Josh Gold

Josh (4th dan), is Assistant Chief Instructor and co-founder of Ikazuchi Dojo. Josh began his aikido training under Matsuoka Sensei in 1991 and has been his direct disciple for over 25 years. Under the direction of Matsuoka Sensei, Josh manages dojo operations, leads the development of Ikazuchi’s programs, and supports the dojo’s team of instructors. Josh also serves as Executive Editor of Aikido Journal, the world's leading source of aikido media and research for over 40 years. Additionally, Josh has over 15 years of entrepreneurial and executive management experience. He has founded a series of start-ups and led special projects for clients such as Intel, Sony, Disney, Nissan Motors, and DreamWorks

Never Defend

Never Defend

Josh Gold of Ikazuchi Dojo interviews André Cognard (8th dan) for Aikido Journal.…

Fighting for Her Daughter’s Life: Lee Lavi Ramirez Speaks

Fighting for Her Daughter’s Life: Lee Lavi Ramirez Speaks

So says Lee Lavi Ramirez Sensei, former Israeli judo champion and military…

Why Aikido is Great for Women

Why Aikido is Great for Women

Christina Kelly, an Ikazuchi Dojo student, shares her thoughts on why aikido…

The Thrill of Tameshigiri

The Thrill of Tameshigiri

It was a beautiful June afternoon in Irvine, California, and five hunks…

The Power of Cross-Training

The Power of Cross-Training

Haruo Matsuoka, chief instructor at Ikazuchi Dojo in Irvine has over 85 actively practicing…

Josh Gold interview

Josh Gold interview

Josh Gold, co-founder of Ikazuchi Dojo, talks with Kung Fu Kingdom, a…

Bruce Bookman leads an instructor seminar at Ikazuchi Dojo

Bruce Bookman leads an instructor seminar at Ikazuchi Dojo

Designed for instructors and limited to 18 participants, sensei from the United…

Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

On April 21st, Ikazuchi Dojo sent three students to Seattle to attend…

The Role of Martial Arts in Modern Society

The Role of Martial Arts in Modern Society

Ellis Amdur has been training in aikido and other martial arts for…

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