The Martial Art of To-Shin Do

Life Mastery Through Martial Arts

Balance. Inner peace. Self awareness. Confidence.
Mental toughness and a winning edge in life!

To-Shin Do® (pronounced Toh Sheen Doh) is based on ancient warrior martial arts disciplines handed down by nine historical Japanese samurai and ninja family lineages. At the same time, ours is a modern approach to handling threats and confrontations likely in our own culture today.

Our Martial Art

To-Shin Do martial arts training was founded by martial arts legend Stephen K. Hayes and developed as a way to promote peace, security, and well-being in the world – command over adversity – never as a way to promote violence. The world needs more protectors, not more predators.

In an over-stressed society, balancing a clear mind, fit body, and centered spirit is the pathway to becoming a tatsujin – a fully actualized person operating masterfully in all areas of life.


•    Grappling, throwing, choking and joint locking

•    Striking, kicking, and punching

•    Self defense when pulled to the ground

•    Stick, blade, cord, and projectile defense

•    Gun disarms and safety

•    Knife and cane defenses

•    Successfully handling multiple assailants and surprise attacks

•    Overcoming psychological intimidation or bullying

Adventure-based leadership development through martial arts training.
Training for mastery in all forms of conflict is at the heart of To-Shin Do.

You learn adaptive strategic principles along with the tactics, so so you can practice how to take command in times of confusion, confrontation, or discouragement.

Check out some of the skills we teach



Weapon Defenses

Firearms Training

So many more!

Our Self-Protection Course List

Take a look at our full list of Preparedness courses. Check out our upcoming events list to see when your favorite course is happening, or host one for your friends, business or organization.

Self-Protection Courses