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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!

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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 :)

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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!

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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 !!!

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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
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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.

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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
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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. :)

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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
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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
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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.

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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.

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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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Top 7 Benefits of Martial Arts For Women

Women have been dominating the combat sports scene, offering some of the most technical and exciting fights in promotions such as the UFC & One Championship. This rising generation of athletes has been inspiring other women across the globe to add martial arts to their daily lives.

Additionally, increasing numbers of women are taking up martial arts to improve their physical and mental health.  And it’s not just cardio kickboxing females are interested in but combat style disciplines like Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA.

Here are some of the top benefits female martial arts students can expect:

  • Self Defense

From Muay Thai to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA to Kung Fu, martial arts offer an incredible variety of ways to defend yourself.  Punches, kicks, takedowns, and chokeholds are just some of the possibilities you can learn in martial arts classes. The training also equips ladies with the physical strength and mental sharpness needed to help in potentially dangerous situations.

Martial arts train every muscle in your body./ Whether you choose striking or grappling, or both, you will experience an increase in cardiovascular fitness as well as overall physical strength. The areas of the body women most want to train, such as the arms, legs, and core, are all targeted in sessions while still learning a new skill.

  • Self Confidence

Combat sports teach women to strike skillfully, accurately, and powerfully. This empowers women to explore a side of themselves that is not always welcomed in other environments. By learning something new and showing up consistently to classes, students also develop confidence in themselves and their abilities while lessening their fear of feedback and failure, which is a part of the martial arts journey.

  • Sisterhood

The martial arts community is like no other;’ to find a group of people that for at least an hour walk the same path as you is something truly special. The bonds that are made in class between women can turn into lifelong friendships. Partner work is an essential part of these sports and creates an environment of reciprocity that brings participants closer together.

  • Mental Strength

Martial arts have been proven to reduce stress and improve mental well-being. Not only is it a great form of release for pent-up emotions, but it also helps to build mental resilience and discipline. Classes can be challenging and will inevitably push you out of your comfort zone, but students soon learn how capable they are of doing things they previously thought they could not do.

  • Better Mood

Students often report elevated moods as a result of martial arts training. Exercise has been proven to be as effective as medication for some people who struggle with depression and anxiety. In addition, students tend to make positive lifestyle changes to facilitate their progress. This can be anything from drinking more water to eating healthier or in the way they deal with the outside world. All of these contribute to more happiness and appreciation for life in general.

  • Fun

The best part of joining martial arts is that it is always fun, no matter how challenging the class may be. The community is tight knit, but welcoming and the journey is fun, inspiring, and lifelong. Martial arts is a testament that fitness and self-improvement can be a challenging and fun process that brings many positive benefits to your life.

John Wai Martial Arts in Plantation offers martial classes for men & women for the past 24 years specializing in Kickboxing, Muay Thai, BJJ, MMA & Kung Fu.  If you are interested in trying out a class, register now for a Free Private Lesson to get you started!  Free Private Lesson Offer