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Derek Declaire

NOW OFFERING AMAZING VIRTUAL CLASSES TOO!!! JOHN WAI MARTIAL ARTS was swift to adapt to Covid-19 changes and requirements allowing members to keep training via online classes while also maintaining safe in person training with social spacing, extra cleaning, and sanitizing measures. They even implemented virtual game/activity nights for the kids. It doesn't get any better than this. A TRUE Martial Arts Family. We LOVE this place. THANKS JWMA!

Aziza Mustafa

I have only been a member for a short period of time, but I absolutely love it! Everyone from the instructors to the members will make you feel like family. The instructors are motivating, inspiring, and will make your goals their goals. I'm always excited to attend the intense, yet fun, kickboxing sessions and my Kung Fu trainings. Glad I found them!

Maria Heilig

John Wai Martial Arts is an amazing academy that offers so much to such a wide range of people. The instructors have great personalities that make you feel at home. Very very happy to come here every week for kickboxing, and to find friends with goals like myself :)

Cherie-Richard Aguinaga reviewed John Wai Martial Arts Academy
5
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John Wai Martial Arts Academy is by far the best place around for studying Martial Arts. Kids and adults alike can learn a variety of forms such as Kung Fu, Sanshou, and jiujitsu. Best of all John Wai's staff members are knowledgeable, friendly, and 100 % professional! My whole family attends John Wai Martial Arts Academy and we are more well-rounded, happier, healthier, and stronger because of it. If your on the fence, hop off and walk into JWMA; you'll be happy you did!

Lili B. León reviewed John Wai Martial Arts Academy
5
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This place has been by far the best place for martial arts for my son . The instructors are very nice and knowledgable and take the time to teach the right techniques !
Not to mention the adults kick boxing class is addictive !!!

Alissa Pifer reviewed John Wai Martial Arts Academy
5
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So glad I signed up for the web special and ended up joining! The instructors are great and actually take the time to learn your name and get to know you. The workout is great and I actually look forward to working out. Honestly can't say enough good things about this place.

Carmen Wai Casal reviewed John Wai Martial Arts Academy
5
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I don't write reviews often, but I just wanted to make it known how great this school is. My 6 year old daughter has been taking Kung fu classes here for about a month now. She absolutely LOVES it. All of the instructors are impressively both talented and incredible at their art, while always going above and beyond to make it a fun and enjoyable class for the students. I love watching the children learn while having a great time. They build confidence, discipline and an early appreciation for martial arts. I really can't say enough about this wonderful place.

Ashley Starr Mulata Howard reviewed John Wai Martial Arts Academy
5
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I give John wai martial arts plantation five stars because not only did they help me drop 30plus pounds in a year but they change my life! And help me accomplish so many hurdles I've face throughout my journey. I can honestly say the instructors dont just come to work and clock in; they value each and every memeber as YOU were the only one. If you're searching for a fun, clean and friendly cultured lifestyle that would mode you inside out; mind, body, and soul JOHN WAI MARTIAL ARTS is the perfect platform to help you get in the best shape of your life inside and out!!

Cristina Miralles reviewed John Wai Martial Arts Academy
5
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This is a great place!. I really like the atmosphere, the people, and especially the kickboxing classes. I can't complain. The trainers are awesome and that makes you want to go work out. Before I would have to drag myself to the gym, now I can't wait to go through a few punches or do a few burpees. If you haven't thought about kickboxing or martial arts, I would definitely consider it. :)

Carmen Melendez reviewed John Wai Martial Arts Academy
5
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Gotta love this place. This is a great atmosphere to work out and be able to achieve your fitness goals. John Way Martial Arts Academy has the best people on staff to help you get fit and have fun doing it. Can't get enough of this place. Hope this review helps you join this fantastic group!! :)

Jason Furman

Myself and kids have been members of JWMA for 4 years now. This place has become our home away from home. My wife and myself always say that bringing our kids here has been one of the best decisions we have made for our children. This isn’t just some typical strip mall MMA gym this place literally is family. Now that we are all living in these strange times of self isolation and stay at home orders the online version of JWMA has become the one constant in our lives and this is incredibly important to our kids through this time. At the end of the day of school from home they still get to improve on all of their facets of MMA they have been studying for years, but they also get to stay connected with their JWKF family. All of the staff members here are truly the best you could imagine from any person in any line of work. Even though we are Plantation, FL residents we are currently in Tulsa, OK during this crisis taking care of a family member. We really don’t know what we could do without the availability of this virtual school version of JWMA. We can’t wait to get back to the “real thing” but in the mean time this allows us to stay connected to what we all need most........hope.

Rio Espinoza reviewed John Wai Martial Arts Academy
5
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Outstanding place! Staff are very approachable, knowledgeable and all in all great with kids. Today's event really has given my children the confidence they need. Was the best decision I've made for them in regards to dealing with bullies. Thanks for having us!!

Monique Nortelus reviewed John Wai Martial Arts Academy
5
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Joining John Wai Martial Arts is one of the best decisions I've ever made! It has changed my life completely. When I first started I was 100+ pounds overweight and I had no previous gym experience. I was extremely nervous and apprehensive about joining because I couldn't have imagined being able to successfully lose weight and establish a healthy lifestyle. Well let me just say, in 6 months I lost a total of 60 pounds and have lost so many inches off my waist it's mind blowing. The instructors passion and charisma make the classes so much fun and addicting! I can personally say they are like a second family to me.

