American Kickboxing Academy

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  • 2004 S Mason Rd # D3

    Katy, TX 77450

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  • 281-693-2269

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I have been going to TKA with my wife for the basics class, and our son has been going to their kids class. Our son loves it and is excited every class day. My wife was apprehensive about joining, but she is now glad she did and is looking forward to staying at the academy for some time. I also enjoy the academy very much and feel Mr. Ozuna and Mr. Salaam are great instructors. Their regular follow-up with us has been very impressive, and I've been surprised by how much they notice/remember about every one of their students.

I had previous martial arts experience in karate, and Muay Thai is quite different. I read the previous negative comments regarding 1-on-1 time and the apparent fitness level of the instructors. I feel that you need to understand what you're getting into before you join. At the basic level, there is more focus on conditioning and repetative striking motions. They do not harp on technique at the beginning for a very specific reason - they do not want to frustrate those folks just starting out by constantly interrupting. Once they see you're grasping the basics and want to learn more, they will start giving recommendations on technique. This is also not a Tai Bo class you'd take from LifeTime Fitness, so don't expect every instructor to look like a ripped fitness trainer. In a true martial arts setting, looks can be very deceiving.

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★★★★★

I have been going to TKA with my wife for the basics class, and our son has been going to their kids class. Our son loves it and is excited every class day. My wife was apprehensive about joining, but she is now glad she did and is looking forward to staying at the academy for some time. I also enjoy the academy very much and feel Mr. Ozuna and Mr. Salaam are great instructors. Their regular follow-up with us has been very impressive, and I've been surprised by how much they notice/remember about every one of their students.

I had previous martial arts experience in karate, and Muay Thai is quite different. I read the previous negative comments regarding 1-on-1 time and the apparent fitness level of the instructors. I feel that you need to understand what you're getting into before you join. At the basic level, there is more focus on conditioning and repetative striking motions. They do not harp on technique at the beginning for a very specific reason - they do not want to frustrate those folks just starting out by constantly interrupting. Once they see you're grasping the basics and want to learn more, they will start giving recommendations on technique. This is also not a Tai Bo class you'd take from LifeTime Fitness, so don't expect every instructor to look like a ripped fitness trainer. In a true martial arts setting, looks can be very deceiving.

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I have been attending American (Texas) Kickboxing Academy for only a month, but I am absolutely hooked. I was a little apprehensive and unsure what to expect at first, but after attending my first class, I knew that I would fit in here just fine. I always get to class on time, give a full effort, and leave soaking wet and sore for a day or two. Which is exactly what I was looking for. They push me harder than I would push myself at a fitness club or gym.
My 10 year old son also attends AKA and he is also excited about going to class every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday just like I am. It amazes me at how Mr. Ozuna and Mr. Salaam both remember every single person's name and address everyone by Mr. or Mrs. so and so..and How are you doing today? It certainly says a whole lot about them as instructors and about their dedication to their students.
If you are looking to sign up with a school and be a UFC fighter after a week or so, I think you have unrealistic expectations, and you should look elsewhere. If you are looking to attend a school where you are taught Respect, Honor and Discipline, then Texas Kickboxing Academy may be what you are looking for.

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★★★★★

I have been attending American (Texas) Kickboxing Academy for only a month, but I am absolutely hooked. I was a little apprehensive and unsure what to expect at first, but after attending my first class, I knew that I would fit in here just fine. I always get to class on time, give a full effort, and leave soaking wet and sore for a day or two. Which is exactly what I was looking for. They push me harder than I would push myself at a fitness club or gym.
My 10 year old son also attends AKA and he is also excited about going to class every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday just like I am. It amazes me at how Mr. Ozuna and Mr. Salaam both remember every single person's name and address everyone by Mr. or Mrs. so and so..and How are you doing today? It certainly says a whole lot about them as instructors and about their dedication to their students.
If you are looking to sign up with a school and be a UFC fighter after a week or so, I think you have unrealistic expectations, and you should look elsewhere. If you are looking to attend a school where you are taught Respect, Honor and Discipline, then Texas Kickboxing Academy may be what you are looking for.

Pros: Friendly staff, very personable, great honest workout

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I started here at AKA with the goal to get back in shape and try something new. Now I'm totally hooked and my goal is to make my black belt.

The instructors are totally professional and courteous. One of the negative comments was that they do not give students one on one time. That is completely ridiculous. After demonstrating the technique they want you to work on, they walk the room to help out and encourage those that need it. They even make themselves available before and after class for those that need extra help. They even took time to give a fun and informative seminar for my sons Adventure Guides group on a Saturday afternoon (at no cost).

