RYU HEADQUARTERS DOJO

Ryu Headquarters Dojo is located in Urayasu, Japan and is a dojo dedicated exclusively to the daily study and practice of Yoshinkan 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 pre-school kids to senior citizens.
Headed by Tsuneo Ando Sensei, our focus is on constantly improving our teaching methods to make Aikido as enjoyable and as accessible as possible. Fun but demanding; each student learns at their own pace in a supportive environment.  Classes are held throughout the day, 6 days a week, with classes led by dedicated teaching staff including female instructors.  Students can attend as often as they like.  

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TUES-FRI 6:00-7:00 10:00-11:00 15:45-16:45 19:30-20:30
SAT   13:00-14:00 16:00-17:00  
SUN 7:00-8:00 11:30-12:30

URAYASU BRANCH DOJO

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

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SAT CLASS 1
9:15-10:15
CLASS 2
15:15-16:15
SUN CLASS 1
9:15-10:15
CLASS 2
10:30-11:30
*We are closed for training on Mondays.

CLASS
FEES

RYU HEADQUARTERS DOJO MEMBERSHIP FEES

ADULTS CLASS
(JHS STUDENTS AND ABOVE)
 
MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP FEE ¥7,700 (INCLUDES TAX)
JOINING FEE ¥2,200 (INCLUDES TAX)
YEARLY FEE ¥4,000 (INCLUDES TAX)

URAYASU BRANCH DOJO MEMBERSHIP FEES

ADULTS CLASS
(JHS STUDENTS AND ABOVE)
MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP FEE ¥5,500  (INCLUDES TAX)
ENTRANCE FEE ¥2,200 (INCLUDES TAX)
YEARLY MEMBERSHIP FEE ¥4,000  (INCLUDES TAX)

OTHER FEES

SPORTS INSURANCE HIGH SCHOOL AND ABOVE ¥1,850  (INCLUDES TAX)
JHS STUDENTS AND BELOW ¥800   (INCLUDES TAX)
65 YEARS AND ABOVE ¥1,200  (INCLUDES TAX)

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SPORTS INSURANCE:https://www.sportsanzen.org/
(SITE IS IN JAPANESE ONLY.)

☎ 047-355-7140

RYU DOJO
ACCESS

URAYASU BRANCH DOJO ACCESS

*Urayasu Branch training takes place at Urayasu City Chuo Budokan

FAQ

Q. Do I need any experience of aikido or martial arts to join the dojo?
A. No. In our beginners’ classes, instructors will take you through basic dojo etiquette and the basic movements of aikido in a safe and supportive environment. Students are able to set the pace of their own training.

Q. What if I don’t speak any Japanese?
A. No problem. We have instruction available in English. Also, the language of aikido is physical and transcends all language barriers!

Q. Can I watch or try a class before joining?
A. Yes – prospective students are encouraged watch or try a class for free before joining. Click here to book your free trial lesson.

Q. What can I expect from my trial lesson?
A. Trial lesson students will train together with regular students in their class. Instructors will take you through some of the basic movements of Aikido and a few basic techniques appropriate to your level and ability. After the class, the instructor or the dojo staff will take you through the application process and give you an opportunity to ask any questions if you have them.

Q. What should I bring with me to my trial lesson?
A. Wear your favorite workout clothes or clothes that are easy to move around in. We recommend long pants. Students who wish to may also bring a sweat towel and water bottle.
For more information on what you will need to complete the membership application process, please click here.

Q. Are there shower and change-room facilities at the dojo?
A. Yes, we have dedicated showers and change-rooms for men and women. There are also lockers for your valuables.

Q. What equipment do I need for Aikido?
A. All you need is a dogi (traditional training uniform) and a belt! These are available for purchase from the dojo.

Q. Is there parking at the dojo?
A. Yes, we offer free parking for members and prospective members.

Q. If there are no contests or competitions in aikido, how do I assess my progress?
A. Up to 4th grade, monthly tests are held for students who wish to grade.  From 3rd grade, tests are held 3 times a year.
On passing their test, students are presented with a certificate. From 3rd grade, students are eligible to wear a brown belt and from first dan they are eligible to wear a black belt.

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RYU HEADQUARTERS DOJO INSTRUCTORS

TITLE NAME RANK
Shihan Ando, Tsuneo 8th dan
Shihandai Katagiri, Misato 5th dan
Shihandai Ando, Stephanie 5th dan
Volunteer instructor, shihandai Ootuka, Hiroyuki 4th dan
Shihandai Suzuki, Ryōma 4th dan
Volunteer instructor, shihandai Asada, Shinji 4th dan
Volunteer instructor, shihandai Shinohara, Kenji 4th dan
Uchi deshi Akimoto, Yosuke 3rd dan

URAYASU BRANCH DOJO INSTRUCTORS

TITLE NAME RANK
Shihan Ando, Tsuneo 8th dan
Shihandai Ando, Stephanie 5th dan
Volunteer instructor, shihandai Nagatomo, Masahiko 4th dan
Volunteer instructor, shihandai Kamioka, Masahiro 4th dan
Volunteer instructor, shihandai Yanai, Miyuki 4th dan
Uchi deshi Akimoto, Yosuke 3rd dan
Volunteer instructor Ideshita, Teppei 2nd dan
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