Iwa Dojo

Iwa Dojo Iwa Dojo, a non-profit traditional Okinawan martial arts organization, was founded in 1995 by Paul and Barbara Gehring. We train Goju Ryu and Kobudo

Iwa Dojo, formally Boulder Kodokan, was founded by Paul and Barbara Sensei for a very simple reason; they wanted other people to train with. They have been blessed over the years with students that had the dedication to train to the level of black belt, providing them with not just people to train with, but wonderful people to learn from as well. One of the strengths of Iwa Dojo is the ambiance cr

Iwa Dojo, formally Boulder Kodokan, was founded by Paul and Barbara Sensei for a very simple reason; they wanted other people to train with. They have been blessed over the years with students that had the dedication to train to the level of black belt, providing them with not just people to train with, but wonderful people to learn from as well. One of the strengths of Iwa Dojo is the ambiance cr

Operating as usual

We had so much fun as a family teaching the Broomfield Rec summer camps. A great way to introduce little ones to martial...
08/26/2021

We had so much fun as a family teaching the Broomfield Rec summer camps. A great way to introduce little ones to martial arts and our kids to the joy of teaching!

04/12/2021
Shushi no kon

When I spoke with Itokazu Sensei a couple weeks ago, he mentioned to me that he'd like to see more Shinbukai material out on the web. "You'd like me to post more videos?" I asked him. "Yes, I see all this other stuff out there, and I wonder, where are all my Shinbukai students?" he responded. So, we will post vids from time to time going forward to share what we are working on in the dojo with Sensei and with, well, The World. We are so excited to be able to get together indoors now to train together, even if it is behind masks, and I hope you will also enjoy watching snippets of our training.

We've only had a few sessions back together since we reopened the dojo, but doing kata together and training the bunkai felt like getting back on a bike!

Shushi no kun kata is being done by Barbara, Garrett, Lavi, Maelo and me. We are very sad to be losing Maelo as he moves to Chicago, but very excited that he will be opening a new Shinbukai branch there. We have high expectations for Maelo, who is a great martial artist and person.

Shushi no kun bunkai is done by Barbara and Garrett. For those who don't know, Barbara has been training Goju and Matayoshi Kobudo with me since 1992 (so, longer than we've been married!) and Garrett started training Matayoshi Kobudo with us in 1995. I'm grateful to have had two such great people and martial artists to train with all these years!!

Video credits to Robert Welsh!

After months of training outside and then not training outside because of cold weather we are happy to announce we are b...
03/10/2021

After months of training outside and then not training outside because of cold weather we are happy to announce we are back in the dojo!!

We got to ring in the New Year Japan time, training with our Sensei in Okinawa and students from around the world via Zo...
12/31/2020

We got to ring in the New Year Japan time, training with our Sensei in Okinawa and students from around the world via Zoom from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the morning Kuba Sensei's time.(7 to 8:30 in the morning our time in Colorado!)
So we got to see the last sunrise of the Year, get in some training and have a Cheers to celebrate 2021!
Here's to being back in the dojo soon!
So since we have already rang in the New Year in Japan we can say
あけましておめでとうございます!

We are so proud of our 4 new brown belts in the kids class! They have worked so hard for this accomplishment.
11/26/2019

We are so proud of our 4 new brown belts in the kids class! They have worked so hard for this accomplishment.

Iwa Dojo took home some hardware at the Colorado Karate Classic Tournament last weekend. Josh won 1st place in kata, Lav...
11/09/2019

Iwa Dojo took home some hardware at the Colorado Karate Classic Tournament last weekend. Josh won 1st place in kata, Lavi 3rd in kobudo, Barbara Sensei 2nd place in women's kata, Gavin 2nd place in Junior kata, and Paul Sensei, Barbara Sensei, and Isabella and Gavin won 2nd place in team kata! Way to go Iwa Dojo! Train Hard. Train Often.

After a week of training we took Sensei to Topgolf. All his technique in Kobudo clearly transfers to swinging a golf clu...
09/17/2019

After a week of training we took Sensei to Topgolf. All his technique in Kobudo clearly transfers to swinging a golf club.

Itokazu Sensei is in Colorado!After training kobudo, we took him to sing some karaoke in Denver. Not sure what he is bet...
09/13/2019

Itokazu Sensei is in Colorado!
After training kobudo, we took him to sing some karaoke in Denver. Not sure what he is better at...karaoke or kobudo!!!

