Business is Booming for This Local Karate Dojo

 February 24, 2021


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The local karate dojo, Far East Martial Arts, teaches over 3 different karate styles in Glendale, Arizona.

Far East Martial Arts teaches classes Monday-Thursday and every Saturday, and they offer classes for both children and adults. Far East Martial Arts is located in Glendale and is owned & operated by Sifu Michael Cardinale.

Sifu Michael Cardinale has been involved in martial arts for over 20 years and specializes in karate, American boxing, judo, and jiu-jitsu. With a broad knowledge of martial arts and realistic self-defense techniques, he brings two decades of knowledge to each of his classes. He has also worked with individuals from the police and fire department, as well as the federal government. In addition, Sifu is also involved in community outreach and charity events, including St. Jude’s Kick-a-Thon, which raises money for cancer research.

Taking a karate class has many benefits for young and older adults. Here are just a few!

1. You learn how to defend yourself

In every class, students practice various techniques to protect themselves from danger. For women especially, this is very useful to learn when they are out alone. As each student gains confidence in their ability to throw punches, they gain life-saving techniques that can protect them in the face of danger.

2. You get a full-body workout

Practicing martial arts gives students a complete, total body exercise. Karate is not only a ton of cardio but incorporates strength training as well. Strength, balance, flexibility, and stamina are all increased over time. Also, Martial Arts moves involve crossing the midline of the body, which has been proven to increase flexibility and brain health.

3. It’s a stress-reliever

Students who participate in martial arts have said that it relieves their stress.  Since martial artists are trained to focus on the present task, distractions melt away into the background, also helping to significantly lessen the stress accumulated throughout the day. Martial arts students who let out the vocal kihap and punches during classes also experience a reduction in frustration, tension, and anxiety.

4. You lose a ton of weight

Every martial arts training session involves intense physical movements that burn tons of calories. The average person burns 475-575 calories per hour at a slower pace in martial arts. Moderate pace martial arts will burn about 750-900 calories per hour, according to In addition, martial arts students discover they tend to naturally crave less food. When eating becomes more regulated over time through martial arts training, you see a reduction in body weight.

Far East Martial Arts is still accepting new students to sign up for their weekly classes.
To sign up check out their website
Also, take a look at their Instagram for a sneak peek.


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