Budo Shingikahn Dojo Reviews

We’re serious about making your martial arts experience fullfiling and rewarding. We’ll do whatever it takes to make sure you love our dojo, just like these students do!

Nathan S.
Nathan S.
01:11 01 Oct 21
I knew the second I walked in that this was the right place for me. Everyone is welcoming, friendly, and eager to help you improve. The people here have become family to me, and I enjoy every second I’m in the dojo. I’ve grown so much as person since joining, and I’m just at the tip of the iceberg.If you’re looking for something more than just a place to learn how to punch, and looking for a way to help you master yourself and find purpose, this is the place for you.
Kenneth B.
Kenneth B.
00:23 30 Sep 21
I have attended this dojo for nearly three years. I am impressed with how well they have improved my knowledge and abilities as a martial artist. It is amazing to see and feel all the positive improvements I have experienced through my membership and attendance at this dojo. I can't thank them enough.
Kathrine S
Kathrine S
02:02 29 Sep 21
We absolutely love taking our son here. Since he has started you can see him building his confidence little by little. On Saturday it was Lucas's first belt test. He was upset when he learn he had to break a board. Manny saw he was having a hard time and went over to calm him down. When it was Lucas turn it took him a couple of times but when he finally broke the board the look on his face was priceless. Manny and Skylar are incredible with these kids. They work so hard to keep the kids focus and striving to be their best. Mrs. Shannon is very welcoming when you first walk in and I love how she keeps all the kids in check. There is no misbehaving kids when she is around. I just want to say thank you for everything you do for our kids.
Charayye C.
Charayye C.
01:55 15 Sep 21
My 8 year old son had shown deep interest in karate several months ago. When we finally decided to go for it, we were on a hunt for the right studio to take him to. We came across Budo Shingikan Martial Arts School, and never looked back or decided to try anywhere else different! My son took right to it and became completely dedicated. Not too long after he joined, my 12 year old son took interest as well and joined too! The growth skills I have watched them both develop over these last few months has been outstanding! They have true passion with what they are learning! Not too long after, my husband joined and has absolutely loved it too! It has become a family love of ours, and I have loved watching all 3 of them excel together.
James C.
James C.
07:58 14 Sep 21
You don’t just learn to defend your life, you learn how to live your life! This place changed my life for the better in many ways! Physical fitness, moral code, self discipline, confidence, socially, and emotionally.I am an adult student that began taking classes after months of sitting in the padded chairs watching two of my children in their classes. One on the kids jr samurai class and one in the teen/adult class I am in now.The martial art system developed here addresses both the external and internal. Mind body and spirit are all given attention in the curriculum. You don’t just learn a technique, you learn why it would be applied, where and when it comes in to play, and how to mentally prepare for times you may need it.Come for a professional knowledgeable martial arts class in a clean environment. Then dive deeper into the history and traditions of the many martial systems combined to make this unique program. Incorporate the bushido virtues into your own life to become a better person. Stay for the community and friendship… Become family.
Richard W.
Richard W.
06:11 11 Sep 21
Our daughter started martial arts in the teen program at Budo Shingikan about 8 months ago. In that time she’s developed better self-confidence and is more self disciplined. She really enjoys this school and the friendships she’s made there. I would highly recommend this martial arts school. We’re so happy to have found it.
Toni Solano W.
Toni Solano W.
17:54 10 Sep 21
Joining this Dojo has been such a positive experience. I originally joined to do a trial period with my daughter who was shy going into this and a little worried about joining alone. We were very welcomed and amazed with the positive energy in the dojo. So, after doing our trial classes, we both decided to stay and I’m so glad we did. We’ve been members of the dojo for about 7 to 8 months now and I can’t express enough the feeling of family. The classes can be hard and challenging at times but in a good way, But learning something new always is. When you start understanding things, it’s such a wonderful feeling of accomplishment. I would recommend this class to anyone looking to learn some self-defense, build confidence, and just someone looking to be part of something great. I look forward to improving myself, the techniques and seeing how far I can go in this wonderful school.
Rick L.
Rick L.
03:29 10 Sep 21
I absolutely love this place. They are a second family. Highest integrity honor and respect. Excellent teaching training and compassion.
