Josh (4th dan), is co-founder of Ikazuchi Dojo.

Josh began his aikido training under Matsuoka Sensei in 1991 and has been his direct disciple for nearly 30 years. 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 45 years.

In addition to his martial arts background, Josh has over 15 years of entrepreneurial and executive management experience. He founded a series of start-ups and led special projects and digital media initiatives for leading organizations such as Intel, Sony, Disney, Nissan Motors, DreamWorks, and Formula One. Josh is always pursuing ways to elevate the martial arts through projects rooted in R&D, media and technology.

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