Seek perfection of character
Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto
Shotokan Karate and Zen Meditation
Simba Dojo offers training in traditional Shotokan Karate and meditation to promote healthy mind and body. We do not just practice karate, a method of self-defense or martial art, but karate-do, as a way of living and being. Shotokan Karate is perhaps the most popular form of karate in the world! Originally, karate was developed in Okinawa, from traditions imported from Japan, China and Korea. It was popularized by Gichin Funakoshi whose goal was to preserve Okinawa's martial art traditions. Gichin Funakoshi is now known as the Father of Karate, influenced the preservation of many schools of karate through his work in convincing the Japanese government to accept it as a traditional martial art. Karate is a great way to promote exercise and mental wellbeing.
Simba Dojo was founded by Sensei CeCe originally as a way to give back to the community and help teens and families develop healthier life styles. Sensei CeCe originally studied karate in Kenya and was the first person in her country to ever receive her black belt from the Japan Karate Association!
Our club is open to everyone, despite what city or community you live in. We teach at two different locations in Buckeye and Goodyear, Arizona. We are family oriented, all ages welcome!
My daughter had been begging to begin karate. We had avoided it because we had heard more dissatisfied parents about fees and various other issues.
When I saw City Of Goodyear Rec offered Karate at a very affordable rate I decided to check it out and if she liked it move to a non-rec organization. Well I have been so impressed with Sensei Cece & Woody I have no plans on leaving them. Amazing caring and loving individuals that my daughter cares deeply for.
She loves her sessions and I have seen maturity and growth in who she is. Love this program
Simba Dojo has been a fantastic experience for me. They have plenty of classes at different times so it is easy to work with my schedule. The classes offered have no pressure to compete with the ability of others, but rather on focusing on making yourself better. I highly recommend this dojo for anyone of any age or ability.
This is a great place to practice karate and make new friends!
Friendly, patient and family oriented!
Sensei CeCe originally studied Shotokan Karate in Kenya where she was raised. She now practices in the United States. Our staff are friendly, nurturing and interested in your success!
Perfection of Character, Be Faithful, Endeavor, Respect Others, Refrain from Violence
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Locations in Buckeye and Goodyear, Arizona. Please contact us for class times and locations.