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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
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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
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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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Thankful for Time

As we approach the upcoming holiday of Thanksgiving, it’s a time when I like to stop and reflect on the meaning of Thankfulness.  I often wonder, how do other families celebrate this American Holiday? Do you start out at a food pantry giving out food to homeless? Perhaps around the television watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade? Ladies, maybe we are gearing up in the kitchen preparing our tasty meal for our lovely families? Gentleman, maybe you are getting ready to throw that turkey on awaiting time with football and the boys?  Or perhaps if you a real thrill seeker running in the Turkey Trot with your smaller ones?

Hmm, I love to listen to other people and the way they celebrate Thanksgiving. For me, I can say that my husband and I gather our friends over and have a delicious meal before watching and for me snoozing on the couch in the afternoon while football is playing. (And perhaps I’m gearing up for the biggest shopping day of the year. LOL) (Side note: Don’t forgot our special Holiday class on Black Friday and best deals of the season) However, one thing comes to mind each year. What are you truly thankful for?

The one thing I have to say this Thanksgiving that I’m so Thankful for are the people I’ve met over these past few months working at John Wai Martial Arts Academy. In my last blog, I posted about change. How easy did I think that was going to be transitioning from one role to a new one? Not as easy as I thought. BUT what I’m so grateful for, the people, my team, #FAMILY, I would like to call them, who have been there for me through the ups and downs, the smiles, and the tears. (Also, my amazing husband who is standing beside me through it all…)

The past few months has allowed for me to see that Time allows people to heal, to change, to learn, and to grow. No matter what’s going on the inside, time keeps going. I’m so THANKFUL for the last few months, and how not only has my TEAM been there, also the students at John Wai Martial Arts. What a wonderful group of dedicated hard workers, aging from 3 all the way to 12. Getting to know these kiddos, and their amazing families, has been a true blessing. Also, to all the wonderful girls (lady ninjas) that train here, my heart is so happy each time you walk into the studio. You ALL are special, and if you don’t know that by now, in TIME you will.

For the wonderful OVERDRIVE people who have committed the last eight weeks of their lives getting up early with the insane Osei, well, KUDDOS to you and your determination. Yes, TIME again has allowed for change in you. Each of you are special, and I hope that you know how inspiring each of you are. From listening to your stories, ranging from different jobs to families and incorporating time to finish this camp strong, seeing your perseverance, what a wonderful group of people!

So now I’m running out of room, and time (well for now), until next TIME, we hope you all have a very safe and HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Enjoy the TIME TOGETHER!

From our team, #FAMILY, to yours….

Rachel