They have an awesome children's program and I cannot wait to get my son's started in it. I'm 42 and it has increased my confidence level, I cannot wait to see what it can do for them.

I recommend this school and these instructors whole heartedly.

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★★★★★

I started here at AKA with the goal to get back in shape and try something new. Now I'm totally hooked and my goal is to make my black belt.

The instructors are totally professional and courteous. One of the negative comments was that they do not give students one on one time. That is completely ridiculous. After demonstrating the technique they want you to work on, they walk the room to help out and encourage those that need it. They even make themselves available before and after class for those that need extra help. They even took time to give a fun and informative seminar for my sons Adventure Guides group on a Saturday afternoon (at no cost).

They have an awesome children's program and I cannot wait to get my son's started in it. I'm 42 and it has increased my confidence level, I cannot wait to see what it can do for them.

I recommend this school and these instructors whole heartedly.

Pros: Instructors and atmosphere

Cons: none

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First of all, these gentlemen have been more than professional in every way. The structure of the training sessions are what I had been looking for. The instructors really take time to teach, classes are for all fitness and skill levels. They travel to the west coast and train in the PIT, (we are part of the PIT Ohana Family) to bring the best to us here, also brought a legendary BJJ Master for a seminar last November. These guys, are really what they preach. They help out in the community, charities, support our troops, elderly. These gentlemen are true modern day Samurai, they serve. I am honored to wear the uniform. There are two uniforms I have worn with pride, this is one of them. I look forward to advancing in my training. And reaching a mastery level from these masters of their art. The life lessons in the kids classes are priceless. These lessons are not taught in team sports, where it's a win win win attitude. Nobody sits on the bench at AKA (TKA). Respect Honor Discipline is every where at AKA (TKA). My goals in life are far more important to worry about negative comments made about this academy. This is a top notch academy, the best school in the Houston area. From their humble beginnings to present, they have been true to their students and community. WOW I really said alot. I am just that passionate about my training and way of life. See you in class.

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★★★★★

First of all, these gentlemen have been more than professional in every way. The structure of the training sessions are what I had been looking for. The instructors really take time to teach, classes are for all fitness and skill levels. They travel to the west coast and train in the PIT, (we are part of the PIT Ohana Family) to bring the best to us here, also brought a legendary BJJ Master for a seminar last November. These guys, are really what they preach. They help out in the community, charities, support our troops, elderly. These gentlemen are true modern day Samurai, they serve. I am honored to wear the uniform. There are two uniforms I have worn with pride, this is one of them. I look forward to advancing in my training. And reaching a mastery level from these masters of their art. The life lessons in the kids classes are priceless. These lessons are not taught in team sports, where it's a win win win attitude. Nobody sits on the bench at AKA (TKA). Respect Honor Discipline is every where at AKA (TKA). My goals in life are far more important to worry about negative comments made about this academy. This is a top notch academy, the best school in the Houston area. From their humble beginnings to present, they have been true to their students and community. WOW I really said alot. I am just that passionate about my training and way of life. See you in class.

Pros: Professional Martial Artists

Cons: Nothing

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AKA is a martial arts school for all ages and skill levels...that's what makes it so great!! The instructors sincerely care about their students, and teach in a constructive, positve manner. The work-outs are incredible....you'll definitely want to come back for more!!!!

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★★★★★

AKA is a martial arts school for all ages and skill levels...that's what makes it so great!! The instructors sincerely care about their students, and teach in a constructive, positve manner. The work-outs are incredible....you'll definitely want to come back for more!!!!

Pros: Professionalism, Fitness

Cons: Nothing

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I have been training in AKA (TKA) since July 2009 4-5 days a week. I have participated ~70-80 classes and any many seminars. This place changed my life. I even started to thinking about being a martial arts professional. I am so lucky that I have trained with you guys. I have seen the BEST in this academy. The personality and quality of the instructors and students have been so affective in my training since July 2009. When you entered the academy, it is very easy to feel the success and inspiration by looking at the faces of instructors and students. I don't even take serious about the negative comments because they have no idea what they are talking about. I wonder how they came up with these ridiculous comments. Just come and feel the difference. At the end of your training each day when you bow before you exit the school you will feel the difference in you.

