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About Valley Martial Arts Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona

Meet Daniel Goldfarb

Sensei and Chief Instructor at
Valley Martial Arts Academy in Scottsdale
Black Belt

Valley Martial Arts Academy (VMAA) is the premier martial arts, fitness, and personal development center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Not only is it an excellent place to learn self-defense and get in the BEST shape of your life, it’s also a first-class, unique experience.

We have dedicated our professional lives to helping people achieve personal breakthroughs… and have built an outstanding reputation as a result.

Our vision was to create one central place where people could come together and enjoy a family-friendly, upbeat facility in order to unwind, get fit, and learn the art of Karate, Tai Chi, and meditation. We offer all that for men, women, and children in both group and private settings.

The curriculum of VMAA is well-balanced with Kempo Karate as its base combined with elements of Judo, Jujutsu, Kung Fu, Aikido and modern self-defense methods. The art focuses on the tactical and practical application of martial arts principles, which are designed for realistic self-defense situations.

But by no means are the classes all work and no play. I mean, how fun can that be? We know that working out and getting fit have to be FUN… and that’s exactly what we’ve set out to do.

We designed all our programs so that they are NEVER boring, but ALWAYS fun, challenging, and exciting. We’ll keep your mind filled with adrenaline, your body flowing with energy, and your heart pumping with excitement so you’ll want to come back for more fun and amazing results!

Martial arts is an EXCELLENT way for your entire family to enrich your body, mind and spirit with important life skills such as…

  • Amazing focus, confidence and a longer attention span
  • Physical & mental strength, endurance & flexibility
  • Self-control, discipline and respect
  • A “can do” attitude and unstoppable spirit
  • Goal setting and follow through skills
  • Great interpersonal skills meeting others and making friends
  • Lower stress and greater happiness

Martial Arts + Fitness Fun = A Winning Combination! It’s also a low-cost activity with PRICELESS benefits. In fact, we like to call it “affordable excellence.”

Check out the CRAZY-LOW web special going on right now! Classes fill up fast because it’s such a great deal so reserve your spot today! And bonus… it’s 100% RISK-FREE!

Whatever your goals are – weight loss, muscle tone, stress relief, or some powerful self-defense skills – when you walk through the doors, you’ll be entering a warm and friendly, welcoming environment… every time you come to class.

At VMMA, you'll find a strong community of positive, INSPIRING staff and students who want to improve their health and fitness, tap into their full potential, and be the best that they can be. Our members set high goals for themselves, push past their limiting beliefs and celebrate their achievements with lots of high fives and fist bumps.

Our amazing staff will help you achieve the goals you set for yourself because that’s what we truly care about. It doesn’t matter where you are right now; all that matters is what you will become… which is especially great for beginners!

We Love Beginners! Our beginner students have a lot of FUN while learning about physical fitness, connecting with their body, mind and spirit and seeing how their body moves with every awesome kick, punch and throw.

The trainers here are highly skilled, motivating, friendly, and fun! They truly understand what it’s like to be a beginner because they were once in your shoes. They take a well-planned approach to teaching beginners that focuses on the fundamentals of the moves and your utmost safety.  

No matter what skill level you are, we will motivate and empower you to greatness – both on and off the mats. So get ready to become the best version of yourself that you can be with plenty of kudos along the way!

Our state-of-the-art facility is meticulously clean, safe, and refreshing for our members. We make NO compromises on quality and we always strive to improve our service to you so that your experience is unforgettable each and every time.

Get ready for your life to change in AMAZING ways when you train with us at VMMA! We can’t wait to inspire you to excellence and total fitness. See you soon!

Head Instructor

Sensei Daniel Goldfarb has been practicing Martial Arts since childhood and has over 17 years of experience in Kempo Karate and Self-Defense.

He has a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and is also an authorized teacher of Zen-Meditation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Chinese Yoga. 

Sensei Goldfarb has trained in various other Martial Arts including: Tai Chi, Ba Gua, Shing Yi, Shaolin Kung Fu, Aikido, Jujutsu, and Japanese Sword. He has also studied a variety of modern tactical self-defense methods.

How to Get Started

Come join our Scottsdale, Arizona Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Tai Chi, and Birthday Parties. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (480) 659-9506 if you have any further questions. Valley Martial Arts Academy hopes to speak with you soon!

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