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.

Sign up for a free trial lesson and start your martial arts journey with us today!

Urayasu Branch

On the weekend, many of our classes are held in the nearby community dojo.  Chuo Budokan offers training in a much larger space with kids and adults classes held side-by-side.  Excellent facilities include parking; change rooms and showers. 

Contact us to watch a class or book a free trial lesson.



Class Schedule:

*Kids and Family Club Class Schedule

*Adults Class Schedule

*Seniors Class Schedule

*Other Classes

Guide to Classes:

This class is for kids from 3-6 years old.
(6-13 YEARS OLD)
This class is for elementary school kids from 6-13.
FAMILY CLUB This class is for pre-school kids to learn aikido and have fun with their mom, dad or the whole family.
SENIORS CLASS This class is for students 60 years and over. This popular class will leave you feeling mentally and physically refreshed and rejuvenated! Visitors welcome (¥500 visitor fee.)
Happy Kids Class
Smile Kids Class
The Happy Kids Class is for elementary school students brown belt (2nd kyu) and above and the Smile Kids Class is for yellow and orange belts (5th kyu) and above. These are both an hour and 15 minutes  with a special curriculum for those wanting more intensive training.
Regular Class
(adults 4th kyu and up)
Classes throughout the day for people who only have time in the early mornings; for housewives and people free on weekdays and for business people and students who would like to train in the evenings after work or school. Come and find the perfect class to fit you and your schedule.
Kenshu Class A more intensive class taught by Ando Shihan with techniques taught in greater detail. Regular members can also attend this class (¥1,000 visitor fee.)
Weapons class The weapons class is taught by Ryu head instructor Ando Shihan. Using swords and fighting staffs, Ando Shihan teaches the movements of aiki ken and aiki jo, from the very basic movements up to more complicated techniques with a partner. Beginners and visitors welcome (¥1,000 visitor fee.)
Evening Tokubetsu Course This course is aimed at those who wish to become aikido instructors or would like to train more intensively and in greater detail but can’t attend training during the day. The course is divided into two semesters; the first is from May to September and the second is from November to March. Training is every Wednesday evening. Visitors may attend (¥1,500 visitor fee; 1st dan and above.)
Black Belt classes Black belt classes are held once a month at Ryu Honbu Dojo, taught by Ando Sensei. Training is from 17:30-18:30 at Ryu HQ Dojo and costs ¥1,000 per class.  This class is open to anybody who holds their shodan or above in Yoshinkan Aikido.

Click here to see the date for this month’s black belt class is.


Kids Classes (Twice a week)
Family Club (Once a week)
¥6,000+Tax(One parent and one child)
Happy Kids Class (Once a week)
Smile Kids Class (Once a week)
Regular Class – Ryu HQ Dojo
(adults 4th kyu and up)
(Tues; Wed; Thurs; Fri; Sat)
Regular Class – Urayasu Branch

(adults 4th kyu and up)

(Sat and Sun)
Seniors (Tues and Thurs)
Kenshu Class (Tues; Wed; Thurs; Fri)
Weapons class (Sat)
Evening Tokubetsu Course (Wed)

Click on the links below to download the test syllabus:

2018-2019 Adults 3rd Kyu and above
Adults 10th – 4th Kyu and Kids


(A password is required to view the test results.  If you don’t have the password, please contact the Ryu Administration Office.) 

We are here:
Ryu Headquarters Dojo
Urayasu Branch at Chuo Budokan