Aikijutsu and Kenjutsu Since 1992 

South Central PA’s Oldest Dojo of Classical Budo

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You Can Be More!

Be more than just another face in the crowd. We are a small, member-focused dojo, and every member of the dojo knows all of his or her fellow students. We neither need nor want hundreds of members, and we do not use membership contracts. Although we operate the dojo in an exceptionally professional manner, no-one here is dependent on the dojo for income. Consequently, we are able to maintain the highest standards and expectations for ourselves and our students. Three-dozen members is optimal — enough people to be able to afford one of the nicest training facilities to be found anywhere; small enough to insure personal attention from the instructor at every class.

As a member of Itten Dojo, you will build strong relationships in a community of achievement, forge a disciplined and positive mindset, and enhance your physical health and capabilities by training in traditional, Japanese martial arts such as Yamate-ryu Aikijutsu, Itto Tenshin-ryu Kenjutsu, or Ono-ha Itto-ryu Kenjutsu (Sokaku-den).

For summer 2019, we’re delighted to welcome Bobbi Misti, internationally renowned yoga teacher and certified health coach, for a series of yoga classes and wellness workshops.

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.” You will learn to move through the world — and life — with greater power, confidence, and grace. Call or email today to schedule a free, introductory lesson. Visitors are always welcome!

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.

Download the May 2019 issue of our e-newsletter, Sword and Spirit, for a detailed look at Tachi-dori Ude-garami — a jujutsu technique for disarming a swordsman. If you missed this amazing essay by Dr. Sarah St. Angelo when it appeared in the newsletter, read “Benefits Beyond Technique: Posture and Movement in Yamate-ryu Aikijutsu" in the new blog post.

“I’ve been around the world, and the Itten Dojo is one of a kind.” — Dan H.

“I couldn’t be more impressed with the instruction and everyone I’ve met at the dojo. I feel like I really walked into something special here.” — Michael T.

“I’ve trained in other martial arts over nearly 20 years, and for me, this dojo, its people, and the arts practiced in it are simply exceptional.”  — Dr. Sarah St. A.

“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.

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