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Why Academy For The Martial Arts?

Our Program Teaches Children Discipline
We have a trained staff of patient instructors who love to work with children and adults as well, and we are very clear about limits. We enforce good rules of behavior in class and we expect the same good behavior at school and at home.

Our Classes Are A Great Way To Get In Shape
Academy for the Martial Arts offers traditional martial arts programs. All of our programs will help you with strength, agility, balance, flexibility, coordination, and a great cardio vascular workout as well! Get all the benefits of being in great shape and learn how to defend yourself too!

What We Teach Could Save Your Life
At Academy for the Martial Arts, everything we teach is reality based. Our instructors work hard to insure that most any situation you might encounter is covered in the classroom under safe learning conditions so you will be prepared.

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“Thank you for all that you have taught me Mr. Payne! You have changed the lives of many people and I am blessed to be one of them. I would not be the person I am today without the values and principles taught under you, and I am very honored to serve as an instructor in your school. For another 25 years and more, all the blessings to you and the school and for all the students past and present.”

-Bobby Healy

“Not everybody has had someone in their life that made a difference for the better. Someone that changed who they are as a person for the better and gave them hope for their own future and taught them to find endless courage to fail and try again. A true teacher of teaching. I know that people come and go but some stay with you forever with what they taught and how they selflessly gave. As a teenager to a young adult, I had a teacher like that. A teacher that wanted his students to learn. He never pretended to know something. If he didn’t know the answer, he would find it and send us there to learn it. He wasn’t afraid to admit he didn’t know something and sometimes we would all learn it together. But some journeys, like mine, have to be taken alone. He knew life would be tough but had the faith that I would make it. His faith was in the life tools he had provided and that I would use those tools wisely and daily. He’s done that with so many people. This is a man without ego and with a giant heart. He still teaches karate at a modest school in San Antonio. He doesn’t brag, he’s very unassuming, and he’s one of the best people on the planet. Thank you, Michael Payne, for teaching me how to be a better human.”

-Chris Mata

“ I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times ”


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