Iwae Dojo is an aikido study group located in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Boulder Creek, CA. We study traditional Japanese Budo (martial ways) in the form of Jiyushin-ryu AikiBudo using the modern educational methods taught in the Jiyushinkai organization.
Jiyushin-ryu Aikibudo is a principle-based system that is rooted in a study of human physiology, anatomy, and psychology (mind, body and spirit). Rather than relying upon leverage, speed, or strength, a technique must work against the strongest, fastest opponent when executed by the smallest, weakest person or it is either not a viable technique, or it is not being practiced correctly.
We are not a commercial or non-profit dojo in the normal sense, but a private educational family. If you have a sincere interest in Japanese Budo, please feel free to contact us for training opportunities. http://iwaedojo.com