Without philosophy, Martial Arts would be little more than street fighting. At Arizona Family Karate Academy, we teach and emphasize a series of basic life skills that challenge our students throughout not only their Martial Arts training, but also their everyday lives. Our Tiny Tiger (ages 3 to 5), Little Ninja (ages 5 to 7), and Youth (ages 7 to 12) classes teach our students to be respectful and polite towards their parents, siblings, teachers and elders. They are also taught the importance of learning and doing their best in school. Our Teenage and Adult students are taught to set achievable goals and that hard work does have its rewards. Through the Martial Arts, they become more confident and develop an attitude of self-reliance. This increase in confidence enables them to better cope with issues of peer pressure and helps them make correct choices.
Our primary philosophies are embodied in our Student Creed:
I will develop myself in a positive manner, and avoid anything that could reduce my mental health or physical growth.
I will develop self discipline, in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
I will use what I have learned in class constructively and defensively to help myself and others, and never be abuse or offensive.
We believe in the above creed, and it embodies the philosophy we stand for. However, this is not a boot camp, the Japanese army, a Zen Buddhist temple, or a Shinto shrine. We strive for discipline without humiliation, character development, without oriental religious trappings. Personal growth is the goal to which we all aspire, and continue to pursue.
"As a dedicated student of the Martial Arts, I will live by the principles of a black belt: Modesty, Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Courage, Indomitable Spirit."
$49.95 with No Obligation for One Month's Worth of Classes (8-10 Classes) and a Uniform
Bring your family to a martial arts center that focuses on more than fighting. At Arizona Family Karate Academy, we teach all students the value of basic discipline, respect for parents and others, basic life skills, and how to stay safe in many situations. Our dojo has been in operation for more than 30 years, and our lead instructor is a seasoned martial artist with more than 35 years of instruction experience in the Phoenix, Arizona, area.
Stop by our dojo for equipment as well as classes. We carry a full range of martial arts and sparring gear and equipment.
Member of the United States Karate Alliance and the Martial Arts Hall of Fame
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