Welcome to the home page of Masakatsukan Budo Dojo. Here at Masakatsukan Dojo, we teach a various styles of traditional and modern Japanese martial arts. The name Masakatsukan was adopted by saying's of Yamaoaka Tesshu, the founder of Itto Shoden Muto Ryu Kenjutsu and Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido and is defined as "The Training Hall of True Victory".
Masakatsukan Dojo was founded in 2008 and is a school of true "Budo" or martial ways. We strive to maintain a traditional yet progressive atmosphere where the budo arts of Japan are practiced. We are members and shibu of the Sekai Dentokan Bugei Renmei, the All U.S. Kendo Federation, Kokusai Nippon Budo Kai and the Zen Nihon Sogo Budo Renmei based in Kyoto.
We are a semi-private dojo in which we are open to the public, but try to maintain a smaller group of dedicated students compared to other commercial schools. In doing so, we maintain the traditional teacher to student method of teaching which develops high caliber students. Those seeking to join should set up an appointment to see if our school is right for them.
What makes our school unique is our ability to offer authentic styles of Japanese martial arts that are generally rare to find in the U.S. with our lineage and accreditation. While there are many schools that teach what they call Japanese swordsmanship or "jujutsu, jiujitsu or jujitsu", only a few actually teach what can be defined as authentic Iaido, jujutsu and Aiki jujutsu systems. These schools may teach effective self defense, but they have either lost their ties to their original roots or devised methods based on a superficial understanding of the mechanics and spirit of authentic budo and bujutsu. Some of these schools are either partly based on jujutsu or aikido mixed with a striking art such as karate or are based on judo such as Brazilian Jiujitsu which are more properly defined as goshinjutsu, (self defense).