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.
The John Wai Martial Arts Academy proudly offers the area’s ultimate Kickboxing program. Heart pumping and high energy, Kickboxing is a tremendous cardio workout. Kickboxing is a hybrid martial art merging elements of various traditional disciplines.
Each class is an intense session of punches and kicks combining strikes of the hands, elbows, knees, and feet. To step up the intensity, our classes regularly use heavy bags. The result is a program focused on teaching general self-defense while rapidly improving overall fitness.
The Chinese martial arts which make up Kung Fu have been practiced for over two thousand years. Kung Fu was developed as a way to increase the health, strength, and vitality. As it became an integral part of Chinese culture, Kung Fu was practiced by soldiers and scholars alike.
Self-defense, and the ability to defend one’s self, is the heart of Kung Fu with special emphasis given to tolerance, respect, poise, and self-discipline.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Submission of your opponent is the objective of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The discipline promotes the notion that a smaller or weaker individual can defend themselves against a larger or stronger attacker. To accomplish this, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu takes the fight to the ground.
Students learn various joint locks and choke holds to defeat their opponent. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu stands on its own as venerable martial art as well as a perfect complement to stand-up forms.
Raw in efficiency and power, Muay Thai has often been described as the perfect striking martial art. By incorporating the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins, it is known as “the art of eight limbs.”
Muay Thai is a simple and direct form of martial arts, making it a preferred discipline for those looking to develop self-defense techniques quickly.
Sanshou (aka Sanda)
Sanshou was built upon the practice of traditional Kung Fu for the Chinese military. The style blends the striking found in kickboxing with sweeps, takedowns, and throws. Translating to “unbound hand”,
Sanshou lends itself to free-fighting which more closely resembles actual combat. The discipline is very fast paced and brings together the very best punches, kicks, and throws. Sanshou is a very effective and complete fighting system.