Rebuilding PHAS3

To the vast, extended Family of PHAS3  Martial Arts,

I am posting this page on behalf of many students and friends of PHAS3 who have suggested it to support our school that has helped so many people during its 12-year history. 

PHAS3 is so much more than a place where you get in shape and learn martial arts. This school has truly transformed many lives. For every one of us who has been welcomed as family, and received the tireless commitment to help us and our children become the best in ourselves, we are at a pivotal moment where we can show our appreciation and ensure the great gift of PHAS3 continues to brighten lives and our community.

What Happened

During the night of Friday, April 6, 2018, a combination of factors caused the roof of the school to cave in. Rainwater then entered through the damaged ceiling, causing further water damage to the floor and equipment.  The physical location of the school and most of its equipment was basically destroyed.


 Sensei and a handful of students were able to remove training pads and a few other items before the building was sealed. All other equipment and supplies are expected to be lost.

The programs will be affected and of course the staff will be facing great challenges during the disruption and expenses of moving to a new location.

What's Next

The Brown family is determined to continue with the school through this hardship. However, there will be challenges ahead that you can help with.

Check the PHAS3 website  for the most current school updates.


PHAS3 plans to continue all classes as soon as possible.

Muay Thai classes will begin first at a temporary location starting Wednesday,  April 11, and at a new permanent location as soon as possible.

Judo classes will start later. Details to follow.

Kids After School Program & Summer Camp

Due to their special location needs, the After School program and Summer Camp are closed until further notice.

How You Can Help

PHAS3 will be facing many immediate and long-term financial challenges. 

Any amount you can donate will help towards the many expenses created by this unfortunate event.

Summary of Anticipated Costs

Payroll .  All great PHAS3 staff will be affected by the loss of income during this time.

School Income.  The school's income will be impacted greatly, mostly due to the loss of the After School and Summer Camp programs.

Relocation. There will be expenses to set up a temporary space.


Rebuilding and Equipment. 

The greatest expenses will be getting back up and running in a new location, something we all want to keep this amazing asset in our lives and community.

There will be countless expenses that cannot all be calculated given it took Sensei and Stephanie 12 years to build up to this point.

Immediate items we are aware of include:

Mats - $7,000

Boxing Ring - $10,000

Punching Bags - $4,500

Bag Rack - $9,000

Of course there is all the training gear, equipment, and office equipment and supplies.

Other Ways You Can Help

When we  have a new location, there will be many opportunities to help prepare it to be our new home. We will welcome anyone who can help with painting, installations, carpentry, (even welding to put together the new bag rack) and other skills. 

Thank You

Thank for your supporting PHAS3 during this time.

This campaign set up by PHAS3 student, Kurt Hoffmann, with the approval of  PHAS3 owners Sensei Ben and Stephanie Brown. All funds will go directly to PHAS3 and the rebuilding of the school.

Check the PHAS3 Martial Arts website for the most current school updates.


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  • Emily Hostutler 
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
  • Kimberly Kim 
    • $200 
    • 36 mos
  • Forest and Lynn Tardibuono 
    • $1,000 
    • 36 mos
  • Francisco Hernandez 
    • $150 
    • 36 mos
  • Heather Hopfer 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kurt Hoffmann 
Santa Rosa, CA
Stephanie Brown 
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