Aikijutsu and Kenjutsu Since 1992 

South Central PA’s Oldest Dojo of Classical Budo

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Why Study Budo?

Regardless of the times you live in, or the circumstances of your life, success in large part depends on things you can actually control: Building strong relationships in a community of achievement; Forging a disciplined and positive mindset; Enhancing your physical health and capabilities. These are exactly the benefits classical budo provides.

Men and women of all ages, educational levels, and occupational backgrounds join the diverse community within Itten Dojo for the shared purpose of helping each other become more than they were the day before. The mindset we develop in training is even more important than the physical techniques and strategies we practice — while few of us are likely to face the threat of sudden violence, a stronger and more focused will and intent improves all aspects of everyday life, from dealing with routine stress to making optimal decisions. And greater health and well-being are benefits that speak for themselves.

The positive, challenging, and uplifting environment at Itten Dojo offers community, opportunity for accomplishment, and a proven path to greater capabilities... not to mention an incredible amount of fun.

We invite you to join us!

“Fighting is the least of what you’ll learn.”

“Building relationsips, training the techniques, and translating what I learn on the mat to life off the mat has been a deeply rewarding experience. It isn’t easy...but nothing worth the time ever is. It is definitely worth a try if you are curious about traditional martial arts or what changing up your workout could do to positively affect your broader life. And it’s a whole lot of fun.”    

 — Dr. Sarah St. Angelo

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