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Three Ways That Martial Arts Will Enhance Your Life Skills

Martial Arts training at KarateBuilt™ Martial Arts Academy improves a wide variety of life skills for students while expanding their physical and mental capabilities and providing remarkably effective total body workouts.

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Anyone who’s ever seen an adventure movie is no doubt aware of the high profile of Martial Arts in cinema (even if somewhat exaggerated or unrealistic) and pop culture, but there’s so much more to the disciplines than thrilling action on the big or small screens.

As youngsters watching the hit movie “The Karate Kid,” nearly everyone wonders whether he or she can be a Karate Kid too. The quick answer is YES, anyone – young or old, tall or short, thin or fat, regardless of race, background, sexual orientation, differently-abled, or any other factor – can study and practice Martial Arts to become adept at self-defense, competition, performance, and leadership. A good Martial Arts training regimen teaches far more than fancy kicking, punching, and leg sweeps! Quality instruction includes a litany of valuable lessons in life, leading to happier, more powerful, and more educated practitioners.

Martial Arts Training For Young and Old Alike

Whether you’re eight or 80, it’s never too soon or too late to learn. Remember: learning Martial Arts isn’t just for self-defense training (though that’s the part that gives many the incentive to begin). For some, the important aspect of Martial Arts training is physical fitness. For others, especially parents of younger children, fostering discipline in their child’s regular activities is a primary consideration. Here at KarateBuilt™ Martial Arts Academy, teaching children is our main focus and we concentrate on a great deal more than just fighting and self-defense techniques. We also concentrate on essential character qualities such as:

  • Courtesy
  • Respect
  • Discipline
  • Paying attention
  • Following directions

If you live in the Cave Creek, AZ and Grand Rapids, MI area, KarateBuilt™ Martial Arts Academy has a convenient location and schedule for you. We work hard to proKarateBuilt Martial Artsvide the very best teaching environment, and the results are both gratifying and easy to see.

Martial Arts training can enhance outlooks, abilities, and skills that improve quality of life for all age group. For a six-year old, it might primarily be discipline and respect. For a middle-aged adult, it could be anger management or self-esteem. For some, effective self-defense techniques may be paramount, while an elderly student might be looking for beneficial physical and mental activities.

There’s no doubt Martial Arts practice can provide a serious workout, but most techniques can be learned and practiced with varying intensity. Kids from six to 12 have different routines than those in the seniors group, although many principles and fundamental attributes are the same.

On the most basic level, Martial Arts training works in three critical areas:

  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Emotional

Similar to practicing meditation, they are good for body, mind, and spirit. To learn the truth of these claims first hand, fill out our contact form, and begin your own uplifting and rewarding journey today!


KarateBuilt Staff 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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