We are open!
All classes are currently underway, we are training digitally via Zoom and in person with limited class size and plenty of COVID-19 precautions. If you would like to begin training with us in a traditional Japanese martial art please contact us via Facebook or Instagram.
Ohio Budōkan Japanese Martial Arts and Cultural Center, Inc. is a non profit 501(c)3 educational institution, founded in 1983 by Kancho (school superintendent) James I. Rodriguez as a center for the practice of Budō and Japanese cultural arts.
Instruction is offered in three areas of martial art: Yamate Ryū Aikijutsu, Tenshin Ryū Kenjutsu, and Genwakai Karate-dō. In each of these arts, a student strives for enlightenment through a strict series of physical and mental exercises. Although the arts may seem very different to an outsider, they lead to the same goal. Additional activities such as Kantei (Japanese sword evaluation) are available by appointment only. Prospective students are encouraged to attend one free class, in any of the styles taught at Ohio Budōkan. For more information visit the respective pages above.
The founder of Ohio Budōkan, Mr. James Rodriguez, has trained in martial arts since 1973, taught since 1977, and been awarded teaching licenses in Kenjutsu, Aikijutsu, and Genwakai Karate-dō. Mr. Rodriguez is currently the head of Genwakai America. All of the instructors at Ohio Budōkan hold teaching licenses in their respective arts and have at least 15 years of experience.
Ohio Budōkan does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, in the administration of its policies and programs.