Becoming an Affiliated Dojo

of Aikido Doshinokai Association


Our mission at Aikido Doshinokai Association is to inspire and empower our members to enhance their physical expression of the martial system codified by Morihei Ueshiba as Aikido. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive community where students can develop their skills and deepen their understanding of Aikido’s principles and philosophy. Through our training, we aim to promote physical and mental well-being, personal growth, and positive social interactions.


To accomplish our mission, Aikido Doshinokai’s chief instructor, Haruo Matsuoka sensei, adapts his teaching approach to fit his students’ understanding and natural abilities. This traditional master-disciple approach is used to transfer Matsuoka sensei’s Aikido theories through each dojo-cho to their affiliated students. By following this approach, Matsuoka sensei maintains close interaction with each affiliate dojo, ensuring that dojo members receive the most current and relevant information directly from him.

Status Requirements 

Aikido Doshinokai only considers applications for affiliation from dojos that are not currently affiliated with any other Aikido organizations.

Technical Requirements

To ensure technical proficiency, affiliated dojos of Aikido Doshinokai establish their own technical and testing requirements. These requirements are set by the dojo-cho with guidance and recommendations from Haruo Matsuoka Sensei.

Testing Requirements

All dan tests must be observed in person or online and approved by Haruo Matsuoka sensei.  

Financial Requirements

To remain an affiliated dojo, the affiliated dojo-cho is required to maintain a monthly fee of $100 USD. You can easily make payments by subscribing below, and the fee will be automatically charged on a monthly basis. If you wish to cancel your subscription, you can do so at any time through PayPal.


To inquire about becoming an affiliated dojo, please contact us