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As one friend put it to me awhile ago pearls before swine. This is how I would describe I Liq Chuan. This internal martial art is what I feel embodies the secrets of martial power and strength. It is unlike any other martial art I have experienced and I have experienced a lot ranging from combatives to aikido, to jujutsu to judo. This martial art helps one to focus on whats going on inside you: proper mental state, structure, balance, relaxation and much, much more. The curriculum is simple, but has so much depth to it. Its fantastic for health and self-defense. Sifu Ashe Higgs is a talented instructor and friend who I find to be very, very skilled, patient and generous with his knowledge. He is one of the best I Liq Chuan instructors in the system and is a personal disciple of Sam Chin, another fantastic teacher. If you want to experience a martial art that goes beyond kata and accumulating techniques, that expands your mind and martial abilities this art is one to explore.
Nearly three years ago a friend talked me into starting Kickboxing classes at USA Martial Arts in Phoenix. Then two years ago another friend talked me into starting the Martial Arts program (at the youthful age of 45). At that time I was a successful academic and professional in adequate physical condition, but thanks to the training and skillful challenges laid out by Master John Nottingham and his Instructors & Black Belts, I am now surpassing my previous levels of performance in those and many other areas of life. Most folks probably have not heard of him, for he is a truly humble man, simply walking the talk, modeling all that he teaches to his students, and pointing to the lessons he has learned from his wise teachers. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to learn from him and hope to do so for many years to come. That is my testimonial. So, you may ask as someone who is considering trying a Martial Art, IMPACT/Phoenix Krav Maga, or Kickboxing class, what does that mean to you? First of all I would say to you - come and play/work-out with us, and see if you don't enjoy the classes and culture at USA Martial Arts. That seems to me to be a simple decision. On the other hand, if you like it, you will face a greater challenge - whether you are looking for a fun program to get fit and become a Kickboxing member, or you are looking for personal protection training and become an IMPACT/Phoenix Krav Maga member, or you are looking for Martial Arts training and become a Martial Arts student, you will receive excellent skills and conditioning training (physical and mental), and opportunities to grow in ways you cannot yet imagine.
My son Daryen has been taking Karate Classes with Mr. Joe Bolding since 2015 and he loves his classes, he has teach him how to defend him self with diferents techniques, be a leader, be respectful and always be honest and follow his parents orders. I am so happy that my son is part of his group.
I am extremely satisfied with Budo Shingikan and would highly recommend this school to all ages. I have been training here for just over a year and a half. It has been one of the best things I ever done. I am in the best shape of my life at the age of 47. Sensei D'Antonoli has proven over and over that he is there to help you succeed. He is not one of those untouchable teachers. He makes himself available to everyone. I would definitely recommend Budo Shingikan to anyone who wants to instill confidence, self-discipline, and the skill to protect themselves. It's a positive place where you feel at home. They offer great programs that could fit into any schedule and they are always pushing you to be at your best. Its a great family environment as well. Their kids program teaches life skills that your child takes with them at school and home. They keep your children accountable when it comes to respecting parents and doing their homework as well as listening to their teachers. They teach all ages and make it fun. I highly recommend this martial arts studio for you and your family.
I have been with the Arizona Hombu for several years, and have been honored to have Soke Hausel as my instructor for more than 25 years. Soke is an excellent instructor, and emphasizes practical application of forms and techniques. The weapons training has also been very enjoyable, with emphasis that the weapons are extensions of a person's body. Fellow students come from a range of backgrounds and have been great to work with!
