Traditional Okinawan Karate

Learn proven self defense techniques, confidence, discipline, fitness and traditional values...all while having fun! We have classes for all ages, and offer weaponry for our advanced members. See our complete class list here. Our instructors are very experienced, patient and enjoy sharing their knowledge and experience. Our dojo provides a warm, friendly atmosphere were you will feel welcome and comfortable.



East Valley Martial Arts is a great place to learn!

Our convenient location is only a short drive for students living in Mesa, Gilbert or Tempe.


East Valley Martial Arts karate students study the "fist-way" of the Okinawan people. Karate originated on the island of Okinawa (now part of Japan) when it was an independent country. This small territory of farmers and fishermen developed Karate (with influences from China) to protect their families, themselves, and their belongings. The techniques have been passed down from teacher to student for hundreds of years. They were gifted to us, and now we offer you the opportunity to become part of the tradition.

Not sure if its for you?
Try our no pressure Introductory Program. For only $25 you get one week of classes and a free uniform, just call to let us know when you are coming for your first class. Click here for our Class Schedule

Just a few of the many things we offer:


Life Protection Skills


Certified Black Belt Instructors


Kids Classes


Adult Classes


Little Dragons (age 3-6)


United Ryukyu Kempo Alliance


Traditional Training & Testing


Advanced Bogu Sparring


Grappling and Ground Fighting

Why you should learn Karate at East Valley Martial Arts

Here are just a few of the reasons our dojo is special.


Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Perseverance, Self-Control and Discipline are just some of the lessons we strive to teach.


Karate is a contact sport by nature, but though decades of experience we are able to provide a safe training environment.


We are dedicated to seeing our karate students achieve their goals.


No long term contracts or upgrade programs, all costs are shown up front.  Call or stop in and ask about our specials.


Our dojo is a great environment for kids, whether the they are training or just waiting for a family member. Stop by anytime and observe a class.


Karate is a great way to get a dynamic workout and have fun while learning life protection skills in a group setting.

Please watch our short promo video to get you more acquainted with us

Cecilia F.

Jenifer teaches and lives by her dojo's values. She is seriously focused on becoming a positive influence on her students, whether young or older. She strives to especially inspire youthful members to become more aware of their own self-care abilities, in order to lead the life they dare to dream, and can aspire to, by applying the dojo's values and teachings in their lives.

Brandon L.

The art is traditional, the technique is effective, and the people are real. The atmosphere and the people are inviting and it shows - there are 6 year olds and 60 year olds on the floor at the same time some nights! Self defense, weaponry, and character are all apart of the training. There's no one single reason I've been a student here for over 13 years, but rather many that in total make EVMA such a great experience... Bushido!!

Rajesh S.

This school is fantastic. The teachers are really dedicated, compassionate and understanding of people's needs. They also organize lots of fun events to build connections and form an excellent support group. Recommended!!

Michael F.

This is a Dojo that respects and practices traditional values. The highly trained instructors provide well disciplined and consistent training in a "family oriented" environment which enables a strongly structured learning experience. 

Russ R.

Amazing Dojo, great instruction, great atmosphere for all ages. Spend an hour with anyone from this dojo and you will not want to leave.

Dallin H.

East valley martial arts is best experience anyone planning on doing martial arts can hope for. The instructors are incredible and its very family focused. You will never have a better experience then the own you will receive here

Stop by or call the Dojo and mention the following special to receive the discount, or click below to purchase online. Remember to bring in the receipt and this application/waiver to get started right away.

Name of the Student

Internet Special!


  • 1 Week of Classes & Uniform
  • * New students only. Maximum 3 classes, weapons classes not included

Call now to get started!