Aikijutsu and Kenjutsu Since 1992 

South Central PA’s Oldest Dojo of Classical Budo

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Discover your path to personal transformation!

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 through safe and systematic training in time-honored, 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!

Our promise: The positive, challenging, and uplifting environment at Itten Dojo will provide support, encouragement, 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.

We’re honored to host the 2019 Taikai of the Itto Tenshin-ryu, on November 2nd and 3rd!

Download the September 2019 issue of our e-newsletter, Sword and Spirit. In “What’s the Point?” Robert Wolfe discusses critical components of proper alignments within the body and the correct interface between the feet and the ground — considerations that apply to every martial art. 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.

“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.

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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