The instructors are always energetic and patient with the little kids.
1569 Olivina Ave Ste 113Livermore, CA 94551
From Business: Darci Lira Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts is located in Livermore California. We teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Muay Thai, cardio kickboxing, and sel…
She is more confident in herself, shares more freely in school and is a happier child. Learning new techniques, working with the great instructors and meeting new kids.
I like that the staff seem very organized and they are very good with the small kids.
Good fun way of learning something valuable.
Great atmosphere for learning self defense and control. Students develop bonds during and outside of class. Instructors are full of energy and make the classes fun, exciting, and challenging.
My son, who is almost 10, started with Martial Arts America when he was 4. He's been through their Tigers, BBC 1, and BBC 2 programs. He got his first degree black belt this spring. His confidence, pride, self control, discipline, perseverance -- they have all blossomed, thanks in great part to the MAA program. Most recently, he was pretty daunted by the black belt requirements -- but the support he got from the instructors and his fellow students allowed him to push through, and the joy he felt when he got his black belt is something I will never ever forget!!Ms. Hespen, the head instructor at the San Ramon school, is absolutely amazing. She is just the right combination of firm yet understanding, and she always notices when a kid is feeling a little lost or unsure. Mr. Ballecer, from the Livermore school, is also incredible -- he takes the time to get to know all the kids, even from other schools, and finds time at tournaments or workshops or workouts to give just the right words of encouragement. In addition to a fabulous teaching staff, I also love two other main aspects. First, the values that are taught at the school (the tenets of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, indomitable spirit, and victory) match my own values, and it was terrific to have my son learn about them and see them in action outside our home. Next, I love how flexible the schedules are -- you can find a class any day of the week at a variety of times, so you can make MAA work with any other activities your kids are in. I can't speak highly enough of the program. It's just first-rate.
Instructors are very good with kids balancing right amount of instruction, discipline with fun and humor. Entertaining for parents watching too.
Friendly instructors and family-oriented programs.
Instructors are very approachable. They work well with the kids, and the kids respond in a positive way.
Fun classes, great instructors, convenient class times