MARTIAL ARTS FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS!

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Preschool Martial Arts
in Placentia & Yorba Linda

The perfect blend of gross motor skill building and fun! Our preschool martial arts program gives your little one the tools to surpass their development expectations. We're dedicated to your child's growth and success!

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Kids Martial Arts
in Placentia & Yorba Linda

The perfect blend of self defense and tradition. Our kids martial arts program gives your child with tools to protect themselves, and equips them with skills to have an unfair advantage in school. We're dedicated to your child's growth!

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Adult Martial Arts
in Placentia & Yorba Linda

Achieve your fitness goals while developing a wide array of life saving techniques for real world application.

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Summer Camp
in Placentia & Yorba Linda

If you like the idea of a structured program that concentrates on developing children mentally and physically while having tons of fun, then this may very well be the ideal program for your child.

AfterSchool Program
in Placentia & Yorba Linda

Imagine every day afterschool, while you work, your child is safe... and learning amazing skills for life.

why CHOOSE American Martial Arts Academy?

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members in Placentia and Yorba Linda. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life.

"AMAA is absolutely amazing! My boys love it, teaches great self discipline, focus, safety and respect."

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"The kid classes are fantastic. It’s life lessons. Integrity. Honesty. Perseverance. Great, studio, great instructors, great location!"

"What a blessing this has been to our family. Thanks for the amazing support that each of you has given us."

"This is a great place to learn and grow in life."

About our programs

Preschool Martial Arts
in Placentia & Yorba Linda

Discover why parents love our Preschool Martial Arts program in Placentia and Yorba Linda. It's the perfect blend of gross motor, personal development and character enrichment. Find out why 100's of families, just like yours, trust American Martial Arts Academy

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Kids Martial Arts
in Placentia & Yorba Linda

Parents love our Kids Martial Arts program in Placentia and Yorba Linda, because it's the perfect blend of self defense, personal development and character enrichment. Find out why so many families, just like yours, love and trust American Martial Arts Academy

- IN-PERSON CLASS AVAILABLE -

Adult Martial Arts
in Placentia & Yorba Linda

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals for anyone looking for Adult Martial Arts in Placentia and Yorba Linda. It's time to change up your work out and get the results you've been looking for.

- IN-PERSON CLASS AVAILABLE -

Summer Camp
in Placentia & Yorba Linda

If you like the idea of a structured program that concentrates on developing children mentally and physically while having tons of fun, then this may very well be the ideal program for your child.

AfterSchool Program
in Placentia & Yorba Linda

Find out why Parents LOVE our After School Program. Imagine every day after school, while you work, your child is safe... and learning amazing skills for life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our Martial Arts Programs

A specific part of our preschool and kids martial arts classes at American Martial Arts Academy in Placentia and Yorba Linda is teaching respect, and teaching when to use their new self defense training and when to NOT use them.  We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies.  And have more humility and kindness to others though their martial arts lessons.

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons.  We love parents getting involved!  And so do their kids.  Even better… join into some of our martial arts classes for adults.   Your kids will love that you have something in common.  It will build a strong family bond!

Additionally, if you wanted some ‘me-time’?  Simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee.  They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!

No, not at all!  We find that people start at varying fitness levels.  But, you will find that you do get fit by doing our Placentia and Yorba Linda martial arts classes.  Isn’t that the point though? A fun workout that gets results!

Truthfully, the journey to Black Belt is an individual one.  Everyone can progress at a different pace.  There is no judgement on students for how long it does take.  What we can tell you, is that it is SO WORTHWHILE! 

The self defense skills you will master can truly be life-saving!
However, the other benefits of striving for Black Belt, like perseverance, never giving up, commitment and self discipline lead to life-long success.

You will find that your Instructors at American Martial Arts Academy Placentia and Yorba Linda are dedicated to helping you on your journey to Black Belt or whatever your personal goal may be.

We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area.  To take advantage of our limited time offer…. The fastest way is to fill in form . 

Additionally, you can always call us, we would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our Placentia and Yorba Linda martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can do sport in!  Not really suitable to practice kicks in a skirt.😳

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes.  You will find American Martial Arts Academy in Placentia and Yorba Linda have martial arts classes for kids and adults that are a great workout and lots of fun!  Most students are grinning from ear to ear by the end of the class.  I am sure you will be too!

Not at all.  In fact, many students starting in our adult martial arts classes would describe themselves like that before they started.  So you will fit right in!

