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Testimonials

My name is Michael "Mayday" McDonald. I was ranked in the top 10 bantamweight MMA fighters in the world for both UFC and Belator Fight Championships. Not only is Esteller Martial Arts an awesome family friendly martial arts studio that has prevented multiple abductions and changed many lives, but their martial arts quality is top notch. I would recommend anyone within 40 minutes of this dojo to highly consider EMA

I was ranked in the top 10 bantamweight MMA fighters in the world.

My name is Michael “Mayday” McDonald. I was ranked in the top 10 bantamweight MMA fighters in the world for both UFC and Belator Fight Championships. Not only is Esteller Martial Arts an awesome family friendly martial arts studio that has prevented multiple abductions and changed many lives, but their martial arts quality is top notch. I would recommend anyone within 40 minutes of this dojo to highly consider EMA
EMA has forged me into who, and what I am today! 15 years Later all I can say is I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful family. 1/1/22 Update: After only 4 years in the Department I have been recruited into the Sheriff Academy as a Defensive Tactics Instructor, EMA prepared me for life, and my career. Deputy Angelique K. ACSD

EMA Forged Me

EMA has forged me into who, and what I am today! 15 years Later all I can say is I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful family. 1/1/22 Update: After only 4 years in the Department I have been recruited into the Sheriff Academy as a Defensive Tactics Instructor, EMA prepared me for life, and my career. Deputy Angelique K. ACSD

EMA Saved My Life!

The training I received here as a teenager saved my life tonight ten years later. Tonight I was mugged by three guys with long knives/machetes very suddenly on a bridge where the entire encounter lasted about 1-2 minutes. (Medellin Columbia) There was only time for flight-or-fight and instinctually chose fight. My self-defense training kicked in and I was able to block the knives, close the distance, line the guys up, and fight for my life. After it was clear that I wasn’t going down easy, the guys ran away across incoming traffic to the other side of the bridge. After I got to a safe place, I called Sifu Ron and personally told him that his training gave me the experience necessary to react to a violent situation and saved my life. I cannot recommend him and his schools enough!

EMA is Ohana

Shawn Ely Parent:
EMA has become my family!
I have girls, so I went shopping for a place to take them to get some self defense classes (about 8 years ago). I shopped all over and saw many different places. When I spoke with Sifu Ron Esteller my searching stopped, I had found what I was looking for.

I feel that my kids can handle anything that comes their way. My kids have learned about self respect, confidence, and to be aware of situations they should not be in. They have also learned discipline, respect for others, and have the physical skills to do well in almost any sport. I also feel that if they are put in a position where they would need to defend themselves, they will be able to do so, or effectively get away safely.

I have to mention another plus about Esteller Martial Arts. The people, the instructors, the parents, and the students are a good bunch. They are very good with kids. My kids enjoy going to class no matter how hard they end up working out. There is definately a sense of family there, that I didn’t see or feel when I was initially looking for a place to take my family.

My advice is this.. If you have kids (especially girls), just come talk to Sifu Ron. Even if you aren’t looking to get them into a martial arts program, EMA offers a SAFE program that teaches some good techniques that has been proven to save lives

Sifu Ron goes out of his way to support anyone

My son has been with Esteller Martial Arts in Pleasanton for 10 years and has gained so much from this experience. Not only can he defend himself in any given situation, but he has learned compassion, respect and integrity. Sifu Ron and DJ Esteller work the class hard and get great results. The dojo is always welcoming and supportive of its students and families. Sifu Ron goes out of his way to support anyone needing anything extra – whether is it martial arts related or emotional support. I highly recommend Esteller Martial Arts to anyone seeking a professional and supportive environment. 01/22 UPDATE: This young man is now one of the top students in the Fire Science Department and is on his way to a Firefighter Career, his physical and mental strength is shining though during this Fire Academy!

EMA Got Me Out Of Hot Water

Sifu Ron is truly one of my favorite people and one of the best instructors I have ever had the pleasure to train with at many seminars and martial arts gatherings. One of the techniques Sifu Ron shared in a seminar quite literally made the difference between walking away without a scratch and being in some very hot water while traveling Oahu’s north shore. Sifu Ron’s dedication to his students’ safety through proper technique and hard work is matched by very few in this realm of martial training. He is a teacher, a mentor, and I am proud, honored, and lucky to count him among my friends. Mahalo Sifu Ron for everything you do! A hui hou!

Great for ADHD Children

Yashiro Doi Parent:
My daughter has ADHD which made it difficult to find an activity that kept her interest longer than a month if not a week. Not only has she managed to stay with Esteller Martial Arts for three years (since she was 6) so far, but has made major strides with her focus and discipline, two areas ADHD kids have problems with. My daughter’s 8/9 trophies (whose counting) can attest to that. To say Sifu Ron Esteller is excellent with kids would be an understatement. And his fellow black belt instructors, along with the very capable support staff, have two things in common