Developing confidence, courage, and commitment to defend myself, my hopes, and my dreams!
Making friends for life!
A safe place to learn
and grow!
You Need To Be YOUR First Defense!

My child lacks confidence and energy!​

We recognize the importance that a child has personal successful experiences to draw from. This way a child can build a positive image of him/herself and not rely on what others think. We teach children to believe in themselves both on and off the training floor.

My child is attracted to the wrong crowd!​

We recognize the importance that a child has personal successful experiences to draw from. This way a child can build a positive image of him/herself and not rely on what others think. We teach children to believe in themselves both on and off the training floor.

My child doesn't listen or show respect!

We specialize in addressing the root causes of this type of behavior with discipline, structure, and positive reinforcement. Our students have a defined purpose with positive outlooks; this process is accomplished quickly by parental support and regular attendance.

Since our opening in 1981, our mission at Attitude First Martial Arts Academy is to encourage kids and adults alike to develop confidence, courage, and commitment to defend themselves, their hopes, and their dreams. We have developed and implemented programs that directly address a person’s self-esteem, confidence, and decision-making skills using the martial arts as our basis.

Call now: (623) 547-5337, 3530 W. Yorkshire Drive, Glendale, Az 85308

Attitude First Martial Arts bases all of our instruction around the 3 major components of the Universal Martial Art Sciences (UMAS):

  1. Five core principles of Awareness, Attitude, Logic, Margin, and Simplicity.
  2. Strategies to enable quick, efficient and effective access to the students talents to solve the global question of “How will I maximize my opportunities and minimize my opponents’ to protect myself?”
  3. Basics that are supported by the 5 master keys of hammer, whip, thrust, launch and neutral that allows every student to refine their attributes, abilities, skills, and tactics.

Our Latest Blog Posts

Fun for all ages!

The martial arts is fun for all ages…  Really? Are you sure?  Come on I’ve seen Karate Kid and Mr. Miyagi had Danial-san wax on/wax

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Makes Your Students Better

As the student progresses through the grades, they start feeling the expectations of life descend upon them. They don’t know how to be strong within themselves to say “no”, “yes”, or even to state their case.  They don’t know that they can defend themselves. They don’t have an outlet that allows them to just be their original self, and they need one!

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