Arizona Shotokan Karate

Arizona Shotokan Karate


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Today with Sensei Tony DiSardi, Sensei Malcolm Dorfman, Sensei Chuck Merriman, and in the selfie with our Sensei Shawn, Sensei Rod Elliot. @ Arizona Shotokan Karate - KWF America
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You are officially invited to the 4th annual Goshindo Games Karate tournament! Open to all ages and styles. This makes for a great ice breaker tournament for first time competitors as well as seasoned veterans. Beautiful awards, raffle prizes and competition experience! We run a fun fair show and would be honored to meet your group large or small!

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Great training tonight Sansei....OSS
Greetings to Sensei Shojiro Koyama from the Czech Republic ! John Nemecek, former student between 1980- 1990 :-)
To Tom Hyder Sensei, Pilar and ASK / KWF America members
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What: Arizona Shotokan Karate Unified Event
When: Friday June 12th Session 2 start time 7:30pm
Saturday June 13th Session 5 start time 1:00pm
Where: Raymond Kellis High School 8990 W Orangewood Ave Glendale, AZ 85305
Looking to attend the 2015 KWF International Shotokan Karate Seminar in Glendale, AZ? We've got your rooms and we are conveniently located within a mile of Kellis High School! Be sure to mention you're with the "International Shotokan Seminar" to receive your special rate. We look forward to seeing you!

Traditional Style of Japanese Karate Arizona Shotokan Karate (ASK) was established by Tom Hyder in 1973.

With over a decade of success in national and international competitions and more than 50 years of teaching experience, Hyder sensei is dedicated to the development of his students and himself in the art of traditional Shotokan karate. Karate classes are offered for all ages and walks of life. We welcome individuals interested in competition as well as those who just want to get fit and enjoy lear

Operating as usual


ASK Summer Camp from last weekend! Anthony DeSardi Sensei (7th Dan) demonstrating calligraphy skills (middle pic) in Japanese Kanji. Really added something special to the last day on Sunday... he made each by hand and gifted them to this years Camp Attendees!


ASK Summer Camp July 14th, 15th, & 16th (if the ac doesn't melt) at the Home Dojo! Four 1.5hr Sessions, Dan & Kyu Exam, & Pizza/Raffle Party! Returning again this year is Anthony DeSardi Sensei (7th Dan)!! Just Two Weeks Away!!!


Bimonthly (every other) Seminar Last Week! Kihon Kumite (basic/partner sparring) Had A Great Group Participating!


8th (yellow belt) & 7th (orange belt) Kyu Exam Results, From Last Night, Will Be Posted Here After First Being Awarded In The Dojo! Big Thank You To The Black Belt ( Sophia N. ) Assisting At The Exam Table!


ASK Training Schedule 10 Classes Mon-thru-Sat (closed Sundays)


Wall Calendar for DEC! Please note this coming Saturday is the Glendale Parade in/around the Dojo at 11:00am. We are going to have only one Class that day from 9:00am to 10:00am!


Fantastic Weekend at ASK Summer Camp 2022! 4 Training Session! Exam! PIZZA & Memories! BIG Thank You to the supporting Parents/Family! Another to Ignacio 'Nacho' Garcia for the Pizza Party (donation) & to the Members working it (Ron, Nikki)!!🥳


NEW July Schedule! Please note the 'Make-Up' Classes ANY/ALL Students may attend!


Results from this Month's Kyu Exam (shown@bottom)!
PASS 8th Kyu - David S.
PASS 5th Kyu - Clemente R.
PASS 4th Kyu - Paul S. & Jessie S.
PASS 2nd Kyu - Gilbert L. & Bryce B. (Dec Exam)

Great Work Everyone! Continue on the 'Path'...

(had to fix top-left pic... Scott Sensei blinked...)


8th Kyu Exam Results!

PASS - Iris P.
PASS - Tommy P.
PASS - Tloloc P.
PASS - Ian G.
PASS - Johnny P.

Great Job! Thank you to the Parents and the Examiners!!

Photos from Phoenix Shotokan Karate's post 07/18/2021

The Payson Summer Camp starts tomorrow. Please be careful on your drive there. First training starts at 6:30 pm. Oss!!!


It’s getting closer and closer, see you there!


Results from last weekends Kyu Exam:

Holly M. - Pass to 8th Kyu
Elijah B. - Pass to 7th Kyu
Clemente - Pass to 7th Kyu
Henry B. - Pass to 6th Kyu
Esther C. - Pass to 5th Kyu-'B'
David C. - Pass to 4th Kyu

Congratulations to those that tested and Thank You to the Black Belts that assisted with the Exam!


Online & In-Person 6 Days/Week!


