YOSHINKAN AIKIDO SORYU
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Aikido

 Aikido is a purely defensive style of martial arts. It was
founded by Morihei Ueshiba Sensei (1883 ? 1969). Ueshiba
Sensei was an exceptionally gifted student of Sokaku
Takeda Sensei. Takeda Sensei was the first to publicly
teach the ancient art of Daitoryu Aiki jujitsu when Japan
started modernising in the mid 1900s. Daitoryu emphasises
throwing techniques and joint manipulations to subdue
an attacker.

Modern aikido was born when Ueshiba Sensei brought the
essentials of other ancient martial arts and techniques of
his own and combined them with Daitoryu’s techniques. In
developing his techniques and philosophy Ueshiba Sensei
concluded that the true warrior's path could be found in
resolving conflict peacefully, by blending with an attacker's
energy and redirecting it in a non-destructive way.

Yoshinkan Aikido was established in 1955 by Gozo Shioda
Sensei (1915-1994), one of Ueshiba Sensei's best students.
Some call it a hard style in that it emphasizes correct form
and has strong, more decisive linear movements that flow
from this. Because of its effectiveness it is taught to Tokyo
Riot Police. One of Shioda's most talented and dedicated
students was Tsuneo Ando Sensei who established
Yoshinkan Aikido Ryu in Chiba in1996.

Yoshinkan Aikido Soryu

Yoshinkan Aikido Soryu was established in 2012 by
Akira Mitsuhashi Sensei. Mitsuhashi Sensei spent 9 years
from 2003 to 2012 training as an apprentice (uchi deshi) to
Ando Sensei before opening his own dojo in his home-town
of Ichihara in the southern area of Chiba prefecture.
Mitsuhashi Sensei credits his time with Ando Sensei for
developing his own particular style and philosophy. The
name “Soryu” was chosen for two reasons. First, it was the
name of Japan's most famous aircraft carrier in the Japanese
Imperial Navy and second, it is one of the gods of the four
directions. Mitsuhashi Sensei wants to make his dojo like an
aircraft carrier ? training and equipping his students with
invaluable skills that refresh and strengthen them both
physically and mentally before releasing them back into
their busy lives.

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Dojo Access

Dojo Access:
1537, Tsuiheiji, Ichihara, Chiba, Japan 〒290-0032
Tel/Fax:+81-0436-22-6001
Email:m.aikidoryu@gmail.com
By Car

It takes about 3 minutes after getting off Takeyama highway at Ichihara IC.

On foot

It takes about 10 minutes from Kazusa Murakami station, 25 minutes from Goi station. You can rent byclcle for 300 yen one day at HINOX, west side gate of Goi station

Rental bycycle HINOX

Instructer

Mitsuhashi Akira

Mitsuhashi Akira began AIkido in
1996 in Yoshinkan Aikido Ryu.
He spent 2003-2012 being Uchi
Deshi and received his 5th Dan in
2010. He was born in Chiba
prefecture, Ichihara City. He
enjoys reading.

Mitsuhashi Miyuki

Mitsuhashi Miyuki began AIkido
in 2005 in Yoshinkan Aikido
Ryu. She received her 4th
Dan in 2013.
He enjoys sewing.

Schedule

Kids classes are displayed in yellow, Adult classes are displayed in black.

Mon Tue Wes Thu Fri Sat Sun

Morning
6:15 - 7:15
Soryu Dojo

Morning
6:15 - 7:15
Soryu Dojo

Kids
9:30 - 10:30
Soryu Dojo

Kids
9:30 - 10:30
Soryu Dojo

Sodegaura
Sakura
10:30- 11:30
Rinkai Sports Center

Mid Morning
10:00 - 11:00
Soryu Dojo

Mid Morning
10:00 - 11:00
Soryu Dojo

Mid Morning
10:00 - 11:00
Soryu Dojo

Mid Morning
10:00 - 11:00
Soryu Dojo

Mid Morning
10:45 - 11:45
Soryu Dojo

Mid Morning
10:45 - 11:45
Soryu Dojo

Hayate
Kids
13:30- 14:15
Nagaura Junior High School

Sodegaura
Kids
14:30- 15:30
Nagaura Junior High School

Kids
16:15 - 17:15
Soryu Dojo

Kids
16:30 - 17:30
Soryu Dojo

Sodegaura Adults
15:40 - 16:40
Nagaura Junior High School

Sodegaura
Showa Kids
18:50 - 19:50
Syowa Junior
High School

Oyumino Kids
19:10- 20:00
Oyumino Minami Junior
High School

Ichihara Kids
18:50 - 19:50
Kokubunnjidai nishi Junior High School

Goi Kids
18:30- 19:30
Wakaba Junior
High School

Night
Adult
20:00 - 21:-00
Soryu Dojo

Sodegaura
Showa Adult
19:50 - 20:50
Syowa Junior
High School

Oyumino Adult
20:00- 20:55
Oyumino Minami Junior
High School

Hayate Adult
20:00- 21:00
Kokubunjidai
Nishi Junior
High School

Goi Adult
19:40- 20:40
Wakaba Junior
High School

Fees

Entrance Fee

2,000yen+Tax

Yearly Fee

Adults: 4,000yen
High School and below: 3,000yen

Monthly Fee
(Soryu dojo)
Kids Class 3-12 years old/Junior High School

3,000yen +tax (1 time a week)
4,000yen +tax (2 times a week)
5,000yen +tax (3 times a week)

