Mountainside Martial Arts Center - Ahwatukee

Ahwatukee Foothills Village
Phoenix, AZ
(480) 759-4540

Alumni of the Week

Alumni Of the Week “Tyler Cole”

Tyler Cole

Tyler Cole Tyler began his Wado Ryu karate training at the Mountainside Martial Arts Center in 2006 at the age of 9. He earned his blackbelt, Shodan level, in 2013 and continued to train at the dojo into his senior year at Desert Vista High School. Tyler was accepted into the Barrett Honors College at…

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Alumni Of the Week “Nathaniel Husband”

Nathaniel Husband

Nathaniel Husband Nathaniel graduated from U of A with a degree in Bio Medical Engineering, with honors, and went on to earn his masters degree in Physiology. He is currently attending medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Although he is not actively practicing Karate, he lives his life based on the…

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Alumni Of the Week “Emily Thornton”

Emily Thornton Emily began training at Mountainside Martial Arts Center in 2001. In 2008, she earned her 1st degree black belt, and in 2009 competed at a world championship in Japan. Emily’s passion for karate stems from her love of biomechanics and the spiritual focus of training. She cherishes Mountainside as a second-home that fostered…

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Alumni Of the Week “Austin Farr”

Austin Farr Austin began training Wado Ryu karate under Sensei Rick Savagian as a 7 year old in 2001. In 2007, Austin earned his 1st degree black belt and in 2011 he earned his 2nd degree. For Austin, Karate was a way of life and taught him at a young age to have drive, determination,…

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Alumni Of the Week “Parker Frist”

Parker Frist Parker began his training at Mountainside Martial Arts in 2006. Through the program he learned the importance of hard work, dedication, and discipline. In 2013 Parker achieved his Black Belt after a long year of training as a “1st Kyu High” rank, a testament to the perseverance instilled by the dojo. In 2016,…

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Alumni Of the Week “Robb Blackaby”

Robb Blackaby Robb began training Wado Ryu karate under Sensei Rick Savagian in 1990, while studying at the University of Arizona. Robb learned that karate was much more than a self-defense art, but a character improving discipline that can be applied to all aspects of life. Robb competed in karate tournaments at the highest level,…

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