|2023/03/15||We are pleased to announce that Takashi Kimura, former Aikido instructor of the Metropolitan Police Department, has been appointed as the Highest Shihan and Honbu Dojocho as of March 1, 2023.
The AYF Highest Shihan and Honbu Dojocho, Takashi Kimura Shihan
Kimura Shihan studied under Gozo Shioda Sensei at the Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo as a 9th Metropolitan Police Department Senshusei, and was the Metropolitan Police Department Shihan in Aikido.
@Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo staff hopes for your continued guidance and support.
|2023/01/06||The 33rd Senshusei course will take place from April to Nevember, 2023.
We ask those interested to study the details, published here.
|2022/12/23||Honbu closed from December 24th to January 5th. Training will resume on 6th.
Thank you for your support throughout 2022. We wish you wonderful holidays!
|2022/11/19||yAnnouncement of passing of Highest Shihan and councilor of AYFz
AYF Honbu office announces with sympathy that Takafumi Takeno, a councilor and the Highest Shihan of AYF and Kancho of Kōfu Jōtō dojo, Aikido Yamanashi Yoshinkan has passed away on November 16th, 2022 at the age of 75.
We express our sincerest gratitude to everyone for the support and kindness shown to him while he was alive, and share this sad news.
A private funeral was held among his family members. At the request of his family flowers and condolence gifts are gratefully declined.
|2022/09/22||Quarterly test on Saturday, 24th and Sunday, 25th.
Please note that the weekend will have a Saturday morning class only.
|2022/08/04||SUMMER HOLIDAYS CLOSURE from August 11th till 17th|
|2022/07/13||The 2nd High Rank Grading committee meeting of the year taking place in early October. Please find the details here|
|2022/07/08||We regret to announce the cancellation of 67th All-Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration.
The meeting, planned on October 15th, 2022 at Komazawa Olympic park General sports ground, is cancelled due to the growing concerns over COVID-19 virus surge and in consideration of the health and safety of participants and staff members.
|2022/03/22||Test syllabus for the fiscal year 2022 announced! PDF|
|2022/03/20||The announcement from Chairman Inoue regarding the situation in Ukraine|
|2022/02/17||The 1st High Rank Grading committee meeting of the year taking place in early May. Please find the details here|
|2022/02/10||CAUSTION! All classes after 3 pm cancelled due to the expected heavy snowfall. Please note that tomorrow, Feb 11th is a national holiday and the dojo will be closed.|
|2021/12/23||Honbu closed from December 24th to January 4th. Training will resume on 5th.
Thank you for your support throughout 2021. May Yoshinkan spirit guide us farther so that we could make the coming year even better!
|2021/11/04||Preparatory seminar for Quarterly test (for 3rd-1st Kyu, Shodan and above) and Instructor license test on Saturday, November 27th,
Sunday, 28th and Sunday, December 5th by Honbu instructors
|2021/09/24||Afternoon classes on Saturday 25th and all classes on Sunday 26th are cancelled due to the Quarterly test. Please click here to see the test details.|
|2021/08/27||Yoshinkan Honbu regrets to inform that the senshusei course 2022 is cancelled due to the strengthening border measures related to COOVID-19|
|2021/08/06||We are closed on;
Sunday, August 8th for the Mountain day
Tuesday, August 10th ` Sunday, 15th for Summer holiday
Training will resume on Tuesday, 17th.
Please note that Honbu office will be closed too and will not be able to answer any inquiries during this period.
|2021/08/06||Preparatory seminar for Quarterly test (for 3rd-1st Kyu, Shodan and above) on Saturdays, August 21th and 28th and Sundays, August 22th and September 4th for Honbu MEMBERS|
|2021/07/21||We are closed on Thursday and Friday, July 22nd 23rd for Marine day and Sports day|
|2021/07/21||URGENT! The 66th All-Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration cancelled|
|2021/07/14||The second High Rank Grading Committee meeting, 2021 planned in early October|
|2021/07/01||All videos with the Compulsory techniques, April 2021-March2022 are now uploaded to Aikido Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo's You Tube channel!|
|2021/04/28||We are closed for Spring vacation from April 29th till May 5th. Training resumes on Thursday, 6th.|
|2021/04/16||With great sadness we inform the passing of Mitsuru Yamashita Shihan, 7th Dan, age 79, on April 14th.|
|2021/04/01||Free trial campaign!
