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Instill Confidence, Learn Discipline, Improve Your Health
As martial artist we strive to find what works. It is not about a particular style over another, its about getting home safe, it’s about protecting ourselves and our loved ones, from dangers that are thrust upon us. Simply put we are students of the arts, we are gathers of the arts, and we are practitioners of the arts.
Stop by or call either our San Leandro, or Pleasanton Location for more info.
At EMA we proudly offer these systems:
Our classes combine centuries old traditions, combat sports, and 21st century defense systems.
The Mixed Martial Arts of EMA
8 Time World Champion Miriam Nakamoto
Every Wednesday Night, Learn From a Professional MMA Fighter
Fight Interval Training
Training with a “Kick”
What makes EMA so special?
Lots of martial arts studios will tell you they are a family friendly environment, but we are Ohana, we ARE family. Some of our students that trained as children, now bring their children to EMA, to receive the same lessons of patience, perseverance, belief, courage, honesty, self-control, respect for others, that have been taught in the Bay Area since 1984.
See what our students, and parents have to say about EMA!
I work for a youth non-profit that refers kids to Esteller. The families we have sent there have had...
I started with EMA before it was called EMA. 28 years ago my mom took me and my brothers...
I started with EMA before it was called EMA. 28 years ago my mom took me and my brothers to a small sweaty room at the San Leandro Boys club for a Karate class. We were avid Kung Fu movie fans and really excited to join the class. So we take off our shoes and socks and attempt to join in …”HOLD ON ! it doesn’t work like that” was the first thing Sifu ( he was dashing back then ) said to us. “You have to watch first, if you come back, then you can join the class.” He was looking for a commitment and an understanding of what we were getting ourselves into. Because the classes were fun, but they can be a challenge. He was hard on us but encouraged us every step of the way. He never held us back in anyway, always encouraging us to go out and learn then bring it back and teach the rest. I did just that and went on to become a national heavyweight thai boxing champ. EMA instilled this amazing sense of accomplishment and self confidence, along with a healthy need to give back