Designed specifically for use by the Israeli military, krav maga often gets diluted as it gets disseminated. That's why Derrek Hofrichter, chief instructor of East Valley Krav Maga, went directly to the source for his certification. He earned teaching accreditation from the Wingate Institute, Israel's governing body for krav maga trainers. Now, he brings that expertise with him to his classroom, where he teaches students both fitness techniques and self-defense tactics designed to deal with all sorts of attacks found in the modern world. Through the course of study, Derrek and his team of instructors teach students to handle unarmed attacks, multiple opponents, and weapons, preparing them for almost any situation, especially the inevitable punching bag uprising.
The experienced staff at JAB Fitness help patrons sculpt shapely physiques, imparting strength and discipline with a curriculum of fight-inspired class styles. Focusing on high-energy combat-sports training, instructors enhance each session with adrenaline-pumping music, motivational pep talks, and punching bags that bear a striking resemblance to your fifth-grade bully’s henchmen. Besides muay thai, jiu jitsu, and kickboxing boot camps, the group classes also include heart-pounding spin sessions and boot camps. Other classes, such as hot yoga and suspension training, may be less energetic, but they are just as essential for whole-body fitness.
Martial arts at Tempe's Aikido Kokikai Southwest is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the studio.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented activities and atmosphere at this studio.
Train to become stronger and tougher with a mixed martial arts class from Aikido Kokikai Southwest.
Develop kickboxing skills and discipline during one of these high-intensity kickboxing classes.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you love sports, you'll probably also love Grupo Capoeira Brasil in Tempe.
What's a fine club without fine dining to accompany it? Be sure to pick up a tasty meal when you visit their great restaurant.
Families will feel right at home at this club with its kid-friendly atmosphere.
Strengthen your body and fitness endurance with a high-intensity kickboxing class.
At this establishment, you can learn the basics of mixed martial arts in a safe and controlled environment.
Grupo Capoeira Brasil's customers can park in a neighboring lot just seconds away.
Equipment: Heavy bags, free weights, kettlebells, battle ropes, resistance bands
Students should bring: Workout attire and water
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5–10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Fun atmosphere, great people and a kick-ass work out
The very first ATA Martial Arts opened in 1987, its 25 years of existence encapsulating the training of multiple generations of martial artists. Students trained, grew, had children of their own, and enrolled their kids at the same martial arts school they enjoyed as youths. The program of classes grew and evolved as well, starting with a foundation in taekwondo and growing to incorporate other styles and mixed martial arts training. The teachers now tone bodies using renowned MMA fighter Matt Hughes’ personal cage fitness regimen.