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The aim of the RYA dojo is to foster the teaching and development of Aikido.

All instructors are certified with the Yoshinkai Aikido Foundation and have received intensive training at the Yoshinkan Aikido World Headquarters dojo in Tokyo.

Together they have over 60 years of experience in Aikido. All instructors have also participated in demonstrations and tours in Japan and internationally.

Roland Thompson

ローラン トンプソン

6th Degree black belt

   Began Aikido training in 1987 at the Koganei Honbu Dojo. In 1988 to 1989
graduated from the 25th Tokyo Rito Police Course. He received his teaching certificate from Soke Shioda Gozo and became an (Itaku Shidoin) assistant instructor at the Honbu Dojo from 1989 to 1993 and jointly taught the 1st, 2nd and 3rd International Instructors Course held annually at Honbu Dojo.Roland has also studied various other martial arts including Tai Kwon Do. Judo, Kyudo and Iaido. He comes from Australia.

六段:
1987年小金井本部道場にて合気道を始める。1988年より1989年にて第25期東京機動隊専修コースを修了。塩田剛三宗家より委託指導員の免状を授かり1989年から1993年にかけて本部道場にて国際専修生コースの第13期のアシスタントインストラクターを務める また、柔道、テコンドー、弓道、居合道等武道の習得は多岐にわたる。オーストラリア出身。

Michael Stuempel

マイケル スタンプル

5th Degree black belt

is a co-founder of the RYA dojo. He began training in 1984 in Canada. In 1993 he decided to focus on his Aikido and came to Japan to participate in the 3rd International Instructor’s Course. Following the course stayed on as an assistant instructor and was promoted to Itaku Shidoin in 1995. He's been here ever since.

五段:

1984年カナダ・オンタリオにて合気道を始める。
1993年、第三期養神館国際専修生コースに参加するため来日。
修了後、アシスタントインストラクターとして本部道場に残り
1995年委託指導員となる。

Saori Watanabe

渡辺 さおり

3rd Degree black belt

She began training at the RYA dojo in 2004. Before that she had no interest in martial arts and had never imagined herself wearing a dogi or a black belt. She was awarded her instructor’s certificate in 2013.

参段:

2004年六本木養神館にてあるきっかけで合気道を始める。初めて道場に足を踏み入れるまで武道とはまったく縁を持たず、道衣や黒帯などを身につけることなど想像したこともなかった。
2013年指導員免状を受ける。


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Minato-ku, Tokyo
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Aikido is a tool that enables students
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and to enhance their health and vitality.

RYA Instructors

The aim of the RYA dojo is to foster the teaching and development of Aikido.

All instructors are certified with the Yoshinkai Aikido Foundation and have received intensive training at the Yoshinkan Aikido World Headquarters dojo in Tokyo.

Together they have over 60 years of experience in Aikido. All instructors have also participated in demonstrations and tours in Japan and internationally.

Roland Thompson

ローラン トンプソン

6th Degree black belt

   Began Aikido training in 1987 at the Koganei Honbu Dojo. In 1988 to 1989
graduated from the 25th Tokyo Rito Police Course. He received his teaching certificate from Soke Shioda Gozo and became an (Itaku Shidoin) assistant instructor at the Honbu Dojo from 1989 to 1993 and jointly taught the 1st, 2nd and 3rd International Instructors Course held annually at Honbu Dojo.Roland has also studied various other martial arts including Tai Kwon Do. Judo, Kyudo and Iaido. He comes from Australia.

六段:
1987年小金井本部道場にて合気道を始める。1988年より1989年にて第25期東京機動隊専修コースを修了。塩田剛三宗家より委託指導員の免状を授かり1989年から1993年にかけて本部道場にて国際専修生コースの第13期のアシスタントインストラクターを務める また、柔道、テコンドー、弓道、居合道等武道の習得は多岐にわたる。オーストラリア出身。

Michael Stuempel

マイケル スタンプル

5th Degree black belt

is a co-founder of the RYA dojo. He began training in 1984 in Canada. In 1993 he decided to focus on his Aikido and came to Japan to participate in the 3rd International Instructor’s Course. Following the course stayed on as an assistant instructor and was promoted to Itaku Shidoin in 1995. He's been here ever since.

五段:

1984年カナダ・オンタリオにて合気道を始める。
1993年、第三期養神館国際専修生コースに参加するため来日。
修了後、アシスタントインストラクターとして本部道場に残り
1995年委託指導員となる。

Saori Watanabe

渡辺 さおり

3rd Degree black belt

She began training at the RYA dojo in 2004. Before that she had no interest in martial arts and had never imagined herself wearing a dogi or a black belt. She was awarded her instructor’s certificate in 2013.

参段:

2004年六本木養神館にてあるきっかけで合気道を始める。初めて道場に足を踏み入れるまで武道とはまったく縁を持たず、道衣や黒帯などを身につけることなど想像したこともなかった。
2013年指導員免状を受ける。