Bottom Line: Awareness is 95% of Self Defense

I know that 95% of self-defense is awareness. I don’t have any actual source to attribute it to and it might be a higher percentage in fact. But I feel like it’s common sense. At Kaju AZ we have been involved with self-defense in our community for more than 11years....

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You’re Invited!

Studies show that the more a parent is involved with their child’s life, the more successful the child will be. I believe it. There is a relationship between effort and result. My experience as a parent bears this out. I was fortunate to be an integral part  - despite...

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Learn, Commit, Do

One of the qualities I love most about Professor Kelly is his belief in constant and never-ending improvement. Throughout the 33 years we have been together, I have seen him never be satisfied with his education or skill level. Honestly, sometimes it’s annoying. For...

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Just Say No to Quitting

Ed note: Reprinted with permission from Train Strong to Remain Strong and in honor of the many new kiddos we have joining our Ohana! My husband and I decided that martial arts was an activity our children would participate in. We were the adults and guardians of our...

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Self-Respect Begins with Respecting Others

Manners appear to me to be a lost art. Daily, I see oblivious, rude people living in my well-intentioned and mannered world. No one says "thanks" when you hold the door open for them. Or even smiles at you for that matter.  Parents allow their children to interrupt...

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Going Back to School Kaju AZ Style

The good news: back to school time!  Bad news: let the scheduling games begin! For the Corder family, one of our new school year traditions was a family meeting with the big calendar getting everything into place. After putting in the NNA (Non-Negotiable Activities...

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Awards Don’t Define You, Actions Do

Ed Note: This blog was written previously, but we are reprinting in honor of Sibak Cam's return. Mahalo. “Awards don’t define you. Your actions define you.” - Marcus Luttrell I attended the Martial Arts Supershow in Vegas in July 2014. The main speaker was Victor...

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Black Belt Reflections: Sibak Connor Companik

My temporal journey to black belt began in the summer of 2009 when I first stepped foot in the Kaju AZ Mesa dojo. It was five years from the age of thirteen to the age of eighteen, ten belts from white to black, eight pretests, and ten belt tests. Over this course of...

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2602 W Baseline Rd, #1
Mesa, AZ 85202
Phone: 480-755-3008

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3978 E Chandler Heights Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85298
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