Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Black Belt Classes

Black belt classes are now held once a month at Ryu Honbu Dojo.  This is essential training!

The black belt class for October will be held on Saturday the 15th of October from 17:30-18:30 at Ryu Honbu Dojo. Training costs 1,000yen and is not limited to Ryu members - classes are open to anybody holding their black belt in Yoshinkan Aikido.

For more information, contact the Ryu Honbu Administration Office:


Friday, 9 September 2016

Evening Tokubetsu Course - APPLICATIONS OPEN

Applications are now open for the second half of the Evening Tokubetsu Course. 
The course will run from Wednesday the 5th of October until the end of March 2017 and the deadline for applications is the end of September 2017.

Click here for more information on how to apply.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Aiki Ryu Newspaper

NPO Yoshinkan Aikido Ryu currently publishes a monthly newspaper with news and reports on events at Ryu Honbu and other affiliate dojos (unfortunately currently only available in Japanese).

Click on the links below to view the September edition:

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Subscriptions cost ¥3,000 for one year (plus shipping for subscriptions outside Japan).

Please e-mail stephanie@aikidoryu.or.jp for more information on subscribing or click here to view subscription information in Japanese.  You can also contact the Ryu Honbu Administration Office:
TEL: +81-47-355-7140

Click here to return to the Ryu homepage.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

All Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration - APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Please note that applications are now closed for the All Japan Demonstration on October.  Entrance is free for those who would like to come and watch!

  • Date & Time: Saturday the 22nd of October 2016 from 11:30-16:30.(Reception opens at 10:00; participants should be lined up on the mats by 11:00.)
  •  Location: Komazawa Olympic Park Gymnasium  (1-1 Komazawa Park; Setagaya ku; Tokyo.  15 mins walk from Komazawa Daigaku station on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line.)
  •  Participation fee: 2,000yen for adults; 1,000yen for kids(The Chiba Prefecture Yoshinkan Association will sponsor each participant \1,000 meaning the total cost is 1,000yen for adults and kids participate for free.)
  • After-party:  Uotami Izakaya (in front of Komazawa Daigaku Station) from 18:30-21:00.  The party costs 3,000yen to attend. 
  • Demonstration categories:
    1. Tournament section (for junior high school students and above.) This section is divided into 3 categories:
    *White belts (unranked – 4th kyu)
    *Brown belts (3rd – 1st kyu)
    *Black belts (Shodan and above)
    Please note that instructors may not participate in the tournament section.
    Student should apply in pairs (men and women separately.)  If you do not have a partner, please discuss it with your instructor.


    2. Group demonstrations are divided into 4 categories:
    *Group demonstrations
    *Kids (3-6 years)
    *Kids (6-13 years)
    *Family demonstrations.
    For participation in these categories, please discuss with your instructor.

    If you would like more information or would like to participate in the demonstration, please contact the Ryu Administration Office:
    TEL: 047-355-7140

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Ryu Okinawa 10th Anniversary Demonstration and Tour

Ryu Okinawa is celebrating it's 10th Anniversary this year and the Chiba Prefecture Yoshinkan Aikido Association is subsidizing a tour for Ryu members who would like to attend the demonstration and seminar being held to mark the occasion.  Details are as follows:

Demonstration and Seminar:
Date and time: Sunday the 20th of November
                        Demonstration from 14:00-16:00
                        Ando Shihan seminar from 16:00-17:30
                        Party from 18:00-20:00

Tour Details:
Okinawa 1 night/ 2 days from the 20 - 21st of November.
Cost: ¥40,500 for 4 persons sharing a room
         ¥41,500 for 3 persons sharing a room
         ¥44,500 for 2 persons sharing a room
         ¥54,500 for 1 person in a private room

Other points:
  • Accommodation is in the Laguna Garden Hotel and breakfast is included.  
  • Flights are economy class on ANA.
  • Rental cars are available.  The cost is about ¥3,000 for an 8 seater car for two days.
  • The Chiba Prefecture Yoshinkan Aikido Association will provide financial assistance of between ¥20,000 and ¥30,000 per person (this may vary depending on the number of students who apply.)
  • Space is limited to 30 students on a first-come/first-served basis.  Please note that the subsidy is only available for Chiba Prefecture Yoshinkan Aikido Association members.
  • Please note that prices may change slightly.


Please contact us if you would like more details or would like to make your reservation!
TEL: 047-355-7140