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About Aikido Kimori Dojo

Aikido Kimori Dojo

Aikido Kimori Dojo was established on the 20th of January 2002 by Kimori Dojo’s chief instructor, Toshiharu Sawada Shihan (7th Dan). To celebrate the occasion Kimori Dojo was honored to have Moriteru Ueshiba (Doushu), the grandson of the founder of Aikido and the current chairman of the Aikido foundation, attend and give a rare demonstration of his Aikido. In 2011 to celebrate Kimori Dojo’s 10th anniversary a seminar was taught by both Moriteru Ueshiba (Doushu) and Mitsuteru Ueshiba (Waka Sensei), with over 450 people attending.

Since it was established Kimori dojo’s membership has grown steadily and as of 2012 the exceeds over 140 members including around 70 children.

Every year instructors from the Aikido Hombu Dojo (Aikikai Aikido World Headquarters) located in Tokyo are invited to instruct at seminars held by Kimori Dojo. To date Kimori Dojo has been fortunate enough to have Hideo Yonemochi Shihan, Shoji Seki Shihan, Hayato Osawa Shihan and Takanori Kuribayashi Shihan instruct fantastic classes at these seminars.

Kimori Dojo members are also encouraged to regularly take part in various seminars held throughout Japan and also the All Japan Aikido Demonstration held in Tokyo every May. Because of this Kimori dojo has many connections and friendships with other Dojo.

Kimori Dojo has two branch Dojos. The first is located in Omaezaki City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Hideyuki Agata, the chief instructor, often trains and attends special events at Kimori dojo. The second branch Dojo is located in Silicon Valley, California, America. The chief instructor, Hiroshi Matsuoka Sensei, and his students regularly visit Kimori Dojo to take part in the annual Gasshuku and to attend gradings.

Every year in September Kimoro Dojo holds its annual Gasshuku. It is normally held over three days (Friday to Sunday). Members from other countries and various other Dojo around Japan also take part. The Gasshuku is a great event an all participants always enjoy fantastic training followed by great food and excellent company.

Visitors from all around the world come and train at Kimori Dojo. We have had visitors from America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Peru, England, China and Russia, to name but a few. Kimori Dojo would like to strengthen existing connections and continue to make new connections with people from various regions and countries throughout the world.

Kimori Dojo maintains close relations with Aikido Shinryukan, headed by Nobuo Takase Shihan, in New Zealand. Sawada Shihan visits New Zealand at least once a year to teach weapons classes (bokken and jo) and empty-handed classes at seminars held there. Sawada Shihan also travels to and instructs in China regularly.

For Beginners

Beginners are most welcome to come and watch any of the classes or train in the general and basics classes.

Points to remember:

  • try to arrive ten minutes before the class starts and introduce yourself to the instructor.
  • If you are going to train please wear some comfortable loose fitting clothing.
  • Be polite to everyone in the dojo and remember to show your seniors respect.
  • During the class listen to the instructors carefully and work hard to improve your technique.
  • When the class finishes make sure you help clean the Dojo.
  • The most important thing too remember is to have fun! If you are new to martial arts you may feel a little uncomfortable in the Dojo for the first time or find that some of the movements/techniques are difficult to perform, this is normal. Please remember that the instructors and other students are there to help you and will be happy to answer any of your questions.
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Instructors

Along with Sawada Shihan there are five other instructors at Kimori Dojo each with a great amount of experience.

Toshiharu Sawada Shihan
(7th Dan)

Katsutoshi Fujii Sensei
(7th Dan)

Mitsushi Kobayashi Sensei
(7th Dan)

Motohiro Yokoi Sensei
(6th Dan)

Eiji Morimoto
(6th Dan)

Aaron McConnell
(4th Dan)

Our Dojo

Kimori Dojo has eighty tatami mats. There are changing rooms for men and women, showers and toilets, washing machines, and a common room, refreshments are also for sale. Parking is available. Accommidation at the dojo is also available.

Yearly Events

  • Visits and seminars taught by instructors from the Aikido Hombu Dojo .
  • Kimori Dojo participates in the All Japan Aikido Demonstration held every year.
  • There is a training camp held every summer.
  • Kimori Dojo also attends many seminars held by other Dojos throughout the year.
  • Dan grade examinations are held twice a year.
  • Kyu grade examinations are held three times a year.

