Aikijutsu and Kenjutsu Since 1992 

South Central PA’s Oldest, Elite Dojo of Classical Budo

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Why Traditional Arts?

Regardless of the times you live in, or the circumstances of your life, success in large part depends on things you can actually control: Building strong relationships in a community of achievement; Forging a disciplined and positive mindset; Enhancing your physical health and capabilities. These are exactly the benefits provided by training in traditional, Japanese martial arts such as aikijutsu and kenjutsu!

Men and women of all ages, educational levels, and occupational backgrounds join the diverse community within Itten Dojo for the shared purpose of helping each other become more than they were the day before. The mindset we develop in training is even more important than the physical techniques and self defense strategies we practice — while few of us are likely to face the threat of sudden violence, a stronger and more focused will and intent improves all aspects of everyday life, from dealing with routine stress to making optimal decisions. And greater health and well-being are benefits that speak for themselves.

The positive, challenging, and uplifting environment at Itten Dojo offers community, opportunity for accomplishment, and a proven path to greater capabilities...not to mention an incredible amount of fun.

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Call or email today for an appointment and come see for yourself — visitors are always welcome!

“Maybe you should find out why senior members measure their training here in decades, rather than mere months or years.” — William M.

“Itten Dojo had a profound impact on me, and I highly recommend at the very least checking it out. I think you’ll find yourself returning, not just for the martial arts but the lessons applicable in daily life.” — Sarah M.

“Being a member of Itten Dojo has allowed me to see first-hand how immersing yourself in these classical martial arts can have a positive impact in all areas of your life. Great facility and instruction.” — Alan S.

The closest choice for training isn’t necessarily the best. In addition to Mechanicsburg, our members hail from Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Dover, Dauphin, Dillsburg, Enola, Etters, Gettysburg, Hershey, Hummelstown, Lemoyne, New Cumberland, Shiremanstown, Steelton, Summerdale, Wormleysburg, and York.

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