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★★★★★

I have been training in AKA (TKA) since July 2009 4-5 days a week. I have participated ~70-80 classes and any many seminars. This place changed my life. I even started to thinking about being a martial arts professional. I am so lucky that I have trained with you guys. I have seen the BEST in this academy. The personality and quality of the instructors and students have been so affective in my training since July 2009. When you entered the academy, it is very easy to feel the success and inspiration by looking at the faces of instructors and students. I don't even take serious about the negative comments because they have no idea what they are talking about. I wonder how they came up with these ridiculous comments. Just come and feel the difference. At the end of your training each day when you bow before you exit the school you will feel the difference in you.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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I want to first comment on the review citing that this staff has a big ego. This is completely false. They are extremely respectful, and everyone is addressed by Mr. or Mrs. One time I asked an instructor what someone's name was and he said Mr...he never mentioned the guys first name.
The classes can get crowded, but they always find room to make sure everyone can work out. This can also be overcome by taking one of the other twenty classes they offer a week. They offer classes multiple times every day, but Sunday. They often have seminars that offer you a glimpse into other art forms. I have attended kung fu seminars, jiu-jitsu seminars, and they have MMA classes every Sat. I like this, because other martial arts schools I have attended claim they are the best and other forms are a waste of time. I think it??s great this school encourages you to explore other art forms. They also teach different techniques for working out. Some of which include power lifting, tabata, boot camp, and more.
These are in addition to classes that already have intense workouts and get you into great shape. They always push you to do your best, but never force you to do more than you're capable of. I look forward to the years ahead where I will continue to grow with the school; and finally achieve my goal of black belt. Thank you guys!

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★★★★★

I want to first comment on the review citing that this staff has a big ego. This is completely false. They are extremely respectful, and everyone is addressed by Mr. or Mrs. One time I asked an instructor what someone's name was and he said Mr...he never mentioned the guys first name.
The classes can get crowded, but they always find room to make sure everyone can work out. This can also be overcome by taking one of the other twenty classes they offer a week. They offer classes multiple times every day, but Sunday. They often have seminars that offer you a glimpse into other art forms. I have attended kung fu seminars, jiu-jitsu seminars, and they have MMA classes every Sat. I like this, because other martial arts schools I have attended claim they are the best and other forms are a waste of time. I think it??s great this school encourages you to explore other art forms. They also teach different techniques for working out. Some of which include power lifting, tabata, boot camp, and more.
These are in addition to classes that already have intense workouts and get you into great shape. They always push you to do your best, but never force you to do more than you're capable of. I look forward to the years ahead where I will continue to grow with the school; and finally achieve my goal of black belt. Thank you guys!

Pros: Great workout and defense instruction

Cons: Not in Sugar Land....yet.

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I have been coming for almost 7 months and I still love it as much today as the first time that I walked in the door and I look forward to every class!! I still eat fast food and have managed to lose 15 pounds since I started taking class. Everyone is always made to feel welcome and greeted friendly and courteously every time and as for big egos, I think the only person with that are the two people who wrote the negative comments, shame on you!!! This is a great place to go, I have met lots of really nice people here who genuinely care about each other. My confidence has grown so much, thanks to the instructors, who do spend one on one time with you! Don't take my word for it, come try it out for yourself, you will be glad you did!

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★★★★★

I have been coming for almost 7 months and I still love it as much today as the first time that I walked in the door and I look forward to every class!! I still eat fast food and have managed to lose 15 pounds since I started taking class. Everyone is always made to feel welcome and greeted friendly and courteously every time and as for big egos, I think the only person with that are the two people who wrote the negative comments, shame on you!!! This is a great place to go, I have met lots of really nice people here who genuinely care about each other. My confidence has grown so much, thanks to the instructors, who do spend one on one time with you! Don't take my word for it, come try it out for yourself, you will be glad you did!

Pros: Great Instructors, Students and Workout

Cons: None

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This place took me from fat and overweight to the lightest i've been my whole adult life. I wish I had more time to learn from these guys. I feel great about myself and my decision to workout at this gym. Excellent workout and great attention is made to the techniques.

This is deffinately not a brawlers school. If you're looking for a great place to get a workout and learn some real stuff without having to worry about getting smashed. This is the place!

This place is deffinately worth the money. Totally not a "rip-off" or a "scam". I dont mind the youngsters, there are only a few in my class but they get to work just like everyone else.

This is a 100% Martial Arts School with honor, discipline and respect being very well maintained and reciprocated. If you're looking for a UFC fight, watch the TV. If you want to get in shape and learn some great self defense techniques, come to AKA!

