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

2017 US National Karate Championships

Wednesday, July 19th through Sunday, July 23rd

Wednesday, July 19th
Intro PW Karate at 3:45 PM – Cancelled
Beginning PW Karate at 4:15 PM – Cancelled
Beginning Junior Karate at 4:45 PM – Cancelled
Master Level PW Karate at 4:45 PM – Cancelled

Thursday, July 20th
Beginning PW Karate at 3:45 PM – Cancelled
Intro PW Karate at 4:15 PM – Cancelled
Beginning Junior Karate at 4:45 PM – Cancelled
Master Level PW Karate at 4:45 PM – Cancelled

We would like to take a moment to explain why we feel these classes should be cancelled in our absence.

Sensei Ray and Sensei Tyler are both incredibly passionate about working with children and ensuring they receive the best instruction possible. Working with our youngest and newest students takes a certain skill set. Not everyone is born with the ability to work with children and as we like to say, "no mere mortal can teach children."

There are plenty of other black belts and junior brown belts that could step forward to run one of the younger classes. However, we feel that we would be doing both parents and students a disservice by having a substitute instructor. There are many situations that arise in a class that if not handled properly, can damage a student's growth. There is a certain method in which our youth karate classes must be ran so that students gain the most of each session.

All other classes will be held as scheduled with substitute instructors. We will have our senior black belts supervising while our junior black and brown belts work with students on their kata.

We hope that you understand our feelings behind this matter but if you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We thank you for your continuing support of this dojo!

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