Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Free Trial Lessons for Kids

Get your kids moving with aikido!  

Aikido is a fun martial art that:

  • Teaches self-defense
  • Builds stamina and improves physical co-ordination
  • Teaches respect for oneself and for others


Yoshinkan Aikido Ryu is now offering free trial lessons for kids from 3-6 years old.
  • Date&Time: From Tuesday the 6th until Friday the 9th of December from 15:45-16:45
    (Visitors are welcome to attend any two days out of these.)
  • Location: Ryu Honbu Dojo (2-1-25; Kairaku; Urayasu; Chiba.  Click here for dojo access information.  Parking is available!)
Instruction is available in English!


Please contact NPO Yoshinkan Aikido Ryu for more information or if you would like to reserve your free trial lesson:
TEL: 047-355-7140




Thursday, 17 November 2016

New Class Announcement!

Starting from Thursday the 1st of December, there will now be a new class for beginners and regular students from 18:10-19:10  every Thursday at Ryu Honbu Dojo.  The class will be taught by Jim Shihandai.  

Please contact us if you have any questions about this class!
TEL: 047-355-7140

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Upcoming Events

〜〜DECEMBER〜〜


*Black Belt Class - December
Please note that there will be no black belt class in December.


*Monthly Tests - December
Tuesday the 13th - Sunday the 18th of December
(Please note that the General Tests will be held on Saturday the 17th so there will be no regular training on this day.)
*Test applications should be submitted at least one week before the test date

*Winter General Tests
Saturday the 17th of December from 14:00 (the dojo will be open for training from 13:00)
Sunday the 18th of December from 10:50

Tests will be held at Urayasu City Chuo Budokan


*Ryu Christmas Party and Celebration of Ando Sensei's Kanreki (60th birthday)
Sunday the 18th of December from 17:30-19:30 at Ryu Honbu Dojo.  Click here for more details.

*Last day of Training 
The last day of training will be Thursday the 22nd of December.

*Ryu Honbu Dojo Big Clean
The Ryu Honbu Dojo Big Clean will be on Friday the 23rd of December from 8:30-12:00.


*Winter Holidays
Please note that the dojo will be closed for training from Saturday the 24th of December until Wednesday the 4th of January, 2017.  The first day back at training will be Thursday the 5th of January, 2017.


                                                            〜〜JANUARY〜〜


*New Years Special Training Seminar
Sunday the 8th of January from 11:30-12:50 at Urayasu City Chuo Budokan.
Training is free to attend and is open to all Ryu members.

*Ryu Honbu Dojo Kagamibiraki and Chiba Prefecture Yoshinkan Aikido Association New Years Party
Sunday the 8th of January from 13:40-16:00 at Ryu Honbu Dojo.

*Urayasu City Aikido Association Kagamibiraki

Sunday the 15th of January from 10:30-12:00 at Urayasu Chuo Budokan.




Please contact us if you have any questions about any of these events:
TEL: 047-355-7140

Thursday, 20 October 2016

29th Annual Yamanashi Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration - Ando Shihan

13th Annual Junior Aikido Tournament and 10th Annual Joint Training Seminar

Applications for the 13th Annual Junior Aikido Tournament and the 10th Annual Joint Training has on Saturday the 11th of February, 2017 are now open!

 Click here to for more information and to see the syllabus for the tournament.
Click here to download an application form.
Click here for more information on the 10th Annual General Training Seminar.

Please e-mail stephanie@aikidoryu.or.jp if you have questions or would like to apply.

Also, see videos below of formats for some of the categories and rounds:

Round 1- Beginner dragons in the upper and lower elementary school categories (forward rolling break falls):



Final Round - Flying dragons in junior high and high school student categories (ken dori jiyuwaza):