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About the Restarting of Practice at the Aikido Hombu Dojo

The Aikido Hombu Dojo was closed for practices due to the spread of the Omicron
Variant of COVID-19.
◆ Hombu Dojo Restarting of Practice: February 18th, 2022 (Friday) 06:30
We will Continue to take measures to prevent the spread of infection, putting the
health and safety of our membership first. Thank you for your understanding and
◆ Upon Entering the Dojo:
Please thoroughly disinfect hands with the provided hand sanitizer upon entering
the dojo.
Please wear a mask at all times while inside Hombu Dojo. Persons not wearing
masks will not be allowed entrance.
・ Please take temperature upon entering the dojo.
・ Please have the agreement of your family before participating at Hombu Dojo’s

In accordance with the situation, the above measures may change without warning.
When there are changes, they will be posted on the Aikikai website, so please check it regularly.


The list of the gradings announced in the 2022 Kagami Biraki can be seen here.


News about Year-End & New Year events at Hombu Dojo:

Due to the COVID-19 situation, this year's Year-End and New Year events will be celebrated as detailed below. We ask for your understanding and cooperation.
・2021/25/Dec. (Sat) Keiko Osame (Final Keiko of 2021)
・2021/26/Dec. (Sun) Osoji (General Cleaning) 9:00-11:00
・2021/31/Dec. (Fri) ~ 2021/01/Jan. (Sat) Etsunen-Keiko (Year-end through) New Year Keiko); Only Hombu Dojo members registered for participation can take part in Etsunen-Keiko.
・2022/06/Dec. (Thu) Keiko Hajime (First Keiko of 2022)
・2022/08/Jan. (Sat) All Japan Dojo Meeting
 *The Keiko schedule is as follows
  Regular 6:30-8:00-10:30-17:30-19:00-
  Beginner 7:00-9:30-
 *Due to a meeting, practice (15:00~) is canceled (including children's classes).
・2022/09/Jan. (Sun) Aikido Hombu Dojo's Kagami-biraki Ceremony: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only the invited representatives will be allowed to attend the Kagami-biraki Ceremony in-person. The ceremony will be streamed online.
 The gathering after the ceremony is canceled. More information will be on the Aikikai homepage at a later date.
 Sunday practices and Children's Class will be held as usual.


On April 29th 2021, the Ueshiba family held the Aiki-Jinja Taisai. We invite you to watch the video that has been released by Aikikai Foundation on its Youtube channel. You can see the entrance of the celebrants, the religious ceremony, then the address of Doshu and the two demonstrations: Hono Embu by Mitsuteru Ueshiba Aikido Hombu Dojo-Cho Hono Embu by Moriteru Ueshiba Aikido Doshu (click on the image below):

Hombu Dojo has created a Youtube channel (click on image below):

Updated rules about practice at Hombu Dojo (click on image below):

News about resuming practice at Hombu Dojo (click on image below):

Dojo-cho online Facebook training from the 15th of May 2020 (click on image below):

Message from Doshu regarding the Covid-19 situation (click on image below):

Etiquette for when practicing at Hombu Dojo (click on image below): 

How to reach Hombu Dojo (click on image below):