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The Kodenkan Center offers an array of martial arts for the Tucson community, with courses for children and adults. It is an affiliate of the Kodenkan Yudanshakai, one of the oldest martial arts organizations in Tucson, Arizona.

Martial arts are excellent means of improving one's physical and mental well being.

Join any time. Leave a message at our phone, send us an e-mail, or stop by at the Dojo Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 - 7:00, or Saturdays 12:00 - 2:00.

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Our beloved Dai Shihan Vinson Holck passed away over the Thanksgiving break. In his own words, he has defeated the Black Dragon. Shihan Vince has been a shining role model for us. Patriotic citizen, the best martial artist, the best teacher and mentor, loving husband, father and son, happy always, fighter to the end. Although we will miss his teachings and his laughter, his legacy will live within us always.

Upcoming Events:
Karate Basics Saturday, December 9th, 1-2 PM
Kodenkan Center Yudansha Meeting Saturday, December 9th, 2:15 pm, Shihan's house (Black Belts Only).
Kenjutsu Saturday, December 16th, 12:45 -2 PM
Holiday Celebration December 21st Bring a wrapped gift not to exceed $10.00)
Junior Class 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Adult Class 5:30 to 6:45 pm followed by dinner (For more information see Shihan)
Dojo Cleaning Saturday, January 6th, 2018 All senior students and junior blue belts are encouraged to come and help get the dojo ready for the year 2018. Parents if you want to help you are welcome to help us scrub the mats (no kids please). (For more information, see Sensei Angelica)
Kenjutsu - 1,000 Cuts Saturday, January 20th, 12; 45 to 1:00

The Kodenkan Center has been named one of the top Martial Arts Schools in Tucson by Expertise a young company based in Seattle, WA on a mission to help people connect with the best local experts.

Center Classes

  • Matsunoryu Goshinjitsu - A modern martial arts style. Learn practical self defense techniques, with emphasis on throwing and grappling. Classes available for adults and children.
  • Cardio Karate - A fun workout that combines basic self defense techniques with aerobic exercise.
  • Little Dragons (ages 3-5) Get your little ones involved in a fun physical activity. Children learn basic martial arts and physical conditioning. Emphasis is placed on discipline, patience, focus and respect for self and others.
  • Kenjutsu (Sword Techniques) class meets the first and third Saturday of every month from 12:50 to 2:00. The class is open to brown belts and up, members of the KDK. If not a brown belt, student must be 16 years of age; permission of the student's Sensei is required.
  • Karate Basics class meets second Saturday 12:50 - 2:00 and third Friday 5:30 - 7:00 PM every month. Some karate training is expected. Come and refine your moves, stances, Kata, etc.