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Welcome to Anta's Fitness and Self Defense the areas leader in martial arts education and fitness. We are an award winning family ran and oriented martial arts and fitness center changing lives in the City of Doral (Miami) since 1998.
At Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense we lead by example. Head instructor Julio Anta is a student for life. He is a certifies instructor and trains in Kung Fu, Krav Maga, Haganah, Jeet Kune Do and Muay Thai. He is also a Gracie Jiu Jitsu student. All of our instructors follow Mr. Anta’s lead and are students for life. They are all trained and certified by head instructor Julio Anta. They are also required to stay in shape for life.
Anta's Martial Arts System is a unique blend of the world’s most effective martial arts styles, resulting in a well-rounded program of physical fitness, personal development, and self-defense. Get in the best shape of your life while learning functional self defense and gaining personal development.
We have a program for each member of your family whether you are an experienced practitioner of Kung Fu, Karate or Tae Kwon Do, judo or a complete novice. We offer age appropriate programs for kids, teens and adults. Anta's martial arts fitness and educational programs consists of more than just kicking and punching. Our instructors are experts in developing life skills.
… during Hurricane Katrina
"Alicia started at Anta’s Kung Fu when she was 3 ½. Today at 8 years old many friends and family members are amazed at her level of maturity, academic excellence, respect for her self and others, self confidence, manners and discipline. We attribute this to Mr. Anta’s teachings.
I will never forget approximately 2 years ago during Hurricane Katrina my family was in a room waiting for the hurricane to pass. All of them were crying and/or to the point of a nervous breakdown. The only person that was calm, alert and aware of the situation was Alicia. There were objects flying and breaking throughout our patio and our house was being damaged. I was setting looking a bit depressed given that I could not do anything to stop Mother Nature and the destruction that it did to our house.
Suddenly I felt a warm hand on my shoulder and it was my 6 year old daughter Alicia and she told me: Daddy do not worry, everything is going to be alright. She looked at me and gave me a hug! I don’t think she would have reacted that way without what she’d learned at Anta’s Kung Fu."
Francisco Cappellaro Alicia’s Father
I owe his maturity to you....
"I really appreciate all of your patience with my son Michael and your dedication as well. It will never be forgotten. To think, the first month he started, I was about to quit because he wouldn't stop crying. I owe his maturity to you and your staff of instructors. Thank you very much."
Sincerely, Nelly Arguelles (a proud mom)
He is getting straight A+....
"Danny decided that he wanted to try out for the Roller Hockey Team (Middle school) at Belen and even thought he has never played roller hockey he was determined to make it. I later found out from the coach that he had walked in at the meeting and told him that if he made it he would try very hard. Well, he made it. He has improved his skating enormously in just a few weeks of practice and even scored his first goal last week in the game (first 6th grader to do so). The reason why I am telling you all this is not to show-off ( even thought I am very proud of him) but to let you know how much you are part of these results. He is getting straight A+'s , he was chosen homeroom president, he is in the fencing club and part of the Roller Hockey Team."
Sincerely, Elizabeth Dager (Danny's Mom)
Anta's Fitness and Self Defense is where East meets West and the bridge between traditional and contemporary martial arts and fitness. Anta's Jeet Kune Do/Kung Fu programs are the fusion of "old school" training, attitude, power and discipline, combined with a "cutting edge" scientific modern results oriented, tested and proven curriculum. Anta's Kung Fu/MMA Kids program is a combination of traditional Southern Shaolin Hung Gar Kung Fu, forms, weapons, Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, reality based self defense, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu and submission grappling. This is a martial arts child educational program. Also included in our children's program is the SuperFit Kidz (weight reduction and fitness for kids) program. Julio Anta also developed a complete anti-bullying program that he calls "Art of Fighting without Fighting Anti-Bullyingtm" and “Awaken The Warrior Within Life Skills” program which is a staple of our kung fu kids program.
We are a Community Safe School. A Community Safe School is a proactive network of martial arts schools dedicated to the prevention of personal safety and wellness issues such as bullying, child abuse, abduction, drug abuse, obesity, fitness, nutrition, violence and crime. We develop unique and effective free community service educational and fitness workshops and seminars. We perform at and conduct numerous events for charities and for at risk children.
On October 15, 2005 Anta's Fitness and Self Defense National Martial Arts Day was proclaimed in the City of Doral. On August 25, 2012 both the City of Doral and Miami-Dade County Proclaimed Anta's Art of Fighting without Fighting Anti-Bullying Day.
