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Martial Arts Studio—Exton, PA


  • The Martial Arts Center 14 North Village Avenue Exton, PA, 19341 United States (map)

Intensive Friday, Saturday seminar with Manny Jimenez Sensei, Roy Goldberg Sensei's senior student. Please contact Ben LaFrance at The Martial Arts Center for details.

Manny Jimenez Sensei demonstrating suwari tenchi nage.

Manny Jimenez Sensei demonstrating suwari tenchi nage.

Join us for an extraordinary 2 days 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. Jimenez Sensei will demonstrate techniques for students of all ranks and experience.

Manny Jimenez Sensei is the Senior student of Roy Goldberg Sensei and a student of Kiyama Hayawo Shihan since 1995. Jimenez Sensei has been awarded the Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu Kodokai Rank of 4th Dan and the Hiden Mokuroku, 1st scroll from the Kodokai Hombu Dojo in Kitami, Japan. He received his 5th Dan from Goldberg sensei as well as the second scroll. Manny Jimenez has been in training in the martial arts since 1973.

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.

Earlier Event: December 2
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Later Event: January 27
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