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Welcome to Dayton Quest Martial Arts

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Ages 4 - 7

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

Children have fun while gaining confidence, body awareness, and basic self-defense skills. Along the way, they develop group interaction skills, discipline, focus, and respect for others.

Classes are designed with the short attention spans of younger students in mind. We keep the energy high and the learning exciting. The classes are safe and non-competitive.

We believe in abundance of praise, encouragement, and positive reinforcement. Our young students are treated with respect, and are taught to give the same respect to others. Mighty Ninjas are taught the 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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8 years+

In this program students are given a safe place to explore and develop psychological, verbal, and physical self - defense strategies that address our modern day threats.

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Black Belt Club

Unlimited classes & Saturday Special Class that alternates weapons 

8 years+

In this program students are given a safe place to explore and develop psychological, verbal, and physical self - defense strategies that address our modern day threats.

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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.  If this philosophy is in alignment with what you would like for yourself, children, and community then we invite you to start your Quest today!

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First Step on Your Quest

We invite you at no cost to experience the benefits and values our school has to offer by attending an introductory session. You are welcome to watch and/or participate in a group class  This will give you an opportunity to see the school, meet the instructors, and have an experience with us.

Call 937 567-0150, or fill out the contact form below to schedule your session!

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To-Shin Do

Founded by Black Belt Hall of Fame member, 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. 

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Yearly class Schedule

Mighty Ninja Classes

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

Level 1 Classses

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

Level 2 Classes

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

Level 3 Classes

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

Level 4 Classes

Mondays & Wednesdays 6:45-7:25 pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30-8:10 pm


Saturdays 11:00-11:40 am

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Dojo Etiquette

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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 tee shirt, appropriate footwear, and training gear. Preparation is a key to success. Be responsible for your experience.

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.

Pay close attention to the teacher's instructions. Concentrate on what you are learning. Train diligently to develop your skills. You are worth it!

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.

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Shane Raitoshi Stevens

Kan-Shi Dojo Cho

Shane Raitoshi Stevens is a committed and dedicated husband and father of three. He has 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 degree in education, and a degree in psychology. Shane Raitoshi Stevens is dedicated to sharing the empowering message of To-Shin Do and assisting others in reaching their fullest potential.

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 

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January Events

Saturday BBC Classes




Instructor Meeting


Wednesday, 5th

Test Week



Thursday, 26th

Starts at 6:30pm

New Year SALE

Saturday, 21st


Blades Seminar

Saturday, 28th

12:30 - 4:30pm

Future Events

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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!”

Stacy Yarger Director of Operations at First School of Dayton

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