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As a 501c3 Non-Profit organization; we operate as a “pay it forward culture".


The Center for Humane Living is a tuition free martial arts, leadership, and wellness center located in
Phoenix, AZ.


Our Vision is to inspire all people to live peaceful and compassionate lives by embracing the traditional values of martial arts training.

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CHL is certified as a Qualifying Charitable Organization in the state of Arizona.

This individual income tax credit is available for contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations that provide immediate basic needs to residents of Arizona who receive temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) benefits, are low income residents of Arizona, or are individuals who have a chronic illness or physical disability. The tax credit is claimed on Form 321 ( The maximum QCO credit donation amount for 2023: $421 single, married filing separate or head of household; $841 married filing joint.

The tax credit can be used every tax year.  Please mail donations written out to “CHL” with our QCO # 22042 in the memo to:

Center for Humane Living Qualified Charitable Organization Fund
c/o Michael Foley and Lisa Dado
531 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix,  AZ 85008

Pay it Forward Culture

A tuition free martial arts and wellness center that operates off of a "pay it forward culture". Every interaction is centered on sharing knowledge, insight and experiences. We aim to provide a framework guided by the values of care for the whole person and care for the community thru active engagement in community service.

Wellness Center

CHL is a Wellness Center that provides high quality martial arts education utilizing a variety of health promotion techniques. We aim to be leaders in our communities, sharing goals of personal and community health and wellness.

Empower & Enable


CHL instruction and events inspire our students and instructors with their learned

skills and experiences. These opportunities empower individuals to thrive while promoting positive healthy lifestyle choices through educational programs and outreach events.

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