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Florida Sports Martial Arts Academy offers a unique approach to martial arts training based on the long experience and vision of our founder, Sabumnim William Canonizado. 

Florida Sports Marital Arts Academy (FSMAA) brings an experience like no other. FSMAA was developed to give people the chance to learn Tae-Kwon-Do, creative and extreme martial arts, along with self-defense in a fun, family-oriented environment.

Florida Sports Marital Arts Academy is a traditional Korean style of martial arts that has two goals: to maximize each student’s physical skills and to cultivate individuals of the highest moral character who can make significant contributions to their family life, the workplace, and to society at large. In this manner, traditional Tae-know-do is a way of life, a way of being.

The founder of FSMAA, Sabumnim William Canonizado, is convinced that martial arts has much to offer men, women, and children as we move forward in the 21st century. “My purpose in founding Florida Sports Martial Arts Academy was to show what I feel is the true essence, the kernel of true martial arts: the training of body, mind, and spirit together in order to realize the fullness of human potential.”

Our martial arts classes teach students to improve your mindset, health and boost confidence to deal with any defense situation, at any time, in complete control. We seek to develop a “non-quitting” or “bushido” spirit in each student. No matter what the obstacle or difficulty – emotional, physical, or financial – we want students to feel that they can overcome it. The sincere practice of martial arts can impress this idea into the spirit. This is the modern interpretation of the “bushido spirit of the samurai.”

Come join the family, because that’s what you will become as a member of FSMAA. Mr. William and his staff will teach your child much more than martial arts. Your child will learn life skills that will take them all the way to adulthood and beyond. We focus on the fundamental building blocks of life through our martial arts program. Our instructors reinforce the same basic principles that are established at home and in school right here on the training floor. Our instructors and parents become one team in order to help your child grow to become the best they can be in life.


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