San Tan Aikido Kokikai offers Gilbert's Favorite Martial Arts Classes for Kids and Adults

Welcome to San Tan Aikido Kokikai!

About Us:

Hi, my name is Tom Joanes, owner of San Tan Aikido Kokikai in Gilbert, AZ, and I want to welcome you to our website!

We have been honored to be able to serve the Gilbert area for years, and we'd be even more honored to be able to serve you and your family.

At San Tan Aikido Kokikai, we wholeheartedly believe that Martial Arts training can change lives. From increased Fitness levels and Quality of Life for Adults, to greater Confidence and Self Esteem for Children, we’ve seen firsthand the benefits that people receive from Martial Arts training, and we want to share those benefits with you!

So take a moment to look around our website; we offer multiple programs to fit your needs. If you see something you think might benefit you or your family, we encourage you to enroll for a No Obligation Trial.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Kids Programs

Kids Martial Arts classes build Confidence, Focus and Self-Esteem for Children of all Ages. Kids love the "ninja" moves, and parents love the Life Skills

Adult Programs

Our Adult Programs help you Lose Weight, Build Muscle, Get Fit and Feel GREAT. Plus, they're a TON of Fun!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1

    Can I try Class before I sign up?

    Yes! Our No Obligation Trial really is "No Obligation". We want you to be sure that what we offer and what you need are congruent. If so, you are welcome to become a member after your trial is up.

  • 2

    Do I need to be in shape to enroll for Adult classes?

    No! Although we definitely suggest maintaining an active lifestyle, if you haven't exercised in years, many of our classes will still be accessible. Once you're good at them and getting closer to your goals, you'll be able to increase the intensity and try harder classes. Before you know it, you'll be looking and feeling fantastic.

  • 3

    How Often Should I Attend Class?

    We see the most success with 2 classes per week, especially when just beginning.

  • 4

    Do I have to sign up for a certain period of time?

    That entirely depends on your level of commitment, and how much you're enjoying classes. If you're a not sure yet that our classes are right for you, you're not required to stay for a period of time, but if you're loving it and have a goal of achieving Black Belt, we have programs that will get you there!


What Our Members Have To Say

We think our Programs ROCK! But what about actual Members?

We are so excited to be joining San Tan son is thrilled each time he comes to class and is gaining focus and confidence as he progresses. Tom Sensei is very energetic, positive and skilled, and he and his staff relate very well to the children. We are grateful for this program for sure!

Samantha Paez

Aikido is amazing... My son took it for years from Tom and loved it. It's a great way to build strength and courage. It also gave him the confidence to be the young man he is today!!

Donna Montes

I have become a more confident person in school and everywhere else. When I give answers in class, I project my voice more, and participate more often. I have also become less shy. I have been talking to my friends more, and complimenting people I don't know very well at school. I have become calmer and am developing coping strategies in stressful situations.

Emma, student with 2 years of training

It has been helpful because I'm more aware of the mean kids at school and I'm especially aware of my space near them and anyone else. I feel a lot safer now that I know what to do if they were trying to hurt me in any way. And it's fun!

Sophia, training for 1 year

Training at the Dojo makes me feel happy and it feels like I belong here because everyone there helps each other.

Sophie, student with 16 months of training

Training at the dojo has given our daughter a personal confidence that she can accomplish anything. At the dojo she had learned that focus and dedication are tools she can use to be successful in school and other endeavors.

Gabe, parent

We have noticed more confidence in our son and he is excited for the potential of becoming a leader in the dojo.

Catie, parent

Training in Aikido has made me more relaxed.

Evan, student with 1 year of training

Contact Us

San Tan Aikido Kokikai

Spectrum Community Center, 2928 S. Spectrum Way

Gilbert, AZ 85295