About Us

Tenshin Shinjitsu Dojo of Chicago/Illinois Ryu Sei Ken founded in March 2004  Our martial art school is a traditional dojo located in the Chicago North-West suburbs, solely created to provide Traditional and practical Japanese martial arts.

We maintain the highest training standards. Our programs are developed so each individual can enjoy progressing at their own rate of growth.  Classes conducted by the Chief Instructor and other internationally recognized Black belts occasionally.

The form of Aikido that is taught at Tenshin Shinjitsu Dojo of Chicago is a  very practical form. Aikido was founded as a  Martial Art and we have every intention to keep it that way in our practice.  If you practice in a dance form you cannot rely on it.

Ryu Sei Ken translated refers to School of the Sword.  Ryu Sei Ken of Illinois is  a traditional and practical sword art practiced and studied at our dojo following the teachings and under the direction of Sword Master and Founder  Mitsuhiro Saruta Soke Osaka Japan.

What is Tenshin Shinjitsu? 

Tenshin has several meanings. It mostly refers to “Heaven and Earth.”Another meaning for Tenshin means “sacred heart“. Tenshin  does not reflect another style of Aikido, but a name of a dojo that was  operated by Steven Seagal Shihan in Osaka Japan, and affiliated with the Aikikai Foundation Headquarters.

Shinjitsu in Japanese represents “truthfulness“. Without this in your  Martial Arts training  you may be disappointed with your progress.

Our training is important to us, and as important to you as well.  We strive to be honest, to ourselves and with each other, by keeping it practical and maintain it’s art-form.  By doing so, you will learn and understand there is a difference between training and being trained. So if your training is important to you, finding the right teachers is probably the most important choice you can make.

We also strive for students to use their Aikido and Kenjitsu skillset to free themselves from any inhibitions and enjoy each and every step of the way. There will be days of trial and error, and days of success. But if you stick with proper teachings without taking  shortcuts,  you will achieve your goals.

All Dan(Black Belt) Ranking is Internationally recognized.

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