I wanted to drop you a line and let you know that your studio's services have been crucial to me since I've been at school this semester. A few weeks in, I woke up at 2am to a huge crashing sound coming from our living room. My roommates are not the most street-smart of people, and so I knew that none of them would go to investigate. Had I not had my knife, I probably would have been too scared to go myself. Even though I know I'm not some sort of self-defense master, having something solid in my hand and having practiced some techniques with you gave me that little boost of confidence to go investigate. It turned out to just be a drunk girl stumbling through our sliding door, but living on the ground floor of an apartment in a downtown area, it could have been much worse.
Even if the few hours that I spent with the studio didn't turn me into a martial arts master, they were invaluable in showing me that I have what it takes to defend myself, and that confidence boost is absolutely key in a scary situation. I now recommend some sort of self-defense practice to all my girlfriends, and I have become the unofficial designated safety girl on call in my sorority. The studio was a great place for me to take that first step toward confident self-defense!
I just wanted let the owners and staff at Amalgam Martial Academy how pleased I am with the Instruction and the curriculum. My daughter has been part of this organization for the last 4 years. I have noticed a change in her attitude, confidence, and her ability to handle disappointments in school and in her day to day interactions with her peers. The owners and staff are dedicated to development of their students both mentally and emotionally and the development of the whole student. Both the training and the discipline afforded by the programs at Amalgam Martial Academy have added to the development of my daughter. I can not say enough about the changes in my daughter since she has been part of this program. Thank you for the program and dedication of your staff.
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Very Sincere Instructors with a passion for passing their knowledge on to the next generation, as well as the ability to rehabilitate individual students based on their needs!
The staff is the best. The level of care and instruction is top notch!
So thankful for Amalgam Martial Academy!! My daughter was stabbed 17 times, beaten and raped in our Willowbrook home. She survived only because she defended herself and escaped to safety. If it had been me that day, I don't think I would have made it out alive. I walked around with unbearable fear. Two months after the crime, at the age of 54 I walked into class. I am still training and now on my 6th belt!! I don't have that same fear that haunted me. It truly is one of the best things I have done in my life!! I'm getting an awesome workout and learning real self-defense. Thank you Frank, Jason, Roger and Adam for your patience. I am so thankful!!
- Tonie S.
Attended the self defense class with my 11 year old son and loved the instructors and the class!
Amalgam is an incredible place to learn martial arts beyond what you normally find from your standard martial arts studio. Head Instructor Frank Delo has a very deep understanding of the martial arts he teaches, but is always open to new material for his students.
As a guest instructor, they welcomed me into their group as one of their own right away. I look forward to working with Frank, Jason, Roger, and Adam for years to come.
- Sifu Alphie Jimenez