Aikido Kobayashi Dojo is an organization
founded by Kobayashi Yasuo Dojocho (head of the dojo)
in April 1969 at Gakuen-Higashi-cho in Kodaira-city.
With the ideal of spreading aikido to many, we strive
to instruct aikido to many. Also, the uchideshi (live-in
training) program of the dojo fosters many aikido
Our activity is not limited in Japan: we periodically
dispatch instructors overseas, accept trainees from
inside and outside of Japan, and arrange Musubi Kikin
(a scholarship program for trainees from foreign countries)
to support trainee financially.
In 1986, we were awarded by Japan Budo Council at
Budokan for excellency. We were the first to be awarded
as a private organization.
As of August 2003, we have about 120 affiliated and
directly controlled places for training. Kodaira dojo
in the suburb of Tokyo as the center, these places
for training spread in Santama, Saitama, Kanagawa,
Chiba and other areas.
The countries we periodically dispatch our instructors
include the United States, Canada, Argentine, Brazil,
Germany, the United Kingdom, Hangary, Poland, Burgaria,
Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Greece, Iran, South
Korea, Taiwan, and Austraria.