Liz T.
Liz T.
22:58 03 Sep 21
My daughter has been a student here for a little over a year. For the first few months we quickly became concerned, as it appears many children advance even if they put forth less effort than those students who put in a lot of effort. After many classes my daughter would point out how some students who were more advanced than her (per their belt rank) goofed off or didn't listen to the teacher. She was a bit confused about how she should obtain a higher belt rank after seeing this. HOWEVER, the instructors also recognized her efforts, and addressed her moving up in classes so that she could continue to be challenged. She was moved into a class that was more her speed and level of serious effort, and has thrived. It was very reassuring to know the teachers recognize and reward efforts, and we are so glad they do, as this is the longest extracurricular activity that she has engaged in and loves still!PROS:- Attentive & Patient instructors- Great skills for self defense - regardless of age- Excellent physical outlet for kids- Empowers confidenceCONS:- The more your kid is into achieving black belt, the more expensive it is (this is due to the additional class offered/available to the more serious kids-so it makes sense to charge more for more classes, but still kind of expensive!).
Brandon H.
Brandon H.
00:26 25 Aug 21
When my son age 11 wanted to get back into Martial arts I was a bit hesitant from a previous experience from martial arts due to lack of discipline and lack of connection between instructors and kids. I called around looking for a good fit. Then I called Budo Shingikan and talked to Shannon I told her about my sons and his experience, she gave me all the information to make the right decision. I enrolled my son into class and by the second week I knew I made the right choice. Mr. Manny and Mr. Skyler are great instructors they made my son feel at home. They explain what they are teaching at a level that kids understand. They teach them discipline they teach them respect and help build their character. At Budo Shingikan students have the ability to grow and be the best they can be. I knew my son found his home at Budo Shingikan when he said to me dad I want that red gi and black belt .
Andrew K.
Andrew K.
23:44 24 Aug 21
This dojo is a family. Our son has found his confidence, self control, and own sense of accomplishment as he works hard to earn his belts. Skylar and Manny are the best. They assist each child at the child’s level to help each student succeed.
TJ W.
TJ W.
23:55 23 Aug 21
Everything about this place is truly great and different from others! From my short time there the staff was extremely friendly and professional, the study was hardy and very interesting. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Helped my confidence grow and aligned my humbleness.
Victoria H.
Victoria H.
00:05 19 Aug 21
This dojo has been the best thing I ever introduced to my son. He has been taught how to channel his emotions. Understand life lessons that can't be taught at school. And has been able to apply them. My son has went from being that kid getting suspended... Literally to student of the quarter! This has been his outlet and his home away from home!
Ari B.
Ari B.
16:43 18 Aug 21
I found this dojo by online search of dojo's in my area. At the time of this writing, I have been a student for 4 weeks and cannot express my praises enough for this place.The membership plan, schedule, and expectations as a student were thoroughly explained before I joined.What i really enjoy about this school is the challenge of it. Becoming proficient in defensive and offense moves, rolls, or terminology can be overwhelming at times. Though challenging, the instructors and other students have been remarkably patient, helpful, friendly, and welcoming. I feel like i always have someone who'll meticulously walk me through each step so I can learn to do everything correctly.
Heather C.
Heather C.
17:02 05 Aug 21
Amazing! My kids have been here 4 years. The transformation the training has done for them is phenomenal. They have gained so much confidence and discipline and smile so much more. Thank you!
Alaynah R.
Alaynah R.
01:00 29 Jul 21
I started taking classes in the teen/adult program in late 2017 as a teen and fell in love with it. My Dad is in the teen/adult program with me and my little brother is in their Junior Samurai program, and all three of us have absolutely loved it for the past 4 years.There are some fantastic teachers that do their best to work with your learning style and everyone there treats each other like family. Honestly, it's been like a second home for us and we are all very excited to continue our journey.
Brett R.
Brett R.
