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

Thursdays at 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm 

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

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Starting September 23, 2019, you can participate as our guest, for one week in any one of our To-Shin Do Ninjutsu Training Programs.

1. Taijutsu (Unarmed Defense)
2. Kenjutsu (Sword)
3. Bojutsu (Long stick fighting)

Complimentary training times for the above classes, go to roninninjutsu.com for information on times and dates.

Register by email: theartoflifesanctuary@gmail.com for your complimentary training week.

By appointment only, No walk-ins.

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Assistants Instructor

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.

Don't just live,  thrive!

Learn to SURVIVE not just Self-Defense

To-Shin Do

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.

Kihon Jutaijutsu

Wednesdays 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm

You must register to attend, students only

Art of Life Sanctuary

        Ninjutsu Martial Arts Private Dojo

To-Shin Do

To-Shin Do annual student membership $25. 


Meaning behind the names: 

Art of Life Sanctuary
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.


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

NIN – Important symbolism behind the To-Shin Do name
The Japanese written character for Japan’s ninja stealth warriors and their martial art of ninjutsu can also be pronounced Shinobi. It is translated as “stealth, endurance, perseverance, or ‘putting-up- with’”. Nin communicates the kind of strength required to keep our eyes on the grander goal. We know what we need, and we are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. We are not diverted, even when tempted to take on the petty affronts and insults tossed in our path from those who fear or envy us.

  • The top portion of the Japanese letter character for nin is pronounced “toh” which means “sword” or actually “blade edge” -To represents the martial arts technology we study to perfect.

  • The bottom part of the character is pronounced “sheen”, and means “heart”-Shin represents the resolute spirit needed to prevail over negative forces that attempt to drive us to defeat.

Together as the one single character for nin, the To-Shin ideal reminds us of the miraculous power of knowledge and intention combined to result in spirited intelligence in action.

An-Shu Stephen K. Hayes


​​​​​Monday  Training

Evening Training

5:00 pm to 5:45 pm Levels 1, 2 , 3

Tuesday  Training

Morning Training

11:00 am to 11:45 am Level 4 

11:45 am to 12:30 pm  Levels 1, 2, 3 

Afternoon Training

4:30 pm to 5:15 pm Level 1

Evening Training

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

Wednesday  Training

Evening Training

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

Thursday  Training

Morning Training

11:00 am to 11:45 am  Level  4 

11:45 am to  12:30 pm  Levels 1, 2, 3

Afternoon Training

4:30 pm to 5:15 pm Level 1

Evening Training

5:15 pm to 6:00 pm Level 2
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm  Level 3

Saturday Training

Morning Training 

10:30 am to 11:15 am (Ground Flow)

11:15 am to 12:00 noon Level 4 

Afternoon Training

12:00 noon to 12:45 pm  Levels 1, 2, 3