Fresno Aikijujutsu, Nishi no Kaze Dojo
Welcome to the Fresno Aiki-jujutsu Nishi no Kaze Dojo (Dojo of the West Wind) home page.
We are a martial arts school in Fresno, CA, dedicated to the study of samurai arts including
- Japanese sword arts and classical weaponry (wakizashi, tanto, naginata, etc.)
- Aiki-jujutsu – the root art of modern Jujutsu and Aikido
- System of Strategy – Practical self-defense applications and awareness training
We are located in Fresno, mid-way between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and approximately two hours Southwest of Yosemite National Park.
Our dojo is a part of the Pacific Martial Arts program, located at 4774 N. Blackstone Avenue in Fresno (South of Shaw Ave. inside Fitness Evolution).
Nami ryu Aiki Heiho
Nami ryu means “wave style” and refers to the fact that energy travels in waves. This wave effect is one of the underlying physical principles of our art. As a result, practitioners of Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho seek to resolve physical and mental conflicts by using the laws of physics and natural movement, which in turn create a tactical advantage over an opponent.
Our system is comprised of unarmed techniques (Aiki-jujutsu) taken directly from the study of kenjutsu and iaijutsu sword arts.
The concepts of awareness, blending with and deceiving an opponent, and subtle movement using laws of physics are all used to facilitate an attackers defeat.
These and many other principals of strategy are learned through the study of the Japanese sword. The same principles learned through the sword are then applied to Aikijujutsu unarmed martial arts.
Dojo of the West Wind is a school for training in the ancient martial arts (bujutsu) and strategies (heiho, or hyoho) that were exclusively used by the samurai. Our curriculum covers a wide range of bugei (Japanese martial arts), which encompass skills that were once necessary for the Samurai warrior in the performance of his martial duties. These practical skills are translated into teachings applicable in modern times.
Benefits of Nami ryu Training
- Calmness of Mind and Spirit
- Understanding of Tactics and Strategy
- Increased Awareness
- Practical Ability
- Winning Attitude
We provide professional instruction in an environment of Courtesy, Integrity, Responsibility, and Self Discipline. Training with us will provide you with lifetime skills that will allow you to realize your potential.
We train students and members in all ages (14+). Please contact us if you are visiting the area and would like to join us for training.
Whatever your experience level or prior martial arts experience, we invite you to schedule a time to observe or participate in an Aiki-jujutsu or kenjutsu class.