Aikijutsu and Kenjutsu Since 1992 

South Central PA’s Oldest Dojo of Classical Budo...

“Fortune and fate have collided in his life, affording him both a measure of technical skill and a desire – more commonly a willingness – to share his talents with others.”

— Dave Lowry

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The Instructing Staff

Portrait of chief instructor Robert Wolfe

Robert Wolfe, chief instructor of the Itten Dojo, began martial arts training in 1975 and has taught since 1985. Mr. Wolfe has trained in swordsmanship since 1990 and aikijutsu since 1992. He holds the ranks of yondan in aikijutsu, kirigami mokuroku in Ono-ha Itto-ryu Sokaku-den kenjutsu, rokudan in Isshinryu karate, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Japanese Studies from Bucknell University in 1978, and is certified by the NRA to teach the Refuse To Be A Victim® crime prevention and personal safety seminars. As an author, Mr. Wolfe has published numerous articles addressing the martial arts in a variety of periodicals, ranging from popular magazines such as Inside KarateMartial Arts Training, and Aikido Today Magazine, to internationally distributed, academic publications such as the Journal of Asian Martial Arts.

Portrait of assistant instructor Randy Manning

Randy Manning leads the Ono-ha Itto-ryu kenjutsukai, having trained in swordsmanship since 1993. Mr. Manning holds shoden mokuroku in Ono-ha Itto-ryu Sokaku-den kenjutsu and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Portrait of assistant instructor Alan Starner

Alan Starner holds the grade of oku-sandan in aikijutsu, shoden mokuroku in Ono-ha Itto-ryu Sokaku-den kenjutsu, and sandan in Isshinryu karate. Mr. Starner serves as assistant instructor to our aikijutsukai.

Portrait of assistant instructorJohn Butz

John Butz is graded oku-sandan in aikijutsu and serves as assistant instructor to our aikijutsukai.

Portrait of assistant instructorJennifer Ziegler

Jennifer Ziegler is graded nidan in aikijutsu, and serves as assistant instructor to our aikijutsukai.

 
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