Warrior's Dance is unique in that it blends martial arts, movement, and athleticism into a form that challenges your complete body and mind...
The first day of class, I discovered new muscle groups moving in unison. As class progressed, I began to shed those rigid layers...
David’s style is eclectic and unique; it refuses to end up in a fixed routine of movements that get repeated in every class… indeed every class is different, though related, and it is impossible to get bored...
As an older and very active athlete of many years, I am grateful to have found in Warrior's Dance a certain softer approach to conditioning that is allowing me to stay very strong and age with such grace and dignity...
I highly recommend Warrior's Dance for anyone interested in self-development on a higher plane of mastery...
I have taught and practiced yoga for many years, and recently began Warrior's Dance. I immediately noticed results that I never experienced from yoga...
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Welcome to Warrior’s Dance
David Lader began developing Warrior’s Dance in 1995 at The Dojang, A Martial Arts Community in Tucson. This was Mr. Lader’s fifth martial arts establishment – his previous four schools were located in New York, Vermont, and Ohio respectively. Currently a 5th Degree Tae Kwon Do Master and head instructor of the Warrior’s Dance School in Tucson, Mr. Lader’s original inspiration for Warrior’s Dance derived from his need to develop a safer, gentler, and more mindful warm-up routine for his own aging body – traditional Tae Kwon Do had already begun taking a serious toll on him by his early 30′s.
Through the years, Lader’s training included yoga, ballet, and various other martial arts, including Hapkido, Tai Chi, Hsing-I, and Pa Kua. He also went on to become a Certified Group and Individual Trainer through the American Council on Exercise in his late 30′s. Putting his knowledge of biomechanics, martial arts, and dance together seemed an obvious course for Lader. Having had a lifelong passion for music and creative movement, it was only natural for David to develop Warrior’s Dance. At the age of 50, he is still actively creating, moving, dancing, and teaching his innovative approach to martial arts to students of all ages. David Lader and his wife Asa currently live in Tucson with their children Linnea and Noah.