Yoshinkan Aikido Test Syllabus FREE VIDEOS – Ryu On Demand

2020/10/24 We have now made the Yoshinkan Aikido Test syllabus for 10th-6th kyu available to view for free on our streaming site, Ryu On Demand.  Currently, only the basic techniques are uploaded but we are shooting and adding the basic movements shortly so keep checking back regularly! Click here to see the videos.  

Urayasu City Citizens’ Festival Cheer Up! Campaign

2020/10/23 We were invited to submit a video for the Urayasu City Citizens’ Festival “Cheer up everyone!” campaign. Check it out here! The subtitles read “The purpose of Aikido training is to enrich your daily life!”

17th Annual Junior Aikido Tournament Cancelled

2020/10/10 Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty regarding travel and the holding of large gatherings, the 17th Annual Junior Aikido Tournament which was scheduled to be held on Thursday the 11th of February 2021 will be cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and to all those who were looking forward to the […]

Aiki Ryu Newspaper – English Edition June-September Combined

2020/10/02 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 latest edition. You can also subscribe […]

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. […]

“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, […]