Fees

training Fees

Kimori Dojo
Joining Fee

¥8,400 (Includes registration with Aikido Hombu Dojo)
¥5,000 (If you are currently registered with Aikido Hombu Dojo)
Basics & GeneralClasses ¥6,000 per month (May train up to 8 days per month)
¥8,000 per month (No limit on training per month)
¥33,000 for 6 months (May train up to 8 days per month)
¥66,000 for 12 months (May train up to 8 days per month)
¥44,000 for 6 months (No limit on training per month)
¥88,000 for 12 months (No limit on training per month)
Morning & Midday Class ¥5,000 per month
¥27,500 for 6 months
¥55,000 for 12 months
Elementary and Junior
High School Students
¥4,000 per month (May train up to 2 days per week)
¥22,000 for 6 months (May train up to 2 days per week)
¥44,000 for 12 months (May train up to 2 days per week)
¥5,000 per month (May train up to 3 days per week)
¥27,500 for 6 months (May train up to 3 days per week)
¥55,000 for 12 months (May train up to 3 days per week)
High School Students and
University Students
¥4,000 per month (May train up to 8 days per month)
¥6,000 per month (No limit on training per month)
¥22,000 for 6 months (May train up to 8 days per month)
¥44,000 for 12 months (May train up to 8 days per month)
¥33,000 for 6 months (No limit on training per month)
¥66,000 for 12 months (No limit on training per month)
Married Couple ¥10,000 per month (May train up to 8 days per month)
¥12,000 per month (No limit on training per month)
¥55,000 for 6 months (May train up to 8 days per month)
¥110,000 for 12 months (May train up to 8 days per month)
¥66,000 for 6 months (No limit on training per month)
¥132,000 for 12 months (No limit on training per month)
Over 65 years old ¥4,000 per month
Visitor ¥1,000 per class
(a 11 class concession ticket is available for ¥ 10,000)
Accident Insurance ¥1,000 per year(Elementary and Junior High School Students)
¥2,050 per year(High School Students, University Students and Adults)

Classes

Kimori Dojo runs various classes. Children’s classes are for preschoolers through to junior high school students. There are basics and general classes, midday and morning classes.

training Schedule
  Classes & Times Instructor
Mon 6:30am~7:30pm Morning Sawada
7:00pm~8:00pm General Fuji・Yokoi/Kurahashi
8:05pm~9:00pm
Wed 9:30am~11:30pm Midday Sawada
7:00pm~8:00pm General Aaron
8:05pm~9:00pm Sawada
Thu 6:30am~7:30am Morning Sawada
9:30am~11:30am General Sawada・Izawa
4:30pm~5:30pm Children's Yokoi
Fri 7:00pm~8:00pm General Kobayashi・Fuji
8:05pm~9:00pm
Sat 5:00pm~6:00pm Children's Aaron
6:10pm~7:10pm Junior High/Beginners
7:20pm~8:10pm Weapons Yokoi
8:20pm~9:00pm General Tanaka
Sun 9:00am~10:00am Children’s(English) Aaron
10:10am~11:10am Junior High(English)
11:20am~12:30pm Beginners
-From Beginner to Sankyu-
Kubodera/Tanaka
1:00pm~15:00pm General/Weapons Sawada
  • Adults are most welcome to participate in the children’s classes.
  • If you would like extra classes on top of those listed above, group classes or private lessons, please contact us.

Special weapons class

The purpose of the special weapons class (held once a month) is to provide the chance to deepen the exchange between all those, regardless of level or rank, who are practicing to improve their Aikido.

These practices are suitable for everyone as they are divided into two levels. Beginners and regular or applied classes. We welcome and encourage visitors (Aikidoka other than those belonging to this dojo) to participate anytime.

Location: Komaki City South Sports Center or kasugai City generalize gymnasium.
Time: 13:30-15:40
Visitors \1,000 person

Contact Us

If you have any questions please phone or email us.

Dojo TEL:0568-36-9400 FAX:0568-33-8346

E-MAIL : ktc45@mint.ocn.ne.jp

POSTAL ADDRESS:
Aikido Kimori Dojo
Nishihonmachi 2 Chome 10-1 Kasugai City
Aichi Prefecture
Japan

Map

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From Nagoya Station To Kachigawa Station:

Take the JR Chousen Line directly to Kachigawa Station.Get off there and take the left exit.Catch a bus bound for Aijiyoshi Station. From Ajiyoshi Station it is about a five minute walk to Kimori Dojo.

From Nagoya Station to Ajiyoshi Station:

Take the Higashiyama Subway to Sakae Station. From Sakae Station take the Meijo Line to Heian Dori Station. From there transfer to the Meitetsu Kamiida line and take it until you reach Ajiyoshi Station. From Ajiyoshi Station it is about a five minute walk to Kimori Dojo.