Utaka-Ha Honbu Dojo

Raven Self-Defense Academy

100% of our students who were victims of physical bullying are no longer bullied and have not compromised their values.

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Raven Self Defense Academy / Utaka-Ha Honbu Dojo is a transformational and therapeutic cutting-edge Martial Arts, fitness, and self-development Ohana (Family). Raven Self Defense has an operating philosophy of integrated wellness, and self-mastery, through a visionary application of the Mi Yama Ryu BuJutsu Utaka-Ha martial arts systems. It can honestly be said that Raven Self Defense Academy Utaka-Ha Honbu Dojo provides a transformational approach to becoming evolved - spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Raven Self Defense Academy

Mi Yama Ryu BuJutsu Utaka-Ha

Many people feel vulnerable and wish that they had a way to defend themselves if they end up in a dangerous situation. Studying at Raven Self-Defense Academy can help you shake feelings of vulnerability and believe in your ability to ward off an attack. Defending yourself and the family you love is a priority. Money and personal belongings can be replaced, but people cannot. Studying martial arts and self-defense helps you learn to disarm an attacker and keep yourself and your family safe. You’ll carry yourself with strength and confidence when you know you can defend yourself.
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Here at Raven Self-Defense Academy, we teach a unique no-holds-barred fighting method. It has been battle-tested on the streets, in military combat zones, in the ring, and in the cage. It is developed from the 18 skills of the Samurai including what we consider to be the 3 mountains of self-defense (Kempo for Striking, JuJutsu for Grappling, Krav Maga for Street Smart Survival). These 3 mountains of defense are backed up by transformational principles and the therapeutic Ninshido philosophy.

Physical and Mental benefits


Physical Benefit

The martial arts were originally aimed towards life preservation and self-defense Today people come to us from all walks of life, each with their own set of reasons for wanting to train at Raven Self Defense Academy / Utaka-Ha Honbu Dojo.
Improved reflexes and coordination
Increased energy level
Improved appearance and muscular tone
Increased strength and stamina
Better balance and body awareness
Improved flexibility
Weight loss and control
Better health and longevity

Mental Benefits

Some want to learn self-defense, others want to learn to fight in a sports setting such as MMA, some seek to become physically fit. Others want to overcome fear, anxiety, or even PTSD. Whatever the reason, you will find others like yourself studying at Raven Self Defense Academy.
Improved self-image and self-esteem
Increased self-confidence and positive attitude
Greater self-discipline and a can-do attitude
Improved concentration work and study habits
Stress reduction resulting in an increased level of relaxation
The knowledge that you are able to protect yourself and your loved ones should a life-threatening situation arise
Improved ability to handle anxiety & potentially PTSD

What we teach

We Proudly teach Miyama Ryu Kempo JuJutsu & Krav Maga and other styles of martial arts.
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RAVEN Self Defense Academy Online

We offer live virtual and physical classes 5 days a week Monday - Friday and our classes are for anyone ages 5 to 95 who wants to reach their true potential!
Are you worried about your child becoming a target of bullying at school? Here at Raven Self Defense Academy, we care about your children. We have developed a program specifically to help your child defend themselves against bullies and strangers. Raven Self Defense Academy will not only help your child be safer but also more confident, respectful, and strong! Did you know the younger a child starts in martial arts classes, the stronger they will become in all areas of their development? We do! That’s why we invite all kids from ages 5 and up to enroll in our acclaimed transformational and therapeutic martial arts classes.

Reach Your True Potential!
Modern martial arts training takes you outside the walls of the dojo and right into your home. Our students succeed through an extensive system that gives them direct training in not only

Realistic Self Defense, but Weapons and Life Skill development.

With our Online University membership plan, not only will you get total access to our comprehensive curriculum so you can learn from home, but you will also get LIVE Virtual Classes Monday through Friday plus you'll unlock our massive library of seminars and historical videos so you'll always have exciting new videos at your fingertips!

We start by looking at fundamentals through our White Belt course and follow your progression into the advanced ranks. You have the luxury of training at your own pace and have Unprecedented Access to O'Sensei Musashi Utaka the head of the Musashi Clan Utaka-Ha. Our online Academy is Completely Interactive with members having direct access to our founder & our team of instructors, with options of Virtual Private Lessons, Life Coaching Sessions, and Belt Tests. O'Sensei Musashi Utaka and his team will be with you throughout your training journey to guide you and keep you motivated in reaching your true potential!

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Our goal is to build leaders, not followers, and teach our students how to be their best!Children learn & grow best through martial arts.

Build self-discipline, self-control, and respect.
Children of all ages will learn to develop the ability to control their bodies and behavior, become responsible and pick up after themselves, as well as be polite and well-mannered towards adults and their peers alike. By utilizing positive reinforcement techniques, students build up their self-esteem and self-confidence.

They will develop skills to resist unhealthy peer pressure and have a positive self-image about who they are as individuals. Through our martial arts training, we tailor our teaching methodology to each group and ability level to keep classes exciting, fun, and motivating. Our instructors have not only mastered their Martial arts skills, but they have also mastered the ability to motivate and inspire children to become the very best version of themselves.
INCREASE FITNESS ACTIVITY At Raven Self Defense Academy, your child will grow stronger, improve balance, and have better coordination – all while learning self-defense.

PREVENT BULLYING WITH SELF DEFENSE Raven Self Defense Academy helps your child to develop a keen awareness of strangers, handle a bully, peer pressure, and know when to speak up in difficult situations. Raven Self Defense Academy also helps your child have more confidence around their peers, and best of all, learn how to avoid difficult situations in the first place.

HAVE LOTS-O-FUN If you are wondering if the classes are structured? Definitely. Disciplined? Of Course. Yet, let’s not kid ourselves here, we know kids want to have FUN… and that’s exactly what they get! All this is taught through the proven Raven Self Defense program that kids of all ages enjoy.

What everyone say about us

What our Happy Students and other Masters have to say
  • What our parents are saying
    My kids and I have been taking these classes since August. I love how much confidence I see not only in myself but also in my kids. My kids love Raven and you can see how much that love is returned. Raven is incredibly patient with my kids. I highly recommend taking self-defense classes here.
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    Andrhea Winder
  • What the Grandmasters are saying
    SiFu Raven has been training consistently for about 30 years. I know, because he was one of my first students. Great student then; even better teacher now! One of the best - I guarantee!
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    Bruce Corrigan - 10th Degree Black Belt
  • What our students are saying
    I love karate but didn't think I would enjoy MMA. Raven teaches the techniques to where it fits into real world experiences. Within 2 nights of attending I have learned counter attacks and how to break out of certain holds. A great workout and something to look forward to after work.
    Chris Franklin
  • What our students are saying
    Raven and crew are destroying me. I'm getting in shape and they are pushing me. I feel like they all believe in me and want me to succeed and I want to grow here and become part of the family. Definitely recommend for anyone needing confidence and conditioning.
    Michelle Laneous

98 % of parents report their children have grown spiritually since becoming a Student at RSDA!

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