Mesa >Adult and Continuing Education > The Budo Shingikan School of Japanese Martial Arts
4840 E Jasmine Street Suite 104, Mesa, AZ | Directions 8520533.44938844162811 -111.72559797763826
M-F 5pm-10pm, Sa 5pm-9pm, Su Closed
Wow don't use this place for martial arts. Not nice people, and they will gauge you for your money. I wont be returning, and I certainly wouldn't let my kids go here. What a waste of money.
This has been the BEST experience in martial arts for our son that we have ever found. He loves attending his classes, dedicated a personal project at school to his training and documented his growth and understanding. The staff and sensei at Budo Shingikan are great teachers of Aikido. We love them and how they have grown to be part of our family in this last year.
Budo Shingikan means The School for Authentic Martial Arts. They do what they say. This is the traditional way. This is Budo. And unlike some places you get promoted when you earn it. Aikido is one of the few martial arts that donâ??t have an attack move. It is defensive. The more aggressive your attacker is â?¦ the more his energy is used against him. Iâ??m 61 and with the help of Darrel Sensei and all the fine members I do this several times a week plus we have a class where weapons are part of the same Aikido training â?? not a separate affair. This is not like other martial arts schools â?? this is truly a Dojo and that is the best way to train Iâ??ve done them both. I trust Darrel Sensei and the instructors and students not only in my training but also in the training of Aikido to my son. We are part of the family and it was the best part of fate that I found this Dojo.
DON'T SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE! Classes are way to big, and the owners only care about money. While I took my child to classes where he didn't learn anything, I started receiving emails almost DAILY from this place asking for CASH DONATIONS, ON TOP of the over $120 a month tuition I was already paying. My child got lost in the shuffle while they were busy counting their money. Really pathetic place. If I could give it zero stars, I would.
The Budo Shingikan School of Japanese Martial Arts is a Dojo much like I had gone to when I started my Martial Arts Experience in 1965. This Dojo is a very traditional Japanese style school where the student is the apprentice and the Instructors are the Craftsman. But it is more than just the Kancho (Head of the School) or His Instructor's (Sensei) that instructs the new students ... it is done as a community where all of the higher students help the newer students. This makes all the training more personal and gives even more family / camaraderie feel to the training. Their Dojo is very reasonably priced because of this extended family atmosphere of passing on new skills to each member instead of a money making business. After all - to do Akido or Jujitsu properly and safely one has to have a lot of two way trust going.
Kancho D'Antonoli has a wonderful calm peaceful approach to Akido and his dynamic easy going nature sets the proper stage. Sensei Berghain takes the student safely into the realm of explosive JiuJitsu into that confidence area early on with his smooth manners and open dynamics. The weapon classes merge and identify the cross training of the weapon with the weaponless forms of Martial Arts bring the harmony of the two instead of teaching like they are separate skills. All of the Instructors have that calm patience and skills to train new techniques, no matter how complex, in a natural easy to learn manner. Each Instructor cross learns from each other's expertise and brings a vast repertoire of knowledge to the mat and there are Instructors that rotate in from other schools - the commonality of which is their passionate, friendly manner of breaking things down to make Martial Arts training a gentle controlled art.
I had no reservations in enrolling my 14yr old son and he is loving the experience! He started as a 7yr old in an ATA Taekwondo school and is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in that style. But here at this Dojo he has a whole new experience with real world type of skills in a traditional Family style Japanese School of Martial Arts. He returns excited from class every session.
I found this dojo a few weeks before I left on deployment with the military last March. I enrolled both my children and have started studying there myself since my return. The owners there basically took my family in as their own while I was gone. Even on FB, when I was over seas they were incredibly supportive of both myself and my family. The focus is on learning, not just the physical but everything a martial art should be. I've trained off and on in various styles over the years but ended up moving or life took me another direction, but here, at this dojo, I've found a home.
From a new student. – This matrial arts school is one of the best I have ever found!!! Ive studied martial arts now on and off for years, and after getting out of the military, I have been looking for a school that not only teaches disipline, but also is traditional and has NO CONTRACT. This school is just that. They dont need a contract because once you enter the dojo, and participate in even just one class, you will come back wanting more. Because the classes are not only informative, they are fun and exciting!!! I am very greatful I finally found a school that fits all my catagories, and then some!!!!
Budo Shingikan Martial Arts Crismon and Baseline – Love this place! Kids want to go 5 days a week! I have seen a huge change in my son. He has been doing his home work all on his own, it used to be such a fight. He has something to look forward to, he has goals, and you should see his face when the instructor says good job.
Its like a family there, everyone is very friendly. Seems like I've known them forever.Truly we were blessed to have found this place. Finding people who really care about the kids, and take that extra time to listen to them in this busy world is hard to find.
I'm even thinking I could try this, they make it look so fun. Maybe this can be hubby and I's new date nite!
Subarashii !!! – Very involved and Family Oriented School. Greatly appreciate a place where we can take our child to learn fundamentals with patience and perserverance. My Son is at the beginning of something that will be with him for a lifetime. We are very happy that we found this school and we can have this experience to grow with. Definately recommend!!!
Awesome Place – This dojo is really amazing. They have great deals, it is a low monthly payment and no contracts. With that you can take any class that you want, ANY! They are super friendly and family orientated, with great family packages.
The dojo really feels like a second home to me and I am always excited to go!
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