Students are taught to follow through and complete goals. Achieving higher ranks allows them to realize their accomplishments, and that success instills confidence to all aspects in life.


Testing for belts is not easy. At No Limits Karate Academy, students are pushed not only physically but mentally as well. This is a test of heart, and to see them succeed is priceless.


Tournaments can be stressful but the training we provide helps students be prepared for competition. No Limits is proud to say our school ranks #1 in the USKA for 2018 and 2019


No Limits Karate Academy is focused on developing top leaders by teaching leadership skills, respect, perseverance, & goal setting through traditional karate. We have the best instructors here at No Limits Karate Academy. We can definitely make a difference in your children’s lives. We also accept adults and also have family classes.

We are proud to say we are the best, and our students think so too.

3632 W Pinnacle Peak Suite #120
Glendale, AZ 85310

Call us: (623) 869-6631


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Meet The Instructors

Mr. Wayne


Mr. Mark



At No Limits Karate Academy, we teach traditional Shotokan Karate. Shotokan Karate is a traditional Japanese Martial Art founded by Master Gichin Funakoshi and was the name of his first school in 1936. Shoto means “pine waves” (the movement of pine needles as the wind passes through them) and Kan means “house” or “hall”.  Through Shotokan, Master Funakoshi was known for popularizing Karate-Do, or what we now refer to as simply Karate. Shotokan Karate remains firmly rooted in a strong martial arts tradition, emphasizing lifetime training for a healthy mind and body, rather than strictly as a sport.

Karate means “empty hand”, and Karate-do translates to “the way of Karate”. Shotokan Karate is a weaponless martial art that is founded on the basic techniques of punching, striking, kicking and blocking, yet there is a deeper aspect to serious Karate training which deals with character development. Shotokan Karate is a way for an individual to realize greater potential and expand the limits of that individual’s physical and mental capabilities. Karate in an excellent, time-proven method of personal development.

No Limits students also learn Judo which is known as the “Gentle Art” and which also originated in Japan by Jigoro Kano in 1882. Judo teaches students how to defend themselves and attack from the ground. Students will learn the basics of Judo such as how to escape from the guard position, along with basic techniques to submit an opponent using joint locks and chokes. Judo was later adopted by the Gracie family in Brazil, who modified the art into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which primarily focuses on techniques from the ground only.

We believe that the combination of these traditional styles provides a well rounded course that everyone can benefit from. Both will teach students valuable self-defense techniques as well as respect and self-confidence.

Gichin Funakoshi







Little Dragons

(age 5-8)

Low Rank Youth

Little Dragons

(age 5-8)

Middle Rank Youth


Competition Team

4:00pm – 4:35pm

4:00pm – 4:50pm

4:00pm – 4:35pm

4:00pm – 4:50pm

4:10pm – 5:00pm

10:00am – 11:30am

Low Rank Youth 

Middle Rank Youth

Low Rank Youth Group A

Little Dragons

(age 5-8)

Closed* Session

Closed Session*


4:40pm – 5:30pm

4:55pm – 5:45pm

4:40pm – 5:30pm

4:55pm – 5:30pm

5:05pm – 5:40pm

11:40am – 12:40pm

Middle Rank Youth

Little Dragons

(age 5-8)

Middle Rank Youth

Low Rank Youth

Closed Session*


5:35pm – 6:25pm

5:50pm – 6:25pm

5:35pm – 6:25pm

5:40pm – 6:30pm

5:45pm  – 6:45pm


Adult Ranks

Adult Ranks

Adult Ranks

Adult Ranks



6:50pm – 8:10pm

6:50pm – 8:10pm

6:50pm – 8:10pm

6:50pm – 8:10pm





* No Classes












Changed for the better

So impressed with this team. My 3 year old was crying and screaming and they gently yet very effectively turned him into a happily engaged karate loving kid. You have a couple of very happy parents here.

More than Karate

Mr. Wayne is so wonderful with kids of all ages, he is also involved with helping the kids with issues outside of the dojo. All you have to do is ask him to talk to one of the kids and is right on it, plus he…

Family atmosphere

My son has been taking karate lessons here for over a year now. All the instructors are great with the kids, including the really young ones, and have made an effort to create a family-like atmosphere with the parents. My son is learning important skills, like…

A passion for teaching

No Limits Karate has been such a great experience for our son Cole and our family as a whole. All the instructors show great passion and are wonderful with the kids. I highly recommend this dojo.

Life lessons

Our son has been taking karate at No Limits for 3 years now and the lessons that he has learned at the dojo readily translate to real life. He has learned humility and respect in addition to the martial arts skills. We can’t say enough great…

A special place

Mr. Wayne is a fabulous instructor. As a grandparent, I have watched my grandkids not only learn self-defense techniques, but I have also witnessed a growth of self-confidence, self-esteem, and respect for teachers, friends, family,and opponents . This truly is a special place and I am…

Incredible Growth

It has been incredible to watch our 2 kids grow the past 2 years because of No Limits. My introverted daughter who started at age 2 has become more assertive and my very active son who started at age 4 is learning control. They are now…

The Best Dojo

By far the best dojo you will find in the valley. The instructors are amazing. My children have learned so many life lessons from karate. Our karate family has been a big part of our life. If you are looking for fun, competition, social confidence, sports…

Developing Confidence

I have been taking my daughter here for 2 1/2yrs and I love this place. My daughter has become more confident and strong and she has come a long way since she started. The instructors are amazing with the kids, circle time is the best, and…

Amazing Instruction

Mr. Wayne and Mr Mark have been incredible! They are so patient, respectful, disciplined and caring with the kids. They have been amazing role models for my son. Over the past 2 years, I have seen my son grow into an amazing boy, while attending No…

Watching them grow

Both of our kids have been going here since 2014. It’s amazing to go back through 3-4 year old videos and see how much each of them have progressed, not only in karate but across many areas. It has instilled confidence, respect, discipline, and given them…

Karate Family

My kids and I are all taking classes with Mr. Wayne, and all three of us look forward to the next time we can go to class. Good instructors make all the difference in the world! Mr. Wayne teaches more than just Karate to the kids,…


Do you work with all ages? My son is 5 and interested in starting karate – some places I have looked at don’t start until 7 years?

We start at age 2. He would fit in perfectly. It is perfect at that age, they are like sponges. They absorb everything quickly.

Is there a certain time to come by and check it out?

No specific time. Our instructors are here all day Monday – Saturday and available to talk to parents and sign people up. If you would like to see a class stop in anytime.

Is there a way to try it first?

Yes! You can view our trial specials here, or call us to schedule a free class! 

Who can benefit?

Everyone, even if you feel you are overweight, uncoordinated, inflexible, or lacking self confidence or self discipline, you may have the most to gain by training. Of course results should not be expected overnight, but if you train on a regular basis and stay with it, you will begin to see improvement. Nothing of real value is ever obtained with ease. All kinds of people benefit from Karate training. Women, children and men can be found at No Limits Karate Academy.

How long does it take to get a black belt?

Each person is different. The amount of focus, practice, and determination will decide how long it takes each student to recieve their black belt. Generally, it takes about 8-10 years to achieve a black belt.

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