We are always looking for feedback to improve our dojo. Here's what some of our students past and present have to say.
"Jissenkan Aikibudo is the only martial arts practice that I've experienced that provides the synergistic balance of training a philosophy and training for realistic self defense. It embodies everything martial arts should stand for; functionally usable skills that extend well beyond a confrontation. Further, as a coach myself, I can appreciate the experience and effort placed into the instruction by Dave Magliano who is an extremely accredited an effective teacher. I would highly recommend Jissenkan Aikibudo to anyone who is interested in truly bettering his/herself and is willing to accept the day in day out challenge that's placed before you everyday you step inside the dojo." Joe Hook - Director/Owner for Real Human Performance, Cincinnati, Ohio
"My training at Jissenkan Aikibudo Dojo has been nothing short of life changing. It's interesting to say that because after my first few months, I count on one hand any experiences where I have felt more awkward, unprepared, ill-equipped, and "behind" in a situation. At the exact same time, I have never felt stronger, more empowered, more engaged, and more at peace than I am training under Dave and with the other men I am fortunate enough to be with. Even though this is my first martial arts experience, I have a sense that this place, with Dave at the helm is in a word, special. I am incredibly grateful that I am fortunate enough to train here, and even more thankful for the relationships that continue to blossom. Two thumbs way up!" Zach Frank - Health Coach, Cincinnati, Ohio
I'd recommend Jissenkan Aikibudo dojo to anyone who's looking to sharpen themselves physically & mentally. Dave Magliano is expert in teaching practical fighting techniques in a way that doesn't let you off the hook (that's a good thing) and the lessons extend and apply far beyond the small realm of self-defense. Nathan Maggard, Cincinnati, Ohio
I have been in and out of various martial arts study for thirty years. I’ve attained what’s considered black belt level in taijiquan (tai chi) and spent time in schools of Kenpo, Taekwondo, Gongfu and Tang Soo Do. I also hold a Doctorate in Medical Qigong and Masters in Oriental Medicine. I cite my background only to point out that for the first time, studying with Teacher Dave Magliano and his students, I feel like I have finally found my dojo. Jissenkan is a wonderful balance of discipline and fun. We are all there to push and challenge ourselves to maximum potential while reaching out and providing support or advice to our fellow friends who might need a little help. I can only recommend this school to men and women who are ready to challenge themselves and not only be okay with, but look forward to bumps and bruises knowing that the pain and frustration only nudges us towards our ultimate potential.
We focus on realistic training that prepares you to be comfortable and confident to diffuse and end conflicts before they escalate. Full contact, wooden and metal weapons are utilized to properly engage our fears, conditioning and limitations during training. This is not a belt-focused school; we are all considered beginners until we are ready to prove otherwise, and earn the black belt. Personally, I am not concerned about when I can achieve my black belt in this system. I only look forward to pushing my fitness and tactile skills further every class to remind myself that I am still here, and can continue to be better every day. Derek Johnson, L.Ac, MSOM, DMO,MQT Licensed Acupuncturist Master of Science in Oriental Medicine Doctor of Medical Qigong Medical Qigong Therapist & Instructor www.simplybeacupuncture.com 513.439.4761