Welcome To Our Dojo

First of all let us Welcome you to the GiYu Dojo
At the GiYu Dojo we teach the classical Japanese Martial Art of Kobudo, the fighting style used by the warriors of Japan, the Samurai and Ninja.
The Koryu arts studied at our Dojo are combat Martial Arts, not sport oriented.  These art forms are the precursors to Martial Arts such as Aikido, Jujitsu, Judo, Kendo, Iaido and Karate....etc.  Kobudo is a methodology of self-defense and self-preservation that concentrates on technique and employing the students own body movements and body dynamics to defeat a stronger attacker. The emphasis of Kobudo is placed on timing, distancing, and technique rather than speed or strength in order to overcome an aggressor. This is because timing, distancing, and technique will give you the skills to win, whereas speed and strength can be defended by others who are faster or stronger.  The art of Ninjutsu develops your physical, emotional, and spiritual being, which allows you to overcome obstacles in life.

At our dojo, we will teach you how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. You will learn to protect your body with hand to hand combat (striking, grappling, standing, and ground techniques), as well as traditional and modern weapons including swords, staffs, knifes and firearms training.

We recommend that you review our website in order to gain more information and knowledge that will help you understand your training with us.

Once you have reviewed our site, please contact us at

Giyudojo@donet.com or call 937-435-2203

to schedule an appointment to watch a full adult class. Please click on the link below and complete the application to train.  We will contact you to schedule a time to join us at our dojo.
Application To Train


GiYu Dojo