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.


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A good martial arts studio is never just a business. The development of the individual, both mentally and physically, are the most important functions of the studio. 

Kim Studio® was founded in 1964 by Grand Master Ki Whang Kim. Master Kim's intention was to teach and make good, well rounded martial artists, not just money.

Today, over 40 years later, our goal remains the same: to develop the individual into the best martial artist he or she can be.

Black Belt Test August 18, 2012

With considerable sorrow, we share the news of Xavier Alexander Atienza passing on January 12, 2014. Nine year-old Xavier attended College Gardens Elementary School as a third grade student. With boundless energy, Xavier lived every moment to the fullest. He loved dancing, martial arts, roller coasters, anything with wheels, legos, basketball, soccer, playing catch, sledding, singing, bacon, donuts, ice cream and most of all, big gigantic monster hugs. He was a dazzling and vibrant light, touching everyone he met with love, warmth and happiness. He will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers and gifts to the family, please consider a tax-deductible donation to either of these wonderful organizations:

Kim Studio Rockville (martial arts dojo):
15881 Redland Road,
Rockville, MD 20855-2206

The American Dance Institute:
1570 E Jefferson Street,
Rockville, MD 20852

The family’s wish is to establish memorial scholarships in Xavier’s name for other kids to share the joy and love of dance and martial arts that was so much a part of Xavier’s incredible life. If you wish for your contributions to go to these memorial scholarships, please note “Attn: Xavier Atienza scholarship fund” on your contribution. The family also wishes to establish a separate memorial fund for kids to enjoy amusement parks who otherwise may not have the opportunity. Details to follow.

Mom, Karyn Worthing Atienza; Dad, Audie Aaron Atienza; Sister, Xochi Atienza; as well as fat hamster, Chubs; 4 furry rabbits, Marshmallow, Sarah, Brown Sugar and Sprinkles; and faithful dog, Scooter wish to express their deepest thanks for the innumerable acts of kindness, endless support, and the outpouring of love given to Xavier and the family during this time.

A memorial celebration of everything that was amazing and extraordinary about Xavier (love of dance, music, martial arts, laughing at jokes, eating donuts, making everyone smile, etc.) is tentatively planned for March 2014. Information regarding this memorial celebration will be sent out in the near future.


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