Upcoming Cincinnati Quest Center Martial Arts Events
Boulder, Colorado Seminar
Friday, February 22nd – Sunday, February 24th (1pm to 2pm)
Want a fun training weekend experience? Join James Kentoshi Norris for a weekend seminar at the Boulder Quest Center in Boulder, CO! Friday and Saturday training will be indoors at the Quest Center. Sunday training will be outdoors in the mountains of Colorado, featuring wilderness survival skills and valuable outdoor unarmed fighting skills.
Space is limited to 30 participants, so enroll today! (You can find out more information here)
Parent’s Night Out
Saturday, March 9th (5:30pm to 8:30pm)
Enjoy a night out while your kids have a blast learning sword skills with us.
We’ll cover several fun sword skills, play some sword-themed games and finish with an epic sword battle!
The cost of this 3-hour event is $35 for one student, and $50 for two. Bring a friend, even if they don’t already train in To-Shin Do! It’s a great way for friends to see what we do at Cincinnati Quest Martial Arts and best of all, instead of playing video games on a Saturday night, the kids get to BE the video game hero.
Limited to 20 participants (ages 7-14)
Call 513-671-0239 to register, or stop by the front desk.
Upcoming Tools & Tactics Class Themes
Monday, February 4th (7:30 to 8:15 pm)
Accessing Self-Defense Tools Under Pressure
Many people advocate carrying a tool for self-defense. While that can be very helpful, it does little good without practicing how to get that tool out under pressure. We’ll go over a few drills and exercises to help develop this skill, no matter what tool you choose to carry. We’ll also look at a few scenarios of how to prevent an attacker from getting some weapon of their own out.
Monday, February 11th (7:30 to 8:15 pm)
This class we take a deeper look into knife defenses. We’ll deal with both armed and unarmed defenses against a knife attack and work through some important skills for one of the most difficult self-defense encounters we could face.
Monday, February 18th (7:30 to 8:15 pm)
This class we continue looking at knife defenses. We’ll deal with both armed and unarmed defenses against a knife attack and work through some important skills for one of the most difficult self-defense encounters we could face.
Monday, February 25th (7:30 to 8:15 pm)
Skill Focus: Elbow Strikes
Elbow strikes are one of our core self-defense tools. In this class we’ll practice several drills to build up more effective elbow strikes, as well as look at a variety of situations where we could apply an elbow effectively.
Upcoming Historical Class Themes
Thursday, February 7th (8:15 to 9:00 pm)
This year one of our on-going themes will be to explore the advanced historical unarmed techniques from the Koto Ryu lineage. We’ll look at methods of Japanese battlefield unarmed combat, as well as discuss how those principles influence our modern To-Shin Do training.
Thursday, February 14th (8:15 to 9:00 pm)
This series of classes will look at the foundations of the bo (Japanese 6-foot staff). We’ll look at a variety of strikes and skills, as well as focus on how to effectively use distance and footwork with a long range tool.