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Supporting Schools and Educators!

Dear Educator,

Several years ago I made a personal decision for all of my KarateBuilt Martial Arts staff and martial arts instructors to donate 30 to 40 hours per month of their time to local elementary Schools and youth programs.

In addition to their time, each of my KarateBuilt Martial Arts schools donate all supplies, uniforms, and other support materials (approximately $50 per participating student) for these programs while donating 100% of the money raised from the programs back to your school.

Each year we teach over thousands of area children and raise thousands of dollars for area elementary schools.

Since that time KarateBuilt Martial Arts instructors along with other affiliated schools in the ATA (American Taekwondo Association), with Mile High Karate, and other groups have taught many, many thousands of kids in all over the country, in the phoenix metro area and in every state in the nation.

KarateBuilt Martial Arts has been established as the “Gold Standard” in character development for children and families for over 50 years and has had an incalculable impact on the community through the instruction provided for tens of thousands of families all over the world.

If you would like to discuss having an expert KarateBuilt Martial Arts “Character Education and Martial Arts” instructor teach a program at your school then please call us at 866-311-1032 to contact us to set a time and date.

I am personally involved with the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program – I have been trained as a Certified Trainer and my Ph.D. work at Arizona State University at the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education was in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Special Education. I have taught educational programs throughout the United States, Canada and in South America and been involved in training over 2,000 martial arts schools

The structure of the program is as follows:

Step 1:

One class (usually during gym class) with each student in your school :

Why should you be a good student?

Why you must think for yourself and not follow the crowd.

Learning Skills – the “4 Laws of Concentration”:

  • Focus your eyes;
  • Focus your ears;
  • Focus your body;
  • Focus your mind.

How to deal with a bully:

A third path – effective communications skills

Basic defense:

  • How to defuse the fight;
  • Basic Block & Duck;
  • Safety first.

Why you should never be a bully.

No offensive techniques – no punching or kicking – are taught during the gym classes.

Step 2:

Six class after school enrichment program :

Twice per week for three weeks or three days per week for two weeks days 45 minutes beginning immediately after school.

Lessons taught are primarily focused around respect, discipline and learning skills.

Parents pay $20 for this class. 100% of the fee is retained for your school (we donate ALL of it to you). The checks are made payable to your school as well.

The martial arts content of the program is focused primarily on communication skills and basic defense skills. The kids do not become abusive or use the skills offensively.

The kids have daily homework assignments that are character and discipline-related and encourage parent participation during the program.

I want to emphasize, this is NOT a regular karate class held after-school.

It is a behavior modification program with an emphasis on respect and discipline. Hopefully, you will see positive behavior changes in all participants. If any of your children play with the skills taught in the class please let me know immediately so that I can correct that misbehavior.

Again, We volunteer our time and all necessary support materials in order to have a positive impact on the participants and on the community and hopefully have some of the children interested enough to enroll in our program. We do require a minimum of 25 participants per program.

Our program has been developed in conjunction with Ph.D. Educators and Psychologists and has received accolades from educators all over the country! Many, many references are available from educators as well as parents.

All classes have been very well received. Please call the KarateBuilt Martial Arts closest to you or our national number: 866-311-1032 to discuss holding a program at your school.






Ch. Master Greg Moody, Ph.D. and KarateBuilt Martial Arts have been selected the nation’s #1 martial arts schools for EIGHT YEARS IN A ROW!

KarateBuilt L.L.C. was founded in 1995 by Dr. Greg Moody, an 8th degree Black Belt and Chief Master Instructor, KarateBuilt Martial Arts and Karate for Kids offers 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 of the day, 7 days a week at 866-311-1032 for one of our nationwide locations. You can also visit our website at

About Dr. Greg Moody:  Dr. Moody is an eighth-degree black belt and chief 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. Chief Master Moody is a motivational speaker and educator and teaches seminars in bullying, business, and martial arts training, around the world. See more at

Dr. Moody is also a licensed psychotherapist and maintains a practice at Integrated Mental Health Associates ( where he specializes in couples therapy and mens issues.

The KarateBuilt Martial Arts Headquarters at KarateBuilt LLC 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. KarateBuilt Martial Arts serves Cave Creek, Carefree, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley Arizona as well and Grand Rapids, MI.

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