Bringing the spirit of Aikido to the Ryde, Epping & Parramatta community


Return of Hiroshi Yamamoto Sensei! 22 Feb 2018

Hiroshi Yamamoto Sensei (6th dan) is back again this month with a four students from Yokahama City University dojo. This will be a great visit and fantastic training with Yamamoto Sensei’s clear and enjoyable style, also reflected in his students. 

There will be special training at West Ryde dojo on Thursday the 22nd February followed by  a weekend gasshuku at Balmain dojo on 24 & 25 February, also marking the 30th Anniversary year of Balmain. Details are:

West Ryde:

Thursday 22nd February,  7:00-8:30pm;  Fee $20.



Saturday 24th February;  8am – 3pm;  Fee $60

Sunday 25th February;  9am-1pm;  Fee $40


All are welcome but spaces are limited so please let the contacts know if you are attending. 


It’s Back On – this Tuesday

Aikido starts again tomorrow night -this Tuesday 30th.

And every Tuesday and Thursday for the year. 

Hope to see you all there!


2018 training resumes Tuesday 30th January

Just a reminder that training at Ryde Aikido dojo will resume for 2018 on Tuesday 30th January. Classes will continue as per usual every Tuesday and Thursday (6.30 for a 7.00pm start)

We hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas, new Year and are enjoying the summer beak. Look forward to seeing you all on the 30th Jan!


Gradings Thursday and Last Keiko for 2017 Next Tuesday

Dont forget this Thursday (14th) we will be conducting gradings. Please make an effort to come along and support your fellow students who are grading.

And next Tuesday (19th) will be our final keiko (training) for 2017. It would be lovely if everyone could come together to celebrate and close a great year of training and progress. After training we will be having dinner somewhere local. If you are coming please let us know so we can cater appropriately for everyone.

Look forward to seeing you all!


Ryde Dojo Anniversary Training – Thurs 26th October

The end of October signifies the anniversary of Ryde Aikido dojo, so we’ll be celebrating another year with a special anniversary training on Thursday 26th October followed by dinner and refreshment at a local restaurant (to be confirmed).

Training will start a little earlier – about 6:45pm so please make sure you are there early to help prepare the dojo. It should prove to be an enjoyable evening. Hope to see you all there!


Ishii Sensei 7th dan at Ryde dojo tonight!

Don’t forget Ishii Sensei (7th dan) will be teaching the class at AKI Ryde dojo tonight! Class will run from 7:00-8:30pm, but please be there early to help prepare. Cost is $20 (or $5 for those who have paid monthly). Training will be followed by drinks and dinner somewhere locally. 

It is both an honour and a wonderful opportunity to have such a senior Sensei visit our dojo. We look forward to seeing you all there tonight!  


IIshi Sensei at Ryde Dojo Thursday 6th July

Great News!  Iishi Sensei (7th Dan) has agreed to take the class at AKI Ryde dojo on Thusday 6th July – just before heading to Canberra for the weekend gasshuku.

Iishi Sensei is a long term student of Yamaguchi Sensei and it is a real honour to have such a senior Sensei run a seminar in our dojo. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from such an experienced teacher. 

Hope to see you all there on the 6th July (that’s Thursday week).  


No classes on Anzac Day

Unfortunately we’re unable to get access to the dojo this Tuesday (25th April) as its the Anzac Day public holiday, so there will be no class this Tuesday evening. Everything is back to normal for Thursday – See you all then!  


End of Year Special Keiko – Thursday 15th Dec.

Next week will be our last training for 2016 at West Ryde dojo, so on the Thursday (15th Dec) we’ll be having a special end of year keiko, followed by dinner and drink nearby to celebrate the dojo’s 7th year, Christmas and everyones progress throughout the year. 

We will also put together a short message to send to Takeda Sensei from West Ryde Dojo for his upcoming 77th birthday. (77 is a significant birthday in Japan.) Please make an effort to come along to celebrate what has been a great year of training and growth for us all at West Ryde. 

If you can make the dinner please let Jeff or Rebecca know so that we can book the restaurant. Thanks 

(Note: The venue will be closed for about 6weeks, so our first class for 2017 at the dojo will be Tuesday 31st January. )


Aikido classes will resume 28th January

Unfortunately we can’t get access to the dojo next week so we will have to have a short break and resume Aikido classes again on Thursday 28th January. Apologies for this everyone, but it is something our of our control.

I hope you all have a great week and enjoyable Australia Day holiday. Look forward to seeing you all on the 28th!


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