About Us

Life Mastery Through Martial Arts

Balance. Inner peace. Self awareness. Confidence.
Mental toughness and a winning edge in life!

To-Shin Do® (pronounced Toh Sheen Doh) 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.

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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, while 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.

Our Martial Art

To-Shin Do martial arts training was developed as a way to promote peace, security, and well-being – command over adversity – never as a way to promote violence. The world needs more protectors, not more predators.

In an over-stressed society, balancing a clear mind, fit body, and centered spirit is the pathway to becoming a tatsujin – a fully actualized person operating masterfully in all areas of life.
To-Shin Do

In To-Shin Do martial arts training, you will learn methods to deal with:
•    Grappling, throwing, choking, joint locking
•    Striking, kicking, and punching
•    Self defense when pulled to the ground
•    Stick, blade, cord, and projectile defense
•    Gun disarms and safety
•    Knife and cane defenses
•    Successfully handling multiple assailants and surprise attacks
•    Overcoming psychological intimidation or bullying

Adventure-based leadership development through martial arts training.
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, so so 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.

Our People

Our dojo community is our treasure. Our students all enjoy productive, contributing, happy, and advancing lives in pursuit of perfecting the protector’s “art of winning”.
We are real people – business owners, attorneys, college students, military, medical professionals, table waiters, mechanics, school teachers, police officers, teen soccer players, moms, granddads, and all of their children. In short, we are your neighbors. We invite you to join our wonderfully supportive community of friends.


Our Founders

Stephen and Rumiko Hayes – Hombu An-shuStephen & Rumiko Hayes oversee classes at the SKH Quest Center in Dayton, Ohio. They inspire students with their life-long goal of teaching the personal transformation technologies that lead to more personal peace and world community harmony. (Check An-shu’s personal web site with his biography, blog, and store at StephenKHayes.com.

Our Instructors

Each Coach, Trainer, and Instructor is a graduate of An-shu Stephen K. Hayes’ SKH Quest Center Leadership College, 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 who travel to our dojo for the martial arts advancement they can only find in our unique program.

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Get Going With Your Training

Once you enroll, check our schedule of regular weekly classes and monthly special events often. All kinds of great adventure-based leadership training experiences await you.

A great option is to subscribe to NinjaSelfDefense.com, An-shu Stephen K. Hayes’ on-demand video learning program. You get unlimited access to all the video courses and lessons we offer.

Start with the book The Ninja Defense for start-up training information.
Then read How To Own The World for a description of our warrior protector philosophy.

Get the “Black Belt 12-DVD Study Course” for encouragement at home. Watch and review the lessons you are studying in the Level 1 Foundations of Self-Protection course.

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Compare notes and get advice from fellow To-Shin Do practitioners around the world at private Facebook group (must be a registered To-Shin Do member or a current subscriber to NinjaSelfDefense.com).

Check out our schedule of special seminars and workshops. You may be surprised to learn that An-shu Stephen and An-shu Rumiko — in addition to encouraging us towards excellence here in Dayton — are highly regarded martial arts celebrities recognized and sought out for their expertise and inspiration.

Dayton Ohio's Premier Martial Arts School