The Dojo
Cincinnati Self Defense The Dojo Masaaki Hatsumi Todd Norcross


Come and learn authentic Samurai and Ninja Martial Arts.

Change your life through non-sport, powerful self-defense principles and positive life lessons that will last a lifetime.

Anti-Bullying techniques and Confidence Building for youth ages 6 and up and adults of all ages and body types.

Note: Some of our programs are full to capacity.

Please call 513-770-0834 to inquire about enrolling in one of our programs.


New Ground Techniques DVD is out - $24.95

Also available for long-distance students on

Extra classes to supercharge your training:

10/17/17 - Tuesday Weapons - Short Stick Self-Defense Drills

10/18/17 - Wednesday Samurai Class at 7:00 PM - More from the awesome Shinden Fudo (Immovable Spirit) Ryu.

Saturday 10/21/17 @ 4:00 PM - 8th Annual Dojo Fall Party at the Johnson's House.

Johnson's Address: 6819 Socialville Foster Road Mason, Ohio 45040

Please see the "events" page for details.

11/4/17 - Saturday Brown Belt Test - 1:00-3:00 PM

11/16/17 - Graduation Celebration at 7:00 PM Paperwork and Belt Fees all due by 11/9/17.

January 26,27,28 2018. "Dai Shihan" Arnaud Cousergue comes to us from France to teach for three days. Don't miss it. Sign up at The Dojo.


Note: There is a student waiting list on some of our Self-Defense programs, as they are full to capacity.

Please call 513-770-0834 to see if there are any openings for classes you are interested in signing-up for.


The Dojo has been the leader in teaching pragmatic Self-Defense and Leadership Skills to both adult and youth students throughout the greater Cincinnati area.

You can experience a culmination of Nine Martial Lineages and 1,000 years of Martial technology by learning a self-protection system that is so effective that it does not need to rely on strength, physical size, or gender.

The first step is to call 513-770-0834 to schedule your first beginner class as our guest.

We will assist you into the enrollment process and make you feel comfortable from day one.

"Martial Arts is about living a positive and productive life in the service and protection of others. It is not about dominating others for trophies or personal gain."

Learn the legendary techniques of the Ninja and Samurai.

Through the deep study of Japanese Samurai and Ninja Martial Arts. we have trained hundreds of successful people from all ages and walks of life to be the best person that they can be.

Get started on your exciting journey towards personal mastery through the study of martial arts. From day one you will learn: blocks, throws, joint locks, kicks, finishes, strategy,weapons, grappling, striking, vocal commands, pressure points, mind focusing, and defenses from the ground.

We also offer Weapons and Classical Budo classes, where you will learn the history and uses of ancient and modern samurai and ninja weaponry such as the Bo Staff, Sword, Chain, Short Staff, Shuriken and Polearms.

Please call 513-770-0834 for more information and to schedule your first beginner self-protection class.

Younger students from ages 6-7 will have fun working on improving focus, self-discipline, confidence, strength, stranger danger escapes, and how to develop a positive and respectful attitude in school and at home.

Youth students from ages 8-13 will learn effective self defense, anti-bullying techniques, self-discipline and confidence that will last a lifetime.

Adults travel up to three days a week from as far as Indiana, Dayton and Kentucky to train in our top-notch self-defense and weapons programs.

Make an appointment to start your first class by calling us at (513) 770-0834.

You can also stop by our school Mon-Thurs 11:00 AM-8:00 PM.

Saturdays 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

7936 S. Mason Montgomery Road

Mason, Ohio 45040

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