I started training in the martial arts when I was 14 and have tried other schools as I have traveled around the country. However, this school is outstanding. The instructor has won many titles and awards due to his committment to the art and his involvement in the community. He is genuinely interested in his students and provides an excellent quality of instruction, taking care to teach not only proper techniques, but also proper attitude, which helps to build character in the younger students. The dojo often has special events such as apprehending seminars, womens' self defense classes, kendo seminars, special weapons seminars, ground fighting seminars, tournaments, Tai-chi seminars, and yoga on Saturdays. There are even fun group events from time-to-time. The Grand Master, Shihan Doversola has trained many Hollywood celebrities and has acted as an advisor to the film industry. The style is very old and was honed to perfection by its Okinawan practitioners during the Japanese conquest of Okinawa, so it is rich intradition and very effective. There is no eastern philosophy or religion incorporated into the teaching for those who may be uncomfortable with such things. I love this school for many reasons and feel very fortunate to have been part of not only this group of people, but also of this fascinating art. There are free lessons for an introductory period for anyone who is interested in trying it out.
As a student of the martial arts for more than ten years, I can say without hesitation that this school, despite its small number of students, is among the finest I have ever visited. The sensei is a well rounded and versatile teacher, who offers expert level instruction in traditional martial arts, hand to hand combat, the way of the sword, and even the Japanese language. Whatever kind of teaching you are seeking, you can almost certainly find it here. The programs available here include kids classes, adult sessions, basic self defense instruction, physical fitness programs, and more. A well trained and qualified team of instructors is always present, headed by Morris-sensei, a man who holds three separate legitimate black belts. Morris-sensei has been teaching at this current location for over eight years. Whether you are just starting out in your martial arts path or you have been walking it for many years, there will always be more to learn, and you can learn it here from some of the best in the world. Whether you're ready to start training, or if you're simply just curious about what it looks like, I highly recommend that you come and see it for yourself. There truly is nothing like it.
I love training at this Dojo. Sensei Morris is awesome! I really love how Shendenkan Budo is all about self-discipline and respecting your power, only using it for self-defense. I love the feeling I have of knowing what my body can do and being able to protect myself, all why training and gaining strength. I highly recommend these classes for all ages and skill levels! The only critique I have for this place is that the location isn't the best, but I got over that in a heartbeat. The people there are exceptional! I know that you will love this Dojo!