2020 Simba Dojo Holiday Schedule Changes

Thurs Nov 26 and Fri Nov 27:    No Class in observance of the holidays.We are thankful for each and every one of you and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Wed Dec 2, Fri Dec 4 and Mon Dec 7:    No Class:The multipurpose room will be closed due to holiday programming and decorating.Please check the board for events. Tues De...
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We are open!

All classes have resumed and we have expanded our schedule!  We have retained our old class times and we have added two more classes filling the gaps on Tuesday and Thursday.  We urge all our student to continue to exercise safety precautions, wear face coverings, wash hands and use the sanitizers provided by the gym.   Students...
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COVID-19 Update

We hope to announce the beginning of classes soon!  Our tentative start date is September 14!  We have been working with the Verrado team to ensure our continued service in the community.  Like all other businesses and organizations, 2020 has been a difficult year for us.  However, we are determined to continue our club here in ...
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Alert COVID-19: Classes have been temporarily suspended

 Alert COVID-19: Classes have been temporarily suspended again! The Center on Main Street is compliant with the governors executive order to close down it's gym until the end of July.  Please keep checking back for updates.
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COVID-19 Update: Classes Resume 6-17-20

Classes resume:  June 17, 2020 Where: The Center on Main™ in Verrado® 4239 N Village Street Buckeye, AZ 85396, USA Days:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday Time:4:00 to 5:00 pm and 7:30 to 8:30 pm Safety Action Plan 1. The exercise room has a maximum capacity of 20 people.  We ask that if we have over 20 people come into the room that non...
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COVID-19 Class Update

We are in the stages of planning to resume classes at The Center in Verrado.  We do not have an exact start date at this time, but we hope it will be within the next couple of weeks.  We are currently in discussion about our safety plan with the administrators.  Please keep alert for further information.  We appreciate your pati...
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COVID-19 Class Suspension

Hello Everyone, I am sure that we are all feeling the hardships of the Corona Virus has brought us all.  Our club, Simba Dojo is also experiencing the realities of the situation.  For the next couple of weeks we will be taking a break from teaching class.  As the virus spreads, the death tolls in the United states raise to 150 and ke...
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Simba Dojo Haiku

Pines wave in the breeze, Karate is my life dream, Simba my spirit.
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Arizona Matsuri

Come and check out this wonderful Japanese cultural event!  Boasting 72 stage performances, Japanese exhibits, food, demonstrations and arts and crafts. This year's theme is Samurai.  See many martial arts demonstrations from a variety of local clubs.  Free admission, February 22 and 23 at the Steel Indian School Park and Central, Ph...
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Important Dates

Tues February 4, 2020 - The Verrado Community Association will be hosting Meet the Candidates 5 to 8 pm. Wed February 12, 2020 - All Karate classes are cancelled for this day.  The Center will be hosting a meeting and the room will not be available.   Tues March 3, 2020 - Verrado Community Associations' annual meetings will be held a...
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Mahiro Takano

One of our favorites, Mahiro Takano now 13 has been practicing karate since she was in kindergarten.  She calls herself the Ambassador of Karate for her work in promoting the art. 
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What is a Haiku?

A haiku (俳句) is a type of Japanese poem that consists of 17 syllables.  In the simplest sense, a haiku can be written and enjoyed by everyone!  The haiku does not have to employ words that rhyme such as in other types of poetry, but it does have a rhythm and rules that govern its formation.  In Japan haiku is written in a single vert...
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Welcome to our Dojo Blog

The Dojo Blog allows our members to communicate ideas and concepts to our readers. The information presented here does not necessarily reflect the official views of Simba Dojo. ​ ​ Blog now ​Students of Simba Dojo will be allowed to participate in our blogging platform. Browse media Embedding images and videos is fast and easy. ​ Blog rating Users ...
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My family and I are back in South Africa, Johannesburg and ready for Easter
Celebrations.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for receiving us in such a
welcoming heart felt way. I do... Read More

Soretha J.

Simba Dojo goes beyond martial arts training to complete mind and body training. Control of one’s self is all that we can control.

J. Pfeifer

Karate has made me happier and has given me more agility as well as more endurance.

Zoe T.

The past few months practicing at Simba Dojo have been fun and challenging. I am learning and growing in the beginnings of what I see as a long and worthwhile journey in bringing body and mind in... Read More

Dwight T.

Karate has helped me to be more serious and show more hard work. I think this dojo is awesome because my friends and senseis always work hard together and have fun.

James K.

Karate has helped me with better behavior. I like karate because I learn how to defend myself with my senses.

Joseph K.
6th Kyu

Karate has helped me become a better Listener. Sensei Cece and Sensei Woody are the best teachers ever.

Jonathan K.
6th Kyu

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... Read More

Patti C.

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... Read More

Kathy M.