17:11 28 Jul 21
My kids started at Budo Shingikan about four years ago after meeting some staff members at a school carnival. After two months of watching from the gallery, I spoke with Kaiso D'Antonoli about my concerns as a 40-something with a fused lumbar and then I signed up as well. Fast-forward to now and I can tell you it was one of the best decisions I ever made, for myself and my kids. My son is in the kids program and is now prepping for his Junior Black Belt. He was always a very outgoing kid with lots of friends and he's become even more responsible and mature. He doesn't back down from hardships and he is a fierce friend that takes his relationships seriously and makes sure everyone is treated fairly. My daughter and I are in the adult program and the principles that form the foundation of Bushin Ryu, steeped in the spirit of the samurai, have literally transformed both our lives. The classes, workshops, seminars and special events are phenomenal. I'm doing things I never imagined I would, or could, do; from hand-to-hand combat, swords, knives, and so much more. I've watched my daughter transform into a true force to be reckoned with. Everything is taught from a very practical standpoint, it is effective and useful. It comes with a thousand years of martial history and tradition. Kaiso breaks things down to the “why”, both historically and modern, to augment and reinforce the “how”. The world is a dangerous place and it's not getting better any time soon. I'm extremely fortunate that my kids and I have the Budo Shingikan to help keep us sharp and prepared for all of life's adventures, mentally and physically.
Kristi D.
Kristi D.
23:51 23 Jul 21
My son had some behavioral issues at home and in school to the point where I tried several thing to help control his defiant behavior. When I finally decided to try karate it was a game changer, first off the owners and staff are the most caring and awesome people who have experience with children like my son. We felt at home immediately, it’s been about 3 months since we started karate lessons, my son is now getting recognition in class for his good behavior and helpfulness. My only regret is that we didn’t try karate sooner! My son has learned how to respect himself as well as others, he even follows directions THE FIRST TIME I say something! I could go on for pages about how much I love and appreciate The Budo Shingikan school!!!
Taylor A.
Taylor A.
21:29 19 Jul 21
Such a blessing to find a Dojo like this for my son! Not only do you get your money’s worth, your kid (or you) will learn so much in just one week! The kids get togethers once a month is something my son looks forward too as well!! 12/10 recommend!!
Blas C.
Blas C.
20:53 10 Jun 21
I visited The Budo Shingikan Dojo in Mesa, Arizona for an evening of training and I have never been treated so respectfully at a martial arts school before. Everyone greeted me and made me feel right at home.I've come to learn that students who act with such respect and humility is a direct reflection of their leadership. Kaiso D'Antonoli is a stand up individual who has his students best interest at all times.If you're looking for a professional and safe environment to train at for yourself or your child, then this is the place. I had visited a couple of places and had full intentions of joining, unfortunately that didn't happen because I moved to North Carolina.When I'm back in town I will definitely stop by again.
Shuurly M.
Shuurly M.
16:11 20 Feb 21
There isn't enough good I can say about these amazing people. Their kindness and patience with each child is just incredible to see. My children are 7 and 8. My younger child being a target for bullying and having very nervous energy in public, my husband and I felt that self defense classes would grow him. We just didn't realize how quickly he would go from a child in a shell to a little samurai with a face filled with glow! My youngest was showing progress from the very first class! A child that would normally sit in the back, hide behind his mom, and look for any excuse to not participate was on that mat throwing kicks and blocking hits! I was astonished! I videoed the entire first class because I just could not believe it! The energy in the dojo is calm, but stern. Exactly what my boy needed! If your child is like mine, shy and sits in the back, get them into this dojo! You will NOT be disappointed. After my son's third class he came home from school and told me that his bully tried to throw him to the ground and he blocked and kicked him away! My son was BEAMING with pride! Today if you ask him if he had a good day at school he tells me, "yes!", before taking him to this dojo he often wouldn't speak for a while after school or would only say, "my days are all the same at school". I honestly believe the amazing staff at this dojo changed my son's future in a way I was unable to do. I will forever be thankful and my children will be in this program for as long as I can afford to bring them. Because of my lower income the owner of the dojo was more than willing to split up my payments to make it much easier to pay. They went out of their way to make it work for my family and they didn't have too. That says allot about who these people are at their core. They care about the KIDS! They know their program will help them and they are willing to help you continue to take your children even on a lower income. If you want to help your kids be more confident, calmer, happier and have the ability to keep themselves safer, then enroll them at this dojo! Your children will flourish here!
ty S.
ty S.
