MAU recognizes the specific needs of today’s’ Teens. You will never see a MAU class that has a 8 year old with 15 year olds. We Split our classes into 5 different age groups. This creates a targeted learning environment. When a student is in a properly structured class, they learn up to 3 times more! The pace of a Teen class is fast and the instructors are dynamic. We all want the same things for our children; Happy, Healthy, Safe, Confident, Respected, Discipline, Assertive, etc.. MAU can be the catalyst for GREATNESS!! Join the hundreds of families that trust MAU to enrich the lives of their Teens through the Martial Arts.
Brazilian Jui-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The art was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo in the early 20th century, which was itself developed from a number of schools (or Ryu) of Japanese jujutsu in the 19th century.
It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique—most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can be trained for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts
Muay Thai is a hard martial art from Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. It is similar to other Indochinese styles of kickboxing, namely pradal serey from Cambodia, tomoi from Malaysia, lethwei from Myanmar and Muay Lao from Laos. Descended from muay boran, Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport.
Thai boxing has been around for over a thousand years. However, it can be traced back using records to 400 years ago in the former capital of Thailand known as Ayuthaya. Various forms of kickboxing have long been practiced throughout mainland Southeast Asia.
Weapons class is combination of using various martial weapons , such as the bo staff, katana, nunchaku, and tonfa etc. All of which come from various cultures.
Archery is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow. Archery has historically been used for hunting and combat; in modern times, however, its main use is that of a recreational activity. One who practises archery is typically known as an “archer” or “bowman,” and one who is fond of or an expert at archery can be referred to as a “toxophilite.”
Combat Conditioning is a combination of high intensity cardio, fitness and martial techniques, blended together to ready your body for the amount of stress that would be put on you mentally and physically from a real life combat scenario.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of martial arts and non-martial arts traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of both striking as well as grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete.
The history of modern MMA competition can be traced to mixed style contests throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900s; the Gracie family’s vale tudo martial arts tournaments in Brazil starting in the 1920s; and early mixed martial arts-themed professional wrestling matches (known as Ishu Kakutougi Sen in Japan) hosted by Antonio Inoki in Japan in the 1970s.
Judo, meaning “gentle way” is a modern martial art and combat sport created in Japan in 1882 by Dr Kano Jigoro. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or takedown one’s opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one’s opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking or by executing a strangle hold or choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori)
Street Defense is simply the most comprehensive and complete martial arts system – incorporating the attributes of the world’s most recognized combat concepts, and dedicated to teaching Awareness, Mind-Body Fitness, and the development of defensive strategies and techniques that best suit an individual.
MAU offers firearms training and CCW (Florida concealed Weapons permit) classes. From basic safety and familiarization to advanced tactical training. Head instructor, Jeff Santella, has over 30 yrs of Law Enforcement experience, and 25 years experience as a certified Firearms instructor.
We specialize in “Gun Safety” for kids as young as 4 years old.
Karate-do, meaning “way of the empty hand” was developed in Okinawa, Japan. Karate-do is a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands. Grappling, locks, restraints, throws, and vital point strikes are taught in some styles. Also Karate-do is famous for its kata’s. Karate-do teaches ethical principles. Gichin Funakoshi “Father of Modern Karate” His legacy rests in a document containing his philosophies of Karate-do training now referred to as the niju kun, or “twenty precepts”
Boxing is a combat sport in which two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring. Amateur boxing is both an Olympic and Commonwealth Games sport and is a common fixture in most international games—it also has its own World Championships. Boxing is supervised by a referee over a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds. Boxer will using different punch combinations, foot work techniques and evasive movements.