At American Martial Art Academy, we strive to deliver professional martial art and self defense training without failure or compromise. It is our mission to Build Better Humans Before Great Champions While Improving One’s Confidence, Courage, and Character. Our team of coaches and instructors ensure that you and your family will always train in the safest environment, the cleanest facility, and receive the highest level of contemporary and traditional Jiu-Jitsu training on the coast. All of our teachers go through rigorous hours of instructor development training and are required to co-teach along side of our Head Black Belt & Professor, Leonardo Delgado, and Lead Instructor, Jim Fiore. It is our primary objective to keep the classes fun and exciting, help you attain your goals, maintain accountability, and provide you with a safe and family friendly atmosphere.
What Our Members Say About Us!
“AMAA is incredible. Family atmosphere, awesome facility, and extremely talented instructors. From small kids to older adults, there is no other place on the coast that can offer the level of instruction that is offered here. This is THE premier jiujitsu facility in the area.“
“I’m so grateful have found AMAA. Cleanest and most friendly Gym in the Biloxi/D’Iberville area. Strength and conditioning training available to add another layer to the high level training provided. I cannot recommend this place enough in words alone.”
“Great place to learn Jiu Jitsu. When you walk in everyone greats you and the atmosphere is great. The teachers go into detail on how to perform each move and explain everything to where any white belt can understand. Plus you’re usually paired with a higher belt that can also help with learning the move of the day. Everyone helps everyone because we are family.”
“I’m a single parent of a 15 year old male with severe non-verbal autism who has aggressive tendencies. I was seeking a way to handle my son who is now bigger and stronger than I am without actually hurting him. I started with private self defense classes. I quickly came to realize in real life situations I need more than knowledge, I needed practice, so I wouldn’t freeze up when presented with aggression. I enrolled in jujitsu classes to get practice and gain more tools for real life situations. The entire team of instructors as well as my fellow classmates have been so supportive, understanding, compassionate, and patient! They have made me feel like family, they CARE and I feel it to my very core! Regardless of whether you are looking to have fun, get in shape , compete, or be more confident in self defense this gym is the BEST! I highly recommend them!”
“My son attends and loves training here. The facility is brand new and staff is very personable.”
“We spent a few months here with my fourth grade daughter taking lessons. Wonderful place for a young girl to learn how to defend herself! My daughter enjoyed her classes. The staff there are all excellent with children. There are plenty of other little girls in the classes. She had wanted to take martial arts classes but one of her fears was that she would be the only girl. That was far from the case here. She had made friends there, and the only thing negative about our experience there was that because of family issues, we couldn’t stay longer for her to continue her studies. If your child is interested, I would definitely recommend giving this school a try. I don’t think you will be disappointed at all. All of the instructors have the highest level belts and hold National and many other championships, but they are patient and kind to the kids. All seem to remember what it was like to be new and a beginner to the sport. Communication to parents is excellent. The gym is clean. Prices are right. Thanks to Jim and all of the staff for everything. It was truly our pleasure to have studied there under you! Thanks!”
Watch Shop South Mississippi Segment with Jim Tabor and Lead Instructor of American Martial Art Academy, Jim Fiore.