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Hikari Dojo—Simsbury, CT

  • Wisdom Of The Ages 1414 Hopmeadow Street Simsbury, CT, 06070 United States (map)

Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu Seminar
with Manny Jimenez Sensei

October 20, 2019     12pm to 5pm
(12pm-3pm and 3:30-6:00pm, includes a half hour break)

Hikari Dojo at Wisdom of the Ages
1414 Hopmeadow St.
Simsbury, Connectictut  06070
(30 min outside of Hartford, CT)


$100 per student
Register for this special event by calling Charlie Siegel at 860-593-2146 or messaging Hikari Dojo at Wisdom of the Ages on Facebook.

Join us for an extraordinary day of hard training in this rare and beautiful martial art with Manny Jimenez Sensei, Goldberg Sensei's senior student and a superb Daito Ryu practitioner in his own right. 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.

This event is open to all martial artists and schools and is inclusive of all skill and ability levels. Experience in breakfalling or taking ukemi is suggested but not required to attend. Weekly classes are held here in Hikari Dojo as a probationary Study Group under Roy Goldberg Sensei sharing the art of Daito Ryu which can help to prepare the serious practitioner with an understanding of some of the basic techniques of Daito Ryu so as to help prepare you for greater understanding of the teachings presented in this seminar. Attendance of these weekly classes is not required for attending this seminar, however - all are welcome! 

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: October 18
Yushinkan Dojo—Grand Rapids, MI
Later Event: December 14
Capital Aikikai—Silver Spring, MD