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Sensei Joel Dentoshi Iverson


Don't just live, thrive!

Sensei Lisa Murray begin her studies in To-Shin Do Ninjutsu training in 2010 under the guidance of Sensei Joel Dentoshi Iverson. She earned her Shodan 1st degree black belt in 2013, Nidan 2nd degree black belt in 2015, and in 2018 she became the assistant instructor at the Art of Life Sanctuary.

 Art of Life Sanctuary

Private Ninjutsu  Martial Arts Dojo

Way of the Shadow Wind Ryu

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

By  Joel Dentoshi Iverson

Assistant Instructor

Sensei Lisa Murray 

Meaning behind the names:

Art of Life Sanctuary

Way of the Shadow Wind

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 spiritual.

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.

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