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
- kyusho jutsu - the art of vital point manipulations
- tuidi 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.