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October Amazing – November here we come!

What an exciting month it has been at Manteca Martial Arts. For the month of October we saw fantastic growth in our attendance.  Old students returning and new students excited to get started on their martial arts journey. So much so, that we where able to open additional classes.  As we continue to adhere to cdc guide lines, adjust our program to ensure the safety and well being of our students, the positive feed back has been heart warming.  Our pre coved students are getting back on track with their material extremely fast, while they also regain their flexibility and cardio with the constant exercise.  Being able to participate in the mat chats to encourage that so needed social interaction has worked out fabulously. Keeping their 8′ distance but still talking to each other and experiencing that so needed body language has been a privilege to see.  This months weapon is the Jo, one of my personal favorites.  Very self defense applicable and fun to learn.  Can’t wait to see everyone on the mat.  Tiny Tiger and Warrior parents, don’t forget to mark your calendar for November 18th, parent participation day.


Sensei Mark has been studying the Martial Arts for 45 years and teaching for 40 years. Starting in a traditional Karate form called Shotokan as a member of the JKA (Japanese Karate Association) testing under such well renowned masters as Kenasuki Enoeda and Tomita Sensei, he then joined the British Army at the young age of 16. After serving in the British Army as a Royal Engineer where he was able to continue his training in boxing, Judo, Karate and Kickboxing he decided to visit California where he found his passion for the teaching part of Martial Arts, and has remained here ever since. Studying under Senior Grand Master Rick Alemany in Kenpo Karate.“America has been amazing to me. With hard work and passion for what you do, this country truly is the Land of Opportunity I get to do what I love at Manteca Martial Arts, changing lives one student at a time is a true honor”


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