We are serious in our
training and in yours as well.
Tucson's only Japanese trained Aikido instructor
Lived and trained in Japan for 11 years
An art of war, for a life of peace
The Tenshin Dojo in Osaka
Japan opened by Miyako
Fujitani Shihan and action Star Steven
opened a new branch in Tucson Arizona.
authentic Aikido that works and is backed by the masters.
Practice an effective martial art that
not only trains you for battle, but balances your body, mind and spirit
by learning about the mystical life energy Ki. Learn from a
teacher that can give you the experience of studying in an authentic
Japanese martial art school.
Don't put off something as important as yourself.
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Kids classes coming soon!
"Shoubu Dojo is in many ways Tucson’s
best kept secret. Having studied in martial arts myself for over 13
years, I was critical about the potential for learning traditional
martial arts effectively here in the United States. Thanks to his
fluency in both Japanese and Aikido, Cody Lewallen Sensei has not only
an understanding of the art for himself as a skilled practitioner, but
has the ability to communicate the art’s meaning eloquently,
pragmatically, and concisely-a truly unique trait in a teacher these
days. The result is a fast-paced class focused on more doing than
talking where student growth and proficiency are the inevitable
outcomes of consistent attendance and simply following Cody Lewallen Sensei‘s
"Recently while performing my duties as a Loss Prevention Officer with a
major retailer, I was attacked by a shoplifter. After 15 years in this
industry this can be a common occurrence where you have to fight to
defend yourself. What was different about this encounter was my ability
to use the Aikido training taught by Cody Sensei that helped resolve the
situation quickly, with the least amount of force necessary, with no
harm to myself or the shoplifter. The shoplifter admitted to the police
as they took him to jail that he fought to get away, but was taken down
so fast that he just decided it was easier and safer for himself to
Cody Sensei has worked in the security industry and understands the
volatile nature of this profession and teaches remaining calm under
pressure as well as confidence in your aikido training.
Anyone who is in the security or Law Enforcement field owes it to
themselves and their loved ones to take advantage of this fantastic
opportunity to train with a true aikido Master, Cody Lewallen Sensei."
"It is a rare privilege to find an aikido master of Cody Lewallen Sensei’s
caliber in a small town like Tucson. It is even rarer to find someone
who can convey to his/her students the techniques in layman’s
terms. Having lived overseas and trained for over a decade in
Japan, Cody Sensei brings us an unadulterated philosophy and
spirituality of Aikido straight from the source. He strives to relay
the ‘essence’ of Aikido to us. As we’ve learned, trying to
overpower your opponent with strength instead of proper technique
displays ‘bad’ Aikido and a lack of understanding of the art. Proper
technique should be easy and just flows as you blend with your opponent.
Until you see Cody Sensei in action, you might not appreciate how
powerful yet fluid Aikido can be. Until you observe him teaching, you
might not appreciate how easily he conveys the intricacies of Aikido.
But once you watch or participate in a class, you will be impressed
like I was. I would suggest that you take this once in a lifetime
opportunity to learn Aikido the way it is still taught in Japan. Come
join us and drink from the source."