Dynamic Martial Arts of Sioux Falls

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At DMA of Sioux Falls, we teach traditional Japanese JuJitsu (combination of Karate, Aikido, Judo, and Brazilian JuJitsu), Kobudo (Japanese weapons) and Japanese sword.

Operating as usual


Thought my kenjitsu students would find this interesting as our style has direct connections to the 47 ronin.

The 47 Ronin Attacked Kira’s Mansion on this day, January 30, 1703

On the night of Tuesday January 30, 1703, (14th day of the 12th month by the old Japanese calendar, and the date by which the event is still remembered in Japan) the men of Ako stormed the mansion of Kira Yoshinaka, killing the 62-year-old Chief of Protocol. Having cut off the man’s head, they carried it about 14 km through the streets of Edo to the grave of their former master, Lord Asano, at the Sengaku-ji, a temple in the southern districts of Edo. Then having paid their respects before the grave, they turned themselves in to the authorities.

The story began in 1701, when the Lord of Ako, Asano Nagamori, attacked the Chief of Protocol, Lord Kira within the grounds of Edo Castle, for which he was ordered to commit seppuku. Asano’s lands at Ako (now part of Hyogo Prefecture) were confiscated, and his over 300 samurai were forced to disband. 47 of those samurai re-grouped 2 years later to extract revenge on Lord Kira, taking his head. Incidentally, none of the men who would become members of the loyal 47 were in Edo at the time of the incident that led to Lord Asanao's death, they were all in Ako, far from the incident.

Much of what is “known” about the incident is based on re-worked stories written for Bunraku puppet and kabuki plays 50 years after the actual event, and many of the inaccuracies and much of the re-worked story has become considered "fact". The truth of the matter has been buried under the popular story.
Lord Kira was not the villain he is often portrayed as, in fact, he was considered a wise and able ruler of his domain, and a highly trusted vassal of the sh**un. He often acted as an envoy to the Imperial Court in Kyoto on direct behalf of the sh**un. Even to this day, Kira is seen as a hero by the people of Kira-cho in Aichi Prefecture. The stories of Lord Kira having baited Lord Asano with insults and having expected bribes are unfounded. It would not have reflected well on Lord Kira had the ceremonies Lord Asano was expected to participate in, not gone to plan. A man of Lord Kira’s statue would not have expected bribes, as doing his proper duty was considered paramount. Kira’s given name was not really Yoshinaka, but Yoshihisa.

The men of Ako took vengeance on Lord Kira without really knowing the reason for Asano’s death. As mentioned, none of them were present at the time of Asano's original attack, nor were they present for his subsequent seppuku. Asano was known to have been a mentally unstable individual, prone to fits of anger. It has been recorded that he had killed a few of his own retainers over trivial matters. In fact, at the time of Asano's initial attack on Lord Kira, the two had had words within the halls of Edo Castle, but had parted. Asano had returned to his quarters in a rage, and then once again left his quarters seeking Lord Kira. It was not a spur of the moment attack.

Unlike the popular story, there was no snowfall on night of the attack. On the site of Kira's mansion in Tokyo, where the Ronin attacked, is a small shrine dedicated to those who were killed in the incident.

Despite the popular story and the truth being similar in some ways, different in other details, it is still a story of courage, and an ode to the way of the samurai.


The heat is back on!!! Yea!!! Kendo and fencing classes will be at normal time tonight.


So apparently there is no heat at DMA right now. Classes are canceled tonight and I’ll keep you posted about tomorrow.

2024 Sioux Falls Open Martial Arts Tournament 01/10/2024

2024 Sioux Falls Open Martial Arts Tournament For over 10 years now, DMA has hosted this event with past tournaments including students from Taekwondo, Jujitsu, Judo, Karate, Kung-Fu and American Kickboxing schools from around the region. If...


We are going to close the dojo tonight for safety. See you all tomorrow hopefully!


Joel has decided to cancel tai chi for Sunday Jan 7th due to weather.


Congratulations to my good friend and fellow
Martial Artist Jarrett Breuninger for receiving his 4th Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu at Black Hills Bujin Ki Ryu Jujitsu Dojo. Jarrett has trained in Jujitsu for 30 years and was one of the people who helped start me on my journey in martial arts. (He’s the one that taught me that shuffle side kick I use so much in point fighting!) Very well deserved!


For those of you that have not heard, SD has lost a great martial artist this week. Our condolences go out to Mr. Maka’s family and students during this time.

Photos from Shorin Ryu Minnesota's post 12/03/2023

We are grateful for all our awesome students and instructors that makes this place the amazing dojo it is. See you all after the holiday! 🥋🇯🇵🎌⚔️ 🥋🇯🇵🐉


Heads up I got hacked or spoofed. Don’t accept any friend requests from someone that looks like me.

Self-defense with Dynamic Martial Arts 10/17/2023

Self-defense with Dynamic Martial Arts A sense of fear can creep in when you’re walking alone at night or in unfamiliar places. There are, however, some simple self-defense moves that can keep you safe.


Reminder that DMA will be closed tomorrow for the Masters Series martial arts camp in Rapid City. We will resume normal classes on Monday.

Photos from Dynamic Martial Arts of Sioux Falls's post 09/30/2023

Happy birthday to Sensei Ben and also to Sensei Mark. I’m proud to call you both my friends and students. You two make so much of what we do at DMA possible. Hope it’s a great day!


Join us Saturday September 9th for an awesome day of martial arts fun!

Photos from Dynamic Martial Arts of Sioux Falls's post 07/20/2023

Happy birthday to my friend, instructor and mentor in the martial arts, Hanshi Julio “Mutch” Usera. May you have a wonderful birthday full of laughter and family.



If you’re a fan of DMA help others find us by voting for us in this year’s Local Best.

Voting ends August 7th!


Next Edge Academy is proud to announce that we have 32 talented students all geared up and ready to compete at the Sioux Falls Submission Challenge! 🏆🥋

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Videos (show all)

Quick video to improve your grappling at home.
I re-uploaded this video because it was freezing for people. Hopefully it works better. This is a video explaining the w...
Adults class putting in the work. What’s your sit-up count so far? #dmaofsf #situpcontest #bujinkiryujujitsu
Attention all Bujin ki Ryu students!  I challenge you!
At home training tool to improve your footwork!
How to properly take care of your sparring gear.
Quick video on how to fold your uniform after class.
Are you ready?  Tournament tomorrow!  Doors open at 8:30 and we begin with grappling at 10:30!
Full house on a Friday night at DMA!  #dmasf #dmaofsf #sfjujitsu




1516 S Sycamore Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
6pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
6pm - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
6pm - 9pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
5:30pm - 9:30pm

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