Nihon-ryu Goshin-jutsu is a Gendai (modern/contemporary) self-defense system focusing on practical application in modern combative situations. This system is a street effective modern martial art discipline, which can be easily learned and understood by men, women and children of all ages. Nihon-ryu Goshin-jutsu can also be utilized by those with physical limitations and handicaps, making it a practical and effective martial discipline for life preservation through self-defense. 

Nihon-ryu Goshin-jutsu utilizes both lethal and non-lethal techniques that are common in a myriad of martial arts disciplines, such as kicks, strikes, blocks, grabs, throws, arresting methods, pressure points, strangulation and constriction methods, as well as weapon(s) disarming and conflict resolution methods.



Whether you are new to martial arts or a seasoned practitioner, you'll find our instructors provide balanced instruction and solid programs. Nothing is more important than instilling the fundamentals, especially when it comes to marital arts. It's a great way to build confidence and ensure character.

Instructor Shihan Mark Hale (left) receives an award from the Police Hall of Fame, while attending the Illinois Martial Arts Hall of Fame dinner.