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  • My son has been training at MMA now for a couple years and I would DEFINITELY recommend Sensei Mark and the whole MMA group as a phenomenal Karate, self defense, martial arts training and really- LIFE TRAINING for my child. I really think Sensei Mark's motto "A Dream is a Goal With a Deadline" speaks to the nurturing environment of MMA. It is SO much more than just karate and physicality. The instructors are truly mentors that are helping to shape the mind and emotional health of the students. My son has(and continues to) learn respect, commitment, courage, self discipline, and so much more! When I first enrolled my son here at MMA, he was being bullied at school. I will never forget how Sensei Courtney met with him one on one after training one day spending time listening and giving my son the strength, wisdom, knowledge, and mostly just a real sense of personal empowerment to help him overcome the situation. AND THEN - he also went out of his way to follow up with us to make sure the situation was being resolved.
    The commitment of Sensei Courtney and ALL the instructors here is amazing and I feel very lucky that my son is growing, training, and learning here. I definitely recommend MMA to anyone with children(young or old) and adults as well!! Sensei Mark Cameron and Manteca Martial Arts is definitely the best place train - not just your physical self but your mental self as well! Give them a shout out today! I hear they have a free trial deal!***That is how I started my son- he didn't think he would like it at first. now a couple years later and a confident blue belt starting junior high, he is striving for his black belt with pure determination!***

  • i have been a student at mma for about 4 years and have trained at other karate schools in the area, sensei mark and the staff at MMA are by far the best in the business...

  • My daughter has been a student at MMA for a couple months now and she absolutely loves it. Her confidence is continuously growing in multiple areas. I have a changing schedule and Sensei Mark is very helpful in allowing us to make up classes when space allows. The learning environment is great for young kid just starting out.

  • I would like to encourage any parent to bring their children or teenager to Manteca Martial Arts. Our son has been attending since he was in 3rd grade and is now 9th grade high school. Sensei Mark and Mrs.Jaimie are truly amazing and deeply care for everyone. Our son has matured and grown and learned to focus and persevere. Manteca Martial Arts in my opinion is truly a investment. Thanks again to Sensei Mark, and all other Sensei’s that work along his side at his dojo. Thank You .

  • My name is Leslie Buchalter. I am the founder and director of Adventures Through Open Minds Science Club for Kids. I have a background in teaching Anatomy and Physiology at the Junior College level as well as tutoring and teaching science to young children for over 33 years. I have two children who are now 18 and 21 years old.

    I would like to state the powerful influence that Sensei Mark Cameron had on both of my children during their most important formative years of ages three to thirteen. Sensei Mark taught my children martial arts for ten years. During that time he was the most important mentor in both of their lives. I not only made sure that they took martial arts class three days a week on a year round basis, but in addition, and what turned out to be possibly even more important to their personal development, were the private one on one lessons each of my children took on a weekly basis. I gave them this weekly private lesson to ensure they would have a chance to receive Sensei Marks incredible gift of guiding young children's minds to learn: 1) to respect them self as well as the laws and morals of society 2) to be kind and patient to their fellow students and 3) to seek wisdom in order to discover their dream and then have the courage to tenaciously pursue it. In the karate school each students black belt hung on a wall with the words above them "A DREAM IS A GOAL WITH A DEADLINE."

    Because of Sensei Mark my son became a black belt martial arts instructor. In addition to that profession he is also going to college. The words of wisdom and training by their Sensei Mark still, to this day, have a strong influence on both of my children. For example, this year my son in a speech class took martial arts as has topic to speak on and took first place in a Bay Area public speaking competition.

    I hope my words are helpful in explaining who I have come to know as one of the most wonderful teachers a child could ever have the good fortune to be taught by.

  • Our daughter Elizabeth has been a student of the Manteca Martial Arts for about 4 years. We are so happy that we have had her join she has learned so much. We definitely recommend Manteca Martial Arts for anybody it’s really one of the dojo that really show discipline both Sensei Mark and Sensei Katie and Sensei Ryan are all very knowledgeable. We definitely recommend Manteca Martial Arts.

    Nicolas & Anna Rosales

  • My seven year old has been attending Manteca Martial Arts for about 5 months now and he absolutely loves it. He has fun but learns a lot also. His confidence has sky rocketed. The instructors are competent, caring and really “get” kids. They make class fun while also teaching them amazing self defense skills. My son looks forward to karate every week and I am very happy I chose this dojo. Awesome. lol

  • Excellent place to go! My son has been a member since Sept 2010 and we have been VERY pleased with his involvement. He has always been a good kid, but at 6 & now 7, he has a lot of energy to release! This has not only given him a great outlet but the discipline taught & expected here has worked very well with his young impatience. We are proud to watch him grow & succeed thru his ranks.
    MMA starts with as young as 3 yrs old with their Tiger program & also have adult classes available. They focus on (forgive my spelling/misspelling?) Shaolin Kempo & Shotokan Karate and do NOT require contracts!
    They also offer a free week of classes so that you and/or your child may get a feel for the environment....please tell them Ray Martinez referred you!

    We love them! Sensei Mark and Sensei Katie are fantastic. My daughter has grown leaps and bounds since she started! They're patient and work not only on karate, but the importance of being a good, kind, well rounded human being.

  • My daughter has been training with MMA since she was 6 years old. My daughter had always been such a perfectionist and hated to lose at anything when she wa so little. Joining MMA helped her build confidence without breaking her spirit. Sensei Mark and staff are patient, knowledgable, and really good at what they do. I love that they also incorporate life lessons into their trainings during mat chats. With things that we talk about at home and go over and over in circles trying to get them to listen and understand. Its always nice when they can hear it from their Sensei’s whom they look up to as well. I can honestly say, have witnessed my daughter grow into such a confident, disciplined young lady. In this day and age in the world we live in, its also important for me to know that she feels confident, shes safe and has the skills and knowledge to know how to protect herself if needed. Its a skill she will always have. This has been an investment my husband and i do not regret.

  • I'm so glad that I chose Manteca Martial Arts for my son. This place is exceptional! Sensei Mark, Mrs Jamie and all the junior instructors are completely dedicated to provide the upmost service and tools for learning for my junior martial artist. This place is a huge success and we love being part of it!!

  • My son was enrolled with a different dojo a few years ago and he lost interest after 2 weeks, that’s pretty much the pattern that he had with everything he showed interest in. It would only last long enough for my money to be spent on registration and equipment and then DONE. Since joining MMA, it’s been very different. I see motivation, confidence, commitment, and happiness. He looks forward to training every week and I’m so proud to see him growing through this program. We love Manteca Martial Arts!

  • My son loves it at MMA. Everyone is professional, friendly, dedicated and very passionate about what they do. I totally recommend MMA to everyone and I brag about how awesome this place is, Specially the stranger danger class... so, thank you!

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