We don’t have our own commercial space. We are so old school that we don’t even have a school. Over time, we’ve come to believe that the old way of itinerant teaching is superior to the current retail world of martial arts. The fact is that all you need to learn is a flat, temperature controlled space, an open mind, and a bit of courage. Everything else is bullshit.
Our classes include elements of Aikido, Tai Chi, Cane, Centering, and basic martial principles. We stress both self protection and protection of your attacker whenever possible. Self development is far more important than competition with others so we never spar. Our classses are both intense, fun, and open to all types of humans. Testing and rank is available, but not required. Be Brave. You can do this.
If you’re interested in a scheduling a class, just give us a call or an email or message us on Facebook and we’ll get your class or seminar scheduled. We’ll come to you. We’ll even work with you on price. This is as close to private tutoring as you’re likely to find and it allows for very rapid advancement.
For more information, please check the Facebook Desert Monkey Dojo Training Group for training schedules.
Private and Semi Private Classes
Angus has been teaching and training others for 25 years.
He offers personal private sessions in your home. This can be a one time session or an ongoing commitment.
We also have ongoing semi-private classes at our location Downtown at a very affordable $10 per person fee. Small group classes are scheduled weekly. You can email Faye to get on the list or request to join our Facebook DMD Training group to get weekly schedule updates. There is no ongoing commitment. All you have to do is RSVP and show up. (Although if something comes up, you always have the ability to cancel – just make sure you let us know when you can’t make it or you might get kicked off the list!)
Talk to Faye about getting on the list for schedule updates and how to RSVP for the semi-private classes.
These classes can include:
- Somatic Integrity
- Developing a Personal Practice
- Tai Chi
- Martial arts basics
Please contact our business manager Faye for more details:
Morihei Ueshiba developed Aikido to stress the moral and spiritual aspects of the martial arts, especially nonviolence, harmony, and peace. Aikido is practiced with a partner and has few offensive techniques. Instead we place emphasis on dynamic movement, balance, and self control. At DMD we show the lethal application of every technique but we PRACTICE the compassionate version.
Tai Chi forms were developed over hundreds of years as a meditative way to address health, calmness, and self defense. It’s practiced all over the world for its physical and mental benefits. The forms provide a perfect platform to study human movement, meditation, and personal enrichment. Unlike Aikido and other martial arts the forms do not require a partner so they can be practiced anywhere.