Over the last few years, we have tried different sports and activities for our kids to participate in, whether it was soccer or golf, they wanted to really enjoy it, but their heads just weren't in the game. By chance, I found TNT, which compelled me to start researching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. What I found really piqued my interest, BJJ was an amazing martial art that has proven itself inside and outside the ring and coach Scott Tannenbaum learned and earned his black belt from the very best. Fast forward to the free trial class the kids attended, and I have never seen two boys so focused on their instructors as my kids were that day. We are talking kids who got distracted DURING their soccer games! I signed them up that day, and it's been nearly 6 months, and their interest has shown no retreat. They are eager for every class, and every open mat session, which is sometimes 5 days a week. In fact their enthusiasm was so great that I joined the adult class as well and now I can't get enough. We are in much better shape now than when we started and we are continually improving. There are not many exercise programs that has you working out hard 4-6 times per week and wanting more! And that's not all, my wife has also joined the Cardio Kick Boxing class as well. TNT has become a family affair that we all enjoy and the staff and students have become our second family. The kids are in the Kid Jitsu classes, but it's so much more than the traditional Jiu Jitsu class. First off, the school wont make you buy their $100 gi. In fact all classes are no gi, even the adult BJJ class. Most days the coaches cover BJJ and that is their focus but they also have MMA day on Wednesdays, where the kids get to put on gloves and practice their stand-up. Every class begins with a full warm up/ conditioning session, followed by technique instruction, followed up usually with a another related technique and practice. Finally the last part of the class is rolling/sparring where the kids can practice what they learned so far in a super safe environment. Every kid in that class looks forward to the last segment, they have so much fun. Years of traditional martial arts would not have given my boys a fraction of the real world skills they now possess, skills they can be confident of because it's not just theory, it's a hands on. The adult classes are filled with a great mix of men and women, and I have yet to run into any bad attitudes. Everyone comes in ready to learn and the coaches are always ready to teach. The format is similar to the kids class, which starts with a great warm up/conditioning session, followed by several related techniques, followed by rolling. On Wednesdays, the adults can put on their gloves and train stand up as well. Coach Scott, and the other coaches on staff including Josh, Mike, Lee, Melissa, Will, Ernie, and Duane are all super friendly and approachable and go out of their way to make sure every student is getting the most out of class, I can't say enough good things about them. My family and I love TNT, and my wife and kids love the fact that I am on the road to a better life with my type 2 diabetes in check. Exercise is the single best activity for those with type 2 diabetes, with insulin resistance dropping significantly after moderate to intense activity. Coupled with eating a healthy diet, comprised mostly of low glycemic index foods, and lots of water, I have been able to reduce some of my medications, and I'm on the path to being off of them completely and I owe it all to TNT. Come try a free trial class, chances are I'll be there watching or rolling. In fact I wish I was there now!
Lindsay is a wonderful teacher and very good with the kids. I noticed her being very firm, but gentle at the same time. I appreciate that she reminds the kids the importance of learning to defend self and to take it seriously , as kids can often forget. Lindsay is very likable as a person and my sister enjoys the class. Absolutely recommend to anyone and everyone especially for your kids
My son has been going to AZ Wado Karate for 2 years now, he loves it, and I must say it has helped him with his confidence, his leadership skills and Discipline. He is a straight A student. He is also part of the competition team which has enabled him to perform in front of an audience. Sensei Marlon Moore is a wonderful instructor that the kids love and respect.He makes the classes fun but he is also strict. A great indoor activity specially in the summer months. I love my son being part of such a wonderful karate school and I highly recommend this school.
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We provide the highest quality instruction at an affordable rate. We offer both kids karate as well as adult classes, and have been serving the valley for more than 30 years. Head instructor, Sensei Jiro Shiroma's master level rank in martial arts is recognized worldwide and is achieved by less than one percent of practitioners. Sensei Jiro Shiroma teaches practical and effective techniques in self-defense, and offers classes in various areas of karate including Kata, Muay Thai (Kickboxing) and Ju-Jutsi (grappling), Okinawan weapons training and self-defense. Each class focuses on particular areas of study and training, while all classes promote self-discipline and respect for others. The Dojo features fully padded flooring and provides a friendly and safe environment for karate. Call or stop by to learn more, or visit our website for class schedules.