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American Martial Art Academy is perfect for my son! Six months ago my son asked to join the academy for Jiu Jitsu, I agreed not because I know anything about Jiu Jitsu, but because he was an "A" student. During his training I began to see how well disciplined the team was and was very pleased, but the real eye opener was when I signed up for my son to compete in the Fuji Championship Competition. My son won 3rd place but the Academy and his team won 1st place in my heart! Thank you professor Erick Raposo and Coach Jim Fiore for your dedication and passion. Seeing you both at the competition I realized this is my son 2nd family. You care for and support the kids every step of a way. You've showed me the true meaning of Jiu Jitsu team and I am proud that my son is a part of the American Martial Art Team.
My kids have been attending since July 2017, it is now December 2017 and all three of them have improved their attitudes and discipline while learning how to defend themselves. I decided to start my journey with jiujitsu last month after watching them 3 times a week. I must say Professor Eric has just as much patience for his adults as he does the kiddos. All other coaches and members really make you feel like a family and build your skills with you. No one has made me feel unfit, all criticism is constructive and in my short time training I'm already starting to reap the benefits.
Jim Fiore is a wonderful person and fantastic teacher of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Definitely the place to train when in Mississippi.
Awesome place and a great group of instructors. My son has been going for a few months and thoroughly enjoys it. Definitely recommend AMAABJJ!
We have been at AMAABJJ for 9 months and our son loves it. The classes are great for any age. Coach Jim and Coach Bernard really focus on teaching the kids without overwhelming them. They hold the kids accountable for their school work and give rewards for A's and B's to encourage the kids to try their best. Great family environment and true promotion schedule. I would recommend this school for any age or skill level.
There are other bjj schools out there but this one is different. It's different because of Coach Jim Fiore. Jim is also the owner who lives and breathes the jiu jitsu lifestyle. This school is Jims's life, his passion, his calling. He's living his dream, he is what you wan't in a teacher. If you compared him to a school teacher, he's the teacher who took up the profession because they wanted to teach. Who wakes up everyday, excited to teach and see their students learn. He's not the teacher who see's it as a "job" with "good benefits". Parents, do your kids a favor and please let them learn how to defend themselves. Dads and Moms, learn jiu jitsu so you can protect yourself and your loved ones. It's a crazy world we live in.
American Martial Art Academy is a perfect example of just what a martial arts gym should be. Its owner and head instructor, Mr. Jim Fiore, is a man who is genuinely dedicated and passionate about his students. He cares for each and one of his students, and treats them equally. Anyone who is looking to join a gym should definitely consider AMAA, a genuine gym that offers a truly enriching and engaging experience for martial artists of all ages.
Professors Andre "Tim" Monteiro & Jean "Dalua" Cartagena are superb teachers, coaches, and mentors. They go above and beyond to make sure that every student receives individualized attention to ensure success & achievement. I have been a student under them for over 5 years and has been one of the most rewarding and life changing decisions that I have made. Facility is very clean, safe, positive environment, and family friendly
Coach Jim makes martial arts seem extremely fun yet educational at the same time. I am glad that I enrolled my son here. I see daily improvements in his behavior and focus. He seems to have "purpose" now.
AMAA has the most incredible atmosphere. Jim Fiore is amazing with his students. The quality of BJJ and Judo is outstanding.
This school focuses on technique and places emphasis on Ju Jitsu as a way of life. Ju Jitsu values don't end when you leave the dojo, but are instilled in your every move and choice. American Martial Art Academy is building my son's morals as well as his Ju Jitsu knowledge. Since Day 1, my son as continued to excel due to Coach Fiore excellent teaching ability and utmost respect for his students. I would highly recommend this school to people of all ages and truly believe this school is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to learning the art of Brazilian Ju JItsu.
Jim is an amazing instructor! His passion for martial arts and for fitness is contagious and his level of professionalism is impressive. You can expect to come away from one of his classes feeling stronger! Highly recommend!
Great inspiration! Great intensity! Great things are possible with anything coached by Jim Fiore.
