Cardio Karate / Kickboxing

Cardio Karate is a fun, aerobic workout comprised of simple self defense techniques, punches and kicks. Students work at their own pace, developing basic self defense skills and burning calories.

Cardio Karate / Kickboxing
Mon. & Wed. 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This extremely popular class is part of our unique BagWorks Fitness program.  Get ready to trim down, shape up, get moving and have FUN!  Exercise in a high-energy, music-filled environment while learning boxing moves, kickboxing techniques, and karate basics while using aerobic movement.  See our Bagworksfitness web site for more information.

This extremely popular class is part of our unique BagWorks Fitness program. Get ready to trim down, shape up, get moving and have FUN! Exercise in a high-energy, music-filled environment while learning boxing moves, kickboxing techniques, and karate basics while using aerobic movement. See our Bagworksfitness web site for more information.

This is a moderate-paced, no belts, no uniform, action packed, sweat producing kickboxing aerobic workout for all our fitness fans. “Join us! It’s a Knockout of a Workout!”

This extremely popular class is part of our unique BagWorks Fitness program. Get ready to trim down, shape up, get moving and have FUN! Exercise in a high-energy, music-filled environment while learning boxing moves, kickboxing techniques, and karate basics while using aerobic movement. See our Bagworksfitness web site for more information.

Jujitsu

Jujitsu was created by the Japanese samurai caste for hand-to-hand combat. Translated, it means “the soft art”. Jujitsu emphasizes the use of leverage and technique to overcome an opponent. It’s a comprehensive system of hand-to-hand combat skills: punching and kicking, throws and escapes, weapon defenses, ground fighting, and rolling and falling techniques.

Because of its wide range of skills (striking, grappling, throwing, falling, joint locks and chokes) jujitsu is a very effective form of self-defense. In fact, most of the defensive tactics that are taught to the armed forces and police departments of many countries are derived from jujitsu.

Kodenkan of Tucson offers 2 styles of jujitsu; Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and Matsuno Ryu Goshinjujitsu

Youth Judo/Jujitsu is a self-defense martial art designed to promote self-confidence, self-discipline and youth fitness through the ancient traditions of Japan.

Jujitsu was created by the Japanese samurai caste for hand-to-hand combat. Translated, it means "the soft art". Jujitsu emphasizes the use of leverage and technique to overcome an opponent. It's a comprehensive system of hand-to-hand combat skills: punching and kicking, throws and escapes, weapon defenses, ground fighting, and rolling and falling techniques.

Youth Jujitsu (ages 5 to 12)
Mon. & Wed. 4:00 – 4:50 p.m.

The study of Jujitsu (Japanese for “gentle art” ) focuses on using an opponents own force against them.  Used primarily for self-defense, Jujitsu incorporates  throws, pins and escape techniques.  Self-defense is not the only benefit, however; Jujitsu also emphasizes respect, goal-setting, self-confidence, self-discipline, teamwork, coordination and physical fitness.  Classes taught  in a fun, safe atmosphere with an emphasis on when it is appropriate to use these skills and when it is not.

The study of Jujitsu (Japanese for “gentle art” ) focuses on using an opponents own force against them. Used primarily for self-defense, Jujitsu incorporates throws, pins and escape techniques. Self-defense is not the only benefit, however; Jujitsu also emphasizes respect, goal-setting, self-confidence, self-discipline, teamwork, coordination and physical fitness. Classes taught in a fun, safe atmosphere with an emphasis on when it is appropriate to use these skills and when it is not.
Adult Jujitsu (ages 12 to Adult.)
Mon. & Wed. 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Matsuno Ryu style)
Tues & Thurs.. 5:00 – 6:00pm (Danzan Ryu style)
Wednesdays: 8:15-9:45 p.m. (Hiraido Jujitsu)
Fridays: 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Hiraido Jujitsu)

While the study of martial arts through the centuries has grown from the need for self-preservation, modern study emphasizes more diverse goals such as personal growth, physical fitness and goal-setting as well as the self-defense aspect.  The study of Jujitsu (Japanese for “gentle art”) focuses on using an opponents own force against them.  Used primarily for self-defense, Jujitsu incorporates throws, pins and escape techniques.

While the study of martial arts through the centuries has grown from the need for self-preservation, modern study emphasizes more diverse goals such as personal growth, physical fitness and goal-setting as well as the self-defense aspect. The study of Jujitsu (Japanese for “gentle art”) focuses on using an opponents own force against them. Used primarily for self-defense, Jujitsu incorporates throws, pins and escape techniques. 

Welcome to Matsuno Ryu Goshinjitsu. The foundation of this modern jujitsu system was introduced in 1947 as Kajukenbo. Matsuno Ryu has maintained many of the jujitsu skills once taught in Kajukenbo by two of the co-founders Joseph Holck and Peter Choo.

Welcome to Danzan Ryu Jujitsu which was introduced in Hawaii in 1932 by Judo Master, Professor H.S. Okazaki. This traditional system incorporates joint locking, throwing and pinning skills similar to Judo emphasizing self-defense rather than competition.

Women’s Self-Defense in Tucson AZ

A 2-day course designed to empower and educate women. The focus of this series is to learn and practice methods that may decrease the likelihood of becoming a victim through education as well as the use of physical techniques.


A 2-day course designed to empower and educate women. The focus of this series is to learn and practice methods that may decrease the likelihood of becoming a victim through education as well as the use of physical techniques.

Welcome to the Kodenkan of Tucson positioned in Tucson, Arizona. At the Kodenkan of Tucson we’ve offered expert instructions in a number of fighting techinques to decades of Tucsonans for over 45 years. Now with the conclusion of our 5, 000+ rectangular ft . facility at Broadway and Pantano, were Tucson’s most significant and hottest dojo (style school).

The Kodenkan of Tucson shows a multitude of traditional and modern fighting techinques styles including Karate, Jujitsu, Judo, Kung Fu, Batto-do (Japanese Sword), Hiraido (Mixed Martial Arts/MMA) and Lil’Dragons. With classes for children, young adults, adults, and elderly people, we’ve something for almost every relation!

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