Sandoval Freestyle Karate Blog

Articles About Martial Arts, Child Development & Anti-Bullying

Welcome to Sandoval Freestyle Karate’s Blog, where you can find information on martial arts and self-defense. Plus we regularly publish information about events and special offers, such as Karate Camp, birthday parties, and martial arts seminars. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact us! Thanks for stopping by, we hope to see you again soon. Oh, and if you’re looking for martial arts lessons in the East Valley, please select from our schools, Chandler or Gilbert, to learn more.

Ronda Rousey Asked to Prom by Texas Teen

Texas teenager Christian Estrada is hoping to attend his school's prom in April with former UFC champion Ronda Rousey. The 16-year-old Estrada posted a 20-second video on Twitter asking Rousey if she would go to the Littlefield High School prom with him, but the mixed...

Will Steven Seagal Train Serbian Special Forces?

Anyone who has ever seen Steven Seagal in action knows that he's the real deal when it comes to martial arts. In recent years, he had his very own A&E television show called Steven Seagal: Lawman where the actor is followed around by a filming crew as he performed his...

Holiday Private Karate Lesson Discount

Get a jump start for your 2016 martial arts training. Come and purchase a one hour private lesson or a package of 4 and receive 25% off. Must purchase in the month of December. Schedule your lesson at the front office TODAY!

Christmas Pot Luck/Black Belt Celebration

Come join Sandoval Karate at Tumbleweed Park for a holiday celebration and to recognize Joshua Grumski and Jared Costello for achieving their black belts. We will be located at the Gila Monster and Coyote pavilions. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy the variety of...

December 2015 SFK Newsletter

Check out the latest news and see what's going on at Sandoval Freestyle Karate's Chandler and Gilbert locations below. Select an item to learn more and to register for an event online today! DATES TO REMEMBER: Tip-Testing -- Wednesday, Nov. 25th thru Thursday, Dec....

Kyokushin

This is a form of karate that was founded by Masutatsu Oyama in 1964. It is a form of full contact, stand-up karate and has approximately 12 million practitioners worldwide.

Karate

Its literal meaning is “empty hand”, and it is a martial art originally developed in Okinawa’s Ryukyu Islands. It is known as a striking art where practitioners use knees, kicks, punches, and elbows; open hand techniques such as palm-heel strikes and knife-hands are also used. Certain types of karate also focus on grappling moves.

Kata

A sequence of movements that represent different defensive and offensive moves. Kata postures are based on idealized combat applications and should be practiced regularly by all students.

Winter Karate Camp

If you want something fun and exciting to do during your winter break then come join our Winter Karate Camp! This camp is held at our Gilbert location and is focused on BOARD BREAKING, JUMP KICKS, and SPARRING.

November 2015 SFK Newsletter

Check out the latest news and see what's going on at Sandoval Freestyle Karate's Chandler and Gilbert locations below. Select an item to learn more and to register for an event online today! DATES TO REMEMBER: Tip-Testing -- Wednesday, Nov. 25th thru Thursday, Dec....

Kamae-Te

This should not be confused with the word kamae, which means posture. Kamae-te is an instruction given by a sensei to his students. For example, a sensei looking to get students to assume a straddle stance would say, “Kiba-dachi kamae-te!”

Gi

The name for the traditional karate uniform. It has a similar origin to the judogi, the judo uniform, but the Gi is made from much lighter material. It is important to purchase a high-quality Gi, because an inferior-quality garment will quickly shred under the stresses of karate practice. The lighter material makes it easier for the karateka to practice.