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Stillness In Motion—Oakland, CA

  • In Motion Center 1091 Calcot Place, Ste. 412 Oakland, CA 94604 USA (map)

Please note this seminar has been rescheduled
for April 6 & 7th, 2019.
Email us to be notified of additional details:

Contact In Motion Center for additional information.

Participants will explore:

  • Foundational bodywork and breath training in Daito-ryu

  • The solo work to kata

  • The traditional pathway of waza and how the body work supports technique

Goldberg Sensei, who is also a highly trained Physical Therapist, will once again be holding a special Friday seminar on manual therapy.

Strengthening, Stretching and Training Mistakes

“It's not what you don't know that kills you, it's what you know for sure that ain't true...attributed to Mark Twain to properly follow the urge to exercise, train, tone, stretch, balance, straighten and strengthen your body seminar”.

Do you make mistakes while exercising, training or stretching ?  You probably do, but most likely do not know what they are.

Before seeing me many of my clients had a ignoramus trainer that told them otherwise; 

their persistent pain was the main motivation for seeing me, despite having invested a lot of time and money in previous therapies and exercise programs.

If you keep making these mistake you will suffer the consequences...

Do not be a injury waiting to happen, or end up a "nice try" at martial arts and physical culture - take this class...

Do the Right Thing...Find out How and In Motion Center on Friday November 16th, 2018 

This special class does not require any previous background, just a sincere desire to learn and get the most out of your training. 

This class will teach Goldberg Sensei's unique approach to exercise therapy; and will specifically address the treatment of common martial art injuries, pain management.

The class will clearly show you common misconceptions about strengthening and stretching and why they are wrong (seeing these things upfront and personally - it just makes so much sense), 

as well as functional approaches for the prevention of re-injury. 

Roy will teach and explain things I wish I knew from the very first day I began training in martial arts.

This class will enrich your practice - empowering you with a working understanding of the exercise therapy and its applications: as an adjunct to receiving bodywork, 

a admirable complement to your martial arts training or if you have a professional practice in the healing and restorative arts. 

Health care professionals seeking to expand their skills and knowledge will learn how to quickly asses and give proper, specific and targeted corrective exercises for joint problems, 

and pain conditions from an acknowledged leading expert in Physical Therapy, and a Martial Arts Master Instructor.                 

Your class includes lecture, demonstrations, personal attention, hands on correction and feedback from Goldberg Sensei .

There will be practice time with partners to give you ample opportunity to absorb this material. 

Portions of the class will be videotaped and sent via .mp4 links.

You will walk away with skills that you can continue to refine and apply after this personalized, detailed immersion.

You will also learn Taping techniques informed by over 45 years of a successful and life changing clinical Physical Therapy practice. 

Taping instruction will included applications for: increased proprioception; decreased pain and edema; ‘mobility with stability’, joint stabilization to facilitate the healing of laxity in ligament structures and muscle tears.

Goldberg Sensei's extensive martial arts background, combining western and eastern medicine and philosophies, allows him to see his patients in a different light, and teach his students to do the same. 

He is excited to share his expertise and insights with you. 

I am always amazed when I ask Roy clinical questions about difficult cases I am working with, and find out more about his extensive training.  

Amazing but not surprising given his achievements in the martial arts.

Kaizen (改善) is the Japanese word for ""continuous improvement", it can mean "change for better", referring to activities that continuously improve all functions of a skill, process or endeavor. 

The word can refer to any improvement, one-time or continuous, large or small, and in this case how to measure your capabilities and deepen your practice; continue on this Path to achieve Mastery.

Roy studied personally with the authors of many of the books I have on my shelf, books which I have used for years as references throughout my career as a Bodywork and Somatic Practitioner, and Martial Arts Teacher.

After graduating from Columbia University in New York - Roy continued to research and study as he developed his approach to manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation.  He trained with Florence Kendall PT author of "Muscles Testing and Function"; Dr. John V Basmajiian MD, Author of "Muscles Alive Their Functions Revealed by Electromyography"; Shirley Sharmann PT, PhD author of "Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes" and "Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities, Cervical and Thoracic Spines"; Mobilization with Movement the discoveries of Instructor Brian Mulligan F.N.Z.S.P. (Hon), Dip. M.T. from Wellington, New Zealand; Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, MD an internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements. 