01:56 09 Dec 20
This place is great. Staff is very friendly and very good with all ages of kids.
Celeste F.
Celeste F.
17:48 29 Mar 19
I have seen transformation in my child and my husband over the years we have been a part of this dojo. It has made us stronger as a family to have such a positive focus and place to participate in learning strength, confidence, self control, as well as make great friends.
Monique B.
Monique B.
16:35 22 Feb 19
This place is amazing! The instructors are really attentive to the students training. Our son really loves it and his self esteem and self confidence grows with each class. We highly recommend this dojo.
bre D.
bre D.
02:39 18 Jan 19
Wonderful. My son (5 years old) truly enjoyed himself in his 6 week trial. I felt the classes were very age appropriate and the instructors were super with the kids. Shout out to Mr.Manny for teaching the kids!Only thing I could say I wish they had a portion set aside for more education on the martial arts vocabulary.
Daniela R.
Daniela R.
16:21 28 Nov 18
Kathie H.
Kathie H.
21:20 05 Oct 18
Mindy S.
Mindy S.
19:40 04 Oct 18
Super fun! My daughter just loves this class! She is already learning to be more focused and disciplined! We put her in karate hoping it will help her be more focused at school and to give her a fun environment to interact with kids hoping it would allow her to understand when play time is. It has really seamed to work! The staff are super friendly and patient! My girl isnt the most coordinated and they have been very encouraging and supportive. It has really helped build her self confidence and even though she struggles at some things she has even volunteered to lead the group! This class has done so much for her in just the 3 weeks she has gone and we are truly enjoying watching her blossom!
Mandy H.
Mandy H.
03:21 04 Oct 18
My son has been attending this dojo for over a month now. Everyone has been so welcoming, very inviting environment. He's learned quickly and they are very straight forward. His instructors are engaging and fun.I'd recommend Budo Shingikan to anyone.
Zackary T.
Zackary T.
00:55 10 Jul 18
stevie C.
stevie C.
01:39 20 Jun 18
Best Dojo in Mesa! It shows in all the staff members how much they love teaching all age groups and care for all their students like family. They provide a safe, clean, and fun environment that has enabled my 4 year old to learn discipline, respect, and structure. This is a forever home!
Michael W.
Michael W.
02:43 19 Jun 18
Great family friendly environment and the instructors are AWESOME!
Clint H.
Clint H.
17:10 13 Nov 17
From the moment I walked in the door I felt welcomed as a part of the dojo family!  The staff are awesome and the instructors are second to none in my opinion!  I would recommend this school to anyone interested in bettering themselves both physically and spiritually.  I am on a better path in my life thanks in part to Kaiso D'Antonoli and the Bushin Ryu Aiki Bujutsu martial arts system.  Can't say enough about this school!
Rachael M.
Rachael M.
19:14 07 Jun 17
I was looking for something for both my son and my daughter to stay active out of the sun this summer, but they're both so different. I found a trial offer and decided that I would sign them up to see if this would be something that they would equally enjoy. Got through the trial period. They wanted more. Everyone here is so welcoming, patient, and absolutely amazing with the kids. They motivate the kids like nothing I've seen! Very nice. Very clean.Needless to say, my kids are begging to go every day they are open and have decided that this will not be just a summer hobby!
Allen G.
Allen G.
21:01 23 May 17
When I was looking for a martial art to study I check into a few places and there was always something missing. Until I came to The Budo Shingikan School of Japanese Martial Art, the thing that was missing from the others was the family oriented. Every student and instructor is there to help you and achieve you're end goal both in the dojo and out. I couldn't of found a better home to learn and practice my martial art.
Caitlin E.
Caitlin E.
00:12 19 May 17
Wow was my kid nervous to get out there. We went for like three weeks of just watching classes. It took forever for him to feel comfortable. But the instructors all were encouraging with a good balance of stern. Now he gets out there and is TOO social. With time we will find balance but I could not be more pleased with the progress my kiddo has seen so far!
Angee M.
Angee M.
