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Capital Aikikai—Silver Spring, MD

  • Capital Aikikai 923 Sligo Avenue Silver Spring, MD, 20910 United States (map)

with Roy Goldberg Sensei

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Capital Aikikai
923 Sligo Ave.
Silver Spring, MD
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Join us for 2 days of serious training in this rare and beautiful martial art! Its core principles focus on subtle manipulations of balance and will complement and enrich any martial arts training regardless of style.

Morihei Ueshiba in front of a placard reading “Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu.” — Read More at Aikido Sangenkai

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 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 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.

Goldberg Sensei working with Elie Zakaria, 4th Dan from Shindokan Aikido in Toronto at a seminar hosted by Mushinkan Jujutsu in Buffalo, NY.

Earlier Event: December 8
Mushinkan Jujutsu—Buffalo, NY
Later Event: February 16
Denton Aikido—Dallas, TX