About Sandoval Freestyle Karate

Gilbert & Chandler Martial Arts Academy

Sandoval Freestyle Karate is a family karate academy run by Mr. Allen Sandoval and Mrs. Kristi Sandoval We have two school locations to better serve you – our Gilbert karate school and Chandler karate school.

Our promise to our students is that we will provide a warm, professional, and courteous atmosphere that will enable everyone the opportunity to grow both mentally and physically.

Here at S.F.K. we are continually striving to grow and provide the best in martial arts education.

Our staff has spent years developing their skills, so they can help students achieve individual personal and physical improvement. We want to guide you through the path of self-improvement.

Get to Know Mr. & Mrs. Sandoval

World-Class Martial Artists & National Champions
Mr. Allen Sandoval

Mr. Allen Sandoval

Mr. Allen Sandoval

Martial Arts have always been a part of Allen Sandoval’s life. Since the age of three, at the YMCA in Cebu, Philippines, Allen has been practicing some form of martial arts. He started training in Balitawak Escrima and taekwondo in the Philippines and continued his taekwondo training in Tempe, Arizona when his family relocated to the United States. Allen achieved his first black belt in 1988 at the age of 10 and continues to train in multiple disciplines of martial arts, including Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, in order to keep up his skills and teaching abilities.

Achievements

✅ 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
✅ 3rd Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo
✅ NASKA World & National Title for #1 Overall American Forms Competitor of the Year
✅ Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt

Mrs. Kristi Sandoval

Mrs. Kristi Sandoval

Mrs. Kristi Sandoval

Kristi Sandoval has always embraced martial arts in her life. Since the age of 13 she has instructed martial arts, including Tang Soo Do when growing up in Maryland. Kristi competed for 10 years with the North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA), achieving #1 rank in women’s sparring super light weight division. She achieved her first degree black belt in Tang Soo Do at the age of 15; since then Kristi is an accomplished 5th degree black belt in taekwondo.

Achievements

✅ 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
✅ 1st Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do
✅ NASKA #1 Women’s Super Light Weight Sparring

Gilbert & Chandler Family Karate Classes

Learn More About Our Martial Arts Training Programs
Little Dragons Karate Class
Little Dragons (ages 3-5)
This class will impress you. Our Little Dragons learn to be better listeners. They also learn how to be respectful and how to focus. They are beginning to learn martial arts movements appropriate for their age group. As students grow they are also working to become physically stronger and more coordinated, so they gradually learn more challenging movements. Most importantly, they have FUN!
Beginners Karate Class
Children’s Beginners (ages 6-11)
They learn how to set goals and have the ability to achieve them. They develop higher levels of attention and improve their overall coordination. They further develop respect, focus, and learn self-defense. We work with them on improving self-esteem, and encourage our students to do well academically.
Teenager & Adult Karate Class
Teens/Adults (ages 12 and up)
Karate classes are a great way to keep teenage children out of trouble! We provide a positive environment for teenagers to grow both physically and mentally. They also learn how to overcome peer pressure. Everyone in this class has the opportunity to improve flexibility, endurance and energy. Also, our unique method of martial arts helps reduce stress in our students while adding an exciting new dimension to their lives. In addition, learning self-defense is extremely important for both teens and adults.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (ages 12 and up)
Sandoval Freestyle Karate is proud to be an official Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy and offers classes several times per week to teens and adults at our Gilbert location. Jiu-Jitsu helps a martial artist become more rounded by teaching grappling and wrestling moves, including joint locks, chokes, and other submissions from the ground.