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Our Karate-dō Dojo today

Freshly renovated in 2018

In 2018 there have been made changes on the dojo floor. We have an air conditioner installed, so you will still sweat if you are training, but hopefully spectators and parents will not be quite so hot. We will also have heat in the winter!

One of our priorities was to move the nafudakake, or name board, so that the kyu ranks were no longer at the top of the wall and out of reach.

Since the dan ranks do not move so frequently, but the kyu ranks move every few months, it was important to us that our kyu rank students could more easily move their name when they pass an exam.

We love the new tradition that we are creating: students now can move their name plate when they receive their certificate, and the whole dojo class – watches the ceremony and can applaud our students’ progress! We changed the nafudakake, which also required some carpentry and painting work (supplied by our board and dojo members).

Alexandra receives her Shodan certificate from Sensei Bobby

Come visit us!

Open in the morning and the evening

We carry on Master Shojiro Koyama’s belief that what we do is educational karate, and that karate can be lifetime exercise. Our members range in age from 5 years old to over 75 years old. As a result, we teach karate for everyone.

Address: 6326 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014, USA

Using dojo assets for training

The Makiwara board and kicking bag are important tools for learning how to use our body correctly to deliver maximum power to our target.  

Makiwara board
Kicking bag