Located in Victorville, California, Mateo Academy of Self Defense is the martial arts academy of the High Desert. We have the only Certified Full Instructor Authorized to teach Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do in the High Desert and he is also a Guro in Maphilindo Silat and Madjapahit Martial Arts. We offer classes in Muay Thai-Thai Boxing, Grappling, Filipino Martial Arts, Madjapahit/Maphilindo Silat, and Women’s Kickboxing. Sifu Sam Mateo, head instructor/owner, is certified under Guro/Sifu Dan Inosanto of the Inosanto Academy in Los Angeles.

We offer many forms of martial arts, including classes specifically set up for children, women and beginners. The Mateo Academy is a supporter of our community and believes in instilling strong morals and a healthy lifestyle to all of our students. Come in, check us out and try us for a day at no cost to you. We look forward to having you.


  • DL says:

    Ultimate Training, you will find your MMA home here. I am astounded by the knowledge and experience given by the school, you will be pushed at all levels. The experience and honor to train with this academy is a privilege that thier fees do not match. You get way more than you pay for.

  • S. Alexander says:

    I started with the academy in thier youth program and now I have advanced to the adult sessions. I am so fortunate to have been guided this far and pushed to succeed in this art.

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