Authentic Martial Arts Directly from

Okinawa, Japan.

Kenjutsu & Iaido
Classical Weapons

United States Representative of the Gudokan Dojo, Koza, Okinawa.

The only martial arts school in Rhode Island with an instructor who was trained in Okinawa.

A school with history, integrity and a lifetime of experience.


Training with Taira Sensei, Okinawa

Welcome to Kodokai Dojo!

Years ago, as a U.S. Marine, I was stationed in the best place in the world for martial arts training- Okinawa, Japan, where karate was created!

My teachers, all born before World War II, taught philosophy, techniques and strategies from a time when karate was about self-protection rather trophies and belts.

Our martial arts are focused on helping you develop practical skills- but not just with technical ability. A calm focused mind, strong but flexible body, and a confident spirit make this training useful throughout all of your day to day activities.


That's me, on Okinawa- late 1970's!

No contracts- pay month to month.
We are not about belts, stripes or trophies.
We do not break boards.
No birthday parties, no 'parents night out', no nerf wars or dodgeball.
No child black belts.

Instead, we provide high quality instruction in authentic martial arts.
No gimmicks, no games.


Diverse Self-Protection Skills

  • defense against weapons

  • defense on the ground

  • defense against multiple attackers

Learn the real thing. You may need it someday.
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Authenticity Matters.

These are my teachers.

The things you will learn at Kodokai Dojo come directly from these Masters. 

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Takamiyagi Tetsuo


Taira Ryusho

au·then·tic  /ôˈTHen(t)ik/


1.   of undisputed origin; genuine

2.   conforming to an original so as to reproduce essential features


Odo Seikichi

Toma Seiki

Training You Can Trust

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(401) 678-2148

175 Eddie Dowling Hwy.

North Smithfield, RI 02896