First Steps To Enlightenment

12:45 pm to 1:30 pm Tuesdays

12:45 pm to 1:30 pm Thursdays

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 Art of Life Sanctuary

Private Ninjutsu  Martial Arts Dojo

Way of the Shadow Wind Ryu


Kukishinden Bojutsu kihon Japanese warrior art long staff fighting, take the journey.​

Wednesdays  at 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm

Thursdays at 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturdays at 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm


​​​​​Monday  Training

5:00 pm to 5:45 pm Levels 1, 2 , 3

Tuesday  Training

11:00 am to 11:45 am Level 4 

11:45 am to 12:30 pm  Levels 1, 2, 3 

4:30 pm to 5:15 pm Level 1
5:15 pm to 6:00 pm Level 2 
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm Level 3 
6:45 pm to 7:30 pm Level 4

Wednesday  Training

5:00 pm to 5:45 pm Levels 1, 2, 3

Thursday  Training

11:00 am to 11:45 am  Level  4 

11:45 am to  12:30 pm  Levels 1, 2, 3

4:30 pm to 5:15 pm Level 1
5:15 pm to 6:00 pm Level 2
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm  Level 3

Saturday Training 

12:00 noon to 12:45 pm

(All levels 1, 2, 3, 4)



Learn to SURVIVE not just Self-Defense

Teachers Self- Awareness Training

Seize and Control Training Program for the teacher, learn how to keep yourself and class room safe.

Register or for more information  or

Call 313 744-3701

Attorneys Executive Self- Protection 

Learn techniques on how to maintain your safety if  you find yourself in a unfortunate situation at the office or visiting a client.

Register or for more information  or
Call 313 744-3701

Don't just live,  thrive!

To-Shin Do

To-Shin Do annually student membership $25.


Kukishinden Kenjutsu kihon Japanese sword classes, take the journey.

Monday at 5:45 pm to  6:30 pm

Wednesday  at 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm

Saturday at 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm

Private Lessons
Private lessons are available directly from Sensei Iverson. If you are having difficulty in any area, or just want to make sure you are on the right track, you can email us for an appointment.

Youth Ninjutsu Training age 8 and up
11:00 am to 11:45 am

"Every encounter is sacred, and could present the one potential key to the perfection of the great universal enlightenment we seek".

To-Shin Do

Professional Seize and Control

Operating from a defense position using seize and control techniques. 

There are some jobs that may have a hands-off policy. But those policies become impossible to adhere to, when a situation has become physical.

This program was designed with techniques for the jobs that are challenged with a hands-off policy;  Teachers, Doctors, Nurses, Attorneys, Administrators, and some Security Professionals.

​Register or for more information  or
Call 313 744-3701


Checkout the Special Workshop page for upcoming events

February Event

Be our guests for the Open House introductory class in Ninjutsu training on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 11:00 am.

Please note; we are now offering children’s classes, separate from the adult classes starting at age 8 and older.

Adult classes, starting with young adult ( teenagers) 13 to 16, Adult 17 and older. looking forward to meeting you.

Thank you

To register:

Please emailtheartoflifesanctuary@gmail.comLimited spaces available