High school and above

4,000yen +tax (1 time a week)
5,000yen +tax (2 times a week)
6,000yen +tax (3 times a week)

Monthly Fee
Other classes
Kids Class 6-12yrs old/Junior High School

3,000yen +tax (1 time a week)
4,000yen +tax (2 times a week)

High School and above

3,500yen1 time a week
4,500yen 2 times a week

Sports Insurance
(for yaer)

High School and above: 1,850yen
Junior High School and below: 800yen

Live in training

Yoshinkan Aikido Soryu has a system whereby students can stay at the dojo and study aikido with Mitsuhashi Sensei. Live-in students stay at the facility and take part in the everyday life of the dojo, training alongside Mitsuhashi Sensei. In this way, students can truly experience the saying that aiki soku seikatsu (“aikido and life are one”). Live-in training is for students who want to gain a greater understanding of the spirit of aikido and to improve their aikido technique. It is also an excellent way of preparing for an upcoming test!

Qualifications

Students must be 18 years or older, with some experience of Yoshinkan Aikido.

Rules and Regulations

Accommodation at Soryu dojo is for those wishing to study aikido and is not available for any other purpose. Live-in students will make aikido training their first priority.

Students staying at Soryu dojo for the first time are required to submit a letter of recommendation from their aikido teacher. Thereafter, students are required to inform their teacher of their visit to Soryu Dojo.

Students who wish to test during their stay at Soryu Dojo must have the permission of their aikido teacher.

Students staying at Soryu dojo are expected to attend two classes in the morning (Tuesday to Sunday). Thereafter, they can decide their training schedule after discussion with Mitsuhashi Sensei. Students must also submit an itinerary of their stay in Japan. Please inform us in advance of any travel or sightseeing plans that you have and of which days you will be away from the dojo.

The period of the stay may be from one night up to a month.

Costs
Accommodation 2,160 yen per day (excluding meals) at local hotel (coin washing machine is available there)
Tuition 1,000yen/day Tuesday (excluding Ryu dojo classes that costs 1000 yen Kenshu class and 500yen Night class)

2,000yen/day Wednesday to Friday

1,500yen/day Saturday & Sunday
Students staying longer-term can also pay 18,000yen giving them unlimited training for the month at Soryu dojo.
Lunch & dinner Breakfast: 400 yen/day (Saturday & Sunday)
Lunch: 450 yen/day

Soryu Dojo Gassyuku Traning Schedule

Red : Compulsory Class, Green:Ryu dojo Class, Blue:Free choice(no fee)
Mon Tue Wes Thu Fri Sat Sun
6:15 - 7:15 6:15 - 7:15
Own Plan Own Plan Own Plan Own Plan Breakfast Breakfast
8:45 - 9:45 8:45 - 9:45 8:45 - 9:45 8:45 - 9:45 Breakfast Breakfast
10:30 - 11:00 10:00 - 11:00 10:00 - 11:00 10:00 - 11:00 10:00 - 11:00 10:40 - 11:40 10:40 - 11:40
lunch lunch lunch lunch Own Plan lunch
13:30 - 14:30 13:30 - 14:30 13:30 - 14:30
14:00 - 15:00 *Kenshu
(Ryu dojo)
Ando Sensei
15:40 - 16:40
19:30 - 20:30 *Night class
(Ryu dojo)
Mitsuhashi Sensei
19:50 - 20:50 19:50 - 20:50 20:00 - 21:00 19:40 - 20:40

Students wishing to stay at Soryu dojo should first contact us by e-mail; telephone or fax to check if they meet the requirements and space availability. After confirming eligibility and space, we will send an application form along with a list of terms and conditions for the live in training. Fill in all the spaces and return the form to us along with any other necessary documents. Applications should be submitted at least one week before the start of the planned visit. Where there is a need to issue a formal invitatiuon in order to be granted a visa the application form must be completed 6 weeks before the planned start date. Applications can be submitted by mail, fax or email. We will inform you if your application has been accepted as soon as possible.

Contact Us !

If you would like to come and watch a class, please fill out and submit the form below. Experience in aikido or any other martial art is not necessary; and instruction is available in both English and Japanese. There is no fee to watch a class. The beauty of aikido is that anyone can do it ? big, small, short, tall, young, old, fit or not. Little by little you will find a new exciting side of your life! Come and see what aikido is all about!

Tel:+81-0436-22-6001
Email:m.aikidoryu@gmail.com

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