Self Defense for Kids
Martial Arts For Children in McAllen, TX
McAllen Family Martial Arts Academy offers martial arts for children classes at our location in McAllen, TX. Our school opened in 2004, so we have over 10 years of experience in helping children learn valuable new skills. Both boys and girls of all ages can benefit from our martial arts training.
From increased fitness to improved mental discipline, our courses offer students a wide range of physical and psychological advantages. We know how to teach children a variety of martial arts techniques successfully and safely. To best serve the needs of our students, we provide the following:
- Detail-oriented instruction and oversight
- Quick responses
- Outstanding service
Our locally owned and operated school offers flexible hours five days a week and can also schedule Saturday appointments. To help new students decide whether our courses are a good fit for them, we offer a claim for a free trial program.
Call McAllen Family Martial Arts Academy today and enroll your kids in one of our martial arts for children courses. We speak both Spanish and English for the convenience of our students in Greater McAllen.
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My son and I have trained with Shifu Flores and he is an excellent teacher. We have not only learned martial arts and self-defense, but we have gotten a tremendous workout during each training session! The atmosphere at the school is very welcoming. The McAllen Martial Arts Academy is a great place to learn.
Israel is a very professional instructor, He is dedicated to helping every one of his students be the best that they can be,
This school is amazing. They have given my daughter back her self esteem and give her the feeling of belonging. While a combination of funny remarks, they teach children about respect and finding the courage to stand up for themselves. Amazing school! Highly recommended
Perfect place for my daughter to learn to defend herself
I initially took my daughter here because I wanted her to learn to protect yourself. The instructor is extremely good at handling young people and children. He treated my daughter extremely well and respectfully and taught her what I wanted her to know. She is now perfectly capable of protecting herself in most situations. I now take from him also, mostly for the cardiovascular benefits, and I'm extremely satisfied with that as well.
Shifu and his team are the best in the valley we've tried other places and will never leave this one!!
We feel very lucky for finding a place like this one. They are amazing with little ones, and with the whole family. Master Shifu is a very dedicated and patient teacher, he treats every student independently according to their abilities. Highly recommended!
Very Family Friendly
When I first took my daughter to see if this was the best school for our family I was very impressed! Shifu Flores meets the students at what ever level they are at while still holding them to a high standard. He makes the classes fun while still challenging the students. He works with children with special needs along side the other students which also teaches the students how to behave and be accepting of others that are different than themselves. He also teaches practical applications of kung fu to their lives and only to use it as a last resort. Over the years that we have been at the school Shifu Flores and his family have come to mean a great deal to my family. He has encouraged us and been a blessing to us. He truly cares about all of his students and their families. This is a amazing school I would highly recommend anyone wanting to learn Kung Fu and self defense to give this school a try. You will not regret it.
High quality, effective, and easy to learn.
Of the martial arts schools I've attended, this one is by far the best. The instructor is high energy and makes class fun, and I learned how to defend myself very effectively while on a busy schedule.
6 years at this Academy--terrific blessing!
This school was recommended to us by one of my husband's students, and we are so grateful. I have never seen such a great martial arts experience for kids--the teaching is wonderful, from little kids to adults. Shifu Flores has been working with my daughter for 6 years, even in the wake of a knee surgery, and we are confident she can defend herself. It is a great workout for my husband, too, and will be for me one day! This place is a joy--a good hard workout, excellent instruction, and an absolute joy.
Mi hijo (8años) tiene tres años ya asistiendo a Mcallen Family Marshall ARTS ACADEMY al principio era como una actividad extracurricular, ahora nos sentimos como parte de la familia KUNG-FU. Mi hijo mayor (10 años) su condición es DOWN SWYNDROME, el ha sido en gran parte la razón porque seguimos apoyándolos, SHIFU es genial, ingenioso, paciente al tratar a diario a mi hijo, lo hace sentir amado todo el tiempo y sobre todo INCLUIDO en esta sociedad.
McAllen Family Martial Arts Academy!
McAllen Family Martial Arts Academy is the only place I will take my children to learn real practical street fighting! I love how the instructor knows how to handle a variety of age groups too! It took me almost 15 years to earn a black belt in Taekwondo while I was growing up. I am being honest when I say that I literally learned way more about fighting during the few years I trained at McAllen Family Marts Arts Academy than what I learned while earning my black belt in Taekwondo. Thanks to Shifu Flores, I am now more confident in everything that I do in my life. There is not a better style of martial arts than Northern Shang Woo Mantis Boxing with Hong's style practical method Chen Tai Ji. Krav Maga is also a big corner stone to Mantis Boxing. All of these styles and more can be learned at McAllen Family Martial Arts Academy!
I most highly recommend Shifu Flores and his staff, their academy is state of the art, my son has been a student there for the last 2 years. The ability of Shifu to interact and engage little kids is outstanding. Moreover my son loves going to classes as they are fun and full of exercises. Not only there is formal teaching of martial arts which undoubtably will help improve his self defense skills, but also there is play time that allows kids to be kids. Shifu adapts to the level of training of every child including accommodations for children with special abilities, which is fantastatic. Overall very friendly and professional staff. Most highly recommend them if you are considering a martial arts academy.
