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Learning the Breakfall – Part I

Learning the Breakfall – Part I

This post is contributed by Anastasia “Nastia” Shuba. Nastia began her Aikido…

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…

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