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


Reminder Hiroshi Sensei (6th dan) tomorrow night!

Don’t forget we are honoured to host Hiroshi Sensei (6th dan) visiting AKI Ryde Dojo tomorrow night. We look forward to seeing you all there from 6.30pm. (Training fee is $20).

And after training we’ll get together for some sushi and a refreshing beverage. If you can join us please let Jeff know beforehand for catering purposes.



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!


2017 AKI Australia Friendshuku – 25 & 26 November, Mittagong NSW

2017 2nd National Friendship Gasshuku (Friendshuku 2) – Flyer

Come join us again for this unique training experience – our second Friendship Gasshuku. The weekends training will be held in beautiful Mittagong again and the training led this year by our fourth dans from across AKI Australia. As well as training there’ll be plenty of time together to eat and hang out at the beautiful Harmony Centre. Come with an open heart and open mind to live, love and learn in a collaborative, supportive and friendly environment.

This is our last gathering of the year and a chance to review and acknowledge everything that is Aikido Kenkyukai 2017.  As this is a live-in style gasshuku and food and accomodation provided, everyone will need to pre-register prior to the event. Information and Registration forms can be downloaded from here:  2017 Friendshuku- Registration Form

You will also need to sign the gasshuku waiver. Waivers can be downloaded from here:  2017 Friendshuku- Gasshuku Waiver

Details are as follows:

Training: Ta Mo Tao Martial Arts, 1/8 Davy St, Mittagong

Accommodation: The Harmony Centre, 11 Beresford St, Mittagong

Dates: 25-26 November 2017

Times: 12:00pm Saturday – 2:00pm Sunday

Cost: $150 (Training, Saturday Dinner, Sunday Breakfast & Accommodation Included)


  • Bedding including linen, blankets, pillows and towels (mattress or swag as needed)
  • Weapons

For more information please contact:

Jeffrey James on 0418 616 217 or email:

Hosted by Erindale, Orange, West Ryde and Bowral Dojos.


Takeda Shihan (8th Dan) visiting Australia – 30 Oct – 5 Nov 2017

Thanks to everyone who came along on Thursday to make the Ryde Aikido Dojo 8th Anniversary Training such a special evening.

Also don’t forget Takeda Shihan will be in Sydney for a weeks training this coming week. If you haven’t already registered for next weekend’s seminar (4-5 November) or the early morning intensive (30 Oct – 3 Nov), you should do so ASAP via the link on the Aikido Sydney City seminar webpage:

Some of the details are listed below; 
Dates: Mon-Fri 30 Oct-3 Nov 2017 (Early Morning Intensive); Sat-Sun 4-5 Nov 2017 (Weekend Seminar)
Venue: AKI Sydney City Dojo, Australia
Registration: pre-registration online essential, spaces confirmed once full payment is received 
Cost: Early-morning Intensive $100 for full 5 days or $30 per class; Weekend Seminar $180 or $100 per day. Concessions available for full-time students / financial hardship.
Waiver & Registration Form: to be downloaded, completed and brought with you to the event 
Enquiries: please email us 
Schedule of Classes:
Early-morning Intensive
    • Mon 30 Oct – 6:30am-8:00am
    • Tue 31 Oct – 6:30am-8:00am
    • Wed 1 Nov – 6:30am-8:00am
    • Thu 2 Nov – 6:30am-8:00am
    • Fri 3 Nov – 6:30am-8:00am

Weekend Seminar

Sat 4 Nov

    • 8:30am-10:30am – keiko
    • 10:30am-12:30pm – break for morning tea
    • 12:30pm-2:30pm – keiko
    • 6:00pm-8:00pm – Seminar dinner

Sun 4 Nov

    • 8:30am-10:30am – keiko
    • 10:30am-12:30pm – break for morning tea
    • 12:30pm-2:30pm – keiko
    • 6:00pm-8:00pm – Seminar dinner


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!


Suzuki Sensei (7th dan) in Melbourne 16-17 September

Next up on the 2017 Aiki-calendar is Suzuki Sensei returning to Australia – this time to Melbourne. AKI Bentleigh dojo will be hosting this weekend (16 and 17 September 2017) visit of Suzuki Sensei to share his teaching. This should be a wonderful weekend. Details are outlined below:

Location: Huntingdale Primary School Hall, Grange St, Oakleigh South Victoria
Times: Sat 16th 11am – 4pm
Sunday 17th 9am – 2pm
Cost $160 for weekend ($90 one day)
(Early bird fee $150 before 31 August)
More info and registration contact:


Gradings this Thursday

Just a reminder, we’ll be doing some kyu gradings this Thursday, so please try and make an extra effort to come along and support those fellow students who are grading.

A grading is a wonderful opportunity for each of us to show how far we’ve come, and its nice to be able to share that with the rest of the dojo.

And we might grab a celebratory drink and bite to eat afterwards. Hope to see you all there! 


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