Daito Ryu Aiki JuJitsu was founded by Minamoto Yoshimitsu in the 12th century AD during the Kamakura (feudal) period in Japan. The art was practiced by samurai of the Minamoto clan for several centuries before being inherited by the Takeda family, part of the military clan of the Aizu.
Once a secret art, passed on generation to generation through the Takeda clan, the system of Daito Ryu Aiki JuJitsu was revived in the late 19th century by Sogaku Takeda, 32nd in line of the Takeda family.
Sogaku Takeda passed on all of the transmission scrolls and the mantle of leadership to Kodo Horikawa. The Emperor conferred upon Kodo Horikawa the title of Meijin (Grandmaster) – the first time in 300 years. From Horikawa, the leadership was passed down to Yusuke Inoue, the present Menkyo Kaiden, whose headquarters are in Kitami, Japan.
Goldberg Sensei trained in Miyama Ryu JuJitsu under its originator Shihan A. Pereira for eight years. Miyama Ryu is an eclectic system of JuJitsu based on Takenouchi Ryu, Sosuishitsu JuJitsu, Judo and Aikido. Goldberg Sensei has studied Aikido at the United Stated Federation Headquarters under the direction of Yamada Sensei and his senior students.
Goldberg Sensei currently studies under the tutelage of Hayawo Kiyama Shihan. Kiyama Sensei is the North American President and Chief United States Instructor of Daito Ryu Aiki JuJitsu Kodo Kai.