My name is Alec Rains and I am the owner/operator of The Mat Martial Arts in Cedar Par/Northwest Austin. We offer age-appropriate self defense to kids and adults of all ages. Our unique approach to teaching awareness, playground safety and Krav Maga tactics blended with additional martial arts is what makes us so appealing to anyone seeking training in what is MOST EFFECTIVE to them and their given situation, rather than claim one specific system is a catch-all for holistic training.
With 30 years training plus my team of qualified civilian and former military officers on staff I can personally assure you and your family we can provide your family with top level instruction using effective and practical skills.
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Whether it's providing brand new students with valuable, life saving instruction, empowering someone to walk tall and be a confident individual, or provide ever-lasting new insight to someone with experience, the best part of our job is that we can witness people walk away today better and wiser than they were yesterday. That proves that we can change the world literally one person at a time.
I am a 15 year senior student of Krav Maga and have been with this studio since the beginning, with the original ownership. It remains a terrific place to learn self defense (Krav Maga) and get into better physical and mental shape. The owner and instructors really care about bringing value and success to the members, not to exercise their own egos as happens elsewhere. The members can train at their own pace with guidance that's specific to them. Just as importantly, the self defense you learn is multi-situationally based rather than just automatic curriculum based. That enables the students to really learn how to use their expertise in real world situations. No matter your age, how much or little experience, male or female or what shape you're in, the experts at The Mat deal with you individually and in groups so you really get the most value. They focus on both your physical and mental improvements. I'd highly recommend the studio!
It is a fun and exciting place to be. The instructors are excellent and have a wide range of skill sets. The students are ver The instructors are excellent and have a wide range of skills cents. There are kids classes, teens and adults.
Everyone is always welcome to try a free class. We like to spend a small amount of time in an brief introduction so you don't walk into class blindly, but we have many classes on our schedule designed for less experienced students to train in foundational skills rather than make everyone train together without care for their experience level. Outside of the free trial, we also offer extended trials for two weeks where you can get a good sense of your daily routine as it relates to the potential of adding us to that routine.
Owner has 30 years training in traditional and modern martial arts and self defense. Additional instructors have varying experiences ranging from military law enforcement and civilian instruction for 12 years, all the way to civilian Krav Maga training and instruction for 5 years.
Many training options to choose from based on desired flexibility and availability of the student. Memberships range from low cost monthly due to punch card to prvivate lessons by appointment. Standard memberships begin as low as $89-$125/mo.
Be discerning and thorough and follow your instincts. Just because someone boast high volumes of experience it does not mean they are the right instructor for YOU. Make sure whoever you choose to learn from/train with respects you the same amount you are expected to respect them.