The Art of Life Sanctuary is a private martial art school and 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.
At our sanctuary, the philosophy is to teach the martial arts as a way of living.
Everyday is a day that you can learn how to apply the five elements philosophy; Earth, Water, Fire and Wind.
The techniques that you learn in the classroom, are nothing more than a foundation for you to build upon. You start out understanding the Godai (Five Elements), physical and mental movements, and how to apply your understanding into everyday challenges.
That's our Shinobi way, welcome to the family.
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 Institute, Bujinkan and To-Shin Do Ninjutsu organizations, he has over 50 years of experience in martial arts and Ninjutsu.
He also has 35 years of experience working in the Criminal Justice Field, where he applied and fine tuned his Shinobi techniques.
Sensei Iverson wanted to show how a person could utilize Shinobi techniques in their daily activities or professional life, both physically and mentally.
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.
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 a martial art, it's a way of life. (G)
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.
Taijutsu Martial Arts
Ninpo Taijutsu and other forms of Martial Arts
Meditation, Yoga and healthy eating are good ways to create a strong mind and body.
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2727 2nd Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201, United States
Special arrangements can be made for the members that may have a difficult work or school schedule.
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