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  • 3. Experience

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    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Anaheim Krav Maga

Anaheim Krav Maga (AKM) is a martial arts academy that serves kids and adults in the cities of Anaheim, Yorba Linda, Placentia, Villa Park, and Fullerton. The academy teaches self-defense in a safe and fun environment. It offers Krav Maga, the fighting method taught to men and women in the Israeli Defense System. Krav Maga teaches students how to fight in real-world. AKM also offers fitness kickboxing that increases heart rate and flexibility and provides a full body workout and muscle toning. In addition, the academy offers martial arts for kids that are meant to help develop coordination, physical fitness, mental strength, and social skills.

Anaheim, CA(714) 520-1488


Black Belt Kids

Black Belt Kids provides martial arts training using age-specific and skills-based programs to children in and around Fullerton. The school helps develop and strengthen the mind, body, and spirit of its community's youth through martial arts instruction. The early skills program for three- and four-year-olds is based on eight selected age-appropriate skills and offers nine belt ranks. Other programs are the basic skills for ages five and six, core skills for ages seven to nine, and extreme skills for ages 10-14. The academy is also an approved vendor for three charter schools: Inspire Charter, Epic Charter, and Sage Oaks Charter.

Fullerton, CA(714) 345-5785



Colibri, located in the historic downtown of Anaheim, offers a variety of martial art classes, ranging from mixed martial arts to cardio kickboxing. It also holds kids’ and adult self-defense classes, which blend the best of East and West through the disciplines of Kaito Gakko, karate, boxing and judo, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes for ages five and up. All programs are bilingual with instructors fluent in both English and Spanish. Colibri strives to help families and individuals realize their healthy living goals, thus its focus on affordability and a family-friendly environment. Colibri was established by owner Hector Zaragoza in 2010. Hector is a black belt in Kaito Gakko and has taught martial arts since 1999.

Anaheim, CA(657) 201-9072


Fearless Taekwondo and Martial Arts

Fearless Taekwondo and Martial Arts offers quality taekwondo and martial arts instruction to children, teens, and adults of all abilities. The Placentia-based school has a taekwondo program that is designed to help its students improve physically and grow mentally. The kickboxing class combines the basics of boxing (hand techniques and movement) with the powerful kicks of Muay Thai and Taekwondo. Fearless Taekwondo and Martial Arts has Master Daniel Seguel as its chief master instructor. Master Seguel is a former national team member who has a 4th Dan black belt in Taekwondo from the World Taekwondo Federation and more than 20 years of teaching experience.

Placentia, CA(714) 237-9988


Frazier Martial Arts

Frazier Martial Arts has been providing self-defense classes to children and adults in La Habra and the surrounding areas of Whittier, La Mirada, Brea, Fullerton, and Rowland Heights since 1982. The school offers age-specific martial arts programs that are designed for children ages three to 13 years old. Frazier Martial Arts has a blend of unique elements in all its kids’ classes, giving the children the skills they need in life. The school also holds kickboxing, martial arts, and Krav Maga classes that help teens and adults get in shape. Frazier Martial Arts was founded by its chief instructor Amanda Frazier who has a 6th-degree black belt.

La Habra, CA(562) 690-2146


Frazier Martial Arts

Frazier Martial Arts provides martial arts training to children, teenagers, and adults in and around Orange, California. The school offers a fun and modern self-defense approach to all of its classes. Starting with children as young as three years of age to adults, Frazier Martial Arts strives to provide realistic and practical self-defense training with real-world applications. Its children's program incorporates Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Taekwondo, and Muay Thai kickboxing. The school has two adult programs: The Workout, which focuses on fitness and fat loss while teaching self-defense in punching and kicking and functional fitness circuit training and cardio, and the Krav Maga class, which is a practical and realistic defense system to equip students for any situation.

Orange, CA(714) 771-2977


Gracie Barra Whittier

Gracie Barra Whittier is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu academy that serves residents of the cities of Whittier, Hacienda Heights, La Habra, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, La Puente, Pico Rivera, and Santa Fe Springs. The academy offers martial arts training for all ages and experience levels, including judo, wrestling, and Gracie-style Brazilian jiu-jitsu. It also has classes in self-defense, particularly women’s self-defense. The academy was founded in 2010 by owner and head instructor Eric Nostrand, making it the longest-standing Brazilian jiu-jitsu academy in the Whittier area. It is part of the Gracie Barra Association, which has over 600 schools worldwide and is under the direction of Master Carlos Gracie Sr.