Cindy Fallon reviewed John Wai Martial Arts Academy
5
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John Wai Martial Arts is the best place to get your fitness on. You will burn more calories here than anywhere else and have a great time doing it. In addition to that you will be learning skills that will help you build confidence and could save your life. The instructors here are all top notch, join and you won't be disappointed.

Justin Seedman reviewed John Wai Martial Arts Academy
5
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Truly one-of-a-kind world class family owned martial arts and fitness training facility. My family I were members here for many years. I highly recommend you check it out. You won’t be disappointed!

Amanda Salas

I’ve been coming to this school for about 2 years now and I never stop learning or pushing myself here. Owner is very conscious and makes it a priority for all members to feel comfortable while training. ESPECIALLY FOR LADIES. Fun and friendly staff! I take advantage of kickboxing, kung fu, Bjj, and (pre-COVID) Muay Thai. Always fun!

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Super Moms in Martial Arts

10 Characteristics of a Martial Arts Super Mom

All moms are super. (Check out our video on 2 Super Moms)

After all, they have the toughest job of them all – raising today’s youth.

While every mom is special in her own way, there is something quite impressive about a martial arts super mom. The moms who train in martial arts are transformed into modern day powerhouses of confidence and strength.

And that’s not all.

Here are 10 characteristics of a martial arts super mom to inspire your super side!

Her Heart Is Healthy

Research has shown repeatedly that physical activity is the only real way to improve cardiovascular health. There may be no better complete workout than martial arts. Super moms with robust cardiovascular systems have stronger hearts and lungs, increased bone density, and reduced risk of heart disease and some types of cancer.

Her Mood Is Happier

Regular physical exercise is one of the most effective ways to improve your mood. Physical activity releases endorphins responsible for positive feelings. These happy, natural chemicals can remain active for hours after exercising. Martial arts is a fantastic workout where training quickly gets the endorphins flowing, making super mom a happy mom!

Her Patience Is Perfect

Ok, her patience may not be perfect, but it has definitely begun to shine through. Patience is a prerequisite of becoming a strong student in martial arts. As super mom trains, she learns to be less impulsive and instead relies more on situational awareness. By slowing down, she more easily sizes up the challenges in front of her to find the best approach in finding success. Outside the studio, patience really does become a virtue, making super mom a positive force with those she interacts with every day.

Her Muscles Are Toned

Martial arts are a balance between fast-paced action and controlled movement. The combination can significantly increase the amount of muscle mass super mom has. The result of regular training is a toned, fit body. And, with more muscle comes a higher metabolic rate, allowing super mom to burn more calories every day!

Her Focus Is Formidable

Martial arts are as much about mental strength as it is physical prowess. Training requires a laser-like focus in body control. Regulating breathing and becoming fully aware of one’s surroundings are critical for martial arts success. Honing the ability of self-awareness and focus may have the greatest impact outside the studio. With improved focus, super mom is able to tame the most difficult tasks from beginning to end.

Her Lifestyle Is Healthier

Training in martial arts helps super moms meet their physical activity goals. But, the health benefits extend well outside of the studio. Eating habits generally improve as your body regulates eating signals better. Sleep also usually improves as exercise helps relax the body and the mind. More water is consumed when training, helping to flush toxins out of your body. All of these health benefits are key in making martial arts super moms!

Her Social Circle Is Bigger

It is not always easy for adults to find new friends who share the same interests and goals. Too often, we become friends out of convenience rather than by choice. Co-workers and other parents filled our friend bucket. However, when joining a martial art, you are making the decision to join a group of individuals who are looking to improve themselves both mentally and physically. Having a similar goals and overcoming challenges together creates bonds only found within martial arts and friendships that can last a lifetime.

Her Flexibility Is Fantastic 

Martial arts is truly a complete workout. Critical to training is a focus on stretching. Improved flexibility provides for a wider range of motion and ability to maximize each punch, kick, and throw. More importantly, greater flexibility can reduce the likelihood of injury. For super moms, this means the not only become better martial artists, but better at other physical activities as well!

Her Confidence Is Colossal

Life is full of challenges. How super mom approaches obstacles can mean the difference between her successfully meeting the challenge and falling short. Martial arts constantly present new hurdles to overcome. Some hurdles may seem too high to cross. But, every time she tries and succeeds, her confidence grows. Layer upon confident layer is put down, building a foundation that allows super mom to take on tasks once thought impossible!

Her Reflexes Are Remarkable 

Reflexes are important in everyday life. From maintaining balance to avoiding danger, the speed at which super mom responds after training in the martial arts improves. The ability to quickly react and act can save someone from severe injury. Consider riding a bicycle or running near a busy road. Quick reflexes allow us to move swiftly out of harm’s way. Moreover, super mom will be much better on the field or court when participating in her favorite sport!

Creating Today’s Super Moms

Martial arts can make anyone super! Improving both the mind and body, training in martial arts can be a transformative experience. Check out some of our Plantation super moms for yourself:  SUPER MOMS VIDEO If you are ready for the challenge in creating a better, stronger, and more focused, visit our Plantation Martial Arts Academy. Martial arts might be the pathway that makes you super!