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Welcome to Dayton Quest Martial Arts


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 rather than competition and arrogance. 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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Roots of To-Shin Do

 An-shu Stephen and Rumiko Hayes describe To-Shin Do as

刀 TO - the sword 

From the nin-po combat methods of the legendary ninja phantom warriors born of Mt. Togakure and  cultivated in the wooded mountains and marshes of shadowy Iga, comes the core of our physical  protection techniques and strategies. To-Shin Do martial arts practice is a great way to reduce stress  and increase strength, endurance, and flexibility, while fostering a sense of peace, security, and control  in life. 

心 SHIN - the focused spirit of intention 

From the kuji intention-channeling training of the shugenja mountain spirit seekers of Mt. Yoshino,  comes the essence of our program for the discovery and development of the nine key qualities that  characterize a fully actualized human being. We can achieve a more focused and disciplined  understanding of the cause and effect dynamics that lead to success and fulfillment in life. 

道 DO - the path to mastery 

From the originally Himalayan esoteric mikkyo yoga mind and spirit sciences of Mt. Hiei, comes the  technique of cultivating our unlimited physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual potentials. We can learn  skillful ways to transform the inner and outer challenges of life into success, and ultimately come to  grips with the question of how to experience directly the significance of life itself. 


To-Shin Do

To-Shin Do self protection based system is designed to teach techniques and strategies for dealing with and protecting against:

  • Overcoming psychological intimidation or bullying

  • Grappling, throwing, choking, and joint-locking

  • Striking, kicking, and punching

  • Stick, blade, cord, and projectile weapons

  • Classical Japanese weapons

  • Successfully handling multiple assailants and surprise attacks

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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 email to schedule your session!



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Ages 4 - 7

2 classes per week


1 class per week


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7 years and older

2 classes per week


1 class per week


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

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

7 years and older

Unlimited classes

Additional weekly Saturday seminar


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. Students also explore the historical martial roots of the Ninja tradition and weaponry.



Yearly class Schedule

Mighty Ninja Classes

Mon-Thursday 4:15-4:40 pm &


Saturdays 9 am-9:25 am

Level 1 Classses

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

Level 2 Classes

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

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

BBC Classes

Saturdays 11:00-11:40 am


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.

Conduct yourself with dignity, integrity, and courtesy. You are here to reach your fullest potential. Live what you want to see in the world.

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Shane Raitoshi Stevens

Kan-Shi Dojo Cho

Shane Raitoshi Stevens is a committed and dedicated husband and father of three who has over 25 years of martial arts training experience. He moved to Ohio so that he could study with world renowned martial artists An-shu Stephen and Rumiko Hayes. 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.

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July Events

School closed for July 4th!

Saturday, July 2nd and Monday, July 4th!

Regular classes resume on Tuesday, July 5

CTI Meeting


Wednesday, July 6th

Parent’s Night Out

Ninja Games!

Friday, July 15th

6 - 9pm

Saturday Special Seminars



9, 16, 23, 30

Test Week



Thursday, 28

Starts at 6:30pm



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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