For those who are interest in Aikido training, who are curious what it's like on mats of an Aikido dojo, we offer you one trial lesson for free! It usually costs 2200yen, so please take this opportunity and book until April 11thšEXTENDED UNTIL 25TH. Here are the details.
|2021/03/22||URGENT! Training schedule changes from Tuesday, March 23rd. From here on the later evening class from 7PM on weekdays resumes for General and Basic courses. Please find the new timeline here.
|2021/03/18||Test syllabus for the fiscal year 2021 announced!|
|2021/03/18||Monthly and Quarterly tests approaching!
Please find the details here.
|2021/02/10||The 1st High Rank Grading committee meeting of the year taking place in early May. Please find the details here|
|2021/01/08||yTraining schedule changes in relation to Emergency state declarationz
With the declaration of Emergency state, Honbu dojo's training schedule will be temporally changed from Tuesday, January 12th, 2021. We ask for Honbu members' understanding and cooperation.
|2020/12/23||yThe 31st International Senshusei course CANCELLEDz
We regret to announce the cancellation of the course for 2021 due to Covid-19
|2020/12/09||Monthly, quarterly and instructor qualification tests details.
Please note that there will be no classes in the afternoon on 19th and all day on 20th.
|2020/11/19||To prevent the spread of Covid-19, regretfully the following New-year related events will be cancelled.
-December 5th 'Cleaning day' (Dojo closed)
-December 20th 'the Year-end party' (Quarterly test and Instructor Qualification test only, no classes)
-December 23rd 'Last practice of the year' (Classes will be conducted)
-January 10th, 2021 'Breaking-the-mirror ceremony' (Classes will be conducted)
We ask all who planned to attend any of these events to understand, and express our gratitude to the support
|2020/11/12||Preparatory seminar for Quarterly test (for 3rd-1st Kyu, Shodan and above) on Sundays, November 15th and December 13th by Uchikawa Shihandai for ALL AYF MEMBERS|
|2020/11/06||Preparatory seminar for Instructor qualification test on Saturdays, November 7th and 28th|
|2020/10/22||Monthly test for 10th to 4th Kyus on Saturday, 31st
Application period: Tuesday, 20th`Wednesday, 28th
|2020/09/10||Dan and Instructor license recommendation forms renewed!
To make the issuance process more efficient, please download them here and be sure to switch to these new forms. In the 'Yoshinkan Aikido History' table, fill in the dates of issue, indicated on the back side of certificates, and leave blank the field of the level you are currently applying for.
|2020/09/10||This month's exams:
Monthly test for 10th to 4th Kyus on Saturday 19th
Quarterly test for 3rd kyu and above on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th
|2020/08/27||Announcement concerning the training in September
General class on Saturdays from 4 o'clock PM resumes!
|2020/08/07||Announcement concerning the training|
|2020/08/07||Dojo closed on August 9th as a make-up day-off for Mountain day and from 11th to 16th for the Summer holiday|
|2020/07/31||The 2nd High Rank Grading committee meeting of the year taking place in early October. Please find the details here|
|2020/07/16|| yDOJO CLOSEDz
Dojo is closed on Friday, July 17th for Gozo Shioda memorial day
|2020/07/15||URGENT! The 65th All-Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration cancelled|
|2020/07/03||Announcement concerning training|
|2020/05/28||Classes resuming from Tuesday, June 2nd!
NO CLASSES from May 7th to 31st
|2020/04/24||Dojocho Noriki greeting all AYF members|
NO CLASSES from April 8th to May 6th
|2020/04/02||Class cancellation notice:
In recognition of the Tokyo Mayor's request to stay home at weekends ALL SATURDAY and SUNDAY CLASSES are cancelled for April.
In light of the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 Children departments's temporary closure will be extended till April 12th.
|2020/03/26||Please be noted that Dojo will be closed on 28th and 29th, corresponding to Koike Tokyo Mayor's request to stay home over this weekend|
|2020/03/13||Details for the 65th All-Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration announcement. International AYF members are invited to participate not only in traditional
Instructors' Demonstration and Group Demonstration of all age categories, but also in Competitive Demonstration!
|2020/03/13||The 1st High Rank Grading committee meeting of the year taking place in late May. Please find the details here|
|2020/03/11||New syllabus valid from April, 2020 to March, 2021
|2020/03/04||Monthly test on Saturday, March 21st and Quarterly test on on Saturday and Sunday, March 28th-29th
Please click here for the details
|2020/03/04||Please be noted that Dojo is CLOSED on March 20th for Spring Equinox day and that we have NO CLASSES in the afternoon on 28th and all day on 29th due to the quarterly test.
