Welcome to Kodokai Dojo!


We specialize in teaching practical 'old school' martial arts that I learned on the island of Okinawa.


My teachers were old-timers who learned martial arts back when they were about self-protection rather than sport. They taught practical skills enabling a small person to defeat a larger and stronger attacker or multiple attackers.

We teach these very skills in noncompetitive classes where student's advance at their own pace. We value safe and healthy training methods and our focus is on providing quality personalized instruction. If you are looking for training that is practical and without gimmicks, we are one of your few options.

Private lessons and group instruction

Gudokan Dojo, Okinawa

What we are not-

We are not about belts, trophies, breaking boards, daycare, birthday parties or 6 year old black belts. We don't do point sparring, tournaments or sport martial arts. 

We don't use payment contracts or have a black belt club. We don't collect trophies.

We are not 'grandmasters', founders of our own style or members of a make-believe Hall of Fame. We aren't world or intergalactic champions.


Instead, we focus on martial arts.

Kodokai Dojo is the U.S. Representative

of the Gudokan Dojo, Okinawa, Japan.

Takamiyagi sensei operates the Gudokan Dojo in Koza, Okinawa. He has welcomed me and my students many times throughout the past 16 years and has visited our dojo in Rhode Island 6 times.


With 40 years of experience we have seen countless schools come and go.


We are still going strong because:

  • We focus on skills that work.
  • We offer value and won't nickel and dime you every step of the way.
  • Our environment is welcoming, supportive and non-competitive.
  • Our credentials are unmatched in the Rhode Island area.
  • Our martial arts are absolutely authentic.
  • People leave classes feeling better than they did when they arrived!

175 Eddie Dowling Hwy.

North Smithfield, RI 02896


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