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This class and coach Joe allowed my daughter to become more assertive and confident while teaching some self defense skills.
Meta Martial Arts Academy is a great place to train! Their jujitsu and Bang Muay Thai classes are run by coach Joe, who is a very skilled coach. I’ve learned so much for him. If you’re looking to start you journey in martial arts, this is your place to go! :)
Meta Martial Arts is a phenomenal place to train regardless of your experience level. Coach Joe is very knowledgeable, patient and professional. Every class I walk away having learned something new and eager to come back! The rates are very affordable, the environment is very professional, friendly and competitive, I cannot recommend training at Meta enough!
We really love going to see Coach Joe weekly. Kids are so excited to show up and punch and kick and learn a new skill. He’s patient with little active ones but knows exactly how to get them to pay attention and keep them motivated to continue learning. Even when we see friends outside of class, they always mention how they love the class and how their kids are always looking forward to going back just as mine are. We were first going to a gym mostly for adults but mine got into a class alone which they didn’t like. There were no other kids and mine weren’t happy going. No excitement. No fun. Just business. We had planned to check out other places in town but Meta was our first visit and we didn’t go anywhere else and signed right up after the first meeting. I’m glad we stayed. It’s always the highlight of our week and my kids are always asking when they’re going back. Their progression is incredible. Their punches and kicks are stronger weekly and they’re becoming more and more serious about getting it right with the encouragement of Joe. It takes someone special to lead little ones to become successful with the right motivation and patience and also ability to help them grow more.
If you’re curious about Jiu Jitsu but feel totally intimidated by the sport, I can’t recommend Coach Joe and Meta Martial Arts enough. I’ve been to some Jiu Jitsu gyms where everyone walks around puffed up and ready to dominate like they’re training for the octagon next week. (At one of those gyms I actually left with a black eye and bruised rib during my trial week!)
At Meta Martial Arts, Coach Joe was very patient with my inexperience. Even the other students had a great vibe to them, immediately making me feel welcomed. I have to say, Jiu Jitsu is definitely the best work out of my life. You leave somehow feeling completely drained of energy, but totally energized.
I highly recommend giving Meta Martial Arts a try. If you’ve ever wanted to try the sport, this is the best place to get started and a great way to join a community of great people that are passionate and welcoming.
A fantastic place to train, whether you're looking for high-level effective combat instruction, pure fitness or something in between.
Joe is a great coach, very skilled, nurturing, and patient.
Meta is a rare martial arts school that balances a friendly atmosphere with the opportunity to train hard. Love it!
We love Meta Martial Arts!! Our 3 kids do both Bang Muay Thai and Brazilian Jujitsu here. We are very impressed with how quickly they have progressed, Coach Joe's skills and the way he teaches. The kids love coming to classes, get an incredible workout every class, and are learning great self defense! And we as parents love watching!!
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Joseph is the Owner of Meta Martial Arts Academy, where he leads the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Bang Muay Thai programs. He has been working with children as a teacher and behaviorist since 2008 and began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai in 2011. He quickly discovered that he wanted to pair his passion for martial arts with his love for teaching and child development. He trained tirelessly in both disciplines and began teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to kids and adults when he received his blue belt. Joe earned his Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in 2015, while teaching children full time during the day and training martial arts at night.
His teaching methodology includes reinforcement-based strategies to help kids stay engaged and ready to learn. Joe has been training under Duane Ludwig and Bas Rutten’s Bang Muay Thai system since 2015, where he holds a purple rank, and is also a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Tahi Burns.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Amber, and son, Kennedy.