Local karate school searching for former students, families

(file photo)

(file photo)

Mike Wall, owner of Paradise Valley School of Karate is reaching out to the community to invite former students and families to a celebrate 35 years of business.

Mr. Wall has spent the last nearly four decades serving the greater Phoenix community through martial arts education. He has taught the values of discipline, perseverance, respect, self-worth and self-defense to hundreds of students from the ages of four to over 50.

For 35 years, Paradise Valley School of Karate has been dedicated to helping its students feel safer and stronger.

Mr. Wall came to Phoenix to be a student of Master Robert Trias, known as the Father of American Karate as Trias opened the first karate dojo in America right here in Phoenix, according to a press release. Mr. Wall was a staff instructor in the trias dojo even after he opened his own school in 1981.

Paradise Valley School of Karate has fostered numerous national and world champions in a wide range of age groups. Though the accolades have been numerous over the years, it is the legacy of personal development that Mr. Wall has fostered among his network of students that ranks as his greatest accomplishment, the release stated.

“Being able to make a difference in the confidnece of individuals for multiple generations is truly the greatest joy for me,” Mr. Wall stated in the release. “I am now teaching children of students and soon I’ll be teaching their grandchildren.”

Mr. Wall and his school will be celebrating its 35th anniversary on March 20 with a public picnic at Cactus Park at Cactus and Scottsdale Road. All former students are invited to join Mr. Wall that day for a celebration. The picnic will be 1-4 p.m.

For more information visit pvkarate.com or call 602-867-9204.

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