23:46 16 May 17
I signed up my daughter about a month ago, she loves it. We moved a few months from California and I know it was a big change for her. She's motivated practices at home and even has me learning some technics. She is making new friends I will continue to keep her in kid's martial Arts because I know she will continue to do great. HAPPY MOMMY
eric F.
eric F.
00:27 18 Apr 17
Our daughter Paris loves her martial arts classes, the staff is outstanding and the instructors are very knowledgeable. Our daughter is autistic but they have a wonderful manner and desire to help her learn. We highly recommend this dojo for all your martial arts needs. Friendly is an understatement about all of the staff and instructors. Thank you
Jake H.
Jake H.
17:27 08 Apr 17
My son has been coming to class here for 3 weeks now and absolutely loves it here. We like the atmosphere of the dojo and the instructors and staff are top notch. I highly recommend this dojo to anyone wanting to get there kids into martial arts classes.
Michael M.
Michael M.
21:47 25 Mar 17
Just attended a birthday party here and the staff was amazing. The party was for younger children, and the hosts we entertaining and energetic and kept the young ones engaged and focused! Would reccomend to anyone looking for a fun place for kids to be loud and try new things!
Khirstin L.
Khirstin L.
00:18 15 Mar 17
I signed my daughter up in January of this year, and I wanted to wait awhile before writing a review to make sure they were not just in it for a good review and now I am completely positive that this is not the case. Everyone is an absolute DELIGHT and are so welcoming every time we walk through the door! They are respecful to each other and pass that along to their young padawans and my favorite rule they teach them is ladies first when leaving the mat. Anyways I could go on and on about how extremely wonderful and awesome this place is but the most imporatnt thing is that my daughter is learning how to defend herself as well as learn Focus, Inner strength, and discipline, in which she learns every class. So Thank you Budo Shingikan for all you do! Keep up the great work!
NOVEMBER N.
NOVEMBER N.
00:32 28 Feb 17
Kids Martial Arts has done wonders for my child who has only been attending for a short while. My son has become more confident , patient and self- controlled. He is improving his social skills every time he attends class and the social events. I see him trying hard and practicing at home . He looks forward to coming. I love how Kids Martial Arts has incorporated chore charts to teach him responsibility. My son is being held accountable for making sure he is wearing his proper attire. The staff is absolutely amazing and patient .
natashia R.
natashia R.
00:17 21 Feb 17
This place is wonderful! My daughter has learned focus and determination at 1st grade! I thank this dojo for all that they do!
michellde H.
michellde H.
23:20 16 Feb 17
Awesome martial art program. My daughters love coming and enjoy every class they attend.
tiny _
tiny _
23:18 16 Feb 17
The dojo is the best my kids love going
Shelly M.
Shelly M.
22:23 18 Jan 17
We love Kids Martial Arts Mesa! The location is convenient to our home and the staff has been very friendly! We can't wait to see our son grow and learn all the way up to Black Belt!
*Amy *.
*Amy *.
22:58 13 Jan 17
#1 SCHOOL IN JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS! GREAT SET UP, AWESOME INSTRUCTORS AND VERY CLEAN!!! Our family joined a few weeks ago and have enjoyed every minute of it. Our son is 4 and in the Tiny Tigers class. They have helped him learn to respect others and himself by giving him personal goals to reach and grow from! Grasping control concepts and leadership! HIGHLY RECOMMEND tHIS SCHOOL TO NEW AND EXPERIENCED STUDENTS!!! AFFORDABLE AS WELL...
Kriz M.
Kriz M.
22:50 04 Jan 17
I am very impressed overall! Great weekly lessons, my 3 year old daughter loves going! In just a few classes I saw an improvement in her jumping ability. Now she loves to hop! Lol. It is a great way to get her used to taking direction from a teacher, interacting in groups, and used to routine outside of home before she starts school, tumbling, dance, etc. Highly recommend! Great social media presence and parent involvement!
Tina marienigro J.
Tina marienigro J.
