Daitoryu Aikijujitsu Ginjukai

Daitoryu Aikijujitsu is the parent art to many popular arts. The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba was a long time student of Daitoryu, as were the founders of Hakkoryu, Shorinji Kempo, Hapkido, and many other popular modern arts.

Joseph Brogna and Howard Popkin founded the Daitoryu Aikijujitsu Ginjukai in order to continue the traditional teaching and training of Daitoryu Aikijujitsu as taught by Okamoto Seigo. In addition, the internal power concepts of Dan Harden have become a part of our regular training.

In its purist form, Daitoryu Aikijujitsu is powerful system for self defense that uses connected body mechanics and soft movements to unbalance an attacker at the moment of contact. The core of Daitoryu, called "Aiki" is a set of skills that would interest any martial artist. Aiki makes it possible to unbalance, redirect, control an attacker while using little or no muscular strength.