For adults we have Krav Maga Israeli Reality Based Street Defense. You will learn hand to hand combat, self defense, gun, knife and blunt weapon defense. We have Jeet Kune Do. JKD is a great self defense system that blends kung fu, Filipino martial arts, Muay Thai, Filthy MMA and other arts. We also have Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kung Fu, Pilates, Piloxing and Anta's XFT MMA Fighter Fit Bootcamp (A fusion of the ultimate fitness programs: Kickboxing, Kettlebells, Battling Ropes, Indian Clubs, medicine ball, Bosu, Air Fit, Gada, Surge, MMA Bags, boot camp interval training, sandbags, sledge hammer and functional training.)
All Martial Arts schools (Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu) are not created equal. Our goal is to provide students the highest quality martial arts instruction available in a safe and positive learning environment that students 3 to 83 can enjoy. Our award winning school is certified by Tran's Muay Thai Association, C.O.R.E Krav Maga, Burn with Kearns MMA Conditioning, ACMA the American Council of Martial Arts, Kids Safe Network, Martial Arts for Peace Bully Busters, XMA (Xtreme Martial Arts), Steal-Proof Master, Zig Ziggler’s I-Can and the National Security Networks Kids Safe program.
Head instructor Julio Anta is a member and certified instructor of Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association. He also holds rank in Paul Vunak's Jeet Kune Do, DOM (Descendants of the Masters) as a certified JKD Phase One Instructor, Law Enforcement instructor and Edge Weapon instructor. He is also a Hung Gar Kung Fu Master under the late Grand Master William J. Chung of New York, and the National Hip Sing Association. He was Grand Master Chung’s personal representative in the South East United States. Grand Master Chung was a Personal Disciple of Southern Shaolin Abbot Chang Ding Fujian Province Quanzhou Southern Shaolin Temple.
Anta is a video author of “Shaolin Physical Conditioning” and “The Art of Fighting without Fighting Anti-Bullying.”
He is also a certified C.O.R.E Krav Maga instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts, Muay Thai Kickboxing instructor under the Tran Muay Thai Association, Haganah F.I.G.H.T. Israeli Self Defense instructor, and SABER Edge Weapons Combative System. In fitness he is certified as a Kettlebell Instructor, Certified Burn with Kearns MMA Strength and Conditioning Coach, Indian Club specialist, ISSA Fitness (Personal trainer), Fitness Kickboxing, Battling Ropes, Elite Combat Fitness and IYCA Youth Fitness Specialist. He was inducted in the WMAU Hall of Fame in 2006. He was also inducted in the United States Martial Arts Union Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Florida Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2003.
Julio Anta and his martial arts and fitness classes have been featured on local, national and international TV shows on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Univision, Telemundo, America TeVe, Pax TV, TBN, Telefutura, Galavision, Fusion, Mega TV, CV Network, Azteca America, UPN and numerous other stations. They have also been featured on numerous magazines and newspapers.
Our school is centrally located in Miami at the Doral Isles Plaza, 10721 NW 58 St. Doral, east of Publix.
For more information or a free introductory lesson call us at 305 599-3649.
An ancient Chinese proverb says that a journey of 1000 miles starts with 1 step.
Master Anta training his student Spanish Soap Opera Star Gabriel Soto
Anta's Fitness and Self Defense National Martial Arts Day
Julio Anta in 2009 with his Kung Fu teacher Grand Master William J. Chung
Julio Anta in 2012 with his Krav Maga Teacher Steve Ledford
Julio Anta with his JKD Teacher Harinder Singh
Julio Anta in 2011 with his 1st JKD teacher Paul Vunak
Julio Anta in 2009 with his Muay Thai teacher Master Tran
Julio Anta with his Gracie Jiu Jitsu instructors Burak Eyilik and Jimmy Robertson of Valente Brothers Jiu Jitsu 2013
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Miami’s premier karate center. Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense is the areas leader in functional martial arts and fitness. We are an award winning family ran and oriented martial arts and fitness center changing lives in the City of Doral (Miami) since 1998. We have been featured in local, national and international TV shows, newspapers and magazines. Our kids program is a martial arts child development program consisting of a functional self defense, anti-bullying, child safety, confidence building reality based sparring (stand up and ground fighting) in a safe environment. For adults we teach martial arts that will help you survive a street encounter such as Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai and Kung Fu in a safe environment. We also have award winning fitness programs kettlebells, bootcamp, Pilates and Piloxing.