Sensei Jim Fiore is not only a wonderful coach but also an aspiring judoka. The facility is kept clean, and instruction is fun and lively. If you're looking for a great school, stop looking and swing by to see how exceptional our classes are! -T
Coach JIm Fiore brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to the mat. He is a die hard BJJ teacher and practitioner who strives for perfection in both fitness and technique. As a 40+ year martial artist, I am impressed every day at Coach Fiore's commitment. Any student who desires to learn BJJ from a professional coach with the skills and temperament to pay it forward, come on out to AMABJJ. OSS! Sensei Ken
Instructor Fiore teaches practical, reality-based self defense strategies that are effective for women.
For quite a number of years now, Gulf Coast Judo has a key stop for judoka looking for top notch coaching and instruction. Senseis Jim Hunt and Ken Altman, both excellent competitors, provide an environment of fun and learning for all ages. The addition of Brazilian JuJutsu with sensei Jim Fiore promises an even richer experience. In addition to dynamic BJJ groundwork Sensei Fiore brings a fresh outlook on training and diet to compliment the already impressive program established by Senseis Hunt and Altman. Good men. Good training. This is the place you want to bring your kids to train - heck, AMAA BJJ & Judo is where YOU want to train.
I have had the pleasure of training with Coach Fiore for several months down at Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu *time line unknown* but long enough for me to have grown to respect this man and his attributes as well as his knowledge and experience in the forum of Martial Arts. I came from a completely different spectrum of fighting style and discipline as a Chinese Boxer/Kung Fu "Jeet Kune Do" for almost 4yrs and Krav Maga for a short stint and I was blessed to have been introduced to our Senior Instructor Andre "Tim" Monteiro and Lead Instructor Jean "Dalua" Cartegena by a mutual friend and fellow martial artist and it was the best decision I ever made by far for my spiritual and physical growth and the love I have for Martial Arts, these gentlemen are true warriors and men of distinction and have a passion I do not often see for our Arte Suave *BJJ. I know that my life will be forever changed and will continue in appreciation to these men and for what they stand for, practice and preach. Please visit these fantastic instructors and AMAA BJJ & Judo and I promise your life will change and will change for the better OSS #jiujitsuchangedmylife
Caring professional Academy!
Top notch Academy! Knowledgeable, caring instructors! Clean facility! Supportive team! I highly recommend for the whole family!
Caring professional Academy!
Top notch Academy! Knowledgeable, caring instructors! Clean facility! Supportive team! I highly recommend for the whole family!
Great BJJ Training
It was a great facility with awesome instructors. We learned some really slick moves and had a great time. Competition training was intense and you learn so much. I really appreciate them letting me train with them while I was visiting. I highly recommend this team to anyone wanting to train in the area.
Beyond our expectations!
Joining this academy is absolutely one of the best choices we have made since we moved to MS. The coaches are knowledgeable and patient. The other families are welcoming and it truly feels like we belong there. My husband and son (4) both train here and they look forward to training. What makes this academy so special is the way they incorporate values and morals during training, especially for the little ones. My son was always on the shy side, but he has opened up and actually remembers the training outside of class and practices "focusing eyes" and "listening ears" at home and at school. Besides that, everyone respects one another and what he/she has to bring to the academy. They share their knowledge with one another and aren't there to just "show off" or hurt someone. Friendships have developed and relationships beyond the academy have blossomed. To add, the price is very reasonable for the training received and the facility is always well maintained. We are very happy with being a part of this academy.
Great with Kids
My husband and my two children attend school here and love it! Coach Jim is a great coach, keeps both the adults and the kids involved and has managed to make everyone who attends feel like part of his family. On a monthly basis the Gym host a family night and most everyone attends from the young to the older. The family environment created at AMABJJ School has helped my children with their grades, their attitudes, and their respect for others and the sports. It has been wonderful getting to know the people and joining their family at AMABJJ
I have been training BJJ here for about 7 months and it has been an all-around positive experience. Even though this is my first time learning martial arts, as a teacher at a local high school, I really appreciate the quality instruction. Coach Jim and Coach Bernard are not only very knowledgeable and well qualified, but they do a great job actually conveying their skills to the students in a fun yet challenging way. The new facility (since moving from their Ocean Springs location) is clean, bright, colorful, and professional. Everyone has treated me with respect, encouragement and support. Becoming a part of the "family" at AMAA has enriched my life. I highly recommend this school for adults and kids alike.
