Modern Martial Arts & Fitness, Inc

Modern Martial Arts & Fitness, Inc

4.8 (5)
Best of 2020
1 hire on
5 employees
5 years in business

About this pro

We offer small group and private lessons in Muay Thai kickboxing, Israeli Krav Maga and Aikido for teens and adults staring at age 13. We also offer Kid's Kickboxing which is based on Muay Thai for kids 6-12 as well as a Tiny Tigers class for 4-5 year olds.

Teaching my art and improving lives.

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Miami, FL 33138
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5 Reviews


  • Tamara Oswald

    I joined Modern Martial Arts for krav maga a couple of months ago. I took a free class first and also visited a couple of other places in the area for a free class before I decided to go with Modern Martial Arts and Joe Chao. What stood out to me about his classes and gym is that everything seemed very well organized plus and everyone seemed to be having fun at the same time as learning. Joe is a very knowledgeable instructor, approachable and fun. If you're looking to get into any of the classes he offers I would highly recommend his place.

  • Carole Tremoulet

    My son just started in December 2016 and loves it. He goes there 3x a week and always comes home delighted. Joe's speech at the end of the class is an added bonus towards educating your child against bullying and aquiring a strong self confidence. We strongly recommend his class.

  • Melissa Romana

    Amazing classes and amazing instructor! I have learned so much over the past four months thanks to Joe and I do not see myself doing anything else but Muay Thai and Krav Maga. Great teaching and fantastic atmosphere - highly recommend it!

  • Lisa McCarthy

    Our son has attended Modern Martial arts for the last 2 months. He is stronger and more confident already! Joe is fantastic with the children, he encourages the kids to respect one another & their parents! It's an amazing program!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We invite them to attend a FREE trial class to see if they like the class and it's instruction format.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

The Head Instructor has trained in various martial arts for over 20 years in many locations and countries with many Masters. He has years of experience in teaching adults and children as well as those with disabilities.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

We do not offer pricing up front but do offer monthly online specials at

How did you get started teaching?

Once you acquire your first black belt teaching is part of your training. Once you start teaching and realize how you positively affect those around you it becomes automatic.

What types of students have you worked with?

All types including those who are over 65, those with emotional difficulties, those with physical limitations, developmental limitations, ADHD, ADD, Autism, dipilitating diseases and physical handicapped.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A boy of 9 years old came to our studio diagnosed with ADHD, Epilepsy and Cerebral Palsey about a year ago. When he came in he could barely walk or use his right hand. After 6 months he was running, climbing ladders, punching and kicking and learning to focus. We are very proud of him.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure the teacher can explain where they received their training and certification. Ask them which association they belong to and then follow up with the association. Watch or participate in a class. Look up their reviews on Google or Bing. Yelp is not very accurate. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

First decide what your priorities are. Losing weight, learning self defense, ect. Once you do that look up their website and facebook page and read the reviews and see what their postings are like. If you feel that the school fits in with your lifestyle then ask for a FREE class. Try out at least 3 schools so you have something to compare it to.