American Martial Art Academy Reviews

I am grateful to have both Professor Delgado and his wife Thaís impart to my daughters how they can strive towards becoming their best self through Jiu Jitsu. They continuously emphasize respect and inspire my girls to fight hard during class by reminding them that their intensity is what helps their classmates become better. Though they will push your children to expand their capabilities, they are VERY patient and encouraging. Though Professor Delgado leads every class (unless competing), he has a team of exceptional coaches that will also be present to ensure children have the attention they will need to stay focused and the feedback they will need to grow. I find it particularly impressive that they limit the number of students that can enroll in younger classes and maintain a 2 to 1 ratio of students to coaches to ensure they can properly guide development. It is clear they prioritize the needs of their students. Though Professor Delgado’s accomplished career in Jiu Jitsu and Thaís’ background in education are enough to encourage anyone to give this academy a shot, the greater potential my girls realized under their guidance is the reason I believe enrolling in Biloxi’s AAMA may be one of the best things you can do for your kids.

Isaac Hudgins

The quality of training is world class! The details are so precise anyone can learn the techniques.. the professionalism is outstanding, great environment for not only the adult but also for the children. I wouldn't hold any place higher of standard... AMAA is truly a jiu jitsu competitor/practitioner/hobbyists gold mine right here at home on the gulf coast.

Codye Landry

Professor Leo and Thais are so welcoming! The experience for my son and I has been amazing so far. The environment is very welcoming and everyone at the gym is so friendly. Prof Leo and the other instructors take their time to teach you and help you along. When my son or I are struggling or exhausted, they are always there to pep us up and motivate us. The fundamentals class moves along at a steady pace that really allows you to learn. The prices are also very very reasonable. I would highly recommend the academy to anyone!

Chauncey Celis

Awesome structured class for our three and a half year old. Instructors are patient and would definitely recommend to anyone of any age.

Ryan Laube

I am extremely happy with American Martial Art Academy. My son and I are learning jujitsu together and the family atmosphere here is very inviting. The schedule is perfect because if life gets in the way there are classes you can attend all week. I am very happy we joined. Thank you Professor Leo, Instructor Jim, and the rest of the staff!!

Robert Alley

AMAA is an awesome, safe, and positive learning and training facility for people of all ages! Our preschooler loves everything about the Tiny Tykes class Lisa and Jim teach at AMAA.

Chelsea Laube

Such as nice group of people here. I would highly recommend trying them out. I felt so welcomed and look forward to visiting again.

Cherry Daves

American Martial Art Academy is the best option in this area. The facility is beautiful, and expanding real soon for an even better experience with more options for anyone. Very family friendly, Professor Erick and the assistant instructors provide an environment that is very conducive to kids learning abilities to learn both the techniques and respect for eachother. The adult BJJ class was full of great guys and girls! Couldn't have asked for a better experience that is very welcoming of visitors and military friendly! Thanks again for allowing me to share the mats with you all. Look forward to another drop in, in the future! Aloha!

Jordan Acosta

We love this place! The staff is fantastic and super nice. We couldn’t have picked a better place to put our 5 and 8 year old in classes like these.

Hayley Marie-Leigh Bertram

My oldest daughter has attended for a year . It has built her confidence as well as her fitness level. Safety is a priority. She has never been hurt . We enjoy the supportive & family atmosphere at AMAA. You will not be disappointed! Definitely come join this amazing place .

Evelyn Minton Sacks

I absolutely loved it; I had so much fun. I'm not fit at all, and at first that made me very self-conscious. But no one made me feel down about myself or unwelcome. The comraderie in the class was awesome. The others cheered me on and encouraged me; they wanted me to have fun and do my best. I was way out of my comfort zone, but I did it! And, my Fitbit said I burned a lot of calories during class. Even though by the end I was exhausted and a little sore, I cannot wait for the next class.

Sarah Flagg

Fantastic academy - can’t recommend AMAA / Soul Fighters enough. I was in the area traveling and hoped to find a place to train BJJ. There are several choices, but after inquiring, Jim reached out to me immediately and I was able to train with them the next day. I tend to be pretty picky when I travel away from my own academy and found they have it all. Their culture is great. They’re very technical and enjoy being competitive, but are keenly focused on safety and helping each other. They have some of the largest mats I’ve ever trained on and the facility is in impeccable shape. They offer great diversity in class schedule, so you have several choices to train around your own schedule. Can’t say enough...will definitely be back to train with them and would definitely make this my home, if I lived there. Go train with them!

David Flowers

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