What is Aikido?
Aikido is a Martial Art created for “Onore Ni Katsu” (To Master Yourself). Although we practice techniques together with a partner, this is not a practice to learn how to beat someone in a fight. These techniques can be used for Self Defense, however, using them in real fighting situations is not why we practice Aikido, and in fact, it will be very difficult to apply these techniques within a real fight in order to win. What we learn from Aikido techniques and practice, is that within any challenging situation, we have the ability to keep calm and focused on our goals. We also learn how to respect and appreciate others who have different skill sets and capabilities than we have.
What is Iyonoma Ryu Aikido?
Diversity of culture, age and gender
Iyonoma Ryu Aikido practitioners come from many different countries around the world, range in age from 3 years old to seniors, and include both men and women from various professional and cultural backgrounds.
In the Kyoto Dojo Adult classes, we use English as the main language of instruction, and in the Almaty Dojo uses Russian as the main language of instruction. At IUJ, the language of instruction is in Japanese but as IUJ students are the main participants, the common language used is English. At our annual Gassyuku (training camp) and performance events, we use a combination of all of these languages.
Easy to Remember and Apply
Iyonuyma Ryu was created based on the techniques of Seifukai Aikido, but organized in a way that makes each of these techniques easy to remember even if students practice only once a week. After students gain mastery of all of these sections, including all Waza and Kata, we will then introduce a number of variants and alternative techniques based on each individual’s capabilities.
A Wide Range of Self-Defense Techniques
Iyonuma Ryu Aikido consists of a basic set of “Kihon” or fundamental movements and rolls, plus five related Sections (Section I, Section II, Section III, Section IV and Section V) that mostly include Waza and multiple Kata.
5 Years to Black Belt
In order to receive a Black Belt (Shodan), you will need to practice more than 5 years in total (including your two years (60 Times Attendance) at our Dojo. If you have a way to practice after you graduate, either with other friends, or by teaching children, and can show proof of your ongoing practice, you can come back to Japan to test for your Black Belt.
The Founder of Iyonoma Ryu Aikido, Kinefuchi-sensei, was a live-in student of Minoru Mochizuki-sensei (Founder of Yoseikan Budo and Seifukai Aikido) for 5 years in Shizuoka Prefecture. Mochizuki sensei was a close student of Kano-sensei (the founder of Judo) and Ueshiba-sensei (the founder of Aikido).
Why Do You Practice IyonomaRyu Aikido?
Main Instructor: Master Toru Kinefuchi
- Iyonoma Ryu Aikido Shihan
- Ojiya Aikido Committee Chairman
- 5th Degree Black Belt, Seifukai Aikido
- 5th Degree Black Belt, Japanese Jujutsu
- 3rd Degree Black Belt, Judo
Budojo Horinouchi Gym 130 Horinouchi Uonuma-shi Niigata
- Kids class 19:00〜20:00
- Junior high school 20:00〜21:00
Budojo Ojiya Gym 4915 Sakura machi Oaza Ojiya-shi Niigata
- Adult class 17:00〜18:30
- Kids, Jr. High, High School class 18:30〜20:00
Sawarabi Hall Urasa Minamiuonuma-shi
- Kids class 18:30〜19:30
- Over Jr. High School class 19:45〜21:00
If you are interested in practicing with Kinefuchi-sensei in Niigata, please contact Yoshie-sensei at one of the following email addresses. Please replace [at] with the @ mark.
Main Instructor: Azamat Ahmullaev
- Iyonoma Ryu Aikido Kyoju
- 4th Degree Black Belt, Iyonoma Ryu Aikido