Martial Arts Training
Mountainside Martial Arts Center in Ahwatukee Foothills Village Phoenix, AZ is where dedicated martial arts instructors have come together to share their passion and knowledge.
Martial arts training is a fun and healthy way to learn self-defense. It is an activity that can be engaged by people of all ages. Selecting a martial arts school that will meet your needs is very important. Mountainside Martial Arts Center provides an excellent teaching and service to students, with a philosophy of encouraging students to become better citizens.
Mountainside Martial Arts has been serving since 1979 teaching the Japanese art of Wado-Ryu. It is a style with key principle of moving the defender as well as the attacker out of harm’s way through body manipulation; in other words, to ‘move along’ rather than to ‘move against’- or harmony. It is a softer and a more natural means of self-protection while not being violent or relying too much on physical strength. It is perfect for martial arts for kids and adults alike.
Mountainside Martial Arts offers a wide variety of classes for students. The martial arts training is progressive and uses belt promotions as a robust motivator. For the beginners or the students like kids who enroll, basic techniques will be taught which includes punching, kicking, blocking, stretching and yelling. The beginner’s classes are the white belt ranks, orange belt, and blue belt rank. The intermediate martial arts classes commences at the green belt to purple belt ranks. The advanced classes, on the other hand, are for students who reached the brown belt rank and for black belters who are Shodan and above.
There are three major parts of martial arts training, Kihons, Kata and Kumite. Kihons are the basic techniques that are taught and practiced as the foundation of most Japanese martial arts. Kata is where the students are taught of the principle of performing the basic movements correctly with proper technique. The Katas are choreographed to enhance stance, precision and focus for Kumite training. Kumite, on the other hand, is an important part of the Wado-Ryu training, and it progresses from understanding the timing of attacking and blocking, to advanced sweeps, free sparring, takedowns and other movements.
Our martial arts classes also include teaching techniques that are used for tournament competitions and choreographed offensive and defensive movements. There are also arranged special karate classes where MMAC invites Japanese masters and world class competitors to teach students.
Our martial arts school does not only boast of quality instruction that meets the high standards of traditional Martial Arts training, but also a state of the art facility and an excellent education through their outstanding staff and Karate masters. Our martial arts training aims to develop motor skills and perfect techniques of self-defense while increasing self-awareness, confidence and perseverance. Students of our martial arts classes will learn mental discipline, focus, and respect, and will build a strong team/family mindset. Students who receive martial arts training at MMAC will be trained excellently but in a fun and engaging way.