Success in life 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 — and in our newest offering, Ashtanga yoga!
Men and women 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 — 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.
Our Sensei often said, “The goal of a school is to teach a person new things; the goal of a dojo is to transform the person into something new.” Students of the arts we practice will learn to move through the world — and life — with greater power and grace. Call or email today to schedule a free, introductory lesson.
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. Visit our Facebook page and YouTube channel for photos and videos of the dojo and training.
Itten Dojo is honored to host Maren Sensei for the 2019 Taikai of the Yamate-ryu, over the weekend of 16 and 17 March 2019. This event is open to all members of the Yamate-ryu and Itto Tenshin-ryu, as well as to guests from outside the ryu. A registration brochure with detailed information on the seminar, accommodations, and plans for dining and other social events can be downloaded here.
Visitors are always welcome!
“I’ve been around the world, and the Itten Dojo is one of a kind.” — Dan H.
“Had the most amazing experience...Itten Dojo had a seminar on kenjutsu and it was everything I’ve always wanted to do as a child. Domo arigatou to the Sensei and students that gave me, and my fellow attendees, this experience!” — Kelly L.
“Maybe you should find out why senior members measure their training here in decades, rather than mere months or years.” — William M.
The closest choice for martial arts 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, York, and elsewhere in Central Pennsylvania.