Give yourself some time, and you will be astounded at how much you improve!  You’ll find that our very experienced martial arts Instructors, are trained to keep their teaching simple.  So even the most uncoordinated person will develop ‘ninja-like’ skills!  Come see for yourself!

American Martial Arts Academy

Placentia and Yorba Linda

We’re located at 850 N Rose Dr Ste D, stop by and say hello!

MS. JANACK WONG

  • After School & Summer Camp Lead, Placentia
  • Student at Cal State Fullerton – Studying to Become an Elementary School Teache

I LOVE HELPING KIDS THRIVE AT AMAA

For the past six years, I have been working in AMAA’s After-School and Summer Camp Programs.

From the moment I started at this Dojo, everyone was welcoming and supportive. One of the best things about AMAA is that I am encouraged to bring new ideas to the job. That not only keeps things interesting, but it also allows me to contribute and makes me feel respected.

During my free time, I love to cook, work with wood, and spend time with my husband, family, and friends.

MS. VERONICA ANGUIANO

  • Office Manager

I LOVE BEING PART OF AN AMAZING TEAM!

At the American Martial Arts Academy (AMAA), we are all about helping people become healthier, happier, and more confident. Our philosophy is that martial arts is for everybody, no matter if your 6 or 86 (or anywhere in between). We provide the best martial arts experience for your entire family by combining outstanding instructors with state of the art facilities. Our Karate and fitness programs tone your body, clear your mind, and cleanse your spirit.

Nine years ago, I started at AMAA as an Administrative Assistant. Three years later, I became the Office Manager, a position I still hold. The best part of working at AMAA is the people ? the staff, the parents and students. I make personal connections with everyone around me, and that?s something I treasure. I know others have said this, but it is so true ? AMAA is both a family and a Dojo. The positive energy created by what we do is fantastic!

In 2020, I became a mom for the first time. My husband and I love spending time together with our baby and our German Shepherd, Samantha. I recently joined a walking group for mothers, which helped kick start my weight loss journey.

MR. NATHANIEL SIMS

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • AMAA Teaching Excellence Award
  • Head Children’s Instructor

I LOVE WATCHING OUR STUDENTS  PROGRESS

I was a timid kid. Being a quiet, mild-mannered child meant that I did not naturally fit into many other sports or activities. In the fifth grade, I began training at AMAA. What difference this made in my life! It was not long before I was brimming with confidence. After a few years, I started helping with classes. These experiences set me on a path to becoming the Head Children’s Instructor at AMAA.

Nothing thrills me more than seeing a child progress through the ranks. It is fun to watch their skills improve, but the real measure of success is witnessing their confidence and self-esteem blossom. While I also love video games and art, nothing in life gives me as much pleasure and satisfaction as watching a youngster becoming all he can be at AMAA.

SENSEI MEGAN JOSHI

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt
  • Head Instructor
  • CPR & First Aid Certified

I LOVE WORKING WITH CHILDREN & THE COMMUNITY

I first walked through the doors of AMAA when I was 15. In 2007, I earned my Black Belt. I cannot imagine life with AMAA. Where would I be without this Dojo? This place, these people, mean everything to me.

During my college years, I worked with the Brea Olinda Unified School District’s child care program, earning Employee of the Year in 2008. After I graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2011, I began teaching with AMAA full time.

Nikhil and I devote our time and energies to developing stronger children and families. We want to make our community a better place to live. I’m an active member of the Placentia and Yorba Linda Chambers of Commerce and our team works closely with many schools in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.

SENSEI NIKHIL JOSHI

  • Sensei
  • 4th Degree Black Belt
  • Director of Placentia
  • Campus
  • Senior Instructor

MAXIMIZING MY STUDENTS’ POTENTIAL

I began studying with Shihan Wenneberg at the tender age of 6. When I was 9, I was assisting and teaching classes at AMAA. I grew up at AMAA, and I never left. Why would I’m Looking back, as a teenager I would have gotten into a lot of trouble without martial arts and AMAA in my life. As an adult, I am reminded every day of the lifelong benefits martial arts has given me. My sense of self-worth, humility, and belonging are directly tied to lessons I have learned from my AMAA family.

Given all of the challenges in the world today, I know that if more people chose to devote themselves to martial arts training and discipline, the world would be a better place.

My wife Megan and I manage AMAA’s Placentia Campus. We are honored to help both children and adults maximize their potential. My personal goal is to help as many people as possible achieve the rank of Black Belt because I know that achieving this rank is often directly tied to a person becoming all they can be in every aspect of their life.

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