2727 2nd Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201, United States

(313) 744-3701

Ninjutsu Private Dojo

Ninjutsu Private Dojo

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Way of The Shadow Wind

Art of Life Sanctuary, Kamiza Dojo


The Art of life Sanctuary  is not a one size fits all place of learning, it is unlike any other. Why, you ask?

Each member has their own unique set of strengths and weaknesses. Learn to empower yourself with confidence and control of life by exploring your limits and finding the best of your abilities.


An-Shu Stephen K Hayes

Founder of Kasumi-An To-Shin Do Ninjutsu Martial Arts. 


Joel Dentoshi Iverson

 Sensei Joel Dentoshi Iverson is the founder of the Art of Life Sanctuary,Way of the Shadow Wind. Mr. Iverson's path to the martial arts began in 1970, with various styles of martial art training under his belt, Jeet Kune Do, Kali,  Muay Thai and several animal arts from the Ta-Merrian  Martial Arts, his destiny ultimately led him to Ninjutsu. 

Sensei Iverson, Ninjutsu training in the 80’s and early 90’s, began with the Bujinkan, and To-Shin Do organizations. In the early years of the To-Shin Do organization, it was known as the Shadow of Iga Society Nikkan, then the Nine Gates Institute Shadow of Iga Society  then To-Shin Do.

License Instructor, Taijutsu unarmed Combat Method To Shin Do Ninjutsu Martial Arts.

Licensed instructor, Kihon To-Shin Do Kasumi-An Kukishinden Ryu Kenjutsu Long Sword.

Licensed instructor, Kihon To-Shin Do Kasumi-An, Bo-jutsu Long Staff Combat Method.

Kihon Fundamental To-Shin Do Kasumi-An, Kusari-Fundo Weighted Chain Combat Method.

Kihon Fundamental To-Shin Do Kasumi-An, Shuriken Throwing Blade Combat Method.

Degree in Criminal Justice specializing in criminal investigations and Security.

Licensed by the State of Michigan to operate in the Criminal Justice Field, in Professional Investigations and Security.

Ninjutsu has become much more than an martial art,  it's a way of life. 


Art of Life Sanctuary

Meaning behind the name

Art of Life:
The word Art, in this sense, means your creation, and Life means how you decide to live within that creation or in other words, this world.

The Sanctuary is a private dojo where one can come and be guided to develop that self-empowerment through our training; mentally, physically and spiritually.

Joel Dentoshi Iverson


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Training Program

Way of The Shadow Wind


Ninpo special Training

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Art of Life Sanctuary

2727 2nd Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201, United States

(313) 744-3701 theartoflifesanctuary@gmail.com

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 12:00 pm - 7pm

Friday- Closed

Saturday: 10:30am - 1:30pm

Sunday: Closed

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