“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

We’re parents just like you.

When we designed our Gilbert Martial Arts School, we built it around the things that we wanted to see for our children – discipline, respect for others and self-esteem. We are the cities leader in teaching character development to children – reinforcing the values you teach at home. Children are rewarded for making good choices in all areas of their lives.

And it’s not just for kids. We have terrific adult and family martial arts programs too! Alpha Krav Maga is a blend of the best aspects of several different martial arts styles. It combines the hand techniques of Boxing and Thai Boxing, the kicking of Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai and Kenpo Karate, the ground defense of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and self defense against weapons and multiple assailants.

Our Academy has one main goal: to improve the confidence and health of our members through martial arts and self-defense training.

We aim to positively impact not only our clients, but our community, through education and sharing the benefits of quality training. World Champions Alpha Krav Maga believes that the best way to build actual self-esteem and real-world skill is through the achievement of goals that are challenging and rewarding.

There’s no better platform to do this than martial arts.

We are committed to reversing the trend of false confidence and unjustified entitlement. We keep our classes fun but real and love the strong bonds that develop when we’re focused on not only self-improvement but helping others succeed as well.


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.

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.

Joseph Edmondson
Master Instructor / Head Coach



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.

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.