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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

ACS Martial Arts

ACS Martial Arts is located in Chandler, Arizona and is dedicated to offering the best in martial arts instruction, physical fitness, and Asian healing arts. The school has been serving students in the area for over 30 years and helps individuals to meet their goals in self-defense, fitness, discipline, and competition. The instructors also have experience in coaching competitors to reach state, national, and world-level championships and they train their students to represent themselves and their teachers with respect, honor, and class. The mission of the studio is to provide a safe, comfortable, and positive training environment for all students and families.

Chandler, AZ(480) 968-2068


America’s Best Karate/Alpha Krav Maga

America’s Best Karate/Alpha Krav Maga has been providing world-class self-defense training to children and adults of all ages in the community of Chandler since 1993. It specializes in character development for children ages three and up, as well as self-defense programs for teens and adults that help build confidence and character and improves fitness. The school offers Krav Maga, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, and fitness kickboxing classes. Its highly trained teaching staff is led by master instructor and head coach Mike Erickson, who is a fourth-degree black belt and has been teaching martial arts for more than 34 years. The school offers flexible schedules and affordable tuition fees, including sibling and family discounts.

Chandler, AZ(480) 217-0652


Arizona Karate Academy

The Arizona Karate Academy is located in Chandler, Arizona and helps students with self-discovery, empowerment, and reaching their potential through the practice of martial arts. The classes are designed for children, teens, and adults and the instructors believe that the benefits of training go beyond physical fitness but can have life-altering impacts. Students can expect the programs to improve self-confidence, sharpen focus, boost physical fitness, foster a sense of belonging, and be lots of fun. The facility is a safe and non-judgmental space that wants everyone to succeed is run by experienced and friendly instructors. The Arizona Karate Academy has a five-star rating and students speak highly of the warm and engaging environment that makes them feel at home.

Chandler, AZ(480) 883-3131


Arizona Wado Karate and Martial Arts Center

Arizona Wado Karate has been teaching traditional Japanese Wado Kai Karate, which is based on fundamentals of Okinawan Shotokan Karate, Jujutsu, and Aikido, in the East Valley since 1976. Sensei Marlon Moore, an eighth-degree black belt, established the karate school, which has highly educated, trained and experienced instructors. Arizona Wado Karate has a large open facility equipped with specially padded tatami mats that help protects against injuries due to falls. It also teaches other martial arts such as Chanbara, Okinawan Kobudo, and Anshin Bujutsu Kyokai. The school holds day and evening classes, age-appropriate classes, and family classes six days a week. It also offers morning classes for people who are 40 years old.

Chandler, AZ(480) 839-3009


Gilbert Martial Arts

Gilbert Martial Arts offers life-changing classes in self-defense, fitness and weight loss to residents of Gilbert and the surrounding areas of Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Tempe, and Scottsdale. The martial arts facility specializes in programs in kickboxing, women’s self-defense, ninjutsu, Hapkido, Aikido, kids’ martial arts, and adult martial arts. It offers classes for all skill levels, from beginners to pro athletes. Sensei Dedeuc D'Antonoli, a full-time martial artist, founded the school and assumed full-time teaching duties in 2006. He is recognized by the International Martial Arts Council and has been twice inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame for his contributions to the international martial arts community.

Gilbert, AZ(480) 238-0700


Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu & MMA, LLC

Located in Chandler, Arizona, Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu Academy is a premier martial arts school that trains multiple state, national, and world champions. There are a variety of training programs offered that all begin with a short dynamic warm-up, then go into technical work, and finish with position-specific and open-mat sparing. Classes are offered for all ability levels every day of the week and are led by experienced, elite instructors. Head instructor Jay Pages holds a 3rd-degree black belt in Brazilian and Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, a 1st-degree black belt in Judo, and a 2nd-degree black belt in submission arts wrestling. Pages describes himself as a coach, competitor, expert, and student of the arts that is committed to the development of all his students.

Chandler, AZ(480) 747-5706


Master Shin’s World Class Tae Kwon Do

Master Shin’s World Class Tae Kwon Do is a leading provider of martial arts classes in Chandler, Arizona. The school offers a variety of martial arts training programs including child classes, adult classes, preschool-aged classes that focus on burning off energy, and family classes for parents and children to spend time together. Master instructor Dongkwan Shin is a teacher, coach, and leader that has over 25 years of experience in martial arts training. He is dedicated to sharing the benefits of Tae Kwon Do with all of the Chandler community and has helped many families develop skills in the practice. The entire faculty takes pride in their facilities and works hard to provide a clean and safe place for families.

Chandler, AZ(480) 895-5560


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