|Fri 7:30-9pm||Kali Class|
|Sun 9-11amm||Adults & Kids|
Classes take place at the Trinity Building 3F, Roppongi 7-14-7. Click here for more detailed location and access information.
Beginner's are welcome to attend any class and Sunday's seem to be the most popular. Please contact us for more information or just drop by.
"These days, the differences of ideology, the confrontation of races and conflict between nations, leads to numerous problems from the destruction of the environment to economic frictions. All opposition or antagonism leads to greater conflict. A premise of Aikido is the avoidance of rivalry or any form of opposition. If the people of the world would make an effort to learn how to avoid dissension through the practice of Aikido I am sure that mankind could realize genuine unification. Therefore, we as instructors must do our best to gain this ideal."
-- Soke Gozo Shioda
Founder of Yoshinkan Aikido
Aikido is a Japanese martial Art that stresses self-defense by
harmonizing with an attack and controlling the attacker by joint locks
or their own momentum. One of the main concepts in aikido is the
blending of your ki (spirit or energy) with that of your partner.
Because blending with your partner's power means there is no
competition or conflict between you, aikido does not require a great
deal of physical strength and is therefore a Japanese martial art that
anyone at any age can do.
The three characters (or kanji) representing aikido are translated as follows:
合 Ai - Means harmony
気 Ki - Means energy or spirit, either your own, or the
world's collective energy
道 Do - Means the way or the approach to training that
includes learning the physical movements as well as developing your
Aikido was founded by Morihei Ueshiba in the mid 1930's. He is known
as O'Sensei, or great teacher. He had mastered several martial arts in
his youth and had a very strong spiritual side as well. O'Sensei had a
realization that his martial art was not about fighting and winning,
but that it was about love and harmony. Thus, Aikido was born.
Yoshinkan Aikido is one of the three main styles of Aikido and was
founded by Shioda Gozo in the mid 1950's. Shioda Sensei studied
extensively with Morihei Ueshiba Sensei after which he created his own
unique style of Aikido known for its dynamic energy and focused Kamae
(stance). The three characters representing Yoshinkan are translated
養 Yo - Means to foster or to raise
神 Shin - Means spirit or to develop divine skilled
館 Kan - Means a large building, a hall
Shioda Sensei said that Aikido is a tool that enables students to
learn about themselves, about others, and to enhance their health and
ROPPONGI YOSHINKAN AIKIDO
Established by Roland Thompson Sensei and Michael Stuempel Sensei who
studied under Shioda Gozo from the late 1980's to the mid 1990's to
further the teaching of Yoshinkan Aikido and to contribute to the
realisation of a rich and peaceful society through mental and
The RYA Dojo is starting a Kids & Family class on Sundays starting from November 3rd, 2013. This is an opportunity for
kids to improve their concentration and fitness while at the same time learning to control their aggression and frustration
in a positive and cooperative atmosphere. This experience can only be improved if parents and other family members
join in the fun and the learning. Take advantage of the opportunity and study Yoshinkan Aikido with your kids!
Fun and Safe! Sunday mornings 11:20 to 12:30 / 5,000 yen per month / parents & siblings 500 yen discount
HOW TO JOIN
Come on out to the dojo and speak to any of the Roppongi Yoshinkan Aikido instructors.