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The Kodenkan Center

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.

The Kodenkan Yudanshakai will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Join us June 9-11, 2017 for a 3-day celebration that will include workshops, demonstrations, talks, parties and a traditional promotions banquet. Anyone who has been a part of the KDK family is invited to attend. More details are available at the KDK 50th anniversary announcement

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Kyu Testing in February Our juniors are preparing to test for their next Kyu rank in February. Three juniors are candidates to blue belt; three more are candidates to orange belt and one is candidate to "KDK patch" (white belt). Let's cheer them on.

Special Danzan Ryu Workout at Boxer's Rebellion February 18th 9-11 (Danzan Black Belts); 11-1 (Kyu ranks). All Kyu and Dan ranks from the Center are invited to attend the 11 O'clock session.

KDK Senior Clinics All KDK members 14 and older are invited. Friday March 3, 5:30 - 8:30 PM at the Kodenkan Center. Saturday March 4, 8:30 - 12:00 at MATS Dojo.. Download and fill the Registration Form

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 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.