David Lader’s Homemade Clips Part 2

David Lader – July 1, 2012 Thanks for visiting me and these old Warrior’s Dance clips. This second piece is simply a continuation of the first one I posted… The music playing in the studio is Robert Mirabal’s song entitled “Popay Runner.”  I have been deeply inspired by this piece of music for many years.  It starts… Read More

Belt Rankings in Martial Arts explained by David Lader

I read a recent Martial Arts forum about some folks who are very concerned about the length of time it takes between belt rankings in their style… Here’s what I shared… Really, at the end of the day, as they say, there are so many styles, schools, organizations, etc., that there never has been, nor… Read More

Breaking Boards with David Lader

Warrior's Dance Video Montage with David Lader

In the video linked below, David Lader demonstrates breaking boards, the martial arts tradition that always manages to captivate audiences. In this demonstration, David also takes the opportunity to instruct students on how to hold ans position the wood while breaking boards. The way in which the boards are held is extremely significant and helps… Read More

Warrior’s Dance Video Montage with David Lader

This video was created to help illustrate some of the intense routines and graceful choreography that are practiced here at the Warrior’s Dance studio in Tucson.  As you can see in this five-minute video, Warrior’s Dance is not one type of martial arts training, but a hybrid of multiple martial arts and dance disciplines.  It’s… Read More

Martial Arts training is about more than just fighting

I am continually amazed and inspired by the passion, commitment, and dedication of our Warrior’s Dance students here in Tucson.  Our students always work and play hard in the studio, and the intense physical and psychological engagements that take place during our late evening martial arts training sessions seem to inspire many interesting topics of… Read More


Warrior's Dance is unique in that it blends martial arts, movement, and athleticism into a form that challenges your complete body and mind...

Rafael Otto
Tucson, Arizona

The first day of class, I discovered new muscle groups moving in unison. As class progressed, I began to shed those rigid layers...

Darrin Seidel
Tucson, Arizona

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...

Tamir Weiner
Tucson, Arizona

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...

Maralyn Goldstein
Tucson, Arizona

I highly recommend Warrior's Dance for anyone interested in self-development on a higher plane of mastery...

Dan Biel
Tucson, Arizona

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...

Barbara Kittel
Tucson, Arizona

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