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Our Approach

Our mission at Dayton Quest Martial Arts is to assist students in reaching their fullest potential!  Our curriculum, teaching approach, and community foundation are built on compassion and humility. We believe serving others is the highest form of mastery in martial arts and in life.  We are dedicated to serving our community and families by instructing students on the principles of being protectors.  We offer modern day self-protection for everyone, no matter age, experience, or size.

First Step on Your Quest

We invite you at no cost to experience the benefits and value our school has to offer by attending an introductory session. During this session you will have a chance to tour our dojo, meet the instructors, and participate in a group class.

Contact us to schedule your first session!

(937) 567-0150

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We provide several membership options and class times to help provide flexibility!



Ages 4 - 7

In this program students are given a safe place to explore and develop life and martial art skills in an encouraging, positive environment.

Children have fun while gaining confidence, body awareness, & self-defense skills.

Along the way, they develop strong group interaction skills, self-discipline, focus, and respect for themselves & others.

We keep the energy high and the learning exciting. 

Mighty Ninjas are taught our Student Creed:

I believe in myself, I am confident, I can accomplish my goals.  

I believe in what I study, I am disciplined, I am ready to learn and advance.  

I believe in my teachers, I show respect to all who help me progress.

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Our group lessons are taught in a positive, non-competitive, inclusive environment. Our goal is to teach self-defense skills and knowledge to establish peace and security.

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Black Belt Club

Youth & Adult

This program offers everything that the standard program offers. When you join the Black Belt Club you gain access to unlimited classes at the dojo! You also have the opportunity to participate in a once per week historical samurai/ninja class. Youth BBC members receive 6 private lessons with their BBC memberships!

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Weekly Schedule

Mighty Ninja Classes

Ages 4 - 7

Monday-Thursday              5:30-5:55pm
Mondays                            4:15-4:40pm
Saturdays                           9-9:25am

Level 1 Classses

Youth & Adult

Mondays & Wednesdays   4:45-5:25pm
Tuesday & Thursdays        6:00-6:40pm
Saturdays                          9:30-10:10am

Level 2 Classes

Youth & Adult

Mondays & Wednesdays    6:00-6:40pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays       4:45-5:25pm
Saturdays                          10:15-10:55am

Level 3 Classes

Youth & Adult

Mondays & Wednesdays    7:30-8:10 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays        6:45-7:25 pm
Saturdays                           10:15-10:55 am

Level 4 Classes

Youth & Adult

Mondays & Wednesdays     6:45-7:25pm

Tuesdays                             7:30-8:10pm

Saturday                             11:00 - 11:40am

(Freestyle Randori) Open to all black belt students & BBC Members

Historical Samurai/Ninja

All Adult Class

Thursday                                 7:30pm - 8:10pm

Dojo Etiquette

The following suggestions will help you be more at home as a new member of Dayton Quest Martial Arts.

Arrive at the Dojo with a clean uniform, Dayton Quest Martial Arts T shirt, appropriate footwear, and training gear. 

Be aware of the significance of your presence in the Dojo every time you enter the training area. You are part of a long historic legacy of warrior protectors.

Use the time before class to warm up, stretch, and focus on the spirit of what is to come.

Address any instructor as "Sensei" (pronounced Sen-say) followed by their family name.

Keep effective learning and safety in mind always. The Dojo is a place for practice, refinement, and study, not struggle and rivalry.

Remove all jewelry, and watches during training.

Parallel Lines

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Shane Raitoshi Stevens

Sensei Stevens, owner and head instructor, with over 25 years of martial arts training experience.  He currently holds a 6th degree black belt in the warrior protector art of To-Shin Do, a B.S. degree in education and psychology. Sensei Stevens is dedicated to sharing the empowering message of To-Shin Do and assisting others in reaching their fullest potential.



Sensei Anders currently holds a 2nd degree black belt in the warrior protector art of To-Shin Do.  He is the lead youth instructor sharing his exuberant teaching style and passion for To-Shin Do. Sensei Anders is a committed student and instructor, determined to learn and share his knowledge with others.  He currently runs the youth classes at Dayton Quest Marital Arts and is dedicated to bring out the best in each and every student.



Sensei O’Brien currently holds a 1st degree black belt in the warrior protector art of To-Shin Do.  He is a youth instructor who is dedicated to creating a positive learning environment for students to learn, explore, and grow in. He has a passion for pushing students towards their individual growth in martial arts through his dynamic teaching style. You can not attend a class that Sensei O'Brien teaches and leave without feeling challenged to grow and smiling.


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To-Shin Do

Stephen K. Hayes, To-Shin Do offers Japan's oldest martial art, with today's modern teaching methods. 

To-Shin Do is based on ancient warrior martial arts disciplines handed down by nine historical Japanese samurai and ninja family lineages. At the same time it is a modern approach to handling threats and confrontations in our culture today. Our art was developed as a way to increase the likelihood of peace, security, and well being not as ways to encourage violence. 

Roots of To-Shin Do

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刀 TO - the sword 

心 SHIN - the focused spirit of intention 

道 DO - the path to mastery 


From the moment we first walked into the Quest Center, we could tell it was different.  The teachers were extremely engaged and friendly, especially with the younger students. There was a sense of community amoung the staff, students, and family members, and we were impressed by how supportive and encouraging everyone was to each other. At the Quest Center, children are taught to “use their voice” and speak up for themselves, as well as ask questions.  DQC has taught my reserved daughter the importance of using her voice and my energetic son the importance of focus. Most importantly, the Quest Center focuses on helping people become their best selves.  Our son says, “It is the one place I can truly be myself,” and our daughter says, “It is my place to shine.”  We are grateful for the many blessings the Quest Center has given our family.  That is why we have stayed so many years.”

Lisa Bullerman

What I love most about Quest is that our family can become healthy together, as well as making lasting friendships along the way! Since joining the Quest family, I have lost 35 pounds and I’m still going – I am strengthening my mind and my body. The strength and confidence being taught to me and my children is priceless, and I will forever be thankful for that!”

Amanda Netherton

“This has been the best collaboration in our 40 years of operation!”

Stacey Yarger Director of Operations at First School of Dayton

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