What is East Valley Martial Arts all about?
These are just a few of the things that make East Valley Martial Arts a special, unique karate training program.Read More
Mul-Chu-Tha Parade and Demonstrating the Dojo Kun
We saw the Dojo Kun’s traditional values demonstrated by the community members who pulled the Mul-Chu-Tha parade together, and by those who participated in it.Read More
Self Defense Techniques: Defend Quickly and Decisively
Recently, I have studied videos from some news reports. They reinforced the importance of pre-planning your self defense techniques.Read More
5 Core Habits of the United Ryukyu Kempo Alliance
United Ryukyu Kempo Alliance founder, Allan Amor Kaicho, teaches five core habits which were integral to his lessons from his teacher, Oyata O Sensei.Read More
A Peaceful and Free World: An Okinawan Ideal
This Guiding Principle contains some of the most powerful words in Nakamura Sensei’s instructional document. Especially considering the tumultuous struggles of Ryukyu history. Even after all of the turbulence, Nakamura O Sensei still held high the ideal of a peaceful and free world. In fact, he instructed his students (and by extension, traditional martial artists in current times) to build such a world.Read More
Ninja Energy Food for Vigor and Cunning
Are you ready to eat for ninja energy? Here is a hyorogan recipe reconstructed from the lost annals of history, with two different cooking preparation technique options.Read More
How to Determine Your Child’s Ninja Smarts Safety Quotient
This quiz on Ninja Smarts is about personal safety for youth. It helps adults start important conversations which are often difficult (drug use, strangers, weapons in school). It includes positive samurai affirmations to counteract the “yucky.” The blog gives tips to parents, and gives kids a safety quotient.Read More
The Inspirational Carole Taylor May
The story of Carole Taylor May and her karate is nothing short of inspirational. This grandma wanted to try something new after age 60. Why not karate?Read More
How do It Know if My Child is Ready for Karate?
We think it very wise to first consider whether your child is ready, before enrolling them in karate. And we are happy to be a part of the decision.Read More
Time Marches On: How are You Meeting It?
Do you going through the motions of life, as time marches on all over you? Or do you take the effort, each day, to bring out your best self?Read More