Zanshin American Karate and Kenpo proudly serving Gilbert

Zanshin American Karate and Kenpo has Classes in Gilbert, Perfect for Kids, Teens, and Adults Martial Arts Lessons.

Who we Are And why You Should Train Here

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life..

Get To Know Our World Class Instructors

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Shihan Paul Fuller

Shihan Paul Fuller began training in 1981 in Alabama in the Korean art of Mu Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do before switching to Taekwondo in 1982. In 1985 he took a 10 year hiatus and returned to training at age 25.

He has trained in many styles including Taekwondo, Yoseikan Budo, Shinkendo, Wing Tchun, Combat Hapkido, and American Kenpo.

Shihan competed extensively in the 90s and won many championships in forms and sparring.

Among his accomplishments are:

Graduate of The University of Alabama in History with a minor in Anthropology.

4th Degree Black Belt American Kenpo

4th Degree Black Belt Taekwondo

Level 4 Autodefence Wing Tchun

Level1 STX Instructor Filipino Martial Arts

Battle of Atlanta Officials Hall of Fame 2009

Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card Number: 2019F16777 EXP: 8/28/2025

Shihan Fuller was recently inducted into the American Martial Arts Alliance Foundation’s Who’s Who In The Martial Arts Hall of Honors and is a co-author in the 2023 best selling book!

All of our adult instructors are cleared by background check to work with children or are in that process.

Shihan Fuller has taught in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Colorado, and Arizona.

“I have been teaching since 1998 and teaching professionally since 2005. I look forward to many more years of helping make people’s lives better through Martial Arts!”

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Sensei Brock Jordan

Brock Jordan is 26 years old and has been training in Martial Arts for 11 years. He has achieved the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt 3rd Level.

He is your two time Arizona State Champion in Weapons competition and you should see what he can do with a sword!

He is also State Champion in Traditional Forms and a top sparring competitor.

He enjoys teaching children and adults and improving their quality of life!

Sensei Jordan is a family-oriented man and is active in his local church community. He is working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from BYU Idaho.

He also went from his Level 1 Instructor Certification to Sensei in under 1 year!

Sensei is fingerprint certified by the Arizona Department of Public Safety!

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Ms. Neha Sharma

Ms. Sharma is 18 years old and has been training in the Martial arts for 13 years!

In this time, she achieved the rank of 2nd Degree 2nd Level Black Belt. She began instructing at age 15 and achieved her Level 1 certification at 16 years old.

She is also a top ranked fighter on the AZMARRS Tournament Circuit!

She is a graduate of Gilbert Classical Academy and will be attending ASU this fall. At school she played violin in the orchestra, was in Varsity Track, and was captain of the Cheer Team.

Outside of Karate she enjoys modeling, long distance running, and hiking. She even hiked The Grand Canyon with her father!

Ms. Sharma loves to help her students feel confident in their Karate skills and persevere through any hardships they may experience in their training.

Ms. Sharma is now in the process of being fingerprint certified.