Welcome to Watashi No Dojo!

A dojo is a place to study the martial arts. It literally means ‘place of the way’. ‘Watashi no’ means ‘my’. Watashi No Dojo is ‘my place to study the way’. It is YOUR martial arts school!

The benefits of studying the martial arts are manifold. Not only will you learn self defense, martial arts training also promotes and develops focus, self-discipline, self-control, perseverance, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, physical fitness, goal-setting, confidence, communication, courtesy and respect (among others).

These benefits grow and strengthen over time and as you progress, you will find that your rewards go well beyond attaining higher ranks. Give us a call and take your first courageous step!


Call to schedule your appointment!

Class Schedule*:

Monday (@ LifeTime Fitness): 4:30-5:15pm 4-7 year olds
Monday (@ LifeTime Fitness): 5:30-6:30 pm 8-12 year olds
Monday ( @ LifeTime Fitness): 6:30-7:30pm 13 and above

Wednesday (LifeTime Fitness): 4:30-5:15pm 4-7 year olds
Wednesday (LifeTime Fitness): 5:30-6:30pm 8-12 year olds
Wednesday (LifeTime Fitness): 6:30-7:30pm 13 and above


Saturday (City of Tempe Parks and Rec) at the Pyle Adult Center.
Please register for classes through their site.  http://tempe.gov/city-hall/community-services/classes-leagues

John Sensei teaches:

Peaceful Warrior I: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
This class is for beginners and students up to 7th kyu.

Peaceful Warrior II: 10:45 AM – 11:45 PM
This class is for students with Sensei’s approval 6th kyu and up.

Self-Defense: 12:00PM – 1:00PM*
This class is for individuals 16 and older.
* This class time will change after the fall session.

Martial Arts; Sparring Techniques: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Sensei John’s approval.  Ages 8 and above.

Required gear:
Headgear (with face shield preferred)
Hand pads (MMA preferred)
Chest protector
Groin protection for boys
Foot pads
Shin pads are optional, but we do a LOT of shin blocking!

You are welcome to supply your own gear or order it from me on the first day of class.

*Class times are subject to change.





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