Aikido Kimori Dojo
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Due to the nationwide spread of COVID-19, infections are seemingly identified not only in Nagoya city but also in those who are within close proximity to our dojo members. In view of the above and to prevent further spread as well as for the safety of our members, we have decided to suspend all classes for the month of May 2020.
Thank you for your understanding and please keep safe.
Cancellation of Kimori Dojo’s annual seminar 2020.
As is being reported, the novel coronavirus is spreading across the nation and in order to tackle to spread of the coronavirus within the country, the Japanese government has called for cancellation and suspension of major sports, cultural and other events.
Therefore, in line with the government’s effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, we have decided to cancel our annual seminar due to be held on the 29th of March 2020. However, training will carry on as usual at Kimori Dojo.
We offer our sincere apologies to those who have committed to participating in the seminar and regret any inconvenience caused.
About Aikido Kimori Dojo
Aikido Kimori Dojo was established on the 20th of January 2002 by Kimori Dojo’s chief instructor, Toshiharu Sawada Shihan (8th 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 branches 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.
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 to 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.
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. Accommodation at the dojo is also available.
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.
Phone : 0568-36-9400 Fax : 0568-33-8346
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Aikido Kimori Dojo
Nishihonmachi 2 Chome 10-1 Kasugai City
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.
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