00:43 30 Dec 16
FIrst and foremost, I believe this investment is worth every penny! We had an awesome discount before we made this decision to join financially!! We have been blessed by an amazing staff and instructors that have encouraged Braylon to respect all people, the dojo, and his family! I was looking for improvement in Braylon and have seen some changes and more confidence in his conversation and attitude. I appreciate the chore charts and the word circle they discuss every month to instill into the children. It shows caring and a desire to see this kids grow in many ways in real life as well! He has been a great student and gets so excited to be apart of a great karate family! Thank you For your support and I encourage you try it whether you are a child or an adult! 2017 here we come with full force!
Katie S.
Katie S.
20:33 29 Dec 16
The staff is very friendly and my child has leaned so much in just a few classes. This is a very good program. They spend a lot of time teaching the children to be respectful and grateful, which I like.
Nathaniel M.
Nathaniel M.
00:12 29 Dec 16
Since I've enrolled my son he has done so much better with his attitude. I love the mat chats that they have during class. Staff is unbelievably friendly and help with EVERYTHING.!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH..!!!!
Kelsi H.
Kelsi H.
23:03 28 Dec 16
I am so glad we decided to try this place out. They are such a great family oriented place that creates a very supportive environment. Their warm welcomes and facebook updates are like no other. And each of their teachers are patient and kind. The combination of all of these things makes this place stand out from other studios and me very happy to call this place our dojo home
Jen2y G.
Jen2y G.
22:48 23 Dec 16
My daughter and grandson love coming at this place. They always have so much fun in class with other kids and their instructors. Staff are very welcoming and their class is not just about teaching techniques but values as well.You guys are awesome and we appreciate each and everyone of you. Thank you!!!
Kristen M.
Kristen M.
01:36 16 Dec 16
We tried this out using their awesome trial program. We chose this dojo because the 6 week trial was a great deal,the dojo was clean and they had a lot of class times to choose from. My daughter loves it! It has been a fantastic experience and they teach respect to the kids in a fun way the kids can understand. The kids can always shoot for the Black Belt club which has been a great motivator. 3 weeks into the trial we signed on as full members. BEST DECISION EVER! My A student is even more helpful than she was before.
adam D.
adam D.
00:27 15 Dec 16
Great instructors and program. Kids always have a good time while learning important things like respect and dependability
Kristen W.
Kristen W.
00:19 13 Dec 16
This is our first experience with any type of martial arts. We couldn't be happier with the instructors and everything she has learned so far. This is a very fun and encouraging place! My daughter truly enjoys coming here!!
Amanda A.
Amanda A.
00:15 13 Dec 16
My daughter has so much fun and the instructors are amazing and friendly very clean and professional place I'd recommend you signing up your kids
Amber B.
Amber B.
20:05 12 Dec 16
Very friendly! My 7yo daughter Hailey had her first class here on Wednesday last week and we're going back again today for her second class. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I have a feeling we're going to love it here! This is our first experience with martial arts and so far is been great!
Hase
Hase
02:06 07 Dec 16
We really enjoy this program because of the dedicated staff! They are encouraging to the kids at whatever level they are at. it's not just about earning the next belt it's also about attitude & learning how to be a focused - kind - disciplined - respectful member of the community.
Steven F.
Steven F.
01:54 07 Dec 16
Kids Mesa Martial Arts has helped us reinforce core development concepts for our daughter: strength, focus, perseverance and overcoming adversity. The community is great and invests the time in learning about you and your family vs just processing a membership. Very fortunate to have found here.
voodoovfr
voodoovfr
01:11 06 Dec 16
Amazing. From someone who had never taken a martial arts before, I can tell you I've picked the right one. I've learned so much from training, technique, and life principals.This school, if you allow yourself to embrace the philosophies and training; will change your life. You will also come away with new friends and people you can count on. They do a lot of dojo nights out and family events. World class training and people.
michelle M.
michelle M.
01:10 06 Dec 16
We started Our son here at the Mesa location when he was 3 1/2. We were struggling with behavioral issues and looking for some strong reinforcement of our rules at home. From the moment we started him in the classes, not only did we see changes in his behavior at home. But we felt amazing support from the owners and staff. The expression "it takes a village to raise a child" is how we feel about this dojo. This is our village. They teach discipline, persistence, compassion, thoughtfulness, humbleness, and other character traits that we want in our son. You should check it out. This dojo comes with our highest recommendation.