Great Exercise, and Friendly Environment
I've been At the McAllen Family Martial Arts Academy for 7 years and it has truly been a blessing to my life, whether Shifu changing me into a humble hard working person or teaching me how to defend myself one thing is for certain, you can always excpect a great excersice while still learning how to defend yourself in a very friendly environment. I highly recommend the McAllen Family Martial Arts Academy to everyone of all ages!
really friendly and welcoming
every class is more fun than the last! my favorite part of training is the friendships that i have made there! it feels like i am a part of a strong team! i missed that from my days wrestling! i recommend McAllen Family Martial Arts Academy to anyone looking for a great school and great friends!
My family LOVES our training!!!
The McAllen Family Martial Arts Academy is a very warm and happy place. I had been to other schoold were everyone looked over stressed. This is the first place I went to where my family and I felt our worries were able to be left outside the school. We can't recommend it enough to our family and friends!
The Best School in the Valley!
This is the most professional and elite school i have ever seen. I highly recommend this academy for anyone looking for top notch training in chen tai chi and praying mantis kung fu. Great training for families with kids of any age!
Super High Quality Service
I started at the McAllen Family Martial Arts Academy when they first opened. It is the best Martial Arts School I have ever seen! I love the real world self defense curriculum plus the workout is better than anything out there! Thank you Shifu!
Wonderful instructors! Friendly family atmosphere
All the instructors are wonderful! Shifu Flores goes out of his way to make everyone feel welcomed and teaches not only great martial arts but also helps guide them spiritually. He doesn't care if you are an all star athlete and welcomes everyone of all abilities with an open heart. He doesn't see his students as just students but rather sees them as if they were family. He invests himself in his students and is their from anything to birthday parties, to school observations, show and tells, and career days. He wants his students to not only be great martial artists but great people both in and outside of the academy. He follows up to see how they are doing in both school and home and is always willing to work along side with the parents. I can honestly say that there is no better school and I am happy and honored to be able to be a part of this wonderful school.
Great self defense class, special needs friendly!
I've taken the self defense class offered at this facility, and it was extremely practical and useful. We were able to practice the escape techniques on martial arts students to feel confident leaving at the end of the day. I am also a pediatric physical therapist, and this facility also works with some special needs children who need accommodations. They are knowledgeable, friendly, and willing to work with any level child.
Shifu Flores is a true leader! This academy has been a blessing!
My 2 boys have been trained by Shifu and his assistants for over 4.5 years. They have impacted my sons' lives beyond words. They've helped my boys build self-confidence, self-respect, and be respectful to others. My boys have learned the ability to defend themselves, learn from their mistakes, and be self-sufficient. Shifu has empowered my sons and helped them get stronger physically, mentally, and spiritually. His encouraging words and ways have helped teach them the importance of honesty and he's had a tremendous influence on their health and lives. At school, my boys are well-focused and I am always complimented on how well-behaved they are, which I attribute greatly to their Kung Fu training. Shifu never gives up on his students. He adjusts his teaching style to the student's way of learning. He and his assistants are the most patient, hard-working, strong, and forgiving people I know. We are eternally grateful for all they have taught my boys and me!
High quality service
I highly recommend this Martial Arts Academy. The staff is very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. This is by far the best Martial Arts establishment I have ever been enrolled in. Only wish I would have found it sooner.
Awesome Martial Arts School
This is the perfect school for my entire family of 5 which range in age from 45 years old to 9 years old. We all enjoy learning great kung fu skills in this fun, safe environment. Classes are challenging both physically and mentally but you get to work at your pace and fitness level. We also get to participate in community events and demonstrate our forms plus, traditional Chinese lion dancing. I highly recommend this school for any family who wants to workout, learn self-defense kung fu skills and have lots of fun!
The instructor was very friendly yet firm with the students. My son is autistic and has ADHD, but was treated like family in his very first day of training. He had a lot of fun, and I was very satisfied with how welcoming the instructor and his assistant trainers were. The collaboration amongst the students was excellent. Team work in my opinion is very important, and I saw a lot of this between the students.
Amazing school! Shifu Flores is an amazing instructor. His assistants as well! Extremely patient and caring with the students! My son absolutely loves coming to class everyday!
Authentic Kung Fu
Awsome school. Great self defense instruction in authentic preying mantis Kung fu. Authentic lineage. Beautiful plum flower weaponary sets. Perfect school for a wide range of people. From beginners to those looking to become highly skilled martial artists
Very Friendly Atmosphere! I love it!
Been a student of this establishment for a long time and I can easily say that this place is by-far one of the best structured schools in the valley. The school teaches real-life self-defense scenarios in an easy-to-understand fashion. The staff is extremely friendly and willing to explain any questions you may have. No experience needed, adult or child, this family oriented school is one i'd definitely recommend to anyone.
Great place! Great workout! I consider everyone there my family!
I have been a student of Shifu at McAllen Family Martial Arts for 9 years and I really LOVE my training! I have learned and am learning so much about kung fu and how to apply it in my daily walk. Recommend it for people of all ages!
Shifu's attitude to teach
Two of my sons were with Shifu. He is not only a great martial artist, he is one of the few people that care for others and has the blessing of teaching. Not only on the physycal side but the moral side too. He is one of the few good man out there. We are fortunate ti kniw him and his family.
Family friendly, with awesome martial arts!
Had a blast with the adult class! I had a full workout without noticing since it was so much fun! Shifu Flores jam packs activities into the sessions. Love it!