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

The Osaka Era

The Osaka Era

Osaka vs. Irvine As a dojo, our history begins in Osaka, Japan…

Dawn of a New Era?

Dawn of a New Era?

Dawn of A New Era in Motion Capture Motion capture technology has been…

What Lies Beyond Rank?

What Lies Beyond Rank?

As our dojo has grown, so has our community of senior level…

Dojo Analytics 101: Tracking Injuries

Dojo Analytics 101: Tracking Injuries

In response to the interest generated by our earlier post, "How Safe is…

How Safe is Your Training?

How Safe is Your Training?

Every year, Ikazuchi Dojo compiles operating metrics to get a numerical snapshot…

Aikido: A New Path

Aikido: A New Path

"For me, through the dojo, I have found another home and family.…

The Numbers Behind Ikazuchi Dojo

The Numbers Behind Ikazuchi Dojo

Every year we analyze our operating metrics, gaining insight that guide our…

Matsuoka Sensei’s Aikido Journey: Part 8

Matsuoka Sensei’s Aikido Journey: Part 8

Josh Gold: It was around 2004 that you were introduced to Kono…

Join event