Upcoming Events

Monthly Referee Training

Next workshop – Thursday, May 4th and Wednesday, May 17th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Dance Werk!

Dance Werk is a high energy class that will take your cardio workouts to a new level.

This class provides students with international genres of music, combined with dance moves that will get your fitness in check, while making a positive impact on both your physical and mental well being. No dance background necessary and open to all fitness levels.

Come start your weekend off right and booty shake with us!

Class Times
Saturdays from 8 AM to 9 AM

$35 for 4 sessions

$20 for each additional family member

$10 drop-in

50% of the proceeds will go to benefit the Champions Foundation of Arizona!

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

SMAC Grappling Competition Part 2

Grappling competition for SMAC students 17 years of age and under.
Sunday, April 30th 2017
12 to 13 years of age
14 to 15 years of age
16 to 17 years of age

*Students will be divided into groups based on size*

8:30 AM - 12 and 13 year old
9:00 AM - 14 and 15 year old 

9:30 AM - 16 and 17 year old 

No submissions of any kind are allowed
All competitors must wear a gi, helmet and mouthpiece
Matches will be two minutes in length
The competitor who controls their opponent for 15 seconds or accumulates the most points by the end of the match wins.
A repechage system will be used.


1 point for a take down or sweep
2 points for side control
3 points for mount or back control


Pre-registration only! Registration will close on Saturday, April 29th at 8 PM. Click here to register.

A minimum tax deductible donation of $10 per competitor to the Champions Foundation of Arizona.

Only a handful of volunteers will be needed to help keep track of time, scoring, and tree bracketing. Please contact Sensei Tyler directly if you would like to help you!