Arizona Wado Karate Association

Arizona Wado Karate Association is the internal managing organization for both the Chandler Martial Arts Center (formally Arizona Wado Karate) and the Scottsdale Martial Arts Center.  Arizona Wado Karate Association operates publicly under the name (DBA) Arizona Martial Arts Centers to minimize public misunderstanding and to maximize marketing strategies.  The term Wado, the tradition karate style of instruction, can be confusing to the uniformed prospective client.

The Arizona Wado Karate Association responsibilities are to insure both schools adhere to the JKF Wado Kai curriculum, integrate business functions and operations of both schools into one streamline and efficient system, orchestrate and maintain sound marketing strategies, and to continuously add programs and improve teaching methods for student development.  Its mission is to maximize the potential of all members. The student always comes first.

Board of directors

FOUNDER
Marlon Moore
Vision, philosophy, and operations advisor

PRESIDENT
Ray Hughes
Operations Manager
Curriculum Director
Chief Instructor – Scottsdale Martial Arts Center

VICE PRESIDENT
Kelly Chipman
Self Defense and Bunkai Development and Implementation
Chief Instructor – Chandler Martial Arts Center

CHANDLER SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR
Atisa Vargas

SCOTTSDALE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR
Tyler Warren

COMPETITION TEAM DIRECTOR
Tyler Warren

INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Tyler Warren

KOBUDO DIRECTOR
Scott Harrow

BUSINESS DIRECTORS
Duane Abbajay
Christine Gaan

DIRECTOR AT LARGE
Kelly Hutta