Alex E.
Alex E.
16:45 03 Dec 16
What truly sets Budo Shingikan School of Japanese Martial Arts apart is the instructors. Their patience and positive instruction with the kids is absolutely amazing! In addition to the instructors, the quality structured approach to learning, the friendly support of the staff, the welcoming atmosphere are all things that keep us coming back again and again.
Danielle W.
Danielle W.
23:24 01 Dec 16
We've been coming here for 2 weeks now and our son absolutely loves it! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this place to anyone looking to start martial arts.
Lesley K.
Lesley K.
04:59 01 Dec 16
Martial arts is still new to me, and I am so thankful to be on this journey with this dojo, my classmates (including my husband and daughter), and the awesome teachers/staff! Everyone is friendly, encouraging and supportive. I'm also constantly learning and being challenged in new ways. I truly love this place and the people inside it. Give the trial a try, I promise that you won't regret it!
Ava L.
Ava L.
00:34 01 Dec 16
This place is great! This Dojo helps develop skills and teaches kids to achieve their potential!My child is autistic and the Dojo helped by teaching her how to play with, or relating to others. Another important thing they teach is to have eye contact with others. Which is very difficult with children who are autistic! I highly recommend this Dojo to anybody!
Tyler S.
Tyler S.
00:21 01 Dec 16
My daughter is having an Amazing Time in Karate. She is learning so much and becoming more confident every day. We are glad we have a new extended family here:)
Alex R
Alex R
18:08 30 Nov 16
My experience at the Budo Shingikan School of Japanese Martial Arts has been one filled with growth, challenge and transformation physically and mentally. What I love most about this school is not defending ones self, it's the teachings of life. These days, I have come to find, martial arts schools are based upon defense, attack or recreation. I am a firm believer that martial ARTS is a form of art and like any art, you fine tune yourself to get the best outcome. All art is beautiful in its own way. So far, this school is closest to how martial arts should be taught as that I have found. We are taught to slow down, quiet the mind, be conscious of our bodies and balance. We are taught all of these not only so that the technique works effortlessly but also, to learn and use these methods outside the Dojo. I love that a short time is set aside to have teachings that challenge is and make us think about how we choose to live our daily lives. Overall, this school has taught me and helped shape me into a better version of myself. I recommend this school to all.
Scott M.
Scott M.
23:45 29 Nov 16
Staff is great with the kids and keep them interested with fun ways to learn. My daughter builds self confidence with every class and is motivated to stay physically fit and disciplined. She is well on her way to achieving her blackbelt and the staff are to thank.
Shayne L.
Shayne L.
23:42 28 Nov 16
We have been customers of Kids Martial Arts Mesa for a little over a year now. This place is awesome! I knew nothing about martial arts prior to bringing my daughter here, but they made us feel at home and welcome from the first moment we walked in the door. If you are looking for a fun and meaningful martial arts experience for your child, this place cannot be beat!
David L.
David L.
23:40 28 Nov 16
Wow!! What a fantastic organization. All the instructors are very patient with all the kiddos. NICK AND ALLEN are super! I am so glad we found this Dojo. If you need an activity for your child, this is the one !!Thank you for being an awesome team 🙂
Jennifer H.
Jennifer H.
00:27 23 Nov 16
My daughter absolutely loves The Budo Shingikan School of Japanese Martial Arts in Mesa. The entire staff, from the Front Desk to the Teachers, are so welcoming. They make learning so much fun. My daughter looks forward to going to class. As a parent, what I appreciate the most is not only my daughter is learning the martial arts techniques, she's also learning valuable lessons that can be applied in her daily life. I highly recommend this dojo.
Amber B.
Amber B.
01:19 22 Nov 16
My son has been coming here for 9 months now and just earned his 4th belt! I have seen so many inprovements in his attitude and self esteem since we joined. He loves his instuctors. And I love how stern they are with the kids during class so they know how to be respectful.Also I love love love the flexibility with the class times. There's no specific scheduled times and days that we have to go. Just what and when it's convenient for MY schedule.
Badger A.
