North Valley Martial Arts

North Valley Martial Arts


So this is the end of this chapter at the best dojo I have ever been a part of this song is a goodbye to you Sensi and to my home ....I am sensei Mariah because of you I learned to love myself ,believe in myself ,and to never quit never try just do because of you ! You will forever be apart of me and I will live my life in everything you taught me ❣️🙏 Thank you for the amazing family I have gained in this home and thank you to everyone who continues to support me and believe in me because of Sensei James ❣️ excuse the ending of this video but I hope you all enjoy my last goodbye 😭😭❣️❤️
Practicing in the Living Room before dinner😍
Morning workout at the park with resistance bands, including some karate reviews.
practice at home!!!

We offer both Personal Private Instruction and Group Classes for all ages and skill levels. Just sta

North Valley Martial Arts, Self Defense & Fitness has offered quality Martial Arts, Self-Defense, and Fitness training in North Phoenix/Scottsdale for the past 16 years. Owned and operated by James Mckaskle and staff since 2005 and providing quality instruction, coaching, discipline, and fun using the Martial Arts as a tool to build character and comradery. Open to Adults and children of all ages with regular classes and private instruction.

Operating as usual


Celebration of Life will be held at 14401 N 35th Pl, Phoenix, AZ 85032 on February, 19th, 2022 from 11:00am-1:00pm. We encourage you to bring a memory and/or picture in contribution to memory books for Meranda and James (4x6 format).

If you have any questions, please feel free to text this number: 602-329-8779.


James E McKaskle, Sr
March 3, 1969 – January 16, 2022

Celebration of Life

A Life Remembered
James E McKaskle, 52, passed away unexpectedly on January 16, 2022. James was born in La Mirada, California on March 3, 1969 to his surviving mom, Pamela Ann Forest. He grew up with his sister Tammy Lea Black and raised his daughter, Meranda McKaskle and son James McKaskle Jr.

James spent his earlier life in California where he started his family and moved to Arizona in 2006, where he spent his remaining years. James thrived on being a mentor, instructor and student. He entwined his love for the lord and martial arts to create a dynamic practice of encouragement and enlightenment within his dojo. While running a successful martial arts dojo, he received his bachelor's degree in Science Religion at Liberty University. James was artful in using scripture mixed with martial arts to help his students advance in their practice and life. His encouragement, accountability and love will be missed, but not forgotten. His practice will live on in each students and teachers daily practices.

Celebration of Life will be held at 14401 N 35th Pl, Phoenix, AZ 85032 on February, 19th, 2022 from 11:00am-1:00pm. We encourage you to bring a memory and/or picture in contribution to memory books for Meranda and James (4x6 format).

James McKaskle 01/24/2022

James McKaskle

We are saddened to share the passing of our Sensei. James touched many of his students through his ability to train and nurture their development in the martial arts.
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that due to the nature of how the business was structured, everything dissolved with his passing and therefore, the dojo must close, as of January 23, 2022.

Though this is the closing of a chapter, his legacy is not forgotten. Questions about future training can be directed to Mariah and Ayden, to who we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for stepping up and keeping things going over the last few weeks.

We wish to close by expressing our appreciation for the outpouring of love and prayers, we have felt every single one. A celebration of life is being planned with a date yet to be determined, details will be shared as soon as they become available.

There is a memorial website and a gofundme page. The memorial website will be updated as we plan the celebration of life. The links are down below...
GoFundMe -
Memorial Website -

McKaskle Family

James McKaskle We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of James McKaskle. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to t...


Nerf war


Nerf Gun war!


Great job!!


Congrats Alex!


This young man has come a long way. Super proud of him!! Keep kicking butt!


Monday…Kick some behind day!




Friday Night Testing.


Test day


Yellow Belt Test!


Congratulations to these three! They worked hard and performed well against some really good competition. Well done!!


Kickin Plates!


“Look fear in the eyes and punch it in the face.” -Sensei


No quit, No Try....
Just Do!




We worked on crescent and axe kicks with some application ( taking out pillars (attacking the guard.

North Valley Martial Arts 08/18/2021

North Valley Martial Arts

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Foot work drill.


Some students never finish packing. Don’t know what they were packing for, why they were packing and refuse to listen to answers.


Who doesn’t love dojo pup?




For his b-day! Birthday sparring.


One handed sparring


True enough.


Camp Ova! Thank you all for a killer final camp and four amazing camps altogether!!


Birthday Boys Clash!


RH kick!


Guard Work


Sparring Day @ camp 4


Last Camp


Noodle Tag

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Our Story

North Valley Martial Arts began in 2006 with several friends and training partners working out in a park. Our workouts got bigger and eventually we found a space to rent in the Scottsdale Airpark. This has given us an amazing opportunity to serve and empower our community through teaching martial arts.

We like to keep it simple: Great workouts with great people. We like to train hard and have fun while we do it. When you leave one of our workouts you will be a better martial artist and better person than when you started.

We are very excited that you are interested in starting your martial arts journey with us! There are so many lessons to be learned by training in the martial arts we looking forward to sharing the journey with you.

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