2023 - Received Hidden Mokuroku Scroll from Shihan Hiroo Iida
2020 - Received Rank of Okugi Sandan from Shihan Hiroo Iida
Since 2014 and onwards, Ray Gacita has been dedicated to
studying Daitoryu Aiki Jujutsu and Aiki No Jutsu under
Shihan Hiroo Iida of Sapporo, Japan.
Ray's martial arts journey began in 1973 and now spans
several decades including various disciplines:
Daito-Ryu Aiki-Jujutsu Roppo Kai
Daito-Ryu Aiki-Jujutsu Kodokai
Fu-Jow Pai Kung Fu
Sensei REINALDO (RAY) GACITA
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aim to inspire and empower individuals to achieve their full potential, both in martial arts and in life. We strive to be a leading martial arts institution that upholds the values of tradition, excellence, personal growth, and community. As a leading martial arts institution specializing in Daitoryu Aiki Jujutsu and self-defense, we stand firmly upon the pillars of tradition, excellence, personal growth, and community.
Excellence in Training: We are committed to deliver the highest quality martial arts instruction to our students. Our instructors continuously refine their own skills and expertise, ensuring that every student receives a comprehensive and highly effective training experience.
Personal Development: Beyond physical techniques, we believe in harnessing the power of martial arts to nurture essential life skills, including discipline, self-confidence, resilience, and respect. Our mission is to facilitate personal growth, enabling individuals to flourish both on and off the mat.
Balancing Tradition and Innovation: We honor the profound traditions and teachings of Daitoryu Aiki Jujutsu, maintaining the lineage passed down by Shihan Hiroo Iida of Japan. Simultaneously, we remain forward-looking, embracing innovative training methods that align with the evolving needs and interests of today's martial arts enthusiasts.
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