Gilbert's Martial Arts Academy
Welcome to Gilbert's Martial Arts Academy - Home of the Champions
Gilbert's Martial Arts Academy is a family oriented Martial Arts Academy in Shermans Dale with ages as young as 3 and shows no limit going up.
GMA was founded in July 2006. However Stephanie already had a German martial arts academy prior to GMA, which was founded in 1998. GMA is located in Lupfer's Grove, Shermansdale, and offers kickboxing, karate, ju jitsu, and capoeira.
Any martial arts are usually year round and this is not seasonal. So if you can not dedicate the entire year including summer vacation to this, then something seasonal, like baseball, might be better for you. If you don't dedicate the entire year to martial arts, you will lose skills quickly and may not be able to progress through the belt system, as the lag can be huge, just with a few weeks of missed classes. Any martial arts academy, who tells you otherwise, is just out for your money, so beware. We care about you, so we'll let you know, before you get into this. Dedicate yourself and you will have the best of times.
GMA also offers a very adventurous and highly exciting summer camp program for children 6 and up (if you're interested in classes for children younger than 7, please, refer to the regular class schedule). Summer camp enrollment for the 2016 summer season with our "Hot Summer Sun, Cool Ninja Fun" motto starts soon, so please stay tuned.
Competition is available at all levels, local, national, as well as international, however competing requires much dedication. A minimum of 3 times per week for those dedicated students, who want to excell in competition is an absolut must. While competition is not required to progress through the belt system, it is highly encouraged, as it makes your entire fighting and self defense game better.
If you're interested in demos, we have just the thing for you, our demo team. However the same rules apply to the demo team than to the competition team: Dedication! You're representing this academy and because of that you're representation should be flawless and the creme of the crop. So only the best students will be able to join our demo team.
If you always wanted to try martial arts, here's your chance, and it's right in front of your door. No trips over the mountain, no unnecessary gas, no wasted time. If you never come in, you will never know, what it is, that your friends are hyping about. You also never know, if you would have excelled at a sport, that's just for you. Taught by a 5-time World Champion. Who knows,... YOU might just be the next World Champion! Just give it a try or you might miss out on something exciting.