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★★★★★

This place took me from fat and overweight to the lightest i've been my whole adult life. I wish I had more time to learn from these guys. I feel great about myself and my decision to workout at this gym. Excellent workout and great attention is made to the techniques.

This is deffinately not a brawlers school. If you're looking for a great place to get a workout and learn some real stuff without having to worry about getting smashed. This is the place!

This place is deffinately worth the money. Totally not a "rip-off" or a "scam". I dont mind the youngsters, there are only a few in my class but they get to work just like everyone else.

This is a 100% Martial Arts School with honor, discipline and respect being very well maintained and reciprocated. If you're looking for a UFC fight, watch the TV. If you want to get in shape and learn some great self defense techniques, come to AKA!

Pros: The workout and the techniques

Cons: Wish I had more time!

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I love going there i have been there for over a year the intructors are very hands on and take the time to get to know you. They give you complete details and really urge you to do the work. I have never had a bad work out. Its a great learning experience. I am not going to stop going there anytime soon. Love it
Louis Cano

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★★★★★

I love going there i have been there for over a year the intructors are very hands on and take the time to get to know you. They give you complete details and really urge you to do the work. I have never had a bad work out. Its a great learning experience. I am not going to stop going there anytime soon. Love it
Louis Cano

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This school is tiny and crowded in the beginner class. It is very expensive for the limited knowledge and skill the instructors have. When you get past the initial rush of punching and kicking stuff, they hard sell a even more expensive long term contract. That getting out of requires death. And even then your not getting your money back. Trinity's opinion of the staff's ego's and attitudes are totally accurate.

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★☆☆☆☆

This school is tiny and crowded in the beginner class. It is very expensive for the limited knowledge and skill the instructors have. When you get past the initial rush of punching and kicking stuff, they hard sell a even more expensive long term contract. That getting out of requires death. And even then your not getting your money back. Trinity's opinion of the staff's ego's and attitudes are totally accurate.

Cons: Plenty

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This place is a rip off! The instructors are rude and full of themselves! They have absolutely no idea on what they are doing. They charge you an arm and a leg for 40 minutes for only two days a week. The first 15 minutes is going over basic kiddie steps and the rest is a waste of time. They try to pressure sale you by having you fill out a info form and will not give you any information until you come in for a one on one. Then your sold and stuck with a bunch of kids and the instructor that has no clue on what he's doing. He doesn't assist you or correct any wrong moves that you may be doing. He doesn't even do the moves him self with you, he just walks back and forth in front of the class. All of the instructors have big bellies and love handles. If they don't look in shape what makes you think that they are going to get you in shape! They lie and tell you that it's adults only but there are tons of kids in the classes. The space is so small you can't do anything. They misrepresent their classes and if you question them then they give you an attitude and talk down to you. These people have no people skills and only want your money! Don't waste your money here. You will not get the results they promise and they will try to talk you into talking more classes or even private lessons. The people who take the classes have no discipline and come in late when ever they want. This disrupts the class but they don't care. They made me feel threaten and unwelcome without them willing to help. They are very rude and don't like to be questioned and they lie for each other. These guys must of came out from selling used cars because of their selling skills are horrible! Don't waste your money or your time with these jerks!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is a rip off! The instructors are rude and full of themselves! They have absolutely no idea on what they are doing. They charge you an arm and a leg for 40 minutes for only two days a week. The first 15 minutes is going over basic kiddie steps and the rest is a waste of time. They try to pressure sale you by having you fill out a info form and will not give you any information until you come in for a one on one. Then your sold and stuck with a bunch of kids and the instructor that has no clue on what he's doing. He doesn't assist you or correct any wrong moves that you may be doing. He doesn't even do the moves him self with you, he just walks back and forth in front of the class. All of the instructors have big bellies and love handles. If they don't look in shape what makes you think that they are going to get you in shape! They lie and tell you that it's adults only but there are tons of kids in the classes. The space is so small you can't do anything. They misrepresent their classes and if you question them then they give you an attitude and talk down to you. These people have no people skills and only want your money! Don't waste your money here. You will not get the results they promise and they will try to talk you into talking more classes or even private lessons. The people who take the classes have no discipline and come in late when ever they want. This disrupts the class but they don't care. They made me feel threaten and unwelcome without them willing to help. They are very rude and don't like to be questioned and they lie for each other. These guys must of came out from selling used cars because of their selling skills are horrible! Don't waste your money or your time with these jerks!

Pros: Location

Cons: Everything

 

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