Mental toughness and a winning edge in life!

To-Shin Do martial arts training we developed as a way to promote peace, security, and well-being, never as a way to promote violence. The world needs more protectors!

To-Shin Do is based on ancient warrior martial arts disciplines handed down by nine historical Japanese samurai and ninja family lineages. At the same time, ours is a modern approach to handling threats and confrontations likely in our own culture today.



“What I love most about Quest is that our family can become healthy together, as well as making lasting friendships along the way! Since joining the Quest family, I have lost 35 pounds and I’m still going – I am strengthening my mind and my body. The strength and confidence being taught to me and my children is priceless, and I will forever be thankful for that!”

– Amanda Netherton

“This has been the best collaboration in our 40 years of operation!”

-Stacy Yarger, Director of Operations at First School of Dayton

“From the moment we first walked into the Quest Center, we could tell it was different.  The teachers were extremely engaged and friendly, especially with the younger students.  There was a sense of community among the staff, students, and family members, and we were impressed by how supportive and encouraging everyone was to each other.

At the Quest Center, children are taught to “use their voice” and speak up for themselves, as well as ask questions.  DQC has taught my reserved daughter the importance of using her voice and my energetic son the importance of focus.

The material is broken down into small movements, and practiced until it is mastered.  Even at the black belt level, students frequently revisit the lower belt level material, to stay proficient but also to be able to teach the younger students.  The instructors recognized the desire in my children to mentor others. They fostered this and developed a program that allows youth who are leaders to serve as mentors.

Most importantly, the Quest Center focuses on helping people become their best selves.  Our son says, “It is the one place I can truly be myself,” and our daughter says, “It is my place to shine.”  We are grateful for the many blessings the Quest Center has given our family.  That is why we have stayed so many years.”

– Lisa Bullerman


Each coach, trainer and instructor is a graduate of An-shu Stephen K. Hayes’ SKH Quest Center Leadership College. All are schooled in how to help you discover your own insights into personal power, resourcefulness, broad vision, peace of mind, and happiness.

We serve hundreds of families in the Dayton, Ohio area along with visitors from all over the world. People travel to our dojo for martial arts advancement they can only find in our unique program.

An-shu Stephen K. Hayes and An-shu Rumiko Hayes

An-shu began training as a teenager in the 1960s, moved to Japan to study with the grandmaster of the ninja, worked as bodyguard for the Dalai Lama, authored 20 books, and lived a life that prompted Black Belt Magazine to call him “A legend; one of the ten most influential martial arts masters alive in the world today.”

An-shu Rumiko has perfected her skill for decades, and dances among attackers twice her size, effortlessly frustrating them as her defense. Her native Japanese cultural understanding, health and wellness restoration teachings, and ability to coach people to fully actualize their potential will take you to new heights.

Shane Raitoshi Stevens
Shane Raitoshi Stevens
…moved from Colorado to Dayton to study with An-shu. He became a full-time teacher sharing his exuberant teaching style and passion for To-Shin Do. You can’t get through one of his classes without smiling and feeling inspired.
Matt Chotoshi Herbert
Matt Chotoshi Herbert
…has been an avid student of martial arts and boxing. He is famous for teaching classes with energy and entertainment. He is currently a 4th Degree Black Belt at Dayton Quest Center.


2019 Events

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December 2017 Events

Join us at the Dayton Quest Center for these amazing events! December Monday 12/4, 12/11, 12/18 GroundQuest 8:15-9:00pm Thursday 12/7, 12/14, 12/21 QuestHIT 7:30-8:15pm [...]

November 2017 Events

Join us at the Dayton Quest Center for these amazing events! November Thursday 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30 QuestHIT 7:30-8:15pm Thursday Seminar 11/2, 11/9  Taking [...]

October 2017 Events

Join us at the Dayton Quest Center for these amazing events! October Monday 10/2, 10/9, 10/23 GroundQuest 8:15-9:00pm Wednesday 10/4 Full Moon Meditation ($10 [...]

September 2017 Events

Join us at the Dayton Quest Center for these amazing events! September Friday 9/1 Dayton Dragon’s Game 7:00pm Monday 9/4 School closed for Labor [...]


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