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To-Shin Do® (pronounced Toh Sheen Doh) is based on ancient warrior martial arts disciplines handed down by nine historical Japanese samurai and ninja families. At the same time, ours is a modern approach to handling threats and confrontations likely in our culture today.

Our Dojo

Our students train in a gorgeous and spacious facility just south of Whipp Road at 6236 Far Hills Avenue between Kettering and Centerville.

Our classic Japanese decor reflects the timeless wisdom of the East. Our curriculum reflects the best of Western education.

Our pro shop offers training equipment, books and DVDs for home study, special gifts and training wear, and plenty of refreshments.

Adventure-based leadership development through martial arts.

Training for mastery in all forms of conflict is at the heart of To-Shin Do.

You learn adaptive strategic principles along with the tactics. You can practice how to take command in times of confusion, confrontation, or discouragement.

When it comes to self development self defense, our art is top-notch. Our teachers are unexcelled in expertise, and our curriculum is unparalleled.


SKH Quest To-Shin Do schools define professionalism in martial arts instruction. We insist on:

Safety – Lessons are scientifically taught and safely learned. We use padded training targets and floors covered with thick resilient matting. Safety is #1!

Supervision – Each class is supervised and taught by trained educators. Each instructor has learned how to teach intelligently and effectively to bring out your best. We’re here for you!

Structure – Each lesson follows a carefully designed syllabus of progressive training. You will never be pushed beyond the limits of movement or exertion appropriate for your age, experience, and condition

Dignity – No one is expected to start as a finished product. Each student is encouraged to progress at his or her own pace. Instructors are friendly guides who assist students to find their own way along the martial path. Our training is so enjoyable that many students tell us their To-Shin Do class is the high point of the day.

No. As a self-defense school, we train for situations very different from a contest ring. Our goal is not to defeat competitors, but to develop the protector skills to establish peace when others might choose violence or bullying. SKH Quest To-Shin Do trained teachers in padded armor simulate assaults to let students test themselves under pressure. We teach the kinds of awareness, attitudes, and techniques you need to end a fight with a larger attacker, or several attackers, or an armed attacker, and then get to safety – very different from skills needed to win a prize in a fighting contest.

That is a possibility in a poor quality school run by a questionable instructor. That’s why it is so important to enroll your child in our professional school with our caring role-model teachers. We emphasize the beauty and power of being a protector instead of a predator. We show children how to help others feel good. We teach our children why some kids choose bullying as their way to get attention and feel important. Experience has shown that the more skilled the true martial artist, the less likely they will jump to physical solutions. They win just by carrying themselves like a winner.

A discount program run by hobbyists is likely to be poorly designed and unskillfully presented. It will quickly drain your child’s enthusiasm. Naturally, they will want to quit. You will lose the opportunity for your child to get the real and lasting benefits of authentic martial arts empowerment. Start with the best school right from the beginning.

The benefits of martial arts training are cumulative. It takes time to develop physically, evolve emotionally, and transform into a stronger person. Like weight training to build strength, dieting for a healthier physique, or learning a new language, it takes time before results show up. Making a judgment as to progress after only a few sessions would not be fair. It is important to make up your mind from the beginning that you are going to complete the program to receive the benefits you seek.

Then right now is the perfect time to teach your child the new habit of planning for success and sticking to that promise. We’ll help you make that needed transition in your child’s life.

The best possible way is to try us out and see what we deliver. Phone us at 937 436-9990 today to set up an appointment to visit the school and meet our instructors. We will ask you some questions about what you want to get from martial arts training.

If we both feel we are the school for you, we will invite you to try a few classes with us. No obligation, of course. (On the other hand, if it seems clear we are not right for you, we will give you a list of some other schools in the area that may better suit your goals.)

Life Mastery Through Martial Arts

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