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Highland Aikido Self-Defense Class

Goodyear Community Center; 420 E. Loma Linda Blvd.

Aikido Self-Defense Class (6-14 yrs)
Aikido is a defensive martial art where the defender uses the attacker’s own energy to avoid and neutralize the attack. It employs joint locks, takedowns, and throws. Suitable for the non-athlete and all ages. Emphasis is on humility, mutual respect, and reconciliation. Emphasis is on humility, mutual respect, and reconciliation. Benefits of Aikido training include: Promotes Health, Unifies Body, Mind and Spirit, Develops Character and Confidence, Teaches Self-Defense, Provides Alternatives in Conflict Resolution. Parents are highly encourage to stay for the duration of the class to watch their child(s) progress.

Cost:  $40 ($50 non-resident) per session, payable to City of Goodyear at the time of registration either on-line or in person at the Goodyear Recreation Office at 3075 N. Litchfield Road. 


Simba Dojo Shotokan Karate

Recreation Conference Room: 3075 N. Litchfield Road

Karate Fundamentals (6yrs+)
This is a beginning karate class in which we start with the fundamentals and build upon your skills at your own pace.  We are family oriented and work with youth and adults of all ages!  Shotokan Karate is a fun and easy way to learn self-defense, develop confidence and promote a healthy life-style.  Small classes with friendly instructors will guide you step-by-step!

Cost: $20 per month for individuals, $15 per additional family member, will be paid to the instructor the first day of class. 


Recreation Office - 3075 N Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395           
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Phone : 623-882-7525