ryu On Demand! A very low monthly subscription fee gives you unlimited streaming access to all our content. This includes our entire DVD back catalogue of instructional videos plus new, exclusive content uploaded regularly. PLUS starting from August 2020, Ryu On Demand subscribers ONLY will be able to reserve and […]

Black Lives Matter

At this time, we would like to reiterate that at NPO Yoshinkan Aikido Ryu and the Ryu World Aikido Federation we seek as our ultimate goal the achievement of world peace through the practise of aikido, the Art of Peace, which is the “way to reconcile the world and make human beings one family” as stated […]

Resumption of Training at Aikido Ryu Headquarters Dojo

2020/05/26 Due to the lifting of the State of Emergency by the Japanese Government, we are happy announce the resumption of training at Ryu Headquarters Dojo from Tuesday the 2nd of June. The health and safety of our students is our first concern and we will be instituting the following protocols on resumption of training. […]

Aiki Ryu Newspaper – English May Edition

2020/05/13 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 May Edition. You can also subscribe […]

“Kotodama” and Breath Control in Aikido Training

2020/05/10 Recently, in our Ryu ZOOM Aikido classes, Ando Sensei explained how Yoshinkan Aikido is very good for developing centre power but our regular training needs some supplementation to help us develop breath power.  This training is “kotodama” or repeating sacred sounds and syllables to practise breath control: In this training, we expel all our […]

Aikido Training at Home with Ando Sensei Part 2.

2020/04/14 In this video, the first 2 exercises are for practicing pivots. The first is seated – raise your hands as if blocking a front strike. Bring all your weight onto your left knee and pivot. While pivoting bring your hands out in front of you as in Shomen uchi ikkajo Osae (2). Repeat. Next, […]