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Tai Itsu Kan—Madrid, Spain

  • Tai Itsu Kan 40 Calle Boltaña Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, 28022 Spain (map)


¡Roy Goldberg Sensei regresa a Madrid para un seminario individual de Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu! No te pierdas esta rara oportunidad de entrenar con uno de los practicantes mejor clasificados de Daito Ryu fuera de Japón.

Friday June 1 Returning Students Only (free), in the park, 17:30 to dinner
Saturday June 2, 10:00 to 13:00, 15:00 to 18:00
Sunday June 3, 10:00 to 13:00, 15:00 to 18:00

Tai Itsu Kan
Boltaña, 40. Nave 2
Madrid, 28022. SPAIN
(Metro Line 5, Canillejas or Torre Arias. (Old Gym Curves next to the supermarket Day)

$100 per day
$200 for the weekend


Join us for a weekend of intense training in this rare and beautiful martial art! The Kodokai style of Daito Ryu emphasizes center-driven movement and subtle manipulations of balance that will complement and enrich any martial arts training regardless of style. This is a special opportunity to train with one of the highest ranked practitioners of Daito Ryu outside of Japan.

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This seminar is open to martial artists of all styles and backgrounds, and will be especially enlightening to koryu practitioners. 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.

From last year's joint aiki seminar with Roy Goldberg and Dan Harden:

"Seminario con Dan Harden y Roy Goldberg, dos monstruos del trabajo y la potencia interna. En el caso de Roy, un tesoro del Dayto Ryu."
[The Seminar with Dan Harden and Roy Goldberg, two monsters of work and internal power. In the case of Roy, a treasure of Daito Ryu.]

Click here to see more from Goldberg Sensei's joint seminar with Dan Harden in Madrid 2017.

Roy Goldberg Sensei is one of the highest ranked Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu practitioners outside of Japan and the senior student of Hayawo Kiyama Shihan. Goldberg Sensei has trained almost 4 decades with Kiyama Shihan and the leading Shihan from Japan including three Menkyo Kaiden.

Goldberg Sensei receiving the Hi Ogi, the 3rd Scroll in the Daito Ryu transmission from Kiyama Shihan. — June, 2016

Goldberg Sensei receiving the Hi Ogi, the 3rd Scroll in the Daito Ryu transmission from Kiyama Shihan. — June, 2016

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.

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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.

Kodo Kai is a branch of Daito Ryu founded by Horikawa Kodo in 1950. Born in 1894 in Kitami, Hokkaido, Kodo began Daito Ryu Jujutsu training at the age of 11, first under his father, then continuing directly under Sokaku Takeda himself.  In 1974 Kodo Horikawa received the Eisei Meijin "Order of Eternal Mastership", which is the highest title of the Budo society.