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.
Beginners are most welcome to come and watch any of the classes or train in the general and basics classes.
Along with Sawada Shihan there are five other instructors at Kimori Dojo each with a great amount of experience.
Toshiharu Sawada Shihan
Katsutoshi Fujii Sensei
Mitsushi Kobayashi Sensei
Motohiro Yokoi Sensei
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.
|¥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
|¥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)
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.
|Classes & Times||Instructor|
-From Beginner to Sankyu-
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.
Visitors \1,000 person
If you have any questions please phone or email us.
Dojo TEL:0568-36-9400 FAX:0568-33-8346
E-MAIL : firstname.lastname@example.org
Aikido Kimori Dojo
Nishihonmachi 2 Chome 10-1 Kasugai City
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.
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.