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We offer ASU Aikido, Nami ryu Ken Jutsu, Seishinkan Iaido, Aiki jujutsu, Ryu Kyu Kempo Karate and other Samurai arts.

The River of Life Martial Arts & Wellness Center (RoL) is a beautiful structure set on three and a half acres in Fort Washington, PA, with the pristine Wissahickon River running aside the property.  RoL serves residents of Montgomery County and surrounding areas with health and wellness services for the entire family. 

Stop by the outdoor meditation area on your way to the martial arts hall, where you can follow the transcendent Green Ribbon Trail which winds along the river.  The main martial arts hall, or dojo, has an area of 75′ by 40′ of training space, covered by modern tatami matting and traditional Japanese layout. The new studio next to the dojo contains bamboo, radiant-heated floors and is ideal for fitness classes.  We have large men and womens' changing rooms and a martial arts store where you can find essential training equipment.  

RoL is here to help you bring your life into balance and keep it there.  We look forward to walking with you on the path of mental, physical and spiritual wellness!

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The River Of Life CenterAikido
A Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba during the 20th century.  


We offer a variety of classes: Zumba, Yoga, Tai Chi, Body-Sculpting, Meditation, Ballroom Dance... check it out! 


A Japanese martial art best translated as "defensive swordsmanship." Iaido (pronounced ee-eye-doh) is the practice of drawing and handling a live blade, or Japanese katana.

A Japanese martial art that evolved among the warrior class (bushi, or samurai) in Japan beginning around the 17th century. Jujitsu employs holds, throws, and paralyzing blows to subdue an opponent.

Ken Jutsu
A Japanese martial art best translated as "offensive sword fighting."  Ken Jutsu, the forerunner of Kendo, comprises all the basic principles of swordsmanship.

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