Blog Our Community

KarateBuilt Martial Arts Instructors…

We had just finished one of our 4 hour instructor trainings “Instructor Boot Camp” and incredibly…

The instructors stayed late asking me questions about:

  • Improving their skills with pre-school kids…
  • Working on fitness requirements for themselves…
  • Their next steps in the rigorous certification process…
  • and more!

I appreciated all that but GEEZ… Even I was tired by then!

They didn’t leave right away because they care so much about working with our students and kids. If you have read my blog here you have seen how many of the Black Belt essays we require when students test for Black Belt refer to their instructors over the years.

So last time I wrote about how much we require above and beyond even the very stringent requirements the ATA (the organization we license our curriculum from) requires but the main reason our instructors are so great is that they love it!

They just care about the outcomes they get when the students become Black Belts and way beyond.

So I guess those standards are working!


Sr. Master Greg Moody, Ph.D.

P.S. Unfortunately there are a lot of people that work with kids who DON’T have high standards and as much as I hate to say it, this ranges from just poor instruction to sometimes dangerous horrible outcomes for the families. Please, be incredibly careful of any organization (martial arts or otherwise) if they aren’t professionally trained and they don’t have high standards like these. and KarateBuilt Martial Arts have been selected the nation’s #1 martial arts schools for EIGHT YEARS IN A ROW!

Founded in 1995 by Dr. Greg Moody a 7th degree Black Belt and Sr. Master Instructor, KarateBuilt Martial Arts and Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

KarateBuilt Martial Arts Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours or the day, 7 days a week at or call directly at 866-311-1032 for one of our nationwide locations. You can also visit our website at

About Dr. Greg Moody:  Greg is a seventh degree black belt and senior master instructor.  He has a Ph.D. in Special Education from Arizona State University (along with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – he actually is a rocket scientist). He has been teaching martial arts for over 25 years and has owned eight martial arts schools in Arizona and California. Sr. Master Moody is a motivational speaker and educator and teaches seminars in bullying, business, and martial arts training, around the world.

The KarateBuilt Martial Arts Headquarters is in Cave Creek, Arizona at 29850 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 105, Cave Creek AZ 85331. You can locate the Chief Instructor, Master Laura Sanborn there directly at ‭(480) 575-8171‬.