Glad to see a gym like this on the coast!
I am a new student to AMAA. I have trained at multiple gyms along the coast of Mississippi and AMAA is honestly one of the most organized and structured Jiu Jitsu gyms I have ever stepped foot in. The atmosphere is excellent and the instruction is great! The martial arts knowledge that is dished out here is gold and will have each one of the students prepared for all aspects of Jiu Jitsu (on and off the mat). Coach Jim Fiore has the vision of having the best Jiu Jitsu gym on the coast, and he's well on his way. The schedule of classes is by far the best I've seen. It is a family-friendly atmosphere that is great for kids and young adults to learn self-defense and high quality jiu jitsu. The kids that attend learn discipline and respect, along with martial arts skills. The gym is only going to get bigger and better with time and I'm truly happy to be apart of the family.
Awesome Family Martial Arts Academy
Fun and quality BJJ for the entire family! Coach Fiore is an excellent instructor and has created a family atmosphere that cannot be matched! My son can't wait to come to class everyday. If you want a high quality BJJ experience then this is your place!
Friendly, family orientated, professional environment.
My son, age 6, learns something new each and every time he attends. He is learning family values... Courage, integrity, courtesy and so much more. He is gaining endurance and knowledge. He loves to come and learn. We are enjoying the experience they provide.
American martial art academy is a clean and friendly place. I would definitely say what makes this place different is the family atmosphere and the character of our coach. Coach Fiore is definitely a motivational and inspirational figure. If your looking to get back in shape, lose weight, or just have fun. American martial art academy is the place to be.
Martial art teaching with integrity
This school combines high quality teaching with family values and a friendly atmosphere.
Quality instruction from a professor that lives to teach BJJ! Would definitely recommend to any adult looking to get in shape and lose some stress
Amazing and Exceptional Coaching/training, Awesome Family
My children have been training with Coach Jim Fiore since he was in Ocean Springs and they have grown so much in this sport, this lifestyle.. Coach Fiore is amazing with the kids and is very family oriented.. He truly cares about each and every child/student that walks through his door.. He shows the parents so much respect and loyalty too.. I couldn't have chosen a better coach/family member than Coach Fiore.. We absolutely adore him and we support him in all his future endeavors!!
Top Notch Brazillan Jiu-Jitsu Instruction in a Fun, Friendly, and Family Enviroment
I have been training at American Martial Arts Academy since the doors were opened; Owner/Head Instructor Jim Fiore has always treated me like a friend/family member and not just someone who pays him for learning a skill. Walking through the doors of AMAABJJ and deciding to train here has been one of the best things I have ever done. In 6 months of training I have lost over 20lbs and 3 inches off my waist, not only does this help me prolong my life but ensures I maintain my job in the military. AMAABJJ offers great rates for military members and the fact there is no contracts make this place even better. Coach Fiore believes that you should come to class because you want to not because you signed a contract and now obligated to be here for the next year. I recommend this place to anyone I talk to and will continue to do so. I have trained at different gyms before and I have never encountered this type of environment of friends and family. This place has done so much for my confidence, strength, and conditioning for an overall better life. I can’t thank Coach Fiore enough for his hard work and dedication to the art and lifestyle that is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Quality Martial Art School
My son and I have really enjoyed our time working with Coach Jim Fiore, his passion for not only the Art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but the life style that goes along with it is so inspiring. We have been members for about a month and we are both hooked. Coach Fiore does a phenomenal job of breaking down the techniques so that everyone can learn and grow very quickly. He truly loves what he does and that inspires us to work hard to develop our skill set every time we step on the mat. If you are looking for a great place to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and be part of a family, look no further!
We can't say enough about the quality of this school. This experience has taught the children so many life lessons & my child loves coming! The kids are respectful to one another & are anxious to help one another with all skills. Really an awesome program... So awesome my husband joined!!
