Cairns Quest Centre
Unleash Your Potential!
To-Shin DoÂ® ninjutsu martial arts training leads to living life fully, fearlessly, and freely. Let us coach you in how to take command of the kinds of conflict that can surprise us in daily life.
Based on ancient protector disciplines handed down by noble Japanese samurai and ninja warrior families, our training offers a very modern approach to self-defense and building the kind of inner strength that leads to success in life. Join us for adventure-based empowerment training.
The cairns Quest Center delivers life mastery through the unique martial art of To-Shin DoÂ®.
Ours is the art of the ninja, based on ancient warrior disciplines handed down by nine historical Japanese family lineages. To-Shin DoÂ® is an intelligent modern approach to applying the principles of the ninja to the threats, stressors, and confrontations likely in our own contemporary culture. Our founder, Stephen K. Hayes, studied the original form of ancient ninjutsu in Japan and became the first American teacher of the ninja arts.
To-Shin DoÂ® is specifically designed to:
â€˘Cultivate your personal safety and power
â€˘Allow you to fully experience the adventure of life
â€˘Give you the real skills you need to protect those you love
When you’re ready for that, try a free class!
Adventure-based self development through martial arts training.
Training for mastery in all forms of conflict is at the heart of To-Shin Do. Skill, strategy, and adaptability are your greatest strengths. More than merely teaching techniques to memorize, we focus on developing the whole person. You learn strategies along with the tactics, so each individual evolves into a fully actualized human being fully prepared for success in life.
Cairns Quest Centre offers classes for all ages, from children age 4 to 7 (Mini Ninjas Program) and aged 8 to 12 (Little Ninjas) and of course ( Adult Warrior Program) ages 13 and above.
You will find our school an up-lifting place to spend time with friends who share your commitment to personal advancement.
3 Special Keys for Building Personal Power
We encourage our students to earn whatever their definition of success by emphasizing through To-Shin Do personal-development personal-defense training the importance of:
â€˘Â Confidence â€“ â€śI can do this!â€ť â€“ key to unleashing your potential for happiness and success
â€˘Â Discipline â€“ â€śThis is worth doing!â€ť â€“ key to building a momentum of accomplishment
â€˘Â Respect for self and others â€“ â€śGreat mentors and guides!â€ť â€“ key to attracting allies and power
Life Mastery Through Martial Arts
We specialize in â€śthe art of winning.â€ť
To-Shin Do martial arts training was developed as a way to promote peace, security, and well-being in the world â€“ command over adversity â€“ not as a way to practice violence. The world needs more protectors, not more predators.
As a protector, you will learn methods to deal with:
â€˘Â Â Â Grappling, throwing, choking and joint locking
â€˘Â Â Â Striking, kicking, and punching
â€˘Â Â Â Self defense when pulled to the ground
â€˘Â Â Â Stick, blade, cord, and projectile defense
â€˘Â Â Â Gun disarms and safety
â€˘Â Â Â Knife and cane defenses
â€˘Â Â Â Successfully handling multiple assailants and surprise attacks
â€˘Â Â Â Overcoming psychological intimidation or bullying
We offer a very modern approach to personal defense and the inner power that makes life work well, based on ancient protector disciplines passed down from noble Japanese samurai and ninja warrior families.
What is To Shin Do?
Our complete self-protection curriculum teaches students of all ages the best ways to protect self and others in todayâ€™s world by providing careful, interactive instruction in how to win against the assaults we are most likely to encounter.
Our approach is based on intelligent, scientific responses to high-probability attacks. Training is safe, exciting and fun, and takes place in a positive and inspiring environment.
Evolved from the body, mind, and spirit technologies from 3 mountain peaks in Japan, To-Shin Do martial arts training is the ultimate in self-protection and awakened living!
TO â€“ the sword
Mt. Togakure ninja warrior personal combat strategies
cultivated in the mountains and marshes of Iga in Japan over 800 years ago
SHIN â€“ the focused spirit of intention
Mt. Yoshino kuji-kiri rigorous intention channeling
to develop nine key powers that characterize fully actualized living
DO â€“ the path to mastery
Mt. Hiei and Himalayan mind-spirit sciences form the masterâ€™s path
to cultivating physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual power
To-Shin Do is our contemporary evolution of ninjutsu â€“ what ninja hand-to-hand combat training from 1500s Japan looks like in 21st Century America. Obviously, fights are different in modern America than they were five hundred years ago in old Japan. An-Shu Stephen K. Hayesâ€™ genius is his ability to interpret historical classics in ways that allow us to apply the essence to todayâ€™s challenges. To-Shin Do is designed to get you going quickly in learning effective useful self-defense. But the underlying principles and tactics of the original ninja combat method are all there, even in your first lessons. As your belt color grows darker, you own increasingly more of the historical skills.
Far more than conventional self-defense
Bridging the gap between the timeless wisdom of the East and the fresh pragmatism of the West, An-shu Stephen K. Hayesâ€™ visionary martial art of To-Shin Do extends beyond physical self-defense skills to explore the fullness of human potential and methods to foster emotional and spiritual well-being.
Learn to take command of the inner and outer challenges of life!
We approach life mastery through martial arts with a carefully developed 3-fold set of disciplines:
1. Physical Training to gain a sense of peace, security and safety in life
2. Intellectual Study to understand how to find safety and success
3. Intensive Exploration to actualize your human spirit in the world
Give yourself and your family the gift of empowered self-esteem and the ability to succeed in any situation or environment.
Energize 5 specific areas of power in life
To-Shin Do martial arts self development promotes 5 life-fulfilling aspects each of us desires to experience:
1. Abundance â€“ Authority to live your own definition of success â€“ a full, rich, and important life, seeing the value of all that surrounds you
2. Authenticity â€“ Knowledge of your own true nature â€“ realizing personal peace through intelligence, seeing things as they truly are
3. Association â€“ Connection to friends, family, and allies â€“ expressing who you really are and sharing respect and admiration with others
4. Accomplishment â€“ A sense that you are needed â€“ serving a worthy and noble cause way bigger than you as an individual
5. Actualization â€“ Personal fulfillment â€“ time and space to live up to your expectations and dreams and see the big picture of how precious life is