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:
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.
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