Our History

1996 Dara Masi opened Suigetsu Dojo in the fall of 1995. In 1996 she was joined by Melanie Fine. By 2005 they had outgrown the original space and moved down the street to the current location. In 2012 they chose to retire and move to California where they continue to teach at the Hakko Densho Ryu Hombu Dojo at Mountain Moon Ranch. The Greenlawn, New York dojo was handed off to Sensei Sandra Smith.


Suigetsu Dojo Today

Sensei Smith continues teaching the Hakko Densho Ryu system and has expanded the programs offered. Suigetsu Dojo provides Self Defense seminars and workshops for many varied and specific groups. Sensei Smith teaches programs at various schools, universities, private groups and organizations.