DAITO RYU AIKIJUJUTSU SEMINAR
with Roy Goldberg Sensei
February 16, 2019 Saturday 9:00-12:00, 2:00-5:00
February 17, 2019 Sunday 9:00-12:00, 2:00-5:00
Dojo of Traditional Martial Arts
223 W. Oak St.
Second Block West of the Town Square
Pre-register by 1/31/19
$100, $175 for Two Days, $150 if received by Jan 31, 2019
$50 Per Session
To register, email Jack Bieler at firstname.lastname@example.org
List the day or days you will be attending, your name and contact information.
Or call (940) 391-1197 for more information.
The seminar is open to martial artists of any style and rank. Space is limited so please contact the organizer for application and payment. Check, Money Order or Paypal are available, or cash at the door.
For Aikido practitioners, Daito Ryu is a link to the art of Morihei Ueshiba's teacher Sokaku Takeda. Experiencing the earlier versions of many familiar Aikido techniques will provide a new perspective on the evolution of the art and your own Aikido practice. Kodokai style Daito Ryu is not "hard Aikido" as is sometimes claimed, but rather emphasizes building an "aiki body" to develop connection and destroy kuzushi, controlling the attacker with subtle, extremely soft techniques.
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, styles and experience.
Goldberg Sensei is the first and only non-Japanese awarded the rank of 7th Dan and certified with the rare teaching license Kyoju Dairi by the Kodokai Menkyo Kaiden at the hombu dojo in Kitami, Japan. He is also the only non-Japanese to receive the 3rd Scroll in the Daito Ryu transmission, the Hi Ogi or "Inner Secrets."
Goldberg Sensei has also studied Aikido at the United States Federation Headquarters under the direction of Yamada Shihan and his senior students. Goldberg Sensei has been fortunate to take classes with and touch leading Aikido instructors including Kisaburo Osawa, head instructor of the Aikikai in Japan, Gozo Shioda founder of Yoshinkan Aikido, Morihiro Saito of the Iwama Dojo, Kisshomaru Ueshiba Doshu as well as other direct students of O-Sensei.
Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu is a 1,200-year-old samurai martial art. It has directly influenced the development of many popular martial arts, Shorinji Kempo, Hakko Ryu Jujutsu, Hapkido and most famously Aikido. Once a secret art, passed generation to generation through the Takeda clan, the system of Daito Ryu was revived in the late 19th century by Sokaku Takeda.