About Sandoval Freestyle KarateSandoval Freestyle Karate is a family karate school with two locations to better serve you – click here to learn about our Gilbert karate school or here for our 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.View Special Offer!
Gilbert & Chandler Family Karate Classes
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!
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.
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.
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Recent Articles Added to Our Blog:
Arm locks are simple but effective Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques for blocking attacks and causing submissions and we look at two of the best below. Method 1: Standing Arm Lock This is effective against a bottle or hammer fist attack. Block the attack with your left arm and move forward on your left foot. Put your right arm under the attacker’s bicep, hold your left wrist with your right hand and put your right foot forward to ensure both feet are level. Raise your right elbow and push your hands to the ground. Method 2: Downward Block...read more
Leg locks are a controversial topic in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Practitioners are often told that leg locks are dangerous – causing you to turn your back, which is not recommended and should only be practiced by experienced martial artists. Indeed, leg locks were considered ‘dirty’ in Brazil until relatively recently. However, those who practice leg locks find that assumptions about the maneuvers are typically incorrect. For example, leg locks are no more dangerous than other forms of submission and schools that allow leg locks seldom...read more
Gi chokes are effective on even the best martial artists, but newcomers to the world of Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu often perform their chokes using the wrong technique. Tip: Avoid a Shallow Grip If you have a shallow grip on your opponent’s gi lapels, you should not try to pull on his lapels as this will not work and it will use up your grip strength – leaving you vulnerable to a counterattack. A better method is to get just one hand deep into your opponent’s collar; look to grab the gi material on the back of his neck. If you do...read more