KYUDO                                     IAIDO                                   KARATEDO                              ZEN                                TEA CEREMONY
.​Arching Oaks:
Arching Oaks is  a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit organization located at 37114 North Thrill Hill Road in Eustis, Florida. Arching Oaks is 100% Solar powered and set on 20 acres filled with wooded areas, trails for Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) and a large fishing pond. It features a traditional Japanese Dojo, tea room, full size Art studio, Pottery making area and guest housing in a timeless unhurried atmosphere. We are honored to welcome guests to our personal facility who are seeking an escape from daily routine to decompress and share an unplugged experience. An experience that enables one to enjoy fellowship with new found friends and visits with wildlife such as Black Bear, Hawks and Sandhill Cranes. Meet our Board.

Dojo Mission:
The Kashimon Dojo is a Budo retreat center- dedicated to advancing traditional Japanese Martial Arts and Shugyo, by facilitating instruction faithful to the spirit and content as practiced in Japan, hosting international seminars, and academic lectures by Subject Matter Experts in Budo, Zen and Shinto.

Dojo Vision:

Our VISION is to promote mindfulness and personal growth through the study and development of traditional Japanese Budo Arts and culture. 

Dojo Cho:
Sabastian Velilla is a U.S. Military Veteran who served in various military Law Enforcement and Equal Opportunity capacities. As a civilian, he worked for the U.S. Army Security Assistance and Cooperation program- administering International Military Education and Training to the Japanese Self Defense Forces (among others). Prior to this, he served as a Public School Foreign Language teacher and Senior Adviser to the Visiting International Faculty program. More recently, he was the Security Administrator for a large U.S. City.

 As student of Budo since 1984, he began practice of Shotokan Karatedo with Sensei, Oscar David Alicea of Orlando Florida. The Kashimon Dojo facilitates Karate practice under the auspices of the Kokusai Budoin-International Martial Arts Federation (IMAF) and the Japanese Karate Association (JKA) of Japan. The current president of the Kokusai Budoin is Yasuhisa Tokugawa the great-grandson of the 15th and final Shogun of Japan, Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837-1913).

Alicea Sensei further introduced Iaido study in 1989. Currently, the Kashimon Dojo is a proponent of the practice  of Toyama-Ryu Iaido and Battodo under the banner of Mukai Sensei of the Toyama-Ryu Iaido Batto-do Renmei (TIBDR) and Sakaida Kaicho respectively from Japan. The Kashimon Dojo is the first Dojo in the Americas to be distinguished as an Official branch of the Toyama-Ryu Iaido Batto-do Renmei.

The Kashimon Kyudojo was built to promote the practice of the traditional Japanese Art of Archery – Kyudo. We operate under the auspices of the South Carolina Kyudo Renmei. We are members of the Florida Kyudo KaiAmerican Kyudo Renmei and the International Kyudo Federation of Japan. The Kashimon dojo has the distinction of being the only formal Kyudojo in Florida and the 4th traditional Kyudojo (5 Person) in the Americas.
​Private lessons available.

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