Traditional Okinawan Karate
We teach karate in Mesa to kids and adults from the Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa area. We have martial arts classes for ages three and up. We offer weaponry for our intermediate students, with instructor approval. See our complete class list here.
Learn Important Life Skills While Having Fun:
- Proven Self Defense Techniques
- Traditional Values
Our instructors are very experienced and patient. They enjoy sharing their knowledge. Our dojo provides a warm, friendly, safe atmosphere where you will feel welcome and comfortable.
East Valley Martial Arts is a great place to learn!
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 our students the opportunity to become part of the tradition.
Not sure if its for you?
We have a three-part process to help determine if our private martial arts training program is a good fit.
- Phone Chat. To cover basic questions and information.
- In-person interview. We'd like to meet the whole family and tell you more about our programs.
- If it seems like a good fit, you will be invited to observe a class or jump right in to try our no pressure Introductory Program. For only $30 you get one week of classes (that is, two consecutive classes).
Simply call to get the process started. Click here for our Class Schedule.
We are hosting our 16th annual Karate Spring Camp in March of 2024. We highly recommend this opportunity to all of our Adults Program and Kids Program students, as well as all Alliance members. Contact us for more information.
Just a few of the many things we offer:
Life Protection Skills
Certified Black Belt Instructors
Traditional Training & Testing
Small Group Classes
United Ryukyu Kempo Alliance
Why Learn Karate at East Valley Martial Arts?
Here are just a few of the reasons our dojo is special: