The John Wai Martial Arts Academy is the premier martial arts school in South Florida. Celebrating 20 years in Plantation Florida, the Academy is one of the oldest and most experienced martial arts schools in the area.

John Wai and his instructors have dedicated their lives to bring each student only the highest quality instruction. Every class from Kickboxing to Kung Fu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Muay Thai, pursues the ultimate goal of improving oneself physically and mentally.


The most complete selection of martial arts disciplines can be found at the John Wai Martial Arts Academy.  Classes are available for all skill levels from beginner to the most advanced. Students of any age can choose from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Kung Fu, Muay Thai, and Sanshou.

Open 7 days a week with flexible morning, afternoon, and evening schedules, there is a class for everyone.

Kids Program

Striking a balance between high energy martial arts with essential life skills training, John Wai Kids Programs serve as a foundation for positive character building.

Emphasis is placed on boosting self-confidence, improving focus, and maximizing mind and body strength. The lessons taught help students recognize the connection between what is learned in class and their application in the real world.

Adults Program

Our adult classes can provide the motivation and focus needed to adopt healthier lifestyle choices. Whether the objective is to improve physical fitness, sharpen mental focus, or build self-defense skills, the John Wai Martial Arts Academy has classes to help students achieve their goals. 

With access to multiple disciplines, adult members can combine the ground fighting skills of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with the art of striking found in Muay Thai, apply the self-defense reflex training of Kung Fu, or integrate the sheer power of Kickboxing. A multi-discipline approach creates adult members who are well rounded martial artists prepared for any situation.



With over 35 years in the martial arts, John Wai’s commitment to authentic training methods is unmatched. The average tenure of each instructor is over 10 years and has trained in multiple disciplines. Many have committed more than two decades to the physical and mental development of their students.

The instructors’ unrivaled professionalism puts all egos aside, setting the stage for an amazing family friendly experience.