Kids Programs

Little Leaders JKD – Ages 5 to 7
Jr. Leaders Jeet Kune Do – Ages 8 through 14

Kids get a combination of Thai Boxing, Bruce Lee's art, Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu Jitsu and Filipino Martial Arts. Character Lessons are a part of the children's program. Advancement in rank depends on child's behavior in class, at home and school.
Adults - Ages 16 - 86


Mixed Martial Arts

There’s not another school in Sarasota that can offer this wide range of martial arts with instructors who are certified with years of experience and not weekend certifications!

Current Information

NEW THINGS ARE STARTING FOR MAMA IN 2016. We feel very fortunate to be an affiliate of these top notch programs and organizations.
Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts
Francis Fong Wing Chun Association
World Thai Boxing Association of the USA
Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu Jitsu
AMAC Civilian Tactical Instructors

That's what makes us different!

Martial Arts Is An Exciting, Positive Passion To Have!

There are many choices when it comes to martial arts. Trying to decide if you want Karate, Boxing, Judo, Aikido, Krav Maga, Wing Chun, Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Japanese Jiu Jitsu or mixed Martial arts can be overwhelming. Education on the various arts, their specialty and what benefit they will give you is what beginning students need to research. If you want competition, Street Self Defense or just learn something while you’re working on your fitness, are all questions potential students need to ask themselves.

MAMA wants you, your family and friends to discover the positive new experiences that will open up to you through marital arts training at our academy. Through martial arts training at Martin Academy (MAMA) students find positive, new, self discovery experiences develop and open up not only for your training but in other areas of your life.

Top Martial arts instructors such as Sifu /Guro Dan Inosanto, Sifu Francis Fong, Master Chai Sirisute, Sensei Erik Paulson, Sifu Alan Baker, the Machado Brothers, Pedro Sauer  Gracie Jiu Jitsu Association are the foundation for the material taught at  MAMA. Instructors at MAMA are required to update their training and continue to educate themselves.  Sifu LaVonne Martin’s instructor, Sifu Dan Inosanto, best friend and protege of the late Bruce Lee, continues to train today at 80.

Whether you choose Martin Academy or not, the Main and Apprentice instructors have experience in many disciplines and have the ability to help guide you in the appropriate direction.   It’s not only what is taught but how, the atmosphere of the school, the attitude of the other students you will be training with and the instructors that is important.  That’s why we’re committed to providing the highest quality marital arts instruction and training in a positive encouraging environment. Come in for a short consultation, at no cost to you, to see if Martin Academy is the place for you. At the very least you will get some education on various disciplines and see if what’s important to you will fit with what’s important in the academy.


Helping The Brain

I’ve always said that martial arts is good for the brain.  Guro Inosanto is proof of that. In addition that Kali and Wing Chun are at the top of the list for arts that help improve brain function as we age. Now there is apparently proof of improvement. Kali and Wing Chun can be very physical if made to be but are softer arts and require  the development of sensitivity as well as brain power. If would go to a 3 or 4 day training camp of Thai Boxing , my body would fall in bed each night at hotel  exhausted.  When doing a 3 or 4 day Kali Wing Chun camp my body may be tired but the brain is spinning and keeps playing the drills in my head. Both overload but in different ways. So now you have another reason to get involved and start moving your body in some fashion. Improve your body, your brain and personal safety.

Check out this TED TALK by Paul McCarthy.

Start Kali, Wing Chun, Dancing or Drumming and improve your BRAIN your BODY.







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