Upcoming Events

Monthly Referee Training

Referee training will be cancelled for the month of July

Next workshop – Thursday, August 3rd and Wednesday, August 16th

Program Description

A monthly training program designed to educate and train Arizona referees to USA Karate National Referee A skill level. Knowledge from this program will benefit everyone who has an interest in learning USA Karate/WKF rules.

Training Dates and Times

The program will be held every first Thursday and third Wednesday of the month from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Scottsdale Martial Arts Center
9151 E. Bell Rd., Ste. 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Invited Participants

Everyone is invited who wants to understand the rules and protocols used in our sanctioned USA Karate Arizona competitions. Though the focus and structure is geared for referee development, all parties (competitors, coaches, instructors, and parents) will gain a complete understanding of competition rules.

All participants are encouraged to bring a copy of the current rules. Please click the links below;

USA Karate Kata & Kumite Rules

Please contact Ray Hughes for additional information on this program. Cell 602-315-5011

Ice Cream Social

Summer has come to an end and Blue Bell is back....we think. What better way to celebrate the beginning of the school year than an ice cream party?!

SMAC will be hosting an Ice Cream Social on Thursday, August 10th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. You are cordially invited to enjoy cool treats with some cool people. Games will also be provided for your children to enjoy.

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Open to all adult karate students and their children. Whether you are currently training or considering joining the program, we invite you to come meet the rest of your fellow classmates.

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Open to all Scottsdale Martial Arts students and family members

Decorator(s) - You will have a limitless budget (not really) for decorations to help transform the dojo for this event. Set up will be the day of the event.

Servers - Assist in distributing ice cream and toppings to guests.

Game Operators - In charge of running games throughout the evening.

Please click here to volunteer

If anyone is willing to donate a large ice chest (3 to 4) and/or an ice cream scoop (3 to 4) for the evening, we would greatly appreciate it.

*All classes will be cancelled on Thursday, August 10th*

Holiday Schedule 2017

The dojo will be closed on the following dates;

Monday, January 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day
Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th - Independence Day
Monday, September 4th - Labor Day
Tuesday, October 31st - Halloween
Saturday, November 11th - Veteran's Day
Wednesday, November 22nd and Thursday, November 23rd - Thanksgiving
Wednesday, December 20th 2017 through Tuesday, January 2nd 2018 - Winter Break