JAMES MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY
WE'RE WORKING TOGETHER TO ENJOY REAL AND SUSTAINABLE RESULTS
My name is Darryl, and I with my wife Cheryl are the proud owners of the James Martial Arts Academy located in El Cajon, California. As a 6th Degree Black Belt and USA Hall of Fame inductee, I have more than 29 years of martial arts experience. Cheryl is a practicing Child Psychotherapist and faculty member at San Diego State University.
We combine our talents to provide a unique and rich learning environment for all students not found in San Diego. We are looking forward to having the honor of welcoming you into our martial arts family.
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My granddaughter Kasey is a student.
Excellent development of body strength, stamina and discipline. She has thrived under his instruction. He is firm yet kind. For the young or young at heart ..I wanted to join in! I highly recommend his class.
My wife and daughter attended the women's self-defense class recently. My wife has a brown belt in another discipline and still came away from the class with new information. The attention to detail and technique that you find at this dojo are unmatched. It's a very warm and inviting atmosphere but when it's time to work, it's time to work. We traveled from Los Angeles for the self-defense class and hope Darryl has the opportunity to open a dojo in our area soon. A fantastic experience! I'm looking forward to the next seminar.
Love James Martial Arts Academy! I look forward to classes every week! Sifu Darryl and the James Family are very welcoming and encouraging. I enjoy each lesson, and Darryl is an awesome teacher! You want to get strong and defend yourself and your family? THIS is the place!!
Sifu Darryl James is what I call a peaceful warrior...calm and cool outside, but he has an intense fire behind the eyes. I have trained with him for a couple of months now and, man, can I tell the difference. He will push you for sure, but never too far. I can't wait to see what the next few months brings!
Sifu Darryl is the ideal martial arts instructor. His demeanor is friendly, approachable, respectable and fun; while at the same time firm and accountable. Sifu's ability to teach young kids to have fun while simultaneously challenging them to follow instructions and learn is simply outstanding. As an adult student, Sifu's style incorporates many forms of martial arts which helps me incorporate my previous training. If you're considering a martial arts studio in this area, then be sure to stop by and try his class for yourself. I'm confident you'll enjoy your experience.
Wonderful instruction. Darryl has made a safe and focused learning environment for all ages. My two children have been attending this Martial Arts Academy for a few years now and we are so happy with the growth we have seen in our kids with their focus, technique, confidence, and their understanding of martial arts--they love it. He teaches fundamentals, proper technique, patience, responsibility, meaning, and conditioning. We are very involved and watch every class and could not be happier with our choice.