Martial Arts of Tucson is committed to providing you with the best in Martial Arts and fitness training. We offer multiple programs in order to meet your goals, whether you want to lose a few pounds, or receive your master certification in a traditional martial art. Our instructors will tailor their programs to meet your individual needs in a safe and professional training environment. We stand out from the rest because of our excellence, our professionalism, and our diverse offering of programs for you to choose from.
Martial Arts of Tucson opened its doors at 5250 E. Pima St. on June 4th, 2001. David Shanstrom, owner, has been teaching Aikido for many years in the Tucson area. He partnered with Ryan Maza (Jujutsu), Scott Meyer (Tae Kwon Do), Enrique Olivares (Karate) and John Blue (Tai Chi) in a very non-traditional venture, bringing a multi-faceted arsenal of styles to the public.
As the martial arts have developed over the centuries, a great deal of energy has gone into trying to decide which style is the best, often resulting in disputes that have prevented the growth and expansion of knowledge that could come from sharing.
It is a spirit of growth and development that prompted David to offer four different styles from three different countries (Tae Kwon Do is Korean in origin, whereas Aikido, Jujutsu and Karate are Japanese) under the same roof. Our staff would like to invite you to grow and develop with us as we make this move into exciting and uncharted territories of martial arts training.