|2020/01/30||Please be noted that Dojo is closed on following days:
Tuesday, February 11th for National Foundation Day
Sunday, February 23rd for Emperor's Birthday
|2020/01/30||Monthly test for 10th to 4th Kyu on Saturday, February 29th
Application period: Tuesday, 18th`Wednesday, 26th
|2020/01/09||The 55th Kanchu Geiko (Training-in-the-Cold special week) announcement|
|2020/01/09||Please be noted that in January dojo is closed on the fallowing days:
Sunday 12th due to Breaking-the-mirror event
Wednesday 15th to make up for the Coming-of-Age holiday
|2020/01/09||Happy New Year, dear members.
Please let us remind that coming Sunday 12th we are having Breaking-the-mirror ceremony with a New-year celebration.
|2019/12/13||The last training of the year and Year-end party on Sunday, December 22nd
Breaking the mirror ceremony and the Rice cake party on Sunday, January 12th
|2019/12/13||Exams on December 21st and 22nd:
Monthly test for 10th to 4th Kyus on Saturday 21st
Quarterly test for 3rd kyu and above on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd
Instructor license test on Sunday 22nd
|2019/11/07||The 65th All-Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration will take place on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at Indoor ball sports field of Komazawa Olympic park General sports ground.|
|2019/11/07||Prep Seminars for Instructor license exam and Quarterly test on November 30th and December 1st!!!|
|2019/10/31||Monthly test for 10th to 4th Kyus on Saturday, November 30th
Time: 15:00PM` (No classes after noon)
Application submission: From Tuesday, 19th till Wednesday, 27th
|2019/10/31||Please be noted that in November dojo is closed on the fallowing days:
Sunday, November 3rd due to Culture day
Saturday, November 23rd due to Labor Thanksgiving day
|2019/10/09||The 30th International Senshusei course applications now open!!!|
|2019/10/03||NO CLASSES on:
From Friday, October 4th to Sunday, 6th due to All-Japan Demonstration related events
Sunday, October 20th, a making up day-off for Physical Education Day
Tuesday, October 22nd, a national holiday of Enthronement Ceremony
|2019/10/03||Monthly test for 10th to 4th Kyus on Saturday, October 26th
Time: 15:00PM` (No classes after noon)
Application submission: Fr. Tuesday, 15th till Wednesday, 23rd
|2019/09/13||Exam schedule for September:
Monthly test for 10th to 4th Kyus on Saturday 21st
Quarterly test for 3rd kyu and above on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th
Wednesday, September 18th (a making-up off day for Respect-for-the-Aged Day)
Saturday, September 28th afternoon and Sunday, 29th all day (Quarterly test day)
|2019/07/31||Summer Party on Saturday 10th!!! Please learn the details here.
|2019/07/31||Please be noted that we are closed on following days in August:
Sunday 11th for the holiday of Mountain day
From Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th for Summer break
*Lessons will resume on Sunday 18th
|2019/07/26||Application open for the 64th All-Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration meeting! Interested AYF members can refer to the application instruction here.|
|2019/07/26||The 2nd High Rank Grading committee meeting of the year taking place on Sunday, October 6th. Please find the details here|
|2019/07/26||Application open for the 64th All-Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration meeting. Interested AYF members can refer to the application instruction here|
|2019/07/11||Summer gPower-uph morning training week from July 20-26
Attend all days and get the gold diploma!
|2019/07/11||Monthly test for 10th to 4th Kyus on Saturday 20th
Application submission: Tuesday, 9th –Wednesday, 18th
*Those who intend to take a test please ask for the form at the office.
|2019/07/10||Please note that we are closed on following dates; July 16th (making up for Marine day), 17th (Shioda Gozo memorial day), 27th and 28th (Summer camp)|
|2019/06/07||Tests schedule for this month and class cancellation announcement!
