Discovery Defense Arizona

Discovery Defense Arizona

5.0(3 reviews)


We teach real world self-defense, based on the art of Taijutsu. This includes stand up, ground, weapons, and weapons defense techniques. We don't focus on just one area, because in a self defense situation, you can never be sure what will happen.

We have the only two instructors in the state of Arizona to have trained with both Black Belt hall of fame member Stephen K Hayes and Master John Poliquin, and are the only Discovery Martial arts affiliated school in the state as well.

While we teach a serious subject, we like to do it in a fun, friendly atmosphere. There are no "Belt egos" here.

The fact that our students walk out the very first night with an actual start to finish self-defense technique that they could use in the real world to protect themselves and their family


Hired 1 time
3 employees
4 years in business
Serves Mesa , AZ

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Square, Zelle

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Student's age

14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Disciplines interested in

I can make a recommendation, Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Krav Maga

Experience level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


For self defense, Building strength and confidence, Developing discipline, Improving physical health

Class type

Private training, Group classes

Number of students

1 person, 2 people, 3 - 4 people, 5 or more people

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  • Reviews

    0 reviews


    alysia V.

    I highly recommend Discovery Defense Arizona. I have been training with these people for a long time. Much of what you do in this class is hands-on sparring with the goal of teaching self defense. Its a great way to get exercise while working on something practical. In many ways, this is also my therapy. I have a busy life and being able to come in and work on techniques with these people I feel comfortable with reorients my focus and releases tension from my day.
    Finally, I think the most important thing I have gotten from Discovery Defense is a sense of family. Everyone is here for each-other and this is a tight group. Starting my training was one of the best decisions I made leaving college!
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    May 04, 2023


    Paul W.

    Knowledgeable instructors who care and are to help the students learn and excel. This place is a gem of a find. Do yourself a favor and check them out!
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    April 25, 2023


    Christopher C.

    They are a great group of people! Very warm and welcoming from the first moment you walk in the door. You instantly feel like part of the family.
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    May 29, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    New students typically work directly with one of the black belt instructors during the first several classes, just to make sure they are comfortable.  

    Each of the instructors is a second-degree or third-degree black belt, all are certified instructors by the discovery defense schools, all of them have first aid and CPR training, and each one has a minimum of five years certification as an instructor.  Between the 3 senior instructors, we have close to 25 years teaching this art. 

    Classes run $90 per student, for in person, which allows the student unlimited access to all eight scheduled classes per month. We have a family discount of 5% off the total tuition amount for two students, or 10% off for three students, and 15% off if there are four or more students. We also offer a discount for First responders, medical providers, and teachers 

    I had actually followed this system since I was in junior high school way back in the 1980s. I never had the opportunity to train in the system until moving to Arizona. After obtaining my first-degree black belt hi, like the other two instructors wanted to be able to not only advance but help others learn this valuable system self-defense.

    We have work from children as young as five years old, two as old as 70 years old

    We are most happy with the opening of this new school in the Chandler Gilbert area, and we are excited about growing it from the current level of students to a much larger level in order to provide more people the skills necessary to feel confident in being able to defend themselves in today's sometimes frightening world.

    Services offered

    Mixed Martial Arts