2016 AZ State Karate Championship Tournament

We are proud to announce that the students at Mountainside Martial Arts Center took home a record 35 medals at the 2016 AZ State Karate Championship Tournament last weekend! We are so proud of all of our students for competing in this prestigious event. Congratulations to all of our awesome competitors! A huge thanks to…

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In The Spotlight – Sensei David Kogut

Age: 16 Yrs studying karate:  8 years Rank:  Shodan-1st degree Hobbies:  Cars and karate Sensei David is currently a junior at Desert Vista HS.  His future plans at this time are to probably go to NAU to study Bio-Medical engineering .  His favorite subject in school is US History and least favorite is Math. Sensei David started taking…

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In The Spotlight – Sensei Phil Cole

Age: 51 Yrs studying karate: 7.5 years Rank: Shodan-1st degree Hobbies:Karate, snow skiing & boarding, cycling Sensei Phil’s day job is at W.L. Gore as a Mettallurgical Engineer. He helps to make implantable medical devices. In other words, he is one very smart guy! He earned his black belt in 2013. Sensei Phil’s favorite thing…

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