Our Taijutsu program is taught by an expert black belt who has trained in the martial arts for 32 years.

Adult Classes

Our adult and advanced classes are targeted to provide effective and working self-defense and fighting techniques.  The Taijutsu Academy has trained both professional MMA fighters and those simply seeking a positive work-out environment. Stop by today to see what it’s all about.

Youth Classes

Our youth classes are designed so that children are in a positive, athletic environment that stresses respect of oneself and others, problem-solving skills, discipline, and work ethic. We take pride in our youth program for it’s ability to help shape and mold children into the best version of themselves both on and off the matts.


Taijutsu is a Japanese word that translates into the English language as “skill with the body.” The fighting art of Taijutsu utilizes powerful striking skills, dynamic takedowns, effective ground fighting, and devastating finish holds. Taijutsu is a realistic, all-encompassing martial art system.



Taijutsu originated in Japan some six hundred years ago. During the time, Japan was run by a much superior force, and feudal wars were common.  The forefathers of Taijutsu retreated into the mountains and fought a highly successful guerrilla war.  In the process, these warriors learned how to fight in a highly practical, but simple and effective way and finally won the war.

The birth of Taijutsu allowed unarmed warriors to combat armed soldiers.  Over the years- unlike many other martial arts- it continues evolving to match the changes in the way people fight and what they fight with.



Daniel Clark helped found the Taijutsu Academy in 1991. The program is designed to be an applicable, working, and realistic knowledge of martial arts skills.  At the Taijutsu Academy, utmost attention is placed on the improvement of martial arts skills, but we equally stress respect and importance of restraint. 

Daniel has trained in martial arts for 32 years, perfecting his craft. His experience includes Hapkido, Togakure Ninjutsu, Robert Bussey’s Warrior International, and Taijutsu.  He has a third-degree black belt in Taijutsu, third-degree black belt in Ninjutsu, and a third-degree black belt in RBWI.  He studied in Japan with Hatsumi Sensei and Nagato Sensei, as well as with Brazil’s Rickson Gracie.  He has developed a comprehensive Take Down and Ground Control system that is taught internationally.


We’re happy to answer any questions about the Taijutsu Academy.