Upcoming Cincinnati Quest Center Martial Arts Events

 

Graduation

Thursday, March 26th  (6 PM – 6:45 PM)  

Join us for Cincinnati Quest Martial Arts’ graduation!. Graduating students will be guided through a short demonstration of their skills, students may be given a ‘decision-making’ challenge, then will be awarded their belts. There will be black belt demonstrations as well! It is not often students get to see black belts perform at their level, so don’t miss this opportunity to join in the celebrations!

Our regular Level 1 class will be cancelled this evening. We expect graduation to last approximately 45 minutes and for Level 2 and later classes to start on time.

 

40th Annual Fall Festival

September 11-13 (Dayton, OH)  

Join James and Johanna Norris as they train with their teachers Stephen and Rumiko Hayes, as well as many other instructors from all over the world, at Stephen K. Hayes’ 40th annual Fall Festival! There will be plenty of great teaching by An-Shu Hayes, a segment by James Kentoshi Norris, and much more. This year’s event will be hosted at the Dayton Quest Center and is likely to sell out so register soon. If you can’t attend the full event, consider coming up for the black belt demonstrations! (The day and time for those will be announced as we get closer to the event)

Call the Dayton dojo at (937) 436-9990 to register

 

Newbury Park Martial Arts Center’s 20th Anniversary Seminar

October 16-18  (Newbury Park, CA)  

Join James Kentoshi Norris in sunny Southern California for a special seminar marking the 20th anniversary of our To-Shin Do friends, Newbury Park Martial Arts. This special seminar will feature three full days of teaching by the three highest ranked students in To-Shin Do, Mark Sentoshi Russo, James Kentoshi Norris and Dennis Fuutoshi Mahoney!

This seminar is likely to sell out so go here to register now!

 

Upcoming Tools & Tactics Class Themes

Monday, March 2nd (7:30 to 8:15 pm)

Earth Kihon Variations

We will revisit some of our core Earth skills, but look at new ways to perform the same principles in slightly different situations.

 

Monday, March 9th (7:30 to 8:15 pm)

Seated Defenses

Most of us spend a fair amount of our day sitting down. In these classes, we’ll look at how to use our self-defense skills from a chair or bench and strategies for gaining our feet quickly.

 

Monday, March 16th (7:30 to 8:15 pm)

Seated Defenses

Most of us spend a fair amount of our day sitting down. In these classes, we’ll look at how to use our self-defense skills from a chair or bench and strategies for gaining our feet quickly.

 

Monday, March 23rd (7:30 to 8:15 pm)

Throwing Skills

We’ll practice some of our core throws and takedowns, look at secrets to make them more effective, and practice some throws we don’t normally get to work on in our regular classes.

 

Monday, March 30th (7:30 to 8:15 pm)

Throwing Skills

We’ll practice some of our core throws and takedowns, look at secrets to make them more effective, and practice some throws we don’t normally get to work on in our regular classes.

 

Monday, April 6th (7:30 to 8:15 pm)

Water Kihon Variations

We will revisit some of our core Water skills, but look at new ways to perform the same principles in slightly different situations.

 

Monday, April 13th (7:30 to 8:15 pm)

Ground Skills

We’ll cover portions of our ground flow drill, look at different ground situations and how to escape them, and practice getting up and out of a ground fight as soon as possible.

 

Monday, April 20th (7:30 to 8:15 pm)

Ground Skills

We’ll cover portions of our ground flow drill, look at different ground situations and how to escape them, and practice getting up and out of a ground fight as soon as possible.

 

Monday, April 27th (7:30 to 8:15 pm)

De-Escalation Skills

A core part of self-defense is keeping a situation from escalating to the point of violence. We’ll look at a series of skills in this class for de-escalating a situation, keeping control of our words and actions to keep a tense situation from getting worse, and knowing when the time for verbal de-escalation is past.

 

Upcoming Historical Class Themes

 

Thursday, March 5th (8:15 to 9:00 pm)

Sword Kihon

Sword fundamentals and fighting spirit are the themes of these next few classes. We’ll cover some basic sword concepts and the attitude needed to win a fight on the battlefield. (This spirit can translate to modern self-defense as well!)

 

Thursday, March 12th (8:15 to 9:00 pm)

Sword Kihon

Sword fundamentals and fighting spirit are the themes of these next few classes. We’ll cover some basic sword concepts and the attitude needed to win a fight on the battlefield. (This spirit can translate to modern self-defense as well!)

 

Thursday, March 19th (8:15 to 9:00 pm)

Takagi Yoshin Ryu Shoden

One of our themes for 2020 is the historical lineage of Takagi Yoshin Ryu. In this series of classes we’ll continue the exploration of concepts from this school. We will start from our fundamental historical movement, and look at how that becomes more advanced Takagi Yoshin Ryu material. (Each technique will be taught step-by-step and built upon so all experience levels will get something out of these classes.)

 

Thursday, March 26th (8:15 to 9:00 pm)

Takagi Yoshin Ryu Shoden

One of our themes for 2020 is the historical lineage of Takagi Yoshin Ryu. In this series of classes we’ll continue the exploration of concepts from this school. We will start from our fundamental historical movement, and look at how that becomes more advanced Takagi Yoshin Ryu material. (Each technique will be taught step-by-step and built upon so all experience levels will get something out of these classes.)

 

Thursday, March 9th (8:15 to 9:00 pm)

Sword Kihon

Sword fundamentals and fighting spirit are the themes of these next few classes. We’ll cover some basic sword concepts and the attitude needed to win a fight on the battlefield. (This spirit can translate to modern self-defense as well!)

 

Thursday, March 16th (8:15 to 9:00 pm)

Sword Kihon

Sword fundamentals and fighting spirit are the themes of these next few classes. We’ll cover some basic sword concepts and the attitude needed to win a fight on the battlefield. (This spirit can translate to modern self-defense as well!)

 

Thursday, March 23rd (8:15 to 9:00 pm)

Sword Draw Skills

Drawing the sword is a specialty skill that requires a lot of precision and focus. We’ll cover some basic concepts of teh draw in this class.

 

Thursday, March 30th (8:15 to 9:00 pm)

Hanbo Kihon

In this series of classes we’ll continue some fundamental skills for using the Japanese hanbo (3 foot stick). 

 

Summer Camp Schedule

Based on the due date of our soon-to-arrive twins, we made the difficult decision that we would have to cancel summer camps for this year.

Keep watching for our 2020 Summer Schedule!