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Sandoval Freestyle Karate:
My daughter’s been going to Sandoval’s for about 6 months now, and we initially began it because they had a good deal going (comparable to the others around) and because we wanted her to have more discipline and also learn defense.
I’ve been taking her 3-4 times a week now since then. All of the instructors are great with all ages, get to know the parents too, and they even offer free weekend birthday parties for the kids. All of these things really made it an extension of family and home.
My daughter loves it, began when she was 3 (is now 4), and is eager to go as often as possible.
I have a child that joined Sandoval about a year ago, he is a yellow belt and I can not believe the change in him. He has gained so much self confidence and self respect. He has won awards, his self esteem has been built up by the instructors, and they are really great. When he started with Sandoval his attention span was very little, but with the help of Sandoval Karate he is more focused at home and school as well. I would highly recommend Sandoval Karate.
This is an excellent school! The instructors are great and really care about the students and their success. The owners are honest and have a lot of integrity and are both world class martial artists so they know what they are doing! I would highly recommend this school to anyone of any age who is thinking about starting or continuing in the martial arts.
Sandoval Freestyle Karate Gilbert
(NW Corner of Gilbert Road & Ray Road)
1522 South Gilbert Road, Suite 101
Gilbert, Arizona 85233
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Sandoval Freestyle Karate provides self-defense lessons to elementary students, high school students, women, men and professionals seeking advanced training in the city of Gilbert, AZ. Self-defense techniques taught at SFK are derived from multiple fighting disciplines, including free-style karate, taekwondo, Muay Thai (kick-boxing), judo – wrestling and grappling, plus western style boxing. Our Gilbert, Arizona self-defense classes teach students to build upon their physical strengths, use mental abilities to analyze situations, and be more astute when a physical encounter takes place.
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Our classes are divided into age groups and by belt level. Students start by first achieving their white belt and progressively work towards becoming an official member of the Sandoval Freestyle Karate Black Belt Team.
In order to test for belt advancement, students must learn specific forms, katas, and self-defense moves based on their skill level. Advanced belts must also learn to use weapons, such as the staff, nunchucks, kamas, sais, Eskrima sticks, and sword.
To learn more about self-defense lessons in Gilbert for either yourself or a child, please click here to contact us or call (480) 503-3788.
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Tips for Finding Beginner’s Self-Defense Classes in Gilbert
Select a Top School with Experienced Instructors
A great teacher will want a strong effort from his students, maintain discipline and safety during lessons. The best instructors are most often the ones who are willing to work harder than others and who understands every aspect of the sport.
Get to Know the Different Types of Martial Arts
Do some research in regards to self-defense before you decide on a school. If possible try to find a school that instructs using a style you feel comfortable with. A few martial arts schools will utilize a free-style form of fighting and self-defense that makes the most of the most popular disciplines, while other schools may have a particular way of teaching, such as a sport technique or even street fighting style.
Make Sure the Schedule Works with Yours
Regularly working out and training is a great habit to get into, so check that the self-defense school you want to join has a schedule that is consistent and manageable in comparison to your own. Look for a school that has a minimum of 2 to 4 classes per week.
Don’t Pick a Location Too Far Away
When it comes to a self-defense school, you want to make sure that it is within a short drive from either your place of work or home. The sad reality is that is you live too far away, you will quickly talk yourself out of going based on the distance.So find a dojo that is less than 15 minutes away.
Check to Make Sure Prices are Reasonable
You certainly don’t want to jump at the chance to attend the cheapest martial arts school in town, because you will likely be getting what you pay for. In Phoenix, the monthly cost for self-defense classes right around $100 to $175. Keep an eye out for add-on fees, such as for new student testing, uniforms, and sparring equipment.
Visit the Location and Assess the Facilities
If a quality martial arts school takes pride in their facility and equipment, it’s typically fair to assume that they take care of their students too. Quality equipment and enough space to practice martial arts moves is essential for ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.
Get to Know Your Peers and Sparring Partners
Martial arts has always played a role in creating mutual bonds, building friendships, and instilling camaraderie the students. Don’t sign an agreement before visiting the school and talking with some of the other students. Some martial arts schools let you attend a free class
just to make sure you feel you will get along with others.
In case you were wondering, Sandoval Freestyle Karate meets all of the above criteria and then some!
Self-Defense Lessons in Gilbert, AZ
Self-defense classes are derived from martial arts dating back to the Orient over many centuries. Those most often looking to learn self-defense are women, children, teenagers, and professionals, such as law enforcement and security workers seeking job advancement. There are countless reasons for wanting to be able to defend oneself. For example, many women want to learn self-defense in case they are ever attacked; young children have been turning to self-defense to help put an end to being tormented by a bully; and others are simply looking for a fun way to get some exercise in. It’s not a secret that the health benefits associated with this type of cardiovascular exercise are superb and it is great for the lungs, heart, and building muscle mass. Being a self-defense practitioner has historically had a positive influence on at-risk youth, helping to teach them discipline, honor, and respect for their parents.