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Get more fit, more focused, and more confident. Visit Itten Dojo today to watch a class and learn how easy it is to get started!

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The goal of a school is to teach a person more things; the goal of a dojo is to help a person become more.

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World class training in Mechanicsburg? You can find it at Itten Dojo. Call or email today to find out how easy it is to get started.

Safe, systematic instruction for beginners!


New students are guided carefully, to experience early success. Previous experience is not required.



What does it mean to be a member of Itten Dojo? Quite a lot, actually. Visit Itten Dojo today to watch a class and learn how easy it is to get started!

Martial Arts for Women in Mechanicsburg


Women are an important part of Itten Dojo. Call or stop in today to learn how to get started!

Fees and Costs


Find out exactly what it costs to get started and to be a member.



Itten Dojo is conveniently located near the intersection of West Main Street (RT 641) and West Simpson Street in Mechanicsburg. Ample free parking and an abundance of expert knowledge to help you improve!



Evening, weekday, and weekend classes are available. Check our schedule and make an appointment to watch a class.

Sword And Spirit


The Journal of Itten Dojo. In-depth coverage of martial arts history, philosophy, and technique.



There’s a difference between a student and a deshi

Lessons from the Gorin no Sho


Musashi's master work is a guide to kenjutsu...and life!

Conditioning Exercises for the Abdominals


Detailed descriptions of multiple exercises for building stronger abdominal muscles.

Capturing the Absolute Moment


Okabayashi Shogen explains a key aspect of the study of aikijujutsu.

Myths of Self-defense


Misconceptions abound when it comes to martial arts and self-defense

Reasons to Choose Itten Dojo


Make 2023 your year to begin a life-changing journey in traditional, Japanese martial and cultural arts!

Knees, Feet, and Ground — the Critical Interface


Proper alignment of the knees and feet affects structure, movement, and the effectiveness of techniques.

Self Defense Law and the Martial Artist


Self defense laws are always changing — here’s an updated and revised look at laws in Pennsylvania

The Last Bugeisha


A tribute to the late Angel Lemus

Arts Taught at Itten Dojo


Not every style suits every person - learn more about what makes a certain style best for you. Stop in or call to watch a class at the Japanese Martial Arts Center.



Learn incredible focus through iaido (swordsmanship) practice, a martial art with roots dating back to the samurai era in Japan. Our chief instructor is a direct student of one of the world’s most respected swordsmen.



Our kenjutsu class is an authorized training group under the auspices of the Reigakudo, the headquarters dojo in Japan.



Shodo, or Japanese calligraphy, is as much a form or meditation as it is an artform, and is closely related to budo.

Nihon Jujutsu


Nihon Jujutsu is a modern Japanese martial art that focuses on practical, efficient techniques as originally found in both ancient and contemporary martial arts.



We're happy to answer your questions or help you get started. If you’re looking for a serious, abundant place to learn Japanese martial arts, Itten Dojo is your first choice!



Looking for world-class instruction in martial arts? At Itten Dojo, our credentials are second-to-none, our passion for martial arts is boundless. We want to help you on your path to success!

Nicklaus Suino Sensei


Suino-Sensei is one of the most highly-credentialed martial artists in the world, whose instruction is sought out by martial artists everywhere. Join JMAC and get first hand instruction from one of the greats!