Elements of Self Defense – Personal Protection for Everyone

Welcome! We are a traditional Martial Arts school with modern self-defense techniques and one of only a few schools that teaches ninjutsu. In fact, we are the ONLY school in all of Kentucky that teaches under the guidance of Black Belt Hall of Fame Member Stephen K. Hayes!

Our goal is to assist you and everyone that joins our martial arts family to excel and become a successful person in life. That means being fitter, stronger and smarter. And we do this one kick and punch at a time. We make it fun and educational for your whole family!

There is a lot of mystery behind being a ninja. Even when you research it, it’s actually hard to tell what’s fact and fiction.

So what exactly is it? And how in the world did ninjas end up in Hopkinsville, Kentucky?

The literal Japanese to English translation of To-Shin Do is “Sword Spirit Path”. Practitioners of the art use a more developed translation in which: To = sword, Shin = the focused spirit of intention, and Do = the path to mastery.

Every class is about learning new and exciting things about yourself and what you’re capable of, as well as some really AWESOME self-defense techniques that will help keep you safe, when needed. You’ll learn to explore your full potential, discover hidden skills you didn’t even know you had and be the best that you can be at all times.

Making lots of new friends, staying physically fit and having a strong body, mind and spirit are just a few of the reasons to join Elements of Self Defense.

Taken from the body, mind and spirit techniques perfected in the mountains of Japan, To-Shin Do ninja martial arts training is a complete system that contains the ultimate instruction to cultivate self-protection and awakened living!

The Benefits of Learning To-Shin Do Include…

  • Access to innovative mind science that allows you to expand your awareness and raise your consciousness
  • Careful and intelligent instruction for defending oneself against any kind of attack on the street by an attacker of any size with any weapon
  • Learning to use weapons such as hanbos (staffs), swords, shuriken (throwing stars) and other weapons from ordinary household materials… as well as how to defend oneself from them
  • Training in a safe, exciting, fun, inspiring and positive environment that retains over 95 percent of its members from year to year
  • Understanding the true ninja philosophy of “winning” and applying it throughout one’s life
  • An incredible amount of fun and adventure!

That may seem a little scary at first, especially if you’re new to martial arts, but don’t worry because we’ll make sure you have a buddy every step of the way. You’ll actually make a lot of NEW FRIENDS here. And they’re all very much like you – very helpful and ready to give you a high five whenever you accomplish something big or small.

Elements of Self Defense is not only FAMILY FRIENDLY, it’s also impeccably CLEAN and SAFE. Your safety is first and foremost here. So is focusing on your fitness goals. But the BEST part about class is that you’ll have more FUN than you can stand! You’ll talk about it all the time and you won’t be able to wait for the next class!

Check out our SUPER LOW web special going on right now, but only for a limited time! Our classes fill up fast because it’s such a great deal, so reserve your spot today!

Develop a Strong Mind. Our awesome instructors teach your kids how to become more focused and disciplined. Martial Arts are about self-control – both on and off the mat. Having those good qualities at a young age will prepare you to meet and overcome real life challenges.

Martial Arts is a great way to deal with the STRESS of daily life…and even kids have their own kind of stress. I’m sure you know all about that. Kicking, punching, grappling and throws all help to fight the harmful effects of stress and keep you in GREAT SHAPE. It also helps improve balance and coordination. All good stuff!

But Can I Really Do This? Yes, You Absolutely Can! Everybody wonders about that or they ask if some kind of experience is necessary to join our Martial Arts school. The short answer is no experience of any kind is required to start taking lessons and improving your overall health and fitness, whether 4 or 84.

The only thing you need to get started is to have some curiosity, an open mind and the desire to learn. So come join our martial arts family and let’s do this together!

You’ll see after only one class how our school offers everyone the opportunity to be themselves, learn quickly and excel at a much faster pace than any other school around. You will walk out of your first class having learned a technique that you can immediately use to defend yourself.

To-Shin Do is a modern form of Ninjutsu and the literal Japanese to English translation of To-Shin Do is “Sword Spirit Path”. Practitioners of the art use a more developed translation in which: To = sword, Shin = the focused spirit of intention, and Do = the path to mastery.

We can’t wait to empower you and see how fast you excel and become a winner with us!

Our Instructors

Dustin Huber is our Senior Instructor and currently holds the rank of Shodan Black Belt in To-Shin Do and a 1st Degree Black Belt in Choong Sil Kwan Taekwondo. He has been teaching for 10 years.

Billie Lopez is our Kid Ninja Instructor and currently hods the rank of Shodan Black Belt in To-Shin Do.  She has been teaching for 5 years.