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Belt Essay
Students must write an age-appropriate essay for their belt in order to earn their white stripe!

Upcoming Events

all-day Belt Testing POSTPONED.
Belt Testing POSTPONED.
Mar 23 all-day
FYI, Belt Testing postponed for Mar 23. A new date and time is TBD, and we’ll let you know in plenty of time. Thank you.
all-day 24 Hours of Karate!
24 Hours of Karate!
Apr 14 – Apr 15 all-day
10a-10a ! Spend the entire day and night with nothing but karate and karate games! We have an action-packed 24 hours into a late night. We don’t drop until they do! Please see Mrs. Mendoza[...]
all-day Fight Club on Friday.
Fight Club on Friday.
Apr 20 all-day
MX will be used for a special testing on Sat, Apr 21. So, fight club will be on Friday, Apr 20.
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Instructors Lynnette and Franco Mendoza have a combined 52 years of experience in the martial arts.

 MX Martial Arts Academy is a dojo committed to excellence of self, family, and community.

We are located in Gilbert, AZ and are ready to train your whole family.



• Martial Arts for All Ages
• Karate
• Tae Kwon Do
• Fitness Kickboxing
• Hyper Pro Martial Arts Program
• Birthday Parties
• Day & Summer Camps


Dojo is a Japanese word that means “Place of the Way” or “Place of Learning”. A dojo is a community full of people practicing how to be better people. It’s all about family… celebrating each other’s successes, and offering support when we fail. This community comes in all shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds. This is a safe place, where students challenge each other, make mistakes, learn from them, and apply what they’ve learned out in the rapidly changing world.

There’s a lot to explore and a lot to learn at MX Martial Arts Academy. In their truest forms, most martial arts provide opportunities for balance. They condition the body, strengthen the mind, and expand the spirit. At times they are used to keep us safe. At times, they give us the strength to stand up and lead. Dig deep enough, and you will find that the martial arts are a journey of self-discovery which can aid us in unleashing our true potential. At MX, we teach that path with the best of American Freestyle Karate and Tae Kwon Do.

Our martial arts programs are designed for the whole family. Everyone can benefit from the martial arts and just wait until you see the impact it will have at home, school, and work! 


MX Martial Arts Academy is the best karate school in Arizona!!!! Go Titans!! Great instructors. National and state champions!!!!!!!!
Charles St. George


My 8-year old daughter goes here and it’s undoubtedly the best karate school around! It’s a safe environment, where kids learn so much about martial arts AND about themselves. There are no hand-outs here…everything is earned. The owners/instructors are two of the finest people you will come across! Their genuine care for the kids is evident from the moment you walk in! You won’t be disappointed!
Sachin Shah



We absolutely love MX Martial Arts and Master and Sensei Mendoza. Our daughter joined the MX Martial Arts School about 5 months ago and has truly enjoyed everything about it. Master and Sensei Mendoza do a wonderful job with the students and definitely treat all their students like family. In addition to training the kids in martial arts, they care about what is going on with their students at home and at school.
Jodie Salas



This is an amazing martial arts school! Both of my children have been trained by the Mendoza’s and we have run out of room for all of the trophies they are winning at tournaments!
David R. Terwilliger



Master and Sensei Mendoza are the best teachers and wonderful people! Their dojo takes a total view on the moral, mental, and physical growth of a student. They walk the walk, instill respect, and mandate that moral and respectful acts at home and school are part of earning each belt. Both my boys are enrolled, love it, love the other kids, have improved self confidence, and are noticeably growing.
Bill Kenney



Great place to study martial arts whether you’re a beginner a black belt a 2nd grader or an adult. Great family environment. Hands down the best martial arts studio.
Raquel Schatz