American Martial Arts Academy (AMAA) was founded in 1998, and since then, we have grown to be the largest martial arts school in Simi Valley, California. Academy founder, Master Derrick Kwak, and our team of professional instructors and dedicated staff are committed to providing a safe, family friendly, yet dynamic and empowering self-defense program for you.
AMAA offers a comprehensive curriculum based on traditional martial arts of Taekwondo, Judo, Ground Grappling and Hapkido. Our core curriculum, Taekwondo, the world’s most popular martial art, is great for developing a physical, mental and philosophical foundation. To go along with Taekwondo’s striking, we introduce Judo take-downs, ground grappling, and Hapkido‘s self-defense techniques. Our philosophy is to practice and provide excellent martial arts in an eastern tradition of respect, discipline and humility.
AMAA offers more than just general martial arts lessons. For few talented and dedicated athletes, we offer exciting sport competition opportunities with our Olympic Sparring Team and Demonstration Team that travels and competes nationally.