Not just a dojo but a family
I have had the ability to experience multiple different Martial Art schools and this is the first that I truly believe is a family of like minded individuals trying to reach a common goal under the guidance of great instructors. This school has continued to put a emphasis on creating well mannered and knowledgeable people that are humbled to learn the art of Jiu Jitsu together. This academy continues to excel in it's ability to convey techniques in a manner in which is easily received by people of all ages. There are many businesses out there that teach Martial Arts, but few with family atmosphere and environment that you will quickly see by stopping by yourself to give it a chance, I guarantee you will be hooked. Experience a school that truly cares about people over monetary gain. Come visit American Martial Art Academy at your earliest convenience, I highly recommend it.
Very good teaching
Very good experience from the start. Very friendly staff and clean safe class. Very good programs for families and military. I would recommend anyone who has a interest in martial arts to check out a class.
Family fun and learning
AMAA-BJJ has been a true blessing to our family. At first the kids joined and quickly fell in love. Both immediately grasped the discipline and attention required to succeed in this martial art and it quickly overflowed into their daily lives outside the school. After a few weeks I knew that I too had to join. While it is not easy, nothing worth having is easy. The instructors legitimately care for your personal and BJJ growth and they push you to do better every class. They get to know you so that they incorporate BJJ into your everyday life to show you how this martial art makes you a better person before it will ever make you a great champion. AMAA has quickly become a close-knit family. We plan movie nights, watch BJJ matches, go out to grab a bite after classes and travel to tournaments to support one another. It is an awesomely healthy learning environment.
I knew about BJJ and was always interested in the martial art. I enrolled my son who knew nothing about it, but he's hooked now. My wife was tentative at first but after seeing the instruction and how Coach Jim Fiore interacts with his students she is on board 110%. I couldn't let my son enjoy all the fun so I also have enrolled and become a student of Jim's. I feel really lucky to have met Jim and found JiuJitsu.
Coach & Mentor
I must say that Coach Jim is the BEST!!! He not only instructs our children in the arts but he mentors them as well. I never thought I would encounter a martial arts instructor who is so patient. This man makes sure that they understand what he is teaching them no matter their ages. I strongly recommend this school to anyone! AMAA ROCKS!!!
Our new extended family
We are new to Amaa-BJJ and from the moment we have walked into the doors we have felt so welcomed. Jim Fiore and the rest of the team has made us feel like we are all family, because at Amaa-BJJ that is what we are. All of the instructors have made sure that my daughter understands each move and is comfortable with it. Coach Fiore has great patience, knowledge and is a great role model. My daughter already looks up to him for guidance and loves hitting those mats. We are very honored to be a part of the Amaa-BJJ team/family.
THE Best There Is!
American Martial Art Academy is undoubtedly the best BJJ and Judo dojo on the coast. At AMAA the instructors teach to the kids abilities and learning styles, while keeping everyone involved and providing a sense of unity. The quality of training the instructors have here is outstanding. There's a team of instructors who are devoted to martial arts and their students. The children that train have become close and everyone feels like one big extended family. My son has not only uncovered a passion for jiu-jitsu as a sport but as a way of life. This is definitely the place to be.
Superior Teaching and Mentorship
I have been a student under Professors Andre "Tim" Monteiro (3rd Degree Black Belt) and Jean Dalua Cartagena (Black Belt) for several years for my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training and more recently to include Sensei James Wall (4th Degree Black Belt) for Judo. These teachers have dedicated their lives and have a passion and dedication for sharing their skill set and knowledge with others. They teach specific techniques and tactics that will help you win competitions as well as protect yourself in a self defense situations. Without these teachers, I would not be who I am today. I have better confidence, courage, and empowerment. Training and studying under these teachers have bettered my life and marriage. I am grateful, privledged, and honored to them part of my life. This is an opportunity you truly do not want to miss out on. I encourage and invite you over to our family!
- Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu 3rd Degree Black Belt Andre Monteiro
- Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Jean Dalua Cartagena
- Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu 3rd Degree Purple Belt Jim Fiore
- Japanese Ju-Jitsu Black Belt Jim Fiore
- Judo 3rd Degree Brown Belt Jim Fiore
- Judo 4th Degree Black Belt James Wall
- D'Iberville/St. Martin Chamber Of Commerce Member
- Biloxi Bay Chamber Of Commerce Member
- Chamber Of Commerce Member