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Sojokan Dojo

The Sojokan Dojo was established in March of 2009 by Dr. Trevis Crane. We are an officially licensed branch dojo of the International Shinkendo Federation which was founded by Toshishiro Obata. The ISF is dedicated to teaching authentic Japanese swordsmanship but also includes instruction in Toyama Ryu and bojutsu as ancillary martial arts.

We are located in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago with classes twice a week – Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.