Iwa Dojo's cover photo
07/06/2019

Iwa Dojo's cover photo

I love our dojo!!! Fun night out together celebrating Barbara Sensei's birthday.And yes, we all sang Kung Fu Fighting to...
07/02/2019

I love our dojo!!! Fun night out together celebrating Barbara Sensei's birthday.
And yes, we all sang Kung Fu Fighting together.

02/17/2019

There will be no classes at Iwa Dojo on Presidents' Day. (This coming Monday, Feb 18)

02/06/2019

Due to snow, temperatures in the single digits and a winter weather advisory, ALL Iwa Dojo classes are cancelled tonight.
Stay warm and safe!

Love our Paul and Barbara Sensei Christmas ornaments from our students. Complete with customized hair colour!
01/18/2019

Love our Paul and Barbara Sensei Christmas ornaments from our students. Complete with customized hair colour!

Many students make light work.
10/01/2018

Many students make light work.

Congratulations to 20 students who earned new rank at our fall testing last night. The dojo was full of energy from our ...
09/27/2018

Congratulations to 20 students who earned new rank at our fall testing last night. The dojo was full of energy from our karate and kobudo students, kids and adults alike. "Train Hard, Train Often!"

One on one instruction. Every class.Mondays and Wednesdays. Every week.Come train with us!
09/18/2018

One on one instruction. Every class.
Mondays and Wednesdays. Every week.
Come train with us!

A great time of year to join us! Kids training  strong even after the first day of school!🌝
08/17/2018

A great time of year to join us! Kids training strong even after the first day of school!🌝

05/20/2018

End of Day Two of the Matayoshi Kobudo Shinbukai seminar in Oak Harbor, WA. Beautiful location and it has been a wonderful seminar. Itokazu Sensei has covered a wide range of subjects with us and we finished today with a black belt test for a number of the participants. It has been great getting to see people from all over the world! Thanks to Chris Peabody for a wonderfully run event!

Matayoshi Kobudo Shinbukai testing on Wednesday night with Bennett's Karate students at the dojo. As always, Richard has...
04/27/2018

Matayoshi Kobudo Shinbukai testing on Wednesday night with Bennett's Karate students at the dojo. As always, Richard has done a wonderful job teaching and it reflected in the results shown on the dojo floor.
Great job, everyone - keep up the good work. As my first kobudo teacher, Kimo Wall would say, "Train Hard, Train Often!".

So excited to have our teacher  Yoshio Kuba Sensei here from Okinawa. We're not sure if the kids get how lucky they are ...
04/05/2018

So excited to have our teacher Yoshio Kuba Sensei here from Okinawa. We're not sure if the kids get how lucky they are to have the opportunity to have a 10th degree black belt teach them, but we know they all learned alot. It's going to be an amazing 2 weeks for the kids and the adults in our dojo!

We are so excited to train with our kobudo sensei, Seisho Itokazu, in May in Whidbey Island.It is going to be a great se...
03/01/2018

We are so excited to train with our kobudo sensei, Seisho Itokazu, in May in Whidbey Island.
It is going to be a great seminar in a beautiful location!

Rolling Day....the kids class favorite!
02/03/2018

Rolling Day....the kids class favorite!

Our 50th birthday card for Paul Sensei. For those who know Japanese, you'll get the joke of his patch in the drawing. Go...
01/31/2018

Our 50th birthday card for Paul Sensei. For those who know Japanese, you'll get the joke of his patch in the drawing. Goju. Get it?

As much as we love our Dojo it was sure nice in the summer and fall to train outside every once in awhile.
01/29/2018

As much as we love our Dojo it was sure nice in the summer and fall to train outside every once in awhile.

11/14/2016

After teaching for over 20 years in Boulder, the dojo is now at the Crescent Grange, Broomfield! Try two intro classes for $9 till Dec 1st.

11/14/2016
t.co

Get a sample of kids karate, adult karate and ancient weapon training at Iwa Dojo and meet the instructors! https://t.co/g7lwcwulbi

11/07/2016

Boulder Kodokan is now Iwa Dojo!
As of October 1st, Boulder Kodokan has moved from PreEminence Hall in Boulder to the Broomfield Crescent Grange in Broomfield and has changed its name to Iwa Dojo. We were proud to have taught in Boulder for 22 years, but are excited to now be teaching much closer to home and are looking forward to building a thriving traditional Okinawan martial arts school for the northern Denver community.

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7901 W 120th Ave
Broomfield, CO
80020

Opening Hours

Monday 6pm - 8pm

Telephone

(303) 404-3804

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Lol who I found out here in Okinawa :)
Thank you so much for letting me train with you.