I have studied and taught Karate off and on for many years and have had the good fortune to partake in many Martial Arts schools and Ohana Academy is the perfect place for my family and myself. They have world class instructors who are down to earth people and very accepting of all talents and abilities. Even though the staff trains and competes at the highest level there is, there are no egos, no critics or negative vibes, just honest hard work and training. I have only been there a short while and already have lost 10 lbs, feel and look stronger and faster and this is great for anyone's self esteem both young and old alike. Ohana has a great work ethic and family atmosphere and all of the trainers are easliy approachable, 5 stars for Ohana!!!
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This place changed my life. When I first arrived, I weighed almost 350 lbs and had all sorts of health issues. Despite some difficulty my first few weeks, the instructors were patient and worked around my limitations. Gradually my stamina has improved, I have burned fat and am building muscle. In almost 3 months I have lost over 40 lbs and counting. I've been taking Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai and MMA. When I'm there, no one judges me, the coaches and other students are encouraging and it is one of the few places I feel accepted and encouraged to be a better person.
I have trained jiu jitsu with the likes of Israel Gomes who trained anderson silva and the infamous killer bees. I have also trained with Dave Phillips from chute boxing. I have to say I Ohana Academy is the only jiu jitsu place where I learned the most. There is a brotherhood there, and when you are there you are family. They have a wonderful format in place so you maximize your time there. If I were training in the San Antonio area I would highly recommend this place to all who are starting or are looking to pick up something new.