月山館

The Gassankan

The Gassankan or "Moon Mountain Hall" (月山館) is a training activity located in Seattle that is focused on classical and traditional martial arts. Its name can also be glossed as Yuè Shān Guǎn in Mandarin. I maintain a practice of Chinese and Japanese martial arts that have strong Taoist influences, including:

I use the name Gassankan (月山館) for this activity because it was while visiting the Gassan Dai Jinja Shintō shrine on Mt. Haguro in Dewa (Yamagata Prefecture) Japan and the Haguro Shozen-in Shugendō temple in Haguro-machi in 2004 that I decided to shift the focus of my practice towards classical and traditional martial arts.

Those interested in training in traditional martial arts should email the address below and provide information on their martial arts background and current training interests. Requirements prior to practice include the signing of a liability waiver and providing proof of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2.

Mark Raugas
mark [at] innerdharma [dot] org