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 crimimal 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.


Don't just live, thrive!

Sensei Joel Dentoshi Iverson

There are people that study the path and then you have those that are living it

By  Joel Dentoshi Iverson

Art of Life Sanctuary

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