Goldberg Sensei is confident that anyone interested in this subject will be able to quickly learn these simple yet effective exercise and manual therapy approaches and procedures 
that clearly and directly address musculoskeletal disorders with pain free manual joint “repositioning” techniques which restore function and end the cycle of pain. 

Goals of Seminar: 

  Improve your understanding of Muscles - how they function in the real world and how make your work better

  Examination of low back pain and what exercises should be done in what order and why

  Evaluation of specific exercise programs - you can bring questions or problems you are having with you own, a student's or a client's progress

  Your Nervous System’s roll in integrating change as you move - get better faster

  Examples of Mobilization in movement. 

  Addressing Pain and Treatment of: 

   Lumbar Spine 
   Taping theory and application 

Date: Friday November 16th, 2018 

Time: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm 

Cost: $ 125.00 


In Motion Center 
1091 Calcot Place Suite 412 
Oakland, Ca 94606 

Space is limited and I have a list of people that have requested this workshop

To register email right now:

Contact Bernard Langan 


Sensei Roy Goldberg Instructor Bio: 

Sensei Roy Goldberg is a 7th Dan Shihan and ‘Kyoju Dairi’, recipient of the third scroll in the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Kodokai tradition - "Hiden Ogi" (“Secret Transmission of Hidden Mysteries”). 
This marks him as one of few in the Daito-ryu school to have received this honor and the only non-Japanese Westerner to have achieved both 7th Dan and the third Daito-ryu scroll. 
Since graduation from Columbia college of Physicians and Surgeons Department of Physical Therapy in 1974, Roy A. Goldberg has studied neuroanatomy and its effects on movement with some of the leading practitioners in the field for over 4 decades. Having owned three premier Physical Therapy practices in the New York area, Roy now serves as a consultant to NRPT, and is a designer of exercise equipment. He also serves as an associate professor of Sports Sciences at Long Island University, having taught numerous courses including: Advanced Analysis of Human Motions and Physiology of Exercise. Roy has also been one of the examiners for the NYS Examination for PT licenses. In addition to his vast Physical Therapy knowledge, Roy is an internationally recognized martial arts instructor. 

Goldberg Sensei is the Senior student of Kiyama Hayao Shihan. He has also served as an instructor for the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Police Club, where he worked with NYPD Emergency Services Unit (ESU). He also conducted quarterly seminars for the U.S. Special Forces, including U.S.M.C. Force Recon and U.S. Navy Seals. In addition, Goldberg Sensei trained and instructed the Head of Security for the 56th Secretary of State. He currently trains Federal Law Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 

Goldberg Sensei is also an avid horseman and rock climber and evaluates movement impairment syndromes which can affect a rider’s or climber’s maximum performance. If you have friends or colleagues who climb or ride, who would be interested in this material definitely invite then to the workshop. 

Goldberg Sensei has trained over 3 decades with Kiyama Shihan and the leading Shihan from Japan including two Menkyo Kaiden. 

Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu is a 1,200-year-old samurai martial art. 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 and focus on subtle manipulations of balance will complement and enrich any martial arts training. 

Once a secret art, passed generation to generation through the Takeda clan, the system of Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu was revived in the late 19th century by Sokaku Takeda, 32nd in line of the Takeda family. 

To this day, Goldberg Sensei continues to train under his instructor Kiyama Shihan and he believes that, “in the martial arts, one teaches only to continue his own unfinished study.” Goldberg Sensei's goal is to preserve, protect and transmit Daito Ryu, the beautiful secret art and National Treasure of Japan, to pass it on to serious students, just as his teacher, Kiyama Shihan shared it with him. 
Martial Arts practitioners who are learning and practicing the healing arts and the restorative arts are doing Martial Arts on a whole other level – I think it is the highest level. 

Earlier Event: November 6
Bushidokai—East Lyme, CT