HOMBU DOJO -> Visitors from overseas
For those who are living abroad and wish
to train at Hombu Dojo:
Anyone who is a member of the Aikikai Foundation
can train at Hombu Dojo. Information below
are frequently requested regarding this.
In order to train at Hombu Dojo you must
become a member of the Aikikai Foundation.
At dojo located abroad, this is usually
upon joining the dojo, or else upon registration
of shodan grading. Upon completing registration
with the Aikikai, you will receive a membership
card and a membership number. These do
expire and are good for life. Also, upon
registering shodan you will also receive an International Yudansha Book. When wanting
to train at Hombu Dojo, please bring something
with your registration number with you.
those who are not yet Aikikai members,
complete the registration at the front
upon arrival at Hombu Dojo.
If you wish to train as a Visitor, you can participate in any Regular or
Beginner class. Other types of classes are not available to you. It is
possible to join as many classes of those two types in a day as you wish.
The fee for training is as listed on relevant page of this website. Visitor
fee, 1,575JPY/day is applied for those who train a few days. Please pay
the monthly fee for more trainning. The monthly fee begins the day you
pay it and ends at the completion of the calendar month, not 30 days from
when you pay. Please be aware of this fact. You can begin training immediately
after paying the fee if you wish.
Please take you uniform home with you each
day. Uniforms can be purchased at the front
desk, though any white martial arts uniform
is generally acceptable. Hakama are worn
by men from shodan and women from 3rd kyu.
This is the custom at Hombu Dojo. However,
if you wish, you can wear a hakama from the
time you register.
All necessary requirements for entering Japan
(Visa, lodging) are the sole responsibility
of the individual. Hombu Dojo does not
lodging, laundry facilities or any other
- It is possible to watch Regular or Beginner's
classes at any time. Please arrive before
the beginning of class and sign in at the
front desk. As you enter the dojo, perform
a bow from seiza just inside the doorway.
If you are not training, please sit in the
back of the dojo to watch and do not interfere
with the participants. Please refrain from
taking photos or videos.
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|17-18 Wakamatsu Cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0056 Japan
|Phone: (+81) 3-3203-9236, Fax: (+81) 3-3204-8145