Rising Sun Karate, Inc was opened on 2/11/1995, and has been ranked as the Best Martial Arts training center 4 years in a row by the Scottsdale Awards Program.

Our dojo offers informal and structured martial arts training. We offer classes for:

Kata – also known as Forms, which are self-defense techniques put into a pre-arranged pattern
Short Forms – also known as 1-step self-defense techniques
Self-Defense – practical self-defense techniques for unexpected situations
Body Conditioning- focusing on upper and lower body strengthening and flexibility
Grappling- ground defense mixed with martial arts application of wrestling
Chanbara – padded weapons training, from short range to long range, such as knives, nunchaku, swords, and bo.
Weapons – Okinawan Kobudo, focusing on weapons such as Bo, Kama, Tonfa, Nunchaku, Oar, and Sai
Batto-Do – Koshidenken Ryu, taught by Rich Klaas Sensei, 5th Dan
Aikido – using Ki in the arts of Aikido, and in all of our activities.
Kickboxing – kickboxing training with punching bags and boxing equipment

Informal Training workshops, seminars–
Community workshops, training seminars, anti-bullying, women’s self-defense, and training for non-profits groups.

Our students range from 4 to 70+ years. Children, Teens, Young Adults, Professionals, Moms, Dads, and Retirees…