To-Shin Do self-protection, were you can learn how to deal with everyday life by resolving situations, mentally and physically.
Founder of Kasumi-An To-Shin Do Martial Arts.
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.
To-Shin Do Achievements
Fourth degree black belt Instructor, To Shin Do Kasumi-An Ninjutsu Martial Arts.
Licensed instructor, Kihon Togakure Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu Kata
Licensed instructor, Kihon Kukishinden Ryu Kenjutsu Long Sword.
Licensed instructor, Kihon Kukishinden Ryu 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)
To-Shin Do Taijutsu martial arts is a good way to learn how to use your intellect, assess a situation and determine your best course of action for a favorable outcome.
Togakure Ryu Nin-po Taijutsu Kihon Kata, techniques and tactics for developing the kind of skill for which the ninja invisible warriors of Japan became legends.
To-Shin Do Kukishinden Kenjutsu kihon Japanese sword classes, take the journey.
To-Shin Do Kukishinden Bojutsu kihon Japanese warrior art long staff fighting, take the journey.
To-Shin Do is a martial art founded by Black Belt Hall of Fame instructor Stephen K. Hayes in 1997. It is a modernized version of ninjutsu, and differs from the traditional form taught by Masaaki Hatsumi’s Bujinkan organization. Instruction focuses on threats found in contemporary western society.
Symbolism behind the To-Shin name, To-Shin Do is formed of three kanji:
The literal Japanese to English translation of To-Shin Do is “Sword Spirit Path”. Practitioners of the art use a more developed translation where To = sword, Shin = the focused spirit of intention, and Do = the path to mastery.
Ancestor schools: Togakure-ryū
The native village of Togakure is now known as Togakushi, Nagano, and was an early center of Shugendo.
Daisuke Nishina was a samurai retainer of Yoshinaka who was killed, Daisuke Nishina changed his name to Daisuke Togakure and later becoming the first Soke (family head) of the Togakure ryu ninjutsu.
Iga was the old province of Japan is today Western Mie Prefecture, Iga bordered on Ise, Omi, Yamato and Yamashiro provinces.
Iga province is a small mountain ringed basin (the Ueno basin) in the center of Japan’s Kansai region, on the island of Honshu.
Iga was one of fifteen ancient provinces which made up the Tokaido region. The Tokaido region was situated along the southeastern edge of Honshu, it’s name literally means ‘Eastern Sea Way.
The Iga Province is particularly famous for its clan of ninja, its most notable member samurai, was Hattori Hanzo. Both the Iga and Koga provinces are considered the birthplace of Japan’s Ninjutsu.
The Iga Republic was called Iga Sokoku Ikki in Japanese. In 1581, two years after a failed invasion led by the warlord son, Oda Nobunaga launched a massive invasion on Iga, attacking from six direction with over 40,000 to 60,000 men. After ruthlessly slaughtering great numbers of the inhabitants of the Iga region, Oda Nobunaga declared a cease fire, however it was the end of the independent Iga Republic.
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