Daitoryu Aikijujitsu Ginjukai
Daitoryu Aikijujutsu is a traditional Japanese martial art of unarmed fighting techniques and minor armed techniques used to defeat an armed or unarmed enemy. It is the parent art of aikido as well as many other popular modern martial arts. Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of aikido, was a long-time student of the art as taught to him by his teacher Sokaku Takeda. Many of aikido’s techniques are derived from the vast curriculum of daitoryu aikijujutsu. Choi Yong-Sool, the founder of hapkido, stated in an interview that his studies of daitoryu aikijujutsu under Sokaku Takeda led to the creation of his martial art.
Daitoryu Aikijujitsu Ginjukai is unique among the styles of daitoryu for its heavy emphasis on aiki no jutsu, or the techniques of aiki. This style of daitoryu emphasizes soft touch and small circle forms that are highly effective in unbalancing, redirecting, and controlling an opponent. These high-level techniques render your opponent powerless upon the initial attack while using minimum physical effort or force to control the opponent. These aiki no jutsu techniques are rarely seen by the public, and any technical explanations are difficult to be found in video or publication.
Joseph Brogna and Howard Popkin founded the Daitoryu Aikijujitsu Ginjukai to continue the traditional teaching and training of daitoryu aikijujitsu as taught by the late Seigo Okamoto. Students of aikido and other martial arts regardless of rank can benefit from the concepts of aiki practiced in this martial art to enhance their practice.
Daitoryu Aikijujitsu Ginjukai (South Florida Branch)
7352 West Atlanta Blvd
Margate, FL 33063
Wednesdays 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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