Here at Valley Martial Arts Academy, we offer more than just your basic karate program. Our program offers the reality-based self-defense and fighting skills of modern hand-to-hand combat systems with the character building and meditative qualities of traditional martial arts. Our classes are engaging and SUPER FUN for both children and adults. We teach stand-up punching and kicking, throws and locks, and grappling and ground fighting.
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. Our Kid's classes are taught using the same great curriculum as our Adult's class in a fun and engaging environment.
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MEET OUR STAFF
Sensei Daniel Goldfarb has been practicing Martial Arts since childhood. He is a certified Black Belt Instructor and has over 18 years of experience in Kempo Karate and Self-Defense.
He has a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and is also an authorized teacher of Zen-Meditation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Chinese and Tibetan Yoga.
Sensei Goldfarb has trained in various other Martial Arts including: Krav Maga, 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.
Sensei Daniel Goldfarb
Owner and Chief Instructor
Senpai Matt Hartzell has been studying with Sensei Goldfarb for the past 4 years. He spent two years in an Instructor's Training Program with Sensei Goldfarb before being awarded his Red Belt and the Title of Senpai - Assistant Instructor.
He has a true passion for the Martial Arts, Kempo Karate and Self-Defense and continues to train with Sensei in order to improves his Martial Arts and teachings skills.
He is currently working towards his Black Belt and becoming a Certified Kempo Karate Instructor.
Senpai Matt Hartzell
9419 E. San Salvador Rd. #103, Scottsdale, AZ 85258