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  • About me
    Meet Sensei CC, Co-Founder of Simba Dojo! Sensei CC originally studied Shotokan karate in Kenya, Africa where she grew up. She studied hard and diligently excelling in her art. Because she showed much potential, she was selected to train with some of the more prominent instructors in Kenya. CC represented Kenya in many competitions and events outside her home country and became a celebrity in her own right. She has appeared on television and received news coverage following her throughout her career. She became the first person in Kenya to ever receive her black belt by the Japan Karate Association, also known as JKA. The Japan Karate Association is the most distinctive and largest martial art association in Japan. She opened her own dojo in Germany where she taught before moving to Arizona in the United States and became a citizen. She has taught in several local dojos in Buckeye, Glendale and Goodyear. Eventually she settled down in the beautiful Verrado® Community where she now teaches.

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.