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Daniel Nunez

This place is great! My son has learned so much in such a short amount of time! It’s their attention to detail and knowledge that makes this training outstanding. My son’s confidence has increased as quickly as his skill. His skillful ability to protect himself from larger opponents, both in size and height, is a credit to the training at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Chandler. In addition, I would strongly recommend this type of detailed training to young ladies as the mean to protect themselves from would be attackers.

Celeste Molina

Our kids can't get enough. I like how families are welcome to stay and watch. Staff is amazing. High energy. And helpful. Ashley is the best. Its cool how they put together events that celebrate their achievements. And you can tell they enjoy what they do for our kiddos!

Charu Fnu

I started taking my son to this place since it was on Groupon. So my expectations were not too high nor I knew what I was trying to get out of it. The orientation given by Ashley helped me understand Martial arts and it’s need. The first few classes led by Matt and Ashley were so phenomenal that I enrolled by son permanently. I have been so happy about my decision on this. My son loves taking these classes. I have seen a huge change in my 6 year old confidence and endurance. The classes also tries to make families part of the learning and goes beyond just Martial arts since it talks about Ninja core values like self discipline, Focus and Respect etc which are critical to anyone’s life. I would encourage anyone at any age group to take a class with Matt and Ashley and I can bet that you are going to love it and learn from it.

Ian Keith

Our son has loved training here for the past several months. The black belts who lead the beginners classes are knowledgeable and professional, and they're also great with kids. The training program is designed to address not only physical fitness and self-defense, but also aspects of character, such as good manners and citizenship. Everyone at QMA is enthusiastic, courteous, and helpful, and we've found the experience of working with them to be a very positive influence on our 10-year-old. Highly recommended!

Jen Moore reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
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Great place for kids to train! Our family loves the environment for both jujitsu and toshindo!

Nic Tillman reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
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Great experience for kids to learn so much more than just a martial art! Confidence, respect, discipline, patience, the list goes on and on. I highly recommend Quest Martial Arts for any family!

Jen Cummins Lynch reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
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My son and husband have been training at QMAC for years and love it. The instructors are amazing and truly care about each child's success, both on and off the mats. They learn life skills as well as martial arts, and they have a lot of fun!

Gerry Faide reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
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Great atmosphere, good workout. The JiuJitsu has been great but the people at Phoenix Quest have been even greater!

Benjamin Thaddeus Swank reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
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I've been going for two years. I've tried several different martial arts schools. I feel like this one has practical self defense, a welcoming and family oriented atmosphere and high quality training for a very realistic price.

I always feel welcome.

Matthew Entoshi Smith reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
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I have been training in To Shin Do since 2003, and I couldn't be happier. This art has brought a substantial amount of confidence to me in my daily life, and I couldn't be happier. I am able to use this art on a daily basis with the situational awareness it has shown me in addition to being able to read body language of people I interact with. I can't help but express how much of a positive impact this has had on my life. I couldn't be happier calling the Quest Martial Arts Chandler my home away from home.

Maryann Lasch reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
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Awesome people and great environment. My daughter said "best summer experienced ever!".
More power and God bless.

Rob Madera reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
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I have been coming to the PQC for a little over 2 yrs now. And this is by far the best Martial arts class i have ever attended, From the first day I walked in the door i was learning real techniques i could use. I didn't have to go home and practice Kata patterns over & over again. I learned real techniques that i could use right away! I didn't have to wait months to finally learn something. So i signed up both of my kids right away and they love it. They say that they feel like thay can really defend themselves and have more confidence. Thank you again for everything PQC!

Sherman Dorn reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
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Quest Martial Arts Chandler is a supportive environment for learning realistic self-defense. I have trained there for more than two years, after training in a dojo in Florida for eight, and seeing family members train with varying degrees of effectiveness in four styles of martial arts over more than 50 years of collective experience.

Without a doubt, I can assure fellow students that the training is practical, geared to all ages, positive and supportive, and responsive to individual needs. We do not spar for competition; we learn effective techniques that will not be hampered by having trained for artificial rules that attackers will never follow. (This is not to say that sparring is bad; it's just not training for street attacks.)

The staff at Quest Martial Arts are skilled at both techniques and in teaching in a positive manner. Under their teaching, I have seen adolescent girls grow in assertiveness and adults of all physical conditions improve their abilities and confidence.

Mark Jory reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
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The Gracie classes are great, the instructor is nice, and the students are the best training partners. I feel welcome every time I come in.

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Easy and Vital Tips to Stay Safe on Halloween

Ghosts, Goblins and Witches, oh my! The Halloween season brings a lot of fun memories for people. They can find their favorite characters or alter egos and dress up as other personas for a night. Taking children around the neighborhoods for candy at night has become the American staple for Halloween traditions. There are also social gatherings such as Halloween themed parties or dances that many people like to attend. But, as with any party or social event, there is always a slight risk of danger, that women, in particular, should be aware of. As fun as Halloween can be, going out late at night can place women in vulnerable situations. These are some tips on how women can stay safe on Halloween and still have a great time:

Travel in Pairs or Groups

When people see a group of women or two friends attached at this hip, they can be
sure that these women will stay that way for the entire evening. It is important to
stay with a group or another person because they have someone looking out for their
well-being at all times.

Stay Aware of Surroundings
Looking around and identifying suspicious individuals or objects can mean the
difference between a good and bad situation. When people can observe all the nearby
surroundings, they are able to anticipate and/or avoid situations that can occur. For
instance, paying attention to suspicious vehicles parked down the street in the
neighborhood can prompt someone to call the police immediately. Or, eyeballing a
nearby exit in a crowded house party can alleviate the need to find one upon leaving

Have Emergency Numbers on Speed Dial
Another way for women to stay safe on Halloween is to keep emergency numbers on
speed dial. This prevents one from needing to dial numbers in any frantic situation. It
is also a good idea for women to hold onto their phones as they are walking to their
cars. Doing so will give them quick access to a call or text if anything were to occur at
that moment.

Stay in Well-Lit Areas
With Halloween, most events will likely happen in the evening. Trick-or-treating with
the kids or hanging out at a party will definitely be during the evening hours where it
is dark and riskier. Parking vehicles under bright lights or staying in well-lit
neighborhoods will help to reduce the chance for a dangerous circumstance.

The spirit of Halloween can be fun and celebratory for women in many different ways.
Mothers get a chance to help their kids dress up and stroll neighborhoods in their
adorable costumes. Other women can play dress up themselves and attend parties to
socialize with their friends. As much fun as these types of things can be,
unfortunately, the dangers involved with these events will increase as well. So, it is
important that women follow some of these easy to follow tips to ensure a fun and
safe Halloween.