The Nishi no Kaze Dojo (Dojo of the Western Wind) is an official Nami ryu Aiki Heiho dojo under James Williams Sensei of Encinitas, California. Williams Sensei is one of the top proponents in the world of Japanese sword and unarmed combat arts. Fresno Aiki-jujutsu was founded in 2008.
Our curriculum includes practical Aiki-jujutsu applications which are subtle and extremely effective. These techniques remain true to their original purpose and principles, which are firmly rooted in a world where edged weapons were the norm. Nami ryu is well suited to law enforcement and military as well as home defense and personal self-defense.
Nami ryu Aiki Heiho is based on Japanese sword arts (kenjutsu, iaijutsu and tantojutsu), the principles of which directly apply to the unarmed martial arts (Aikijujutsu) that were the exclusive martial arts of the samurai. Later these arts formed the basis of modern arts including Brazilian Jujitsu and Aikido.
Rates & Payment
Monthly dues range from $80 – $120 per month depending on your training program and frequency. Programs can include a Fitness Evolution gym membership – ask for details.
Additional dues may apply if you choose to train in companion martial arts programs within Pacific Martial Arts (karate, judo, Brazilian Jujutsu, boxing, etc.).
$75/hr for one person
$95/hr for two people
+$20/hr for each additional person over two (4 people maximum)
Randy George has been training in martial arts since 1984. George Sensei originally trained for several years in Shotokan Karate under Robert Halliburton Sensei of Fresno. After karate, he studied Aikido and was the first live-in student (uchideshi) of Patricia Hendricks Sensei (6th dan Iwama ryu Aikido) of San Leandro, California. He studied Aikido for over 20 years before being accepted into the Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho. Randy has trained under James Williams Sensei since 2008.
Randy has had a passion for Japanese culture, language and history since an early age, all of which is interwoven in his instruction. Outside of the dojo he heads up marketing for one of the oldest manufacturing companies on the Western United States.
John “JP” Scott is a United States Navy veteran. He brings a diverse background of emergency medical experience and practical know-how in firearms and personal defense. He has trained in various martial arts disciples and has been practicing Nami Ryu since 2010.