Denda Academy of Martial Arts

(801) 553-1464

#1 Rated Martial Arts Program In Sandy: A Way To A Better You

“Thanks for visiting. We’d love to have you as a student at our martial arts school. But first, you should learn more about us by reviewing the info on this site..and feel free to see what other people in the community have to say about us on our customer review page. I hope you find your visit valuable and I look forward to hearing from you.”

Master Den Dutson
Owner, Denda Academy of Martial Arts




The focus of our martial arts school in Sandy UT is on physical fitness, character development and self defense, rather than fighting. Our overarching goal is in building our student’s self-esteem.

Sandy Martial Arts ClassAs soon as you become a martial arts student, you join a community that works together toward improved physical strength and stamina, better focus and concentration, greater self discipline, competency in self defense and, most importantly, increased self confidence.

For us at Denda Academy of Martial Arts, the practice of martial arts means respecting each other, encouraging and supporting each other and celebrating each other’s successes.

These values are especially important in working with children and families — the primary focus of our martial arts school in Sandy UT.

We have martial arts programs for students of all ages.

For children, our emphasis is on character development and physical fitness.

With adults, our goal is to deliver all of the benefits of martial arts, including improved muscle tone, increased cardiovascular fitness, lower stress levels, increased energy, and greater flexibility.

Self defense is also emphasized, but it’s always tempered with the training on how to seek alternatives to conflict.

Each of our martial arts instructors is committed to teaching the physical skills while applying attitude-shaping exercises aimed at bringing out the best character and physical potential in each student.

We hope you become a Sandy martial arts student at Denda Academy of Martial Arts.


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Denda Academy of Martial Arts is humbled and honored to be named Best Martial Arts School in Utah for the past 6 years in a row by the Best of State Organization 2009-2014. We were also named Best Alternative Education in Utah for the past 3 years for our Verbal Defense Bully Prevention program that we teach in the Canyons School District.