Senior Specialties
Aikido Classes

Focusing on seniors over 60 years old to enjoy the world of Aikido at their own pace.Slow Aikido.Class.The following is a list of the most common problems with the



- Location: Shinagawa Ward General Gymnasium (7 min walk from Osaki and Gotanda Stations)

- Date and time:Every Wednesday 12:30~13:30

KamakuraStarts in October 2023!)

- Place: Kamakura Youth Hall (15 minutes by bus from Kamakura Station)

- Date and time:Every Tuesday 14:30~15:30


What is Aikido?

Aikido is an ancient Japanese martial art that has existed for over 100 years.



It is called "Budo of harmony" and is popular all over the world, as people work together to create techniques without hurting others.



It improves with age and is an ideal learning experience for seniors.


Characteristics of "Slow Aikido

We aim to provide aikido classes that anyone can enjoy.

Slowly and carefully

We will slowly teach you how to move your body one by one, taking into consideration each individual's posture and habits. Please let us know in advance if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or areas prone to pain.


No forced techniques or passive stance

We do not use any of the violent techniques or ukemi that we normally practice.
We will apply gentle techniques to each other to avoid injury and to ensure a pleasant ending.

You'll have company.

The Corona disaster has made it difficult to relate to people.
Aikido friends who love aikido are more likely to love harmony, creating a pleasant community.

Judging and demonstrations.

If desired, there will be opportunities for judging and public performances. This is a great way to not only improve your health, but also to work toward your goals.

For people with these concerns
We hope you will join us.

No sports experience

The amount of exercise is less than half of the regular training, and we will proceed at everyone's pace with an emphasis on "anyone's pace".

being afraid of getting hurt

No strenuous exercise. Any old injuries or sore spots can be taken into consideration as we proceed.

insufficient exercise

Anyone can participate, even if you do not exercise at all or can at least run a little.

I'm not sure I can continue.

You can decide if you can continue with the trial first.

Tokyo Dojo
Every Wednesday 12:30~13:30
@Shinagawa Ward General Gymnasium

Closest Station: Tokyo

7-minute walk from Osaki Station on JR Yamanote Line and Rinkai Line
8 minutes walk from Gotanda Station on JR Yamanote Line, Toei Asakusa Line and Tokyu Ikegami Line

Kamakura Dojo
Every Tuesday 14:30~15:30
@Kamakura Youth Center

Closest Station: Tokyo

JR/Enoden Kamakura Station Keikyu Bus "Sugimoto Kannon" stop


First trial is free of charge

¥ 7,700
/ month (once a week)
  • The admission fee is 10,000 yen. If you join on the trial day, it will be waived.
  • In addition, you are required to join sports insurance (2,000 yen/year).
  • 10%OFF for those 65 years of age and older.

flow of training


While chatting and laughing, they stretch and unwind their bodies. We also do light training to prevent muscle weakness.

basic operation

Students practice the basic aikido postures and movements by themselves while being taught by the teacher.

Technique Practice

Two people work in pairs to practice Aikido techniques. They practice many times, feeling the strength of their partner, so that the techniques are performed without stagnation.

Evaluations from those who have experienced it

Aikido Mugen Juku Instructor Shota Sugawara

Tokyo Dojo Instructor, Kamakura Dojo Chief

He is a 3rd dan in Yoshinkan Aikido.

Born in 1987, he discovered aikido while hitchhiking in New Zealand during his university years. Discovered aikido while hitchhiking in New Zealand during college, started aikido in 2010 and studied under Malik Thahid and Chris Crampton.


Started teaching at Mugen Juku Tokyo in 2017, and since 2018, she has been teaching international school students in Jiyugaoka. Completed the Mugen Juku weekend trainee course. Lives and works in Kamakura.


In addition to his experience in military combat, including Krav Maga, he enjoys surfing and windsurfing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Yes, it is possible.

If you want to learn slowly, please join us.


There is no class superiority, so you should be able to enjoy both.

General training is a little more intense physically, so do your best!

For more information on training fees, please contactthis way (direction close to the speaker or towards the speaker)for more information.

Please bring workout clothes (T-shirt and long pants are best), a towel, and a drink. If you have your own street clothes, that is fine.

It is possible. Please choose a class according to your physical fitness.

If you are 4 years old or older, you are of course welcome. First, students will practice so that they can learn to like the dojo, and gradually learn etiquette and techniques. Parents and children are also welcome to join.

It must be very enjoyable when you and your training partner can perform techniques in perfect harmony. However, after practicing for a long time, you suddenly realize that aikido is also used in your personal life, and the relationship is not just about having fun.

You will be able to protect yourself. Aikido is useful as a self-defense technique because it is also applied in arrest techniques by the Metropolitan Police Department. However, surprisingly often used in daily life is how to protect people and stop fights. This is also practiced together.

We can also provide training in consideration of your needs. Please contact us for details.

Possible. Please contact us once and we will work with you to find a class that you can attend, subject to reasonable considerations.

We will teach in Japanese and English upon request. I am sure you can manage with gestures in languages other than English.

Some dojos prohibit students from coming and going to other dojos, so please check with your dojo and if there is no problem, please come. However, it is prohibited to impose what you have learned at other dojos on other students. We ask that you learn on an equal footing as a newcomer to the dojo.