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The mission of Pathways Dojo is to encourage and guide individuals toward their fullest potential physically, mentally,and spiritually. Through the discipline, depth, and dynamism of the martial arts, we seek to provide quality instruction and products that are geared towards the development of these essential human elements.
Our programs are designed for individuals across a broad spectrum of capability, from children, to fitness and law enforcement professionals, to those simply seeking greater confidence and the knowledge of self-awareness and self-defense.
Above all, we strive to accomplish our goals within a safe environment where patience, community, and mutual respect are core values.
Pathways Dojo History
Pathways Dojo began in early 2013 with the intention of creating a dojo (school) that would combine the martial and healing arts under one roof. Our vision—to emphasize the healing arts in conjunction with the martial arts—stems from a desire to accentuate a more holistic approach to the warrior stereotype. We realized that, especially in the context of a modern society, the path towards self-improvement was a necessary developmental goal of both of these arts.
Training began with Ninjutsu classes (the art of the ninja) and Qi Gong, as well as workshops and private studies in various arts. Classes were held in several different locations until, after a lengthy search for a permanent home, Pathways settled in its current location in early 2015. In our new location we have a large, fully padded training space and a smaller room for healing arts and private instruction.
We have also developed an exciting new Ninjas in Nature program designed to get adults and children out into nature, training in martial arts, bushcraft, nature awareness, and traditional survival skills. Our Ninjas in Nature training takes place in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains.
The purpose of martial arts is to preserve happiness.