No classes in the afternoon on Saturday, 29th and all day on Sunday, 30th in relation to the quarterly test
|2019/05/16||Preparatory seminar for the quarterly test for all AYF members with 4th Kyu and higher grades on June 15th and 16th!|
|2019/05/10||Instructor qualification test seminar on June 1st!|
|2019/05/10||Monthly test for 10th to 4th Kyus on Saturday 25th
Application submission: Tuesday 14th –Wednesday 22nd
*Those who intend to take a test please ask for the form at the office. Any question is welcome.
|2019/04/26||Please note that we are closed for Spring vacation from April 29th to May 6th. Classes will resume on 7th.|
|2019/04/10||Monthly test for 10th to 4th Kyus on Saturday April 27th
*Dojo CLOSED from Tuesday April 30th to Sunday May 5th for spring vacation
|2019/04/04||Demonstrative video with Compulsory wazas for fiscal year 2019 (April 2019 - March 2020) now available.|
|2019/03/22||The first session of High rank grading committee 2019 will take place on June 31st .
We ask interested parties to submit the recommendation form by April 30th.
|2019/03/20||Please note that dojo is closed on Thursday 21st, no classes after noon of Saturday 30th and all day Sunday 31st.|
|2019/03/14||Noriki dojocho with the dojo staff visited shrines Katori and Kashima to seek guidance of Budo gods. Monday, March 11th.|
|2019/03/06||Noriki Dojochofs Poland seminar report!
Noriki Dojocho visited Krakow, Poland for Seimeikan seminar, which gathered 150 paricipants in total.
|2019/03/05||The new 2019 Yoshinkan Test Syllabus (10th Kyu - Yudan) PDF|
|2019/02/27||3-day Seminar for Black belt bearers on Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th and Saturday 23rd!
Special seminar to practice techniques for 2nd and higher dans. Please find the details here.
|2019/02/01||Spring session of AYF High-rank grading committee 2019 approaching!|
|2019/01/31||In February we have no irregular days off.
Monthly test for 10th to 4th Kyus on Saturday 23rd
Application submission: Tuesday the 12th –Wednesday the 20th
|2019/01/10||Monthly test for 10th to 4th kyus on Saturday 26th|
|2019/01/10||No classes on Sunday, January 13th due to Kagami-biraki ceremony and Oshiruko party.
After offering demonstration performances we are having a party. Please sign up!
|2018/12/07||Closing the training year ceremony on Sunday 23rd!|
|2018/12/06||Tests on 15th and 16th! The interested parties can find the details here. On the weekend we have only one class in the Saturday morning!|
|2018/11/28||Registration for the 29th International Senshusei course is now open!|
|2018/11/08||A BLACK BELT SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT
A special two-day seminar for black belt bearers who are preparing for the upcoming Sogo shinsa (quarterly test) is
scheduled to Saturday and Sunday, November 24th and 25th. (Please click here for details)
|2018/11/08||INSTRUCTORfS LICENSE SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT!
Noriki dojocho holding a preparatory seminar for the Instructorfs license test on December 1st.
(Please click here for the details)
|2018/11/08||We had guests from Canada Yoshinkan headed by Kimeda sensei!|
|2018/10/31||Please note that on November 3rd Honbu dojo will be closed on the occasion of the national holiday of Culture.
*On the next day, Sunday the 4th all classes will be held as usual.
|2018/10/17||Yamanashi Aikido Domenstration in Yamanashi prefecture|
|2018/10/11||Please note that we are closed on October 14th, Sunday.|
|2018/10/05||the 63rd All Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration report|
|2018/09/26||We are now on Facebook! Hereon we will get faster with posting news, please give us your encouragement!|
|2018/09/26||Noriki Dojocho alongside with a group of Honbu dojo members participated in Koganei city Aikido Federation Demonstration!|
|2018/09/01||Our homepage has been renewed.|
|2018/09/01||Please note that this month the following CLASSES WILL BE CANCELLED
Afternoon classes on Saturday 22nd
All classes on Sunday 23rd,
*due to the Quarterly test for 4th Kyu and higher
All classes for Friday, 28th - Sunday, 30th
*DOJO CLOSED due to Enbu-kai related events
|2018/08/10||The Mid-summer party held on Saturday, 4th of August.