Badger A.
01:05 22 Nov 16
My son is a student here and loves it. He was shy and timid before, but now he's coming out of his shell and is much more confident. He's grown as a student and at home. The staff is friendly and helpful with the kids. I highly recommend this dojo.
Angela T.
Angela T.
23:58 21 Nov 16
This place is amazing!! The staff is wonderful, the instructors are very knowledgeable and approachable!! I love that they also teach good habits and values not only martial arts. We are happy to be part of the dojo family!
Michael R.
Michael R.
02:07 16 Nov 16
Friendly is an understatement when describing the staff here. My step son has so much dedication and passion for learning at this Dojo all because of the teachers. They make it fun while educating the children about respect, thoughtfulness, dedication and focus (just to name a few).For those that are interested and they start talking with you about signing your child up after the trial period there are no hidden secrets to the cost. They tell you up front about all costs and about how the cancelation process works. I would highly recommend this Dojo for anyone seeking for their child to learn martial arts while also learning life lessons.
sarah P.
sarah P.
01:41 16 Nov 16
Friendly, fun and family oriented!!!! My son has been attending this Dojo for over 3 months now and loves the teachers the other children and the environment. Though it isn't cheap I have found that no other place offers lower prices and have this type of friendly staff. It has been worth my son learning and seeing his self confidence build and the excitement and dedication he has towards his goals.
Clint S
Clint S
22:56 15 Nov 16
My daughter loves this school! The instructors are friendly, fun and knowledgeable. If you have a child interested in the martial arts this is the place to be.....
Randy B.
Randy B.
17:05 29 Oct 16
My son and I love the Budo Shingikan School of Japanese Martial Arts. My son's favorite part of the day is going to his Karate class. The classes and method they use to teach karate are excellent. My son has learned so many life skills from his karate class: self confidence, self control, daily exercising, and mentoring and helping others. The Budo Shingikan School of Japanese Martial Arts is excellent!
Sarah H.
Sarah H.
00:19 28 Oct 16
Wonderful Staff - Amazing Instructors - Friendly an Fun! We love it.
glenn N.
glenn N.
00:38 14 Oct 16
Very friendly staff and very patient with kids
Christine G.
Christine G.
00:14 14 Oct 16
Very nice instructors and staff members. My son is having a blast at his classes!
Rebeka L.
Rebeka L.
22:46 05 Oct 16
Very well organized. Great with the kids. Love this place.
Kathy M.
Kathy M.
15:59 30 Sep 16
My son has ADHD and has been bullied in school, either verbally or physically since 2nd grade.. I went to multiple Martial Art schools, but the Budo Shingikan School of Japanese Martial Arts is the one my son picked to go to. They have taught him to focus, discipline and respect all, while teaching him Martial Arts. My son now walks with his head high, looks everyone in the eyes, and has made friends. The change in his disposition is amazing. He has strive to make Black Belt Club, and is in the process of helping the instructors with classes. I can not Thank them enough for the life changing experience my son has had.
Nicole
Nicole
23:18 16 Sep 16
So I actually just enrolled my daughter on a whim one day hoping she would like the class. We've tried all sorts of things for her, but when she had her first class she absolutely loved it, she couldn't wait for the next class. She recently just started kindergarten and this class has helped with her focus and she is just a much happier child because of it. The staff here are so nice and welcoming, each class has students of all levels which was neat, and its not intimidating, everyone helps one another. I love that my daughter has something to look forward to.
Christine M.
Christine M.
03:37 13 Sep 16
We are fans of Kids Martial Arts Mesa! The facility is clean and inviting. The staff is super friendly, professional, and organized. The time on the mat is well organized, focused, and a lot of fun.
Next Reviews
Warrior Way Newsletter
Get our newsletter with life tips & updates to your inbox

ACCESS OUR SCHEDULE & EXCLUSIVE WEB SPECIAL

Secure your spot and get started today with our EXCLUSIVE offer!

Full Name*
By opting into the web form above you are providing consent for The Budo Shingikan School to send you periodic text messages. Standard rates may apply. You can reply HELP at anytime or learn more. You may opt-out anytime by replying STOP. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.