Children’s Martial Arts, MMA, Self Defense for all ages.

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, modern sports, and today’s streets. 

 The Mixed Martial Arts of EMA

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Kajukenbo

Danzan Ryu Jujitsu

Escrima

Tae Kwon Do

 

 

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UFC Bantamweight Michael “Mayday” McDonald

Every Monday Night, Learn From a Professional MMA Fighter

 

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F.I.T

Fight Interval Training

 

 

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Defensive Tactics

Close Quarters Knife Combat

SAFEkids Program

 

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.

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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...

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  • I work for a youth non-profit that refers kids to Esteller. The families we have sent there have had RAVE reviews about their experience. Ron and the folks at Esteller Martial Arts are extremely welcoming, inclusive, and community-minded. We love Esteller and are so thankful for the opportunities they have given to our families!!!!

    -Molly P  Coach Art

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  • 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

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Where to find Us 

Two Locations To Serve you Best!

 

 

EMA Pleasanton

3283 Bernal Ave. #107 Pleasanton Ca 94566

 

EMA San Leandro

977 Manor Blvd San Leandro Ca. 94579