Signature service: Martial Arts and Functional Self-defense
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Pro Tip: We train first and foremost for street self-defense, with a focus on building complete self-defense athletes and having fun.
Q&A with Juan, Owner And Head Instructor
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
My approach is different than others, because I developed and trained people in functional hand-to-hand tactics for the U.S. Army Rangers and the 82nd Airborne Division. I served 24 years in the military and my tactics and curriculum have been used in real world situations.
We're dedicated to giving students the highest-quality martial arts training in disciplines such as Jeet Kune Do, Kali-Escrima-Silat (Filipino martial arts), Thai Boxing (Muay Thai), Combat Submission Wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We feel that change is necessary through constantly searching for ways to improve one’s martial arts abilities.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I am a Full Certified Instructor under Dan Inosanto (Bruce Lee's Protege), and hold a
black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started training in martial arts at the age of 5. I've developed my curriculum over the years, and founded Combatives Unlimited in 1995.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I am an Affiliation Representative for Erik Paulson Combat Submission Wrestling for Jacksonville, FL.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer a very unique curriculum which incorporates the best training methods of American, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and Russian martial arts.
Our goal is to be a learning center for the whole family and make great martial arts instruction affordable for everyone!
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Just relax and have fun!
You learn better when you are having fun.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The martial arts have done so many wonderful things for me and I want to share that gift with as many people as I possibly can.
What do you love most about your job?
I love to see students "get it".
It's awesome to watch people grow and improve and know that I had some part in making that happen.
New Life Martial Arts has programs for all ages—kids, adults, and seniors. Under the direction of black-belt Sensei Angie Warga, kids learn karate and valuable self-defense skills as well as discipline, respect, and coordination. Sensei Warga also holds classes for adults, during which she combines effective moves from styles such as karate, jujitsu, tae kwon do, and muay thai. New Life Martial Arts also hosts fitness-for-seniors classes as well as fitness and conditioning classes for adults. New Life Martial Arts has been named by the Daytona Beach News Journal's reader choice award as the best martial arts dojo for 2012, as well as being a member of the Port Orange-South Daytona chamber of commerce.
Martial arts at Port Orange's Mu Sool Academy of Martial Arts is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
Don't worry about packing a snack. This studio has a great restaurant so you can keep the fun going.
Grab the kids when you head to this studio — its family-oriented atmosphere perfect for the whole clan.
Impress your friends and family with your kickboxing skills.
If you're looking to become an expert at MMA, check out these mixed martial arts classes.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Equipment: pull-up rig,astro turf,boxing and kickboxing bags,weights and machines
Students should bring: Sneakers, shorts and shirt.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 11–25
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
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