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Discover more — and become more — in our traditional, member-focused dojo. Our mission is personal transformation through challenging training in practical skills. Skills proven effective in use, time and again, by law enforcement, first responders, military — and everyday men and women like you! 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 Japanese martial arts such as Yamate-ryu Aikijutsu, Itto Tenshin-ryu Kenjutsu, or Ono-ha Itto-ryu Kenjutsu (Sokaku-den). You will learn to move through the world — and life — with greater power, confidence, and grace. Call or email today for an appointment to observe training. 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 July/August 2019 issue of our e-newsletter, Sword and Spirit, for an important insight to Japanese culture in Lovret Sensei’s “The Warrior Poet.” All back issues of Sword and Spirit are available here.
In our newest blog post, “Myths of Self-defense,” we examine the fantasy vs. the reality of violence and the proper place of martial arts in personal protection.
Uhler Sensei and Hashimoto Sensei visit on September 14 and 15 for two seminar sessions: Saturday will focus on the Gogyo no Kata of Takano Sasaburo, while Sunday will offer a comparative look at three different lines of aikijujutsu — Hakuho-ryu with Uhler Sensei and Hashimoto Sensei, Daito-ryu (Bokuyo-kan) with Franco Sensei, and Yamate-ryu with Wolfe Sensei. Details and registration information are available here.
“I’ve been around the world, and the Itten Dojo is one of a kind.” — Dan H.
“Many of the Japanese martial arts you encounter in this country have been commercialized to the point where their deeper values and benefits are lost in the shuffle of capturing and retaining more and more students. Facilities dedicated to the serious study of the Japanese martial arts are rare indeed! Itten Dojo is one of these few. The spirit of the dojo shines through, in its correct appointments — spare, clean, elegant — and safe, ordered training space. This is an environment suitable for the ‘spiritual forging’ that the best practice of the Japanese martial arts entails.” — Diane S.
“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.