Yoshinkan Aikido is not a sport. Aikido is the development and strengthening of the body and mind, and the practical side of Aikido must never be forgotten.

Entrance Info

Aikido Yoshinkan
Under the rapidly changing society of this generation, Aikido, one of Japan's truly unique, traditional martial arts, has demonstrated a surprising number of effects and results. Aikido is recommended for those who seek self-defense, mental discipline, etiquette, or health maintenance.

The dojo specializes in Aikido, and is one of Japan's few dojos that has a long history and track record for teaching Aikido.
There are many experienced instructors who teach absolute beginners with no experience, so Aikido can be learned with no worries.

Details for entrance procedure can be found below.

Training Details

<GENERAL COURSES>

General Course This is the general course. Basic standing techniques, kneeling techniques, applied techniques, and weapons techniques are practiced.
Basics Course This class is for beginners. From the basic stance up to the 4th kyu level are practiced.
General Senshusei Course This class is recommended for those who seek intensive training and want to become stronger. Training is done alongside the International Senshusei.
Kenshu Course This class is recommended for those who want to understand deeper into the techniques. Since the classes have only a few people, it is close to a personal lesson.

<Children's class, Parent-child class>

Children's class Children train to have good posture and etiquette. We accept children from age of 4 years old.
Parent-child Parent and child learn the basics of aikido together. We accept children from age 4 until 6th grade in elementary school.

<Special class>

International Senshusei Course In a 11 month program, students of the program learn the true spirit of Founder Gozo Shioda Sensei's Yoshinkan Aikido.
Students aim to receive a Shodan (1st degree black belt) and an Instructors License (able to grade students up to 4th kyu).

<Special membership>

Special membership Holder of a special membership is able to train in all classes of General Courses, General Senshusei Course, and Kenshu Course.

<Corporate Membership>

Corporate Membership Aimed for corporations/foundations who want to make a special contract for training. With a Corporate registration and annual fee, a minimum of 2 members of the corporation/foundation may train alongside the general members at a reasonable price under the contract. As a benefit program for the corporation, we recommend for all corporations/foundations for maintaining good health.

Entrance Procedure

Aikido Yoshinkan
The following are requirements upon entrance.
1. Membership Registration Form
This is available at the front office of the dojo.
2. One photo
2.5cm×3cm
ust accurately show upper half of body
3. Entrance Fee and Tuition
Entrance fee: 10,800JPY
Tuition: Please check the List of Tuition
4. First month's tuition
If entrance takes place from the 16th to the last day of the month, the requirement is to pay for both half of the first month, and also the full tuition for the next month.
5. Miscellaneous Fees
Textbook: 1,500JPY
Honbu Registration Fee: 3,240JPY
6. Dogi
If applicant does not own a Dogi, he/she may purchase one at the dojo.
7. Bank account transfer information sheet
This sheet is available at the front office of the dojo.
Tuition is to be paid by a Japanese Account Bank transfer.
Please have the Bank account number, and the signature/Hanko (registered with the Bank) ready.
8. For students
If you are a student(University/Specialized school), you must have student ID.
Upon entrance, please have your student ID ready(or anything you can prove that you belong to a school) .
9. For International Nationalities
Requirements are Alien Registration, Passport, and Current residency address. Please have these information ready upon entrance.

All questions or concerns may be addressed at the Honbu dojo office.
Aikido Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo
Tel: 03-3368-5556
Fax:03-3368-5578