Richard Strozzi-Heckler - Sensei

Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Shichidan (seventh degree black belt) is Head Instructor and Founder of Two Rock Dojo, Co-Founder of Tamalpais Aikido Dojo, and Co-Founder of Training Across Borders (TAB) and the MidEast Aikido Project (MAP).  He serves on the board of directors of the Aikido Ethiopia Project and is a founding member of the board of directors of Aikido for Veterans and Families.  He has also studied judo, jiujitsu, capoeira, and kali.

Strozzi-Heckler  began Aikido in 1972 and is a student of Mitsugi Saotome Sensei and Frank Doran Sensei.  His eight books, including Aikido and The New Warrior, The Anatomy of Change, In Search of the Warrior Spirit,  Holding The Center, The Leadership Dojo, and The Art of Somatic Coaching reflect how Aikido informs his work in Somatic Coaching, and Leadership Development.  He developed the prototype program for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP), and  taught the Army Special Forces (Green Berets) in the Trojan Warrior Project,  as well as Navy SEALs, and law enforcement.  He advised NATO on a martial arts/leadership program for the Afghan National Army.  He is Founder of Strozzi Institute, a training institute for Embodied Leadership and Somatic Coaching. 

About Two Rock Dojo

Two Rock Dojo was founded in 1987 by Richard Strozzi-Heckler Sensei. We are affiliated with the California Aikido Association and train in Aiki principles with a sensibility of a martial context emphasizing taking Aiki training and principles into our everyday life.  

We welcome visitors and offer a complimentary first class for those interested in beginning Aikido. Email with questions at: