About Us

    Japanese Martial Arts

                  Aikido    and     Kenjutsu                                                                                   

 Aikido:  Adults and teens.

Classes are conducted in traditional and practical study form of Aikido. Students work at their own pace and practice at their own level of understanding.  Self defense skills, as well as mind and body exercises are part of the curriculum. Some students improve there awareness and their confidence from this type of training. The form of Aikido that is taught at Tenshin Shinjitsu Dojo of Chicago is a  very practical form. Our Chief Instructor follows Steven Seagal Shihans Aikido teachings. Aikido was developed and founded as a Martial Art and we have every intention to keep it that way in our practice.  If your looking for a pragmatic Aikido form that works, please join us!

Kenjutsu- Adults and teens.

Ryu Sei Ken: meaning School of the Sword.  RSK of Illinois is  a traditional and practical sword Martial Art practiced and studied at our dojo following the teachings and under the direction, and follows the teachings of Sword Master and Founder  Mitsuhiro Saruta Soke Osaka Japan. The Kenjutsu curriculum  follows traditions an replicates the sword training as done at the Headquarter Dojo is Osaka Japan.. Ryu Sei Ken is similar to Nakamura Ryu. Our Kenjutsu Dojo does not practice any other style of sword other than Ryu Sei Kenjutsu!   

Our dojo is dedicated to technical development and deepening one’s understanding of the other aspects of the Arts as well.  

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, affiliated with the Aikikai Foundation.

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

Illinois Ryu Sei Ken: We are the only dojo in the Midwest Region of the United States that are authorized by the International Batto-Do Shizan Association, Osaka Japan to teach  Ryu Sei Kenjutsu.

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 encourage  visitors to our dojo to see for themselves.

To learn more about our dojo, please review the pages on this website.  If you are interested in learning a practical form of Aikido and or Kenjutsu,  come and experience a free class, or observe  a class.   Call now  to schedule a free class 630-400-5940     

Tenshin Shinjitsu Dojo of Chicago is affiliated with legitimate Organizations, which are Internationally recognized.  Please see below. 

Aikido Shimbokukai Association which is affiliated to Aikikai Hombu Dojo, Tokyo Japan.

Ryu Sei Kenjitsu Illinois is affiliated directly to  Ryu Sei Ken International Batto-Do Shizan Association, Osaka Japan.




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