For another take on Aikido, contact Chris-sensei (really nice bloke by all acounts)
American Football Gakushuin University has a good webpage in English,
so it's as good a place to start as any.
Would someone from Play Yakyu please contact TSD - we want to list you!
Billiards BAGUS Billiards (& Electronic darts), Yasukuni Dori,
Shinjuku (B2 of Ad Hoc Bldg.) Open 11 - 5 a.m. (03 5360 1191)
Bodybuilding Of the general sports clubs, Gold's Gym seems to
be fairly serious. Branches all over Tokyo & Kanagawa. www.ggmania.jp
Also, DeviFusion in Roppongi shows live test matches, as does The Clubhouse in
Shinjuku 3-chome www.clubhouse-tokyo.com
This is the page for the Kanto Cricket League, which is Japan Cricket Association and ICC linked.
It has listings for all its member clubs and J-Uni teams as well as girls' teams. Also the page with ICC-EAP live scores
Darts PULSE! Darts Bar in Shinjuku. Cork & good sounds!
Phone 03 3351 0105
Football British Football Club, Tokyo. Founded in 1980 and still
Alive & Kicking! The real deal for the footy and the craic - go there first! Two full teams at the moment, with a Masters
Team in the making... www.bfctokyo.com
There are now two amateur football leaguers in the Tokyo area, the TML and the
IFFL. Both play year-round but TSD recommends the TML for various reasons. So go to www.metropolis-league.com/ or search for the other one...
Also BFC Masters TSD is always looking for players, grounds, fixtures
and contacts. Email email@example.com
Futsal A Japanese Futsal fraternity!
Fitness Centres A full list of Tokyo's main Fitness Centres is
being compiled, so check back to this page soon!
Gaelic Football JapanGAA!! Male or female, all nationalities and
levels are welcome. See their website at www.japangaa.com
Glass Ski all Japanese only
Horseriding Crane Horseriding Club in Saitama offers a range of lessons for adults
& kids alike. Visit www.uma-crane.com (Japanese) or Tel. 0429 54 4966 Fax. 0429 54 9076
Ice Hockey Tokyo Canadians Hockey Club - independent ex-pat Canadajins
take to the ice. Skate off to www.tokyocanadians.com/
Ice Skating Tokyo Citizens Ice Skating Rink. 4-29-27 Takadanobaba,
Shinjuku Ku. (03 3371 0910) Meiji Jingu Ice Skate Rink, 03 3403 3458 and Shin
Yokohama Skate Center 045-474-1112.
All places open year-round.
Other takes on the Karate Scene: Cave Hooper's article ''Thoughts from Japan''
on TSD issue 5.
Rugby Lots of it going on, perhaps the best starting point is
again the YC&AC. It's Todd again, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Running Nanban Rengo, Tokyo's International Running Club. Contact
Bob Poulson email@example.com
(Nice photos of Cameron Diaz sandboarding in Chile...)
Soccer This is an Americanisation of Association Football, so
Softball Softball league in Tokyo looking for players & teams.
Sumo It's usually best to go straight to the top man, so for the
official lowndown on this most Japanese of sports, visit the Japan Sumo Association website: www.sumo.or.jp/eng
Surfing Watch this space & read ' A Surfin' Mexico Way in
TSD Issue 5 (see archive)
Swimming Tokyo Gymnasium at Sendagaya. Y350 a pop, Y10,000 a year
Ultimate Frisby Tokyo/Kanagawa, Sundays 2pm at Futagotamagawa.
Contact Tim on 090 7839 5522
Volleyball It's big in Japan! The Japan Volleyball Association
website can be found at www.jva.or.jp (Japanese)
Yoga Is It a Sport? Probably not, but it's definitely leisure!