Beauty, Survival, and a Way of Life
Karate, Kobudō and Real Self Defense
Powerful and Effective
Harmony with the Universe
An Ancient Practice Shrouded in Mystery
We are a unique school offering four complete martial arts systems: KARATE, AIKIDO, KOBUDO, and SWORD, in Phoenix; each taught by world-class instructors with over a century of combined martial arts experience.
For nearly five decades, the Arizona Budōkan has hosted world-class martial arts masters from Japan and around the world, making it one of the oldest and most distinguished martial arts training facilities in the Southwest. With its focus on rich, detailed instruction of traditional Budō arts, the Arizona Budōkan continues to be the dojo of choice for serious practitioners both locally and worldwide.
Shihan Rudy Crosswell is internationally acclaimed as one of the most accomplished and versatile martial artists in the world today. A second-generation student of the founder of Shitō-ryū and a lifelong practitioner of Okinawan kobudō and Japanese sword, he has trained consistently with dozens of legendary masters for over half a century. His level of technical expertise, depth of practical application, and nuanced historical understanding of his chosen arts is unique among living martial artists today. Come to the Arizona Budōkan and train with the best.
I love it! One great place to learn Karate, Aikido, Kobudo and Sword. There's no other place in the valley like this dojo!"
the Arizona Budōkan continues to be the dojo of choice for serious practitioners both locally and worldwide.