“Self-Defense Training to Prepare You for the Fight of your Life”

115 E. Williams Field Rd., Ste. 103, Gilbert, AZ 85295

Located on the Southwest Corner of Williams Field Rd. and Gilbert Rd. in the Fry’s shopping center. We are 3 doors east of Fry’s, right next to Peter Piper Pizza. Just look for the big sign that says “KARATE” and you will find us. We are open Monday – Saturday for your convenience.

About Us

With our students progression and happiness in mind, we have created a fun and safe environment in which to learn the martial arts. Our state of the art facility here in Gilbert has just what you are looking for.

In our 30+ years of teaching experience, we have come to find that most everyone who initially sets out to learn the martial arts, has a goal in mind. Those goals very and it is our job as your coaches to discover them and help you achieve them.

Our goal is to improve the lives of each and every student by providing healthy lifestyle choices of exercise and nutrition.

We strive to make positive choices on a daily basis that help those in our community better themselves. By providing a learning environment that continually grows and changes to keep advancing, World Champions Training Centers Alpha Krav Maga is helping make your experience the best one possible.

With the Life Skill benefits of the martial arts and the positive learning environment here at World Champions, there is no better place to start the journey to the new you.

Don’t sit back and watch others achieve their dreams, let us help you and your family achieve yours.


Joseph Edmondson has been involved in martial arts training since the early age of 4. While growing up in California, he was picked on and bullied in school and lacked confidence. That is, until his mother decided to put him in the martial arts, which helped to build his self-esteem and teach him to defend himself.

His teacher was Grand Master Dan K. Choi, who’s famous students include Ernie Reyes, Sr. and Ernie Reyes, Jr.; Cynthia Rothrock, Tom Callos, Scott Coker, David Douglas and Kim Do; to name a few. Grand Master Choi, who retired in the year 2001, entrusted Joseph to teach his students and oversee enrollment. He promoted Joseph to 5th Dan Black Belt in January 2001, bestowing upon him the title of “Master Instructor.”

Master Edmondson has owned and operated his own schools since 1995, promoting martial arts and improving the lives of thousands of students over the years. He holds multiple advanced degrees of Black Belt and numerous teaching certifications. Still committed to learning even more forms of realistic training, Master Edmondson began training with Alpha Krav Maga instructor Sam Sade, who promoted Master Edmondson to “Coach” and has been a huge proponent of the Israeli System ever since.

You may have seen Master Edmondson, aka Karate Joe; on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and Good Morning America; as well as Black Belt Magazine, to name a few.

To this day, you will find Master / Coach Edmondson training alongside his students on a daily basis and even after his years of competition and numerous championships; he still finds joy in teaching his students how to perform at a top level.

Master Edmondson has also recently been added to the Board of Directors for Alpha Krav Maga International. For more information about AKMI, please visit

Meet Our Coaches

Continued Education is our Top Priority

Here at World Champions Alpha Krav Maga in Gilbert, we take your training seriously. Our coaches are hand-picked from our existing student base. “There is something to be said for building a coaching team comprised of our existing students” says Master Edmondson. Not only do they continue to train on a weekly basis, but we put our coaches through a rigorous training process after which they have to complete annual certification exams. You are in GREAT hands here at World Champions!

George Bell
Master Instructor

GrandMaster George Bell has been in martial arts since he was a child. Training and competing became his passion, having won USTU National Championships and making the US National Team. Master Bell has high level Black Belts in several arts, including TKD, BJJ and Hapkido.

Isaiah Longstreet

Coach Isaiah has a passion for Krav Maga, which he has been training in for a couple of years now. Mr. Longstreet began teaching our kids program and hasn’t looked back. “I love to see people reach their potential” says Coach Isaiah. 

Larry Colboch, Jr

Coach Larry has been an athlete his entire life. Playing multiple sports from childhood, before deciding on football at the collegiate level. He has a passion for helping others and has been a great addition to the Alpha team.

Jack Arnold

Coach Jack has been helping people in the medical field for years through his education in nursing. Having started Alpha Krav Maga a few years ago, he set out to continue his quest for growth through coaching. Coach Jack also used his Krav Maga training, along with dieting, to lose over 100 lbs since last year. Great work Coach!

Rob Brower
Asst Coach

Although Coach Rob just started his training with us less than a year ago, he has made a great asset to our team. Coming from a leadership role in the field of education, Coach Rob has already made an impact on our Alpha Kids classes. Welcome aboard coach!

Ashley-Rachel Jaramillo
Asst Coach

Coach Ashley has been taking Krav Maga with us for over a year now and has set her sights on receiving her Coaches certification. Having a Bachelors degree in both Education and Psychology, and being a highly accomplished teacher has made her a great addition to our team. We look forward to her daily contribution to our Krav Kids program.

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Alpha Krav Maga is complete fighting and fitness. The system was created by owner Master Sam Sade, a former soldier in the IDF and Mr. Israel.  Alpha Krav Maga is a unique International Based Business Enterprise. It is designed to ultimately serve the personal development needs of thousands of people across the world, through integration of Mind-Body-Soul, through a self-defense and fitness approach never used before.

Our aim is to teach our students how to earn a black belt in life. Motivational and inspirational advice will combine cutting edge, nutritional guidance – and with Krav Maga, Israel’s Pre-eminent Martial Art – a total experience for our students. Our ultimate goal is to teach each of them how to break out of mediocrity, awaken their hidden hero, and live up to their God-given potential. Anyone who desires real change and is willing to commit to action is a candidate for our training curriculum. Doctors, homemakers, police officers, teachers, troubled teens, battered women, and the average Joe, represent only a small group of individuals we intend on supporting

For more information on AKMI, please visit our website at

About Gilbert, AZ

Gilbert is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located southeast of Phoenix, within the Phoenix metropolitan area. Once known as the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World”,[3] Gilbert is currently the most populous incorporated town in the United States. Gilbert encompasses 76 square miles (197 km2) and has made a rapid transformation from an agriculture-based community to an economically diverse suburban center located in the southeast valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area. In the last three decades, Gilbert has grown at an extremely high rate, increasing in population from 5,717 in 1980 to 208,453 as of the 2010 census.

Gilbert, AZ, with surrounding areas in Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Queen Creek and San Tan Valley; is home to World Champions Alpha Krav Maga, a Martial Arts facility focusing on programs in Krav Maga, Taekwondo, Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Fitness Kickboxing, After School Transported Martial Arts and Birthday Parties.