Whittier, CA(562) 640-1400


Lucas Leite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Lucas Leite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy is a martial arts school in La Habra, California that specializes in teaching world-class Brazilian jiu-jitsu to adults and kids. The school, which is also known as CheckMat La Habra, is home to six times world champion Lucas Leite who has committed to sharing his Brazilian jiu-jitsu knowledge with his students. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ideal for men, women, and children of all ages as it does not rely solely on size and strength; instead it uses leverage, positioning, and timing. The academy caters to students of all skill levels, offerings classes for beginners up to advanced students. It offers a free intro class.

La Habra, CA(562) 441-2221


OC Martial Arts & Fitness

OC Martial Arts & Fitness offers Taekwondo, boxing, kickboxing, boot camp, and self- defense seminars to residents in Orange, California. The school has three programs, Little Ninjas for children aged three to five, Kids Tae Kwon Do for kids aged 6-12, and an adult program. The Little Ninjas program enables children to develop focus, teamwork, control, balance, improved memory, discipline, fitness, and coordination, while the Kids TKD combines self-defense techniques with sport and exercise. The adult program teaches real-life boxing and kickboxing techniques and offers a Saturday morning boot camp. OC Martial Arts has Master Kris Whittington, a nationally ranked, 5th Dan Taekwondo black belt, as one of its certified instructors. ​​

Orange, CA(714) 654-7558


Tiger Mat MMA

Tiger Mat MMA is an independently owned and operated martial arts school that provides classes for all levels and ages. Most classes are multidisciplinary courses with other classes focusing on one art. The Whittier-based school accepts students as young as three years old with its Little Tiger program, which is intended to help increase focus, coordination, teamwork, and respect. Students in the beginner class learn martial arts encompassing jiu-jitsu, judo, and Taekwondo. Other classes cover adult martial arts, combative, and acrobatics and weapons. Tiger Mat MMA has experienced instructors who are trained in a variety of disciplines, including jiu-jitsu, judo, Taekwondo, karate, and Aikido.

Whittier, CA(562) 567-8662


Unlimited Possibilities Martial Arts

Unlimited Possibilities Martial Arts specializes in serving people with special needs in North Orange County and Long Beach. The academy offers a martial arts program that integrates kung fu and Brazilian jiu-jitsu and benefits both the body and the mind of students. The program is intended to develop the students’ strength, balance, and coordination and help them learn focus and discipline. Unlimited Possibilities Martial Arts was founded by Kristen Davidson who has coached a Special Olympics gymnastics team. Kristen earned her black belt in Shaolin kung fu in 1998 and recently earned a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, training at the world-famous Brazilian Top Team in Long Beach.

Buena Park, CA(562) 756-0709


World Champion Karate

World Champion Karate offers karate, martial arts, kickboxing, and after-school courses to residents of Orange, Tustin, and Santa Ana. The school applies a unique blend of self-defense, karate, kickboxing, and grappling techniques in its classes. It also holds summer camp programs. School instructors, led by owner Steven Horst, are noted for their martial arts skills and achievements. Steven is a 4th Degree Black Belt and has won multiple world championships. World Champion Karate strives to empower its students with the knowledge and skills to defend themselves and others while learning life skills through the teachings of honor, respect, self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline.

Orange, CA(714) 516-9282


Y.K. Martial Arts

Y.K. Martial Arts offers martial arts training to children and adults in Anaheim and the surrounding areas. Under the leadership of Master Y.K. Choi, the school offers four martial arts programs: Tiny Tigers, kids, adult, and afterschool or student care program. The Tiny Tigers class is a custom-designed introduction to beginner martial arts for children ages three to five years old. In the kids’ program, Y.K. Martial Arts teaches children the traditional form of Taekwondo with up-to-date standards and regulations set by The World Taekwondo Federation. Its teen/adult program offers the same traditional training of Taekwondo plus kickboxing and self-defense. The student care program also includes Taekwondo, homework and school project assistance.

Anaheim, CA(714) 226-9400


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