9251 So. 700 E. , Sandy, UT 84070
(801) 553-1464

Sandy Martial Arts

Learn how to protect yourself & your loved ones.
Get in great shape at the same time.

The 5 Reasons Our Martial Arts Classes Are
So Life-Changing, For Both Kids & Adults.

Dear Friend,

Our Sandy martial arts school might just seem like a place to get fit and learn self-defense.

Well, we do help people with that too! But there are some more "subtle" things that happen when you train in our programs.

Here are a handful of those life-changing things people walk away with...

Soaring Confidence

Learning anything new can be difficult. You’ll notice right away that many of the techniques and drills we teach are challenging, but that’s the point!

As you practice, and test yourself both physically and mentally, you’ll realize that with all your hard work, your instructor’s guidance, and consistently showing up - you are capable of crushing your goals! This sense of achievement gives our students soaring confidence.

As you develop new skills like punching and kicking- or even how to do a push up for the first time- you’ll experience a sense of accomplishment that’s incredibly satisfying and fulfilling. We love seeing this develop in our students!

Remarkable Focus

Martial arts is challenging and requires your full attention. As you concentrate on listening to the instructor, then performing what they taught you, you start to build crucial links in your brain that increase your ability to focus… and for longer periods of time. 

What’s great is that this intense concentration naturally pours into all other areas of your life. 

Adults report being able to not only focus better at work, but they’re able to release things and clear their mind at the end of the day, as well. Kids benefit too as they pay more attention at school and at home. 

Fitness Will Suit You

No matter what your starting level is, each one of our students improves from the state they were in when they walked in for their first class. From complete and total beginner to elite athletes, we strive to make sure each class is loaded with challenging and fun exercises that work your entire body.

You’ll be so focused on performing techniques unique to some of the worlds top performing martial artists, and having so much fun, that before you know it, the class is over, and you not only learned powerful martial arts...

... but you got a great workout, too. Being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and confidence as well.

Circle of Friends

Even if you’re an introvert, our kickboxing classes seem to make shy and quiet people come alive and shine. We provide a safe, non-intimidating environment where we all want each other to succeed. We don’t have people trying to outdo each other or staring at you if you don’t look a certain way. 

Everyone is super friendly and supportive. Making friends with the other members is effortless, which then makes our fitness-minded family thrive.

We provide an environment that fosters friendship, motivation and success. It's something quite empowering to see and feel.

Martial Arts + Fitness Fun = A Winning Combination

Reignite your passion for life in our awesome classes! No two workouts are ever the same and you’ll rock your body to the core with fun, functional movements. 

Gain lean muscle, increase your coordination, and learn dynamic movements which are super-secret to martial arts conditioning. You’ll never hear military style yelling and we don’t use body shaming, ever. Just fun, positive motivation so you can be and do your best. 

Our students work hard, but they play even harder! Laughing, smiles and feeling good about yourself are part of every class.

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Welcome to Denda Academy of Martial Arts! We are excited to help you on your journey to learn Tae Kwon Do, self-defense and other traditional martial arts in ways that empower you and your family!

The amazing staff of highly skilled instructors and coaches teaches both kids and adults alike to become confident and assertive individuals with high self-esteem. Students learn how to persevere, push past their physical and mental limits and overcome the many difficult tasks we all face in life.

Sure, students can learn to kick and punch anywhere, but we believe that it's the personal growth and self-development that everyone experiences at Denda Academy… skills that last a lifetime and help to ensure your SUCCESS in life.

Your child will learn to become more motivated and productive at home, have a better attitude about homework and see their grades improve, and develop the necessary confidence to succeed in the fast-paced world we live in.

We believe that "To Do is To Become" and we look forward to seeing what you become when you train with us. What is it that you want to become? The sky’s the limit so dream big!

Denda Academy’s programs were developed so that EVERYONE can participate - regardless of age, shape, size or fitness level. Our goal is to unleash your inner champion, no matter what age you are, and to EMPOWER everyone who walks through our doors.

Taekwondo and Martial Arts in general is a VALUABLE tool for learning about life and making your dreams come true. You can use it to improve your life, as well as the lives of others. Our goal is to help you and your family to reach your full potential… one awesome block, kick, and strike at a time.

We love sharing the art and science of martial arts with people like you who really want to learn and improve their life… and their families’ lives. Get ready to experience…

And the best part about all that is that it’s super fun and exciting!  

Martial Arts + Fitness Fun x Lots of Laughs, Smiles & High Fives = A Winning Combination!


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Are You New to Martial Arts?

If you’re a BEGINNER and nervous about starting, no worries! We’ve got your back and you’ll get a ton of support and encouragement from everyone. We will train you at whatever fitness level you are and at your pace. 

It’s unfortunate that bullying has become a big problem in our schools and neighborhoods. Learning self-defense gives your kids the know how to be confident, stand up for themselves, and prepared to defend themselves, if necessary.

ADULTS – if you’ve lost your mojo, training with us is a great opportunity to really put your heart and soul into something you’ll love! It’s always a FUN mix and you’re around like-minded people in a positive environment. That challenging, total body workout you just got will seem more like playing than working.     

How anxious and stressed are you? Martial arts is a great way to unwind and relieve stress… and it also provides a form of meditation. The amazing benefits are endless… so find the class that’s best for you and watch your life change in many delightful ways!

Read below about the awesome instructors here and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Meet the Instructors

Master Den Dutson & Mrs. Sammie Dutson are the owners of family-operated Denda Academy of Martial Arts, which has been awarded “Best of State Winner” 13 times!

"Master D" and "Mrs. D" (as students refer to them) have a unique perspective on how martial arts can help children develop both physically, and more importantly, mentally.

Master Dutson is a Gold Medalist in Olympic Sparring and a Bronze Medalist in Traditional Forms at the 2005 World Martial Arts Championships. He is a multiple Utah State Champion in Traditional forms and Olympic Sparring.

He was the coach of the State of Utah Taekwondo Team that participated in the 2007 World Hanmadang Taekwondo Championships in Korea.

He is a board member of Utah Gyeonggido Sports Counsel.

Master Dutson has a Bachelor Degree in Korean Studies and Business from Brigham Young University in 1996. He is a 1992 Graduate of Seoul National University’s Korean Language Research Dept. in Seoul, Korea.

Master Dutson has studied and worked in Korea for 7 years. He has also been the translator for the Korean Olympic Speed Skating teams for the past 16 years, during the Olympics, World Championships, and World Cup competitions. He trained the Korean Olympic Speed Skating team in Taekwondo and developed a speed skating technique using Taekwondo that assisted their athletes in winning several World Championships, World Cup Championships and Olympic Gold Medals.

Mrs. Dutson is the Co-Owner and Programs Director at Denda Academy. She loves working with the parents and students in making sure they are well taken care of and are successful in the programs we provide.

She is warm and welcoming and makes sure everyone feels a part of our Denda family.

Master D and Mrs. D also work closely with local elementary schools and support many community organizations here in Utah.

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