The Dojo

The Dojo - Cincinnati's Best Martial Arts

Holiday season making you feel stressed or depressed?

Change your daily moods and outlook through the positive study of martial arts.

Call 513-770-0834 to get in the game.




Winter Break Reminder: Our annual holiday break is December 24th -Jan 4th. Get your classes in early.

Make sure you come in as many times as you want in December to make up for your classes.


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Graduation photo from Thursday December 5, 2014.

Congratulations to everyone for their hard work and dedication.

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We specialize in effective 21st century self-protection principles.

We also work on strengthening our inner potential for success in all areas of our personal and professional lives.


Call (513) 770-0834 to set up an appointment for your first class.


Parents agree we are the best:

"The Dojo is the best martial arts school. We have been coming here for seven years now, and it has had a profound influence on me and my son."

- Gail Greene

"My grandson was bullied at school and the teacher did nothing about it. Since my grandson has been training at The Dojo, he stands taller and exudes confidence. I am thankful because he has been able to control his own destiny and protect himself in dangerous situations."

- Faye Curran

"The dojo has helped support the values we have tried to instill in our children. Our 9 year old became a black belt and it improved his confidence. Now, our 4 year old has started training, and is learning skills that will last a lifetime."

- Brittany Singleton

"After seven years at another, we switched to The Dojo. The difference was obvious. My daughter has become a leader and teacher, with the skills necessary to keep her safe, because of The Dojo experience."

- Eileen McConkie

"High fives to the leaders at The Dojo. They teach fearless defense, self discipline, respect for others, and a desire for educational achievement. Best of all, the students have great fun in The Dojo classes!"

- Mary Price




The Dojo was established in the beautiful Mason, Ohio area in January of 2007.

From the moment you walk in, you will feel that this is a truly unique space, filled with high energy, and positive, powerful people.

The Japanese word "dojo" means training hall. Our training hall is a non-competitive, high quality school, designed to practice traditional Japanese martial arts.


The techniques you will learn are time tested and adapted for your age and body type. From day one, you will learn blocks, throws, joint locks, kicks, pressure points, strategy, striking, as well as training the mind, various ancient and modern weaponry and ground strategies.


Younger students from ages 4-7 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 of all ages and fitness levels will learn effective self protection principles. With consistent training, you will learn to excel in both your personal and professional life.


How is The Dojo different?

We are not a sport. We are not a gym. We do not compete for points, money, trophies or ego-based personal gain like many sport martial arts do.

We do not break boards or bricks. We break bad habits.

Our martial art is reality-based and extremely powerful at subduing danger. From the first class, you will learn how to defend yourself both physically and mentally, all while having a great time with new friends.


Begin a new and exciting journey this winter.

This realistic defense method works for all ages and body types.

As a bonus, you will learn how to naturally excel in all areas of life.

You will learn to be more calm and focused.

You will learn several new ways to deal with stress.

You will lose weight and gain flexibility and strength.

You will become more confident, ready to protect yourself and others, all while you advance towards a black belt degree at your own pace.


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-1:45 PM


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