“I can’t think of a better endorsement than the fact that I have been practicing at The Martial Arts Studio for more than 20 years. During those years I have earned Black Belts in Kenpo and Goshin Jujitsu. I am currently working on a Black Belt in Kajukenbo. Even someone who has been practicing as long as I have finds that there is so much more to learn. I have found that Shihan Sciandra is one of the best people to learn from. I bring my children here to learn also. My formally very shy daughter is more self confident. My more active son is focusing more on his tasks. You have to focus if you want to be good at martial arts, and he wants to be good.”
- Orville Ottey
“We enrolled our six year old son in the Pee Wee Jujitsu class. In less than one year, we have not only seen him strengthen physically but his attention span and most importantly his self-confidence increased by leaps and bounds. He is able to express himself more and carries the discipline taught at TMAS into his daily life. He really looks forward to each class and has developed many friendships within the school.
As a parent, we couldn’t be more thrilled. Shihan Steven Sciandra and his staff have incorporated the perfect balance of work, discipline and fun. The kids always receive positive reinforcement and have a sense of achievement as they work towards the different belt levels. We know that the skills learned in the dojo are life-long and there is such feeling of “community/family.” My wife and I loved it so much, I have recently joined.
In TMAS, I have found a very well rounded learning environment. The instructors are not only knowledgeable in the arts but they are also very helpful and patient. Every student is friendly and willing to help one another. I recommend TMAS to anyone who wants to gain discipline, strength, and build self-confidence. Also, if you think you are too old, too out of shape or simply can’t do it, think again!
We sincerely thank Shihan Steve, Angela, and even their son for such a wonderful experience. We also thank all of the instructors and students for making the training environment a positive one.” Many Thanks, The Felix Family
“I am 39 years old. I joined The Martial Arts Studio when I was 37. It has been a wonderful 2 years. I am very proud of myself for what I have accomplished so far. I have gained a lot more flexibility, strength,and mental toughness. I know that by doing Jujitsu and Kajukenbo I am working out every single muscle in my body. The Martial Arts Studio is like a big family, everybody helps each other. We train hard, fight hard, and make sure nobody goes home hurt. Shihan and the instructors push us to the limit in every training session and that’s what you need if you really want to get in shape. The friendly environment at the school is what keeps me going back to class and getting closer to my goal – Black Belt.”
- Aldo Islas
“Rarely does it occur for one to name a place a second home. TMAS has been my second home for over 8 years. I have achieved a Black Belt in Kajukenbo and a Brown Belt in Jujitsu throughout this period of time. TMAS has molded me into the confident, dedicated, and fit person I am today. I started attending TMAS in an era in my life when I was an obese 6th grader who was constantly bullied. I was always afraid and constantly nervous when going to school. TMAS and its charismatic and passionate instructors helped me realize my potential as a Martial Arts student and as a human being, and I am very thankful for that. There is always something new to learn in the dojo, and how enjoyable to do so when around people who care for your betterment. The beauty within this institution is the offered gift for one to grow in a family environment, with the sincere support from every single body! I find this very rare to find, hence why I call it my second home. Thank you Shihan, Angela, and Sensei Brian for all your guidance and help. I could not have asked for better role models to look up to when I was a child and now as a young adult.”