Please take a look at the details here!
|2018/08/04||This Autumn, the AYF High-rank grading committee meets on September 30th!|
|2018/07/31||On August 4th we are having gNoryou-kaih, a Midsummer party!|
|2018/08/02||SUMMER BREAK ANNOUNCEMENT: The Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo will be closed from Saturday, August 11th through Friday, August 17th, 2018. Activities will resume on Saturday, August 18th.|
|2018/07/31||Summer camp report!|
|2018/07/27||The 55th Summer seminar report!|
|2018/07/20||Noriki Dojocho held a Self-defense seminar at an elementary school in Toshima district, Tokyo on 14th of July!|
|2018/05/19||Members from Bugeikan Dojo (Poland) and Shinkikai Dojo (Ukraine) trained with us!|
|2018/07/19||The 63rd All-Japan Enbu Demonstration approaching!|
|2018/07/19||Please note that the 55th summer seminar is about to begin!|
|2018/07/13||Report on Noriki Dojocho's international seminars.|
|2018/04/25||4.29iSun)~5.5(Sat) Dojo closed|
|2018/03/20||3.21iWed) Dojo closed|
|2018/03/07||The new 2018 Yoshinkan Test Syllabus (10th Kyu - Yudan) PDF|
|email@example.com) Dojo closed|
|2018/02/06||Kids Class Setsubun Photos|
|2018/01/10||Announcement of Leadership Changes at Honbu Dojo|
|2017/12/23||WINTER BREAK ANNOUNCEMENT: The Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo will be closed from Sunday, December 24th, 2017 through Monday, January 8th, 2018. Activities will resume on Tuesday, January 9th.|
|2017/12/13||We are currently accepting applications for the 28th International Senshusei Course.|
|2017/12/06||We would like to send our sincere condolences to you on the loss of your dear Sensei Hiromichi Nagano.
With Respect and Sympathy,
From everyone at Honbu Dojo and the entire Aikido Yoshinkai Foundation
|2017/11/08||63rd All-Japan demonstration scheduled for 29th September 2018|
|2017/09/15||AYF announces regulations regarding Shihan titles|
|2017/04/28||GOLDEN WEEK BREAK ANNOUNCEMENT: Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo will be closed from 29th April to 5th May inclusive. Activities will resume on 6th May.|
|2017/04/12||Yoshinkan Honbu staff heads to shrines; wishes for health and safety of all AYF members|
|2017/03/31||All-Japan demonstration scheduled for 30th September 2017|
|2017/03/29||The new 2017 Yoshinkan Test Syllabus (10th Kyu - Yudan) PDF|
|2017/03/10||New English language Yoshinkan Aikido instruction manual now available|
|2017/01/21||AYF establishes High-Rank Grading Committee PDF|
|2016/12/23||Registration for the 27th international Senshusei program now open|
|2016/12/17||Noriki Shihan leads seminar in Lviv, Ukraine|
|2016/11/05||All-Japan demonstration gathers around 800 people at Komazawa Olympic Park|
|2016/11/04||Chino Kancho Daiko, International Senshusei participate in Yamanashi Aikido embutaikai|
|2016/10/04||Important announcement on AYF leadership: Susumu Chino appointed Acting Kancho|
|2016/08/03||SUMMER BREAK ANNOUNCEMENT: Honbu dojo will close from 6th August to 15th August 2016 inclusive. Activities will resume on 16th August 2016.|
|2016/07/20||Registration for the 27th International Senshusei program now open (2017-2018)|
|2016/06/25||All-Japan demonstration to take place on 22nd October 2016|
|2016/06/24||Honbu dojo's Noriki Shihan leads 1-week seminar in the Russian Far-East|
|2015/12/11||The Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo will be on Winter Vacation from December 24th 2015 - January 7th 2016.|
|2015/12/11||Now seeking applicants for the 26th International Senshusei Program (2016-2017). The application deadline is February 28th, 2016!|
|2015/12/10||60th Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration and 100 Years since the birth of Gozo Shioda Sensei|
|2015/09/27||SEMINAR FOR ALL 60th Anniversary INTERNATIONAL ENBUTAIKAI PARTICIPANTS|
|2015/09/02||The 60th All Japan Yoshinkan Aikido Demonstration and 100th Anniversary of Gozo Shioda Sensei|
|2015/08/22||CAUTION ABOUT UNOFFICIAL YOSHINKAN CERTIFICATES|
|2015/08/20||2015 Legendary Award to Takafumi Takeno Saiko Shihan and 2015 Premier Award to the Aikido Yoshinkan Organization|
|2015/07/07||Seminar with Yomeikan (Germany), Kiryokukan (Ukraine), and Bugeikan (Poland)|
|2015/01/21||Honbu Dojo's Noriki Shihan holds Yoshinkan Aikido seminar in Russia|