About APSK Martial Arts Academy’s
Our Dojo’s have been in operation in the Arizona area since 1994. We have several well-trained certified black belt level instructors from a variety of disciplines. We offer a wide range of different martial arts-based training programs & affiliated activities, including:
Karate and Kung Fu Training for Children, Teens & Adults.
Initially, students will be given a firm foundation of basics. These basics include developing a clear and focused mind. The discipline to focus a child’s energy in a positive manner and the self-esteem to project a positive image. Solid blocks, good balance and stances, coordinated movements, & strong defensive moves. As training progresses, students will be increasingly exposed to a wider & more fluid range of options in terms of techniques. Training in respectful behavior, healthy living, good citizenship, & ethical conduct are also strongly featured.
After –school Program for children from age 4 up.
This unique, learning-oriented program is the perfect solution for the working parents. Some parents who are concerned about the quality of many day-care programs. Our after-school participants are given a supervised, and well-balanced mix of martial arts and tumbling, fun drills, and interactive games.
All Day Summer Camp
This is the answer to yours and your child’s summer blues! With our unique Summer Karate Camp Program we can help your child build self-confidence and learn self-defense. All while keeping them from getting bored. Some of our parents have said that our camp is one of the best things that they have done for their children.
Arnis, Filipino Stick and Knife Fighting Classes
This program features defensive exercises using short sticks & includes defensive techniques that could be used against clubs, knives, & open hand. Highly useful blocking, trapping & joint locking maneuvers are an essentials feature of this fascinating art.
MMA Mixed Martial Arts Kick Boxing, Grappling & Jiujitsu
Defensive maneuvers on the ground are featured. Felling (take-downs), grabs, defenses and attacks, and various stand up & ground-based skill-building drills are presented in this specialty class.
Sparring Classes This class trains students for both tournament-style point sparring and applications in practical self-defensive sparring.
Tournament Team This specialty class is for karate students who are interested in demonstrations & competitions. The focus us on preparing for regular tournament competition and for team demonstrations at schools, festival and other public events.
Tumbling Falling, and Basic Gymnastic Applications
This class is for children and teens. It will teach all aspects of falling, cartwheels, rolling, and flipping.
Private Lessons available in most disciplines. These are highly productive one-on-one lessons with an experienced instructor. Students can opt for private lessons to generally sharpen their skills or to prepare for testing or competition.
Instructor Training Program available to more experienced students. At intermediate ranks, we begin to seek out interested students who demonstrate leadership potential for assignments as assistants and eventually, as full instructors through our Instructor Training Program.
Other Information Safety in training is our # 1 top priority.
Self-control, discipline, respect for our training partners and awareness of our surroundings are considered to be an essential and constant feature of the training process. It is important for all students to follow the guidance of the instructor(s) when working in class.
Experience & Fitness Level: Because skill, strength, stamina, and coordination, are elements that students will naturally develop over time as a part of a regular training program, previous experience and natural athletic ability are not required to begin training. The only requirement is the desire to grow and learn!
Equipment: Various types of safety equipment will be required at different stages of training. Initially, all male students will be required to purchase and wear groin protection in each and every class. Other equipment, such as sparring gear, will be required as students advance in training. These items are usually readily available for purchase through A.P.S.K. or can be ordered for you.
Competitions: Regular competitive events are held every 5-6 weeks (except in summer) for those interested in tournament competition. Those who wish to compete regularly are also encouraged to become involved in our Tournament Team!