Okinawan Seidokan Karate and Kobudo


Welcome to the official website of the Torii Dojo, a martial arts training facility that teaches students classical Okinawan martial arts with modern life-protection applications.

The Torii Dojo offers well-rounded martial arts training that focuses on:

      • karate jutsu - the art of empty hand technqiues comprised of
        • kyusho jutsu - the art of vital point manipulations
        • tuite jutsu - the art of joint locking and grappling
      • kobudo - "old way" weapons including bo, tunfa, sai, techu, nunchaku and others
      • modern weapons - pistol, knife, baton

The Torii Dojo offers students in the Derry and Blairsville areas of Westmoreland and Indiana County, PA a unique experience to practice karate with instructors who have studied in Okinawa and who emphasize the practical life-protection aspects of martial arts (as opposed to sport training). The training incorporates real-life principles from military and law enforcement combat science.

Individuals interested in learning life-protection for themselves and family members may also be interested in private lessons or the Life Protection Course. These opportunities are ideal for individuals who's schedules do not align with the normal class times. If you have a martial arts school you can also host a seminar for you and your students. Please contact or stop by during dojo hours for more information.

The Torii Dojo is affiliated with the Okinawa Seidokan Karate Kobudo Renmei, the Ryukoku Seidokan Karate Kobudo Renmei, the International Karate Kobudo Federation, Yamabushi Kai Aikijujutsu, and Dragon Society International.


Note: All videos on this site are intended as references for Torii Dojo students or students of other Seidokan schools. The videos are not intended to be instructional materials nor should anyone attempt any of the techniques featured in the videos without the supervision of a certified Seidokan instructor.





November 26 & 28 - No class for Thanksgiving break

November 24 - Kohler Sensei will be teaching a seminar for the University of Pittsburgh Budo class (no regular class at the dojo as a result)

November 7 - No Saturday Class

October 26 - Kohler Sensei taught a seminar for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Martial Arts Club

October 3 - No Saturday Class

August 21-23 The annual OSKKR/RSKKR seminar will be hosted by Sensei Ed Stiltner in IL

April 18 - We will hosting Hanshi Miguel Ibarra and Shihan Rene' Ibarra for an aikijujutsu seminar; click here for more details

April 2 & 4- Easter Break (no class)

March 28 - No Saturday Class

February 18 - Sensei Kohler will be instructing a session for the IUP Martial Arts Club

January 24 - No Saturday class

January 17 - Sensei Chris Caggiano will be hosting his annual seminar in Collegeville, PA and no Saturday class as a result

January 3 - First class of 2015

December 20 - Last class for 2014 and annual dojo Christmas party at night

December 6 - No Saturday class

November 24 & 27 - Thanksgiving Break (no class)

November 8 - No Saturday class

October 13 - Sensei Kohler taught a session for the IUP Martial Arts Club in Indiana, PA

October 11 - No Saturday class

September 20 - No Saturday class

September 16 - Congratulations to Sensei Kohler on his promotion to rokudan 6th degree black belt and also to Sensei Sargent on his promotion to yondan 4th degree black belt and advancement to shihan

September 13 - Sensei Kohler taught at the RSKKR Northeast Regional Seminar at Penn Yan, NY

June 27 thru 29 - the OSKKR/RSKKR International Seminar will be held in Bakersfield, CA (hosted by Sensei Juan Carbajal)

June 7 - Hokama Tetsuhiro Sensei will be teaching a seminar in Arlington, NJ; no Saturday class as a result

May 3 & 17 - No Saturday classes

April 17 & 19 - No class for Easter break

March 29 & 30 - Sensei Kohler will teach a seminar in Dallas, TX. Click here for details

March 22 - Congratulations to Matt on his promotion to Sankyu brown belt

January 25 - No Saturday class

January 18 - No Saturday class; Sensei Caggiano will be hosting his annual seminar in Collegeville, PA

January 4 - First class of 2014

December 21 - Last class of 2013 before the Christmas break; the dojo party will be at Dino's in Latrobe at 7 PM

December 14 - No Saturday class

December 7 - No Saturday class

November 28 - No class for Thanksgiving

November 26 - Sensei Kohler will be teaching a session for the University of Pittsburgh Martial Arts Club; no class as a result

November 2 - No Saturday class

October 5 - No Saturday class

September 26 - Congratulations to Shigemitsu Tamae Sensei who has taken over as Headmaster of the Okinawa Seidokan Karate & Kobudo Renmei

September 23 - Sensei Kohler taught a session on joint locks for the IUP Martial Arts Club

August 20 - Classes resume following summer break

August 6 to 17 - No classes for summer break

July 24 - The Blairsville Crime Watch will host a FREE self-protection clinic at the Blairsville Community Center from 6-7 PM

June 1 - No Saturday class

May 30 - It is with great sadness we announce that Toma Shian Sensei passed away peacefully at the age of 83

May 11 - No Saturday class

May 9 - Congratulations to Matt who was promoted to rokukyu (6th kyu green belt)

May 4 - No Saturday class

April 1 - Sensei Kohler taught a session on joint locks and passive restraint for the IUP Martial Arts Club


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