Bushidokai—East Lyme, CT

  • Bushidokai 339 Flanders Road, #107, Latimer Brook Commons East Lyme, CT, 06357 United States

Intensive training with Roy Goldberg Sensei. For more information, please contact Study Group Head David LoPriore.

Join us for an extraordinary day of hard training in this rare and beautiful martial art! Whatever style you practice, the principles of Daito Ryu will enhance your technique and understanding of your art. The focus is on developing superior structure and balance while destroying that of your opponent. Although some experience with taking ukemi (rolling and breakfalls) is recommended, it is not required. Goldberg Sensei will demonstrate techniques for students of all ranks and experience.

Roy Goldberg Sensei is the Senior student of Kiyama Hayawo Shihan. Goldberg Sensei has been awarded the Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu Kodokai Rank of 7th Dan. He is the highest-ranking non-Japanese to earn this rank from Kodokai Hombu Dojo in Kitami, Japan, which also certified him with the rare Kyoju Dairi (representative instructor) teaching license and the third Daito Ryu scroll, the Hiden Ogi. Goldberg Sensei has trained over 3 decades with Kiyama Hayawo Shihan and the leading Shihan from Japan including two Menkyo Kaiden.

Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu is a 1,200-year-old samurai martial art. Once a secret art, passed generation to generation through the Takeda clan, the system of Daito Ryu Aiki Ju-jutsu was revived in the late 19th century by Sokaku Takeda, 32nd in line of the Takeda family. It has directly influenced the development of many popular martial arts, such as Aikido, Shorinji Kempo, Hakko Ryu Jujutsu and Hapkido. Daito Ryu’s core principles focus on subtle manipulations of balance and structure and will complement and enrich any martial arts training.