Arizona Hombu - Karate, Martial Arts Weapons & Self-Defense classes for Adults & Families, East Valley of Phoenix (Chandler - Gilbert - Mesa, Arizona) taught by Instructor of the Year, International Instructor of the Year & Grandmaster Instructor of the Year. Inductee in several Halls of Fame including the North American Black Belt, World Martial Arts Black Belt, & World Karate Union Halls of Fame
Arizona Karate, Mesa Karate, Arizona Kobudo, Arizona Samurai, Gilbert Karate, Chandler Karate, Self-Defense, Award Winning Instructors - all at one martial arts school at the 60 W. Baseline Center, Mesa
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Welcome to our traditional karate school & administrative Hombu in Mesa, Arizona. Our classes feature 16-time Hall-of-Fame inductee, grandmaster & former professor of martial arts at the University of Wyoming, ASU, University of New Mexico & University of Utah. Our classes are for adults & families with one special class for Kids.
We are affiliated with Juko Kai International, Zen Kokusai Soke Budo-Bugei Renmei & Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai. Shorin-Ryu Karate (translates as "Pine forest style" in Japanese & "Shaolin style" in Chinese. This is in reference to Shorin-Ryu having evolved from the Gung fu martial arts of the Shaolin monks. Shorin-Ryu is one of the original forms of combat karate developed on Okinawa.
The Arizona Hombu (aka Arizona School of Traditional Karate) in Mesa serves as a traditional (non-competitive) martial arts facility for the East Valley of Phoenix. Our classes are for women, men, senior citizens, families, school teachers, professionals & church groups from beginner to the highest level black belt. Children are encouraged to train with parents, but we are starting a special Kids Karate class in the Fall of 2015.
Gichin Funakoshi (the father of modern karate) said, "The Purpose of Karate lies not in defeat or victory, but in the perfection of its participants". Traditional karate is considered a 'weapon', not 'sport' and we teach it as a weapon. At the same time, students must be 'perfected' to respect karate. We do not take part in any type of competition!
Watch some of karate & kobudo videos of our students and faculty and feel free to visit our school at the 60 W. Baseline Center on the border of Mesa with Chandler and Gilbert.