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Choose Your Path.
Forge Your Truth.

Live a modern life and walk an ancient path.

Why Join the Shinjinkai Community?

Shinjinkai is a community united by a common purpose: intensive study of Japanese warrior arts. Joining us will give you the all-important inner strength to navigate our complex world with unwavering concentration and persistent clarity. 

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Wide Range of Martial Training 

Historic & Simple Approach

Experienced & Professional Teachers

Available and Flexible Schedule

Discover Our Martial Tradition

The roots of Shinjinkai go back to the early 1980's, when the original Shinjinkan dojo was established by the famous Aikido and Zen master, Tenzan (Fumio) Toyoda Sensei.

In 1991, Toyoda Sensei appointed his principal student Meido Moore Sensei as the chief instructor. In 2015 Meido Moore Sensei established Korinji -a Rinzai Zen Buddhist training monastery (sodo) in North America, located on 17 forested acres about 50 miles from Madison, Wisconsin USA.  He appointed Keizan Murray,  one of his senior students, as Dojo-Cho (manager) of Shinjinkai.

Choose the Art That Fits You Best

Regular practice and dedication has countless advantages, from increased focus to enhanced physical strength. Have a look at the arts we offer to see what fits your schedule and martial goals.

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Meet Our Teachers

At Shinjinkai we believe in the relentless pursuit of progress and development. 

You'll find our culture to be one of camaraderie, hard work, and the joy of practice. Click the button below to learn more about the persons who have been instrumental in developing and maintaining our dojo and community.

“In this uncertain world, ours should be the path of discipline.” 

- Shiba Yoshimasa (1350 -1410 A.D.) 'The Chikubasho'.

Intro Class

Try us out with a first free introductory class

Duration 1 hour.

Whether you're a real newbie or a seasoned black belt, our classes serve everyone. Our lessons are a perfect balance of traditional and modern, which means you get the best of both worlds in your quest to learn this art form.

 

How Traditional Martial Arts Changes Our Lives

Helps you sleep better

By introducing Budo "Martial Way," a practice that focuses on the mind and how one should develop oneself;  you can become relaxed more generally and rest more peacefully each night.

Decreases anxiety & depression

Establishing a regular practice helps us to not divide life into competitive dichotomies —self vs. other, pleasure vs. pain, good vs. bad, life vs. death— and cultivate a profound intention to help others as well as ourselves.

Reduces stress levels 

Following basic martial principles of compassion and wisdom makes for a satisfying life with less stress—and provides the tools to handle stress when you need to.

Improves attention & concentration

Consider your own human experience 

through the practice,

and in this general way experience a state of unwavering concentration and free-flowing, relaxed clarity.

“To study and not to think is darkness. To think without study is dangerous.” 

- Takeda Nobushige (1525-1561 A.D.) 'Opinions in Ninety-Nine Articles'.

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