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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.

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The Center is actively seeking new students. 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.

We will hold a potluck and children's sumo contest to celebrate the coming of the fall and our first year at this new location. Kodenkan Center students and their families are invited; other KDK's Dojos' members are welcome. Mark your calendars: November 6, starting at 11AM

At the Kodenkan Center:
Shihan Irene Swanson teaches a Kenjutsu (Sword Techniques) class 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.

SAVE THE DATE. The Kodenkan Yudanshakai will celebrate 50 years of service. Plan on joining 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 will be posted at the KDK website

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.