The Dojo has been Approved to Re-Open by the State! We will Continue our 'Soft-Opening' Offering Training Online and In-Person & Online from the Dojo with all Center of Disease Control (CDC) and Arizona Dept of Health Services (ADoHS) Guidelines in Place!

ASK Members please look for an email with more info provided!

Best Regards,
Arizona Shotokan Karate (ASK)


Arizona Governor's Executive Order 2020-43 placed a 'hold' on all group 'fitness locations' (i.e. ASK Dojo) due to COVID-19. The Governor's Office will re-review the extended closure every 2 weeks from Monday July 27th. ASK will continue to offer training online 6 days a week until further notice!

Best Regards,
Arizona Shotokan Karate (ASK)

Photos from Arizona Shotokan Karate's post 07/03/2020

Wishing Tom Hyder Sensei a Happy Birthday! He began his formal training in 1969 and today holds the position of Director KWF-America as pictured below with Grandmaster Yahara (right) and Deputy Grandmaster Dorfman (middle).

!!! Have a Great Day Sensei !!!


AZ Governor Executive Order 2020-43 places a 'hold' on all group fitness locations (i.e. ASK Dojo) until the end of July. The Dojo will re-open but we Can & Will continue training online! For the Month of July we will offer the 6pm (Tue/Thu) Beginners Class as part of the online training classes!

Best Regards,
Arizona Shotokan Karate (ASK)


Just Train! 'Soft Opening' continues with 8 classes a week total, 6 streaming online, and 5 offered LIVE from the Dojo!

Photos from Arizona Shotokan Karate's post 06/06/2020

Great Training Day! Started with 9am Facebook Live-Stream with Shane Dorfman Sensei (KWF - South Africa)… 10am ASK Dojo Live-Stream with Scott Bartel Sensei... 11am Google Meet Live-Stream Kata with Fahmi Hashish Sensei!


Osu! Greetings ASK Members!

We continue to expand our 'Soft Opening' of the Dojo with the addition of Beginner-thru-Intermediate classes added Tue/Thu 6pm in the Dojo (not streamed online). This makes a total of 8 classes per week with 5 offered LIVE in the Dojo and still 6 of the classes streaming online (closed Sunday).

If training ONLY online is a better fit for you and/or your family ASK now offers an *Online-Only* Monthly Membership at a discounted rate (must be 7yrs+ of age)! We are following all the CDC Guidelines as we expand our 'Soft Opening' at the Dojo while trying to meet the needs of ALL our Karateka as best we can!

Call Tom Hyder Sensei (602) 743-3151 to change your Monthly Membership preference or for ANY questions!

Best Regards,
Arizona Shotokan Karate (ASK)


Greetings ASK Members! I'm very pleased to announce the 'Soft' Opening of the 59th Ave & Glendale Dojo! Currently, ASK offers Online-Classes Mon-thru-Fri 7pm and 10am Sat which is NOT changing! Moving forward the Tue & Thu Classes will Stream from the Dojo! As ASK Members you may continue to train online (6 times week) and/or join the Instructor in the Dojo Tue & Thu again at 7pm! Look for an email signup sheet, for just Tue & Thu 7pm, as there are only 8 spots available. There will be Center of Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines in place for training in the Dojo all of which will be spelled out in the forthcoming email sent to ASK Members! Contact he Dojo if you don't receive the email!

Best Regards,
Arizona Shotokan Karate (ASK)


Regarding the Social media campaign of false libelous accusations against our Deputy Grand Master Malcolm Dorfman.



In continuing cooperation with the State of Arizona's response to the pandemic, the Dojo remains closed thru May 15th (fri). However, ASK will continue to offer LIVE Online-Classes via 'Meets' (by Google) six days each week! Members, contact the Dojo to be added to the invite list. You may also contact us thru

Best Regards,
Arizona Shotokan Karate (ASK)

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Arizona Shotokan Karate (ASK) was established by Tom Hyder in 1973. With over a decade of success in national and international competitions and more than 40 years of teaching experience, Hyder sensei is dedicated to the development of his students and himself in the art of traditional Shotokan karate.

Karate classes are offered for all ages and walks of life. We welcome individuals interested in competition as well as those who just want to get fit and enjoy learning a martial art.

Since 2007, ASK is a proud member of the Karatenomichi World Federation (KWF), created by Master Mikio Yahara and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

We encourage you to visit our school in Glendale, Arizona, or our website for more information.

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5815 W Glendale Avenue
Glendale, AZ

Opening Hours

Monday 5:45pm - 8pm
Tuesday 5:45pm - 8pm
Wednesday 5:45pm - 8pm
Thursday 5:45pm - 8pm
Saturday 9:45am - 12:30pm

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