Aikido in Japan

I’m training aikido in Japan in years 2015 and 2016, mostly in Nagoya, Aichi. If you are planning to train in central Japan (Chūbu region) or if you like Endō Seishirō shihan or Kuribayashi Takanori shihan, you may also find the following useful.

I’ve also written some blog posts about aikido (mostly in Czech).

Note: In the following text I sometimes use the standard Japanese suffixes -ken (県) for prefecture, and -shi (市) for city. Thus “Nagoya-shi” is “Nagoya (city)”, etc. Sometimes, names of places, dōjōs and teachers spelled in Latin characters are preceded by the same names in Japanese characters.

Dojos and teachers in Nagoya and Aichi

My recommendations

Other notable dojos

More dojos the Aichi prefecture can be found at 合気道ねっと (Japanese-only).

Dojos not too far from Aichi

Shihan (teachers)

I frequently go to seminars of the following teachers.


My recommendation is to go for Tōzandō, you can either order online or visit their shop in Kyōto.