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American Martial Arts

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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 2010, American Martial Arts has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.

352-665-9976

690 NE 23rd Ave., Gainesville, FL 32609

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American Martial Arts Owner

Hi, I’m Chief Master Ricardo Valino.

I KNOW HOW DIFFICULT AND CONFUSING
FINDING A MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL CAN BE.

I remember when I was a child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When I came to the United States in 2004, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership, and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts. More than 25 years after first becoming a certified instructor I still love my job every day!

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programs at American Martial Arts are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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TRADITIONAL MEETS MODERN: SELF DEFENSE & AWARENESS SKILLS FOR THE REAL WORLD

You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. Our adult programs are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defense strategies in a fun, focused environment. 

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Our Facility

• 2,000 Square-Foot Main Training Area With 20  Foot Ceilings
• Pathogenic Reduction System (CASPR) Active for safe indoor air quality
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars

What Makes American Martial Arts Different From other
Karate & Taekwondo Schools?

We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.

Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified, and professionally trained to teach martial arts.

Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.

Our Promise at American Martial Arts:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age

WHAT IS TAEKWONDO

Taekwondo is the style of martial arts practiced by American Martial Arts students.
The journey from White Belt to Black Belt is one of incremental learning and skill development, that students of any age and fitness level can embark on.

FUN, EXCITEMENT & PREPARATION: STUDENTS & PARENTS LOVE MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENTS!

One of the most fun parts of martial arts training is the ability to test your skills by competing in a tournament. Tournaments are not only fun for competitors, but they also become a great social experience for parents as well!

From sparring to forms to team demos, these awesome competitions are not only a place where our students can test their skills, but also a place where team spirit is built, fears are overcome, and character is developed. Most importantly, they are tons of fun!

One more reason you will love martial arts at American Martial Arts!

  • Chief Master Valino

    Chief Master Ricardo Valino

    AMA Owner

    8th Degree Black Belt