Due to the storm, we will not have any AM classes today (Saturday 12/7/13). Please be safe. We will see you on Monday
The Hobbit - We will be going to see "The Desolation of Smaug" on Saturday, December 14th. See the "News/Events" page for details.
Parents: Need a fun night of holiday shopping without distraction? Nerf Battle is the answer! Friday, December 20. - See the "News/Event" page for details.
The next group graduation is Thursday, December 19th at 7:00 PM. Please see the graduation page to see if you are on the list. Paperwork is due asap.
Winter Break - The school will be closed from December 24-January 1st. We will re-open on the 2nd.
We have been giving out a bunch of "Awesome Grades" stripes to our youth students who are earning great grades. We are so proud of their achievements. Keep up the great work!
Thank you to An-Shu Mr.and Mrs. Hayes for a great seminar this past October. We all had an awesome time!
All Levels of students are welcome to attend the Wednesday 7:00 PM Budo classes. For the winter, we will be focusing on the "Takagi Yoshin-Ryu" - Awakened Heart School, founded in 1645 C.E. We will learn the old kata first. We will then evolve the principles to modern day defenses and philosophical approaches to awakened living.
"As bamboo is flexible, it does not fear the wind."
Here is what people are saying about The Dojo:
"I heard about the excellent reputation there. After getting my black belt in another martial art school, I decided to try something new. Honestly, I have learned more in a few weeks than I learned in three years at my other school."
"The Dojo is without a doubt the best school in the area."
"I love the family atmosphere. There are no big egos. Everyone is helpful and positive."
"My son has gained measurable confidence after just one month. Every morning, he asks me if today is a Dojo day?"
"The most effective self defense techniques I have ever encountered."
"He used his voice and stood up for himself, exactly how you taught him to, and the bullying stopped. It works!"
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 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 Dojo is operated by full-time professional teachers. Our black belt instructors have well over 30 plus years of experience in the Martial Arts. They have also had extensive leadership training, ADD/ADHD teaching experience, advanced weaponry experience, philosophy certification, and corporate leadership training.
Our powerful techniques are purely reality-based. From day one, you will learn everything from 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 attention 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, the art of self-discipline, and confidence building that will last a lifetime.
Adults of all ages and fitness levels will learn powerful protection techniques, how to handle any type of confrontation or danger, and the leadership secrets to take control of one's life and thrive in self- reliant joy and peace of mind.
If you are looking for a fun, exciting, positive place where you can work on both your mind and your body, than The Dojo is the best place for you and your family.
Samurai and Ninja traditions evolving into powerful 21st century self protection
How is The Dojo different?
We are not a sport. We are not a sweaty gym. We do not compete for points, money, trophies or ego-based personal gain. We do not break boards or bricks. We break bad habits. Our martial art is reality-based, not "fantasy-based". From the first class, you will learn how to defend yourself both physically and mentally, all while having a great time.
Japanese Budo is extremely effective at dealing with modern-day assaults on both the mind and body.
We are so much more than just martial arts.
Begin a new journey this winter. We welcome new beginners. This style works for all ages and body types. You will learn how to 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 be more confident, ready to protect yourself and others, all while you advance towards black belt degrees at your own pace.
Call 513-770-0834 today, and ask Black Belt Miss Barker to schedule an appointment for your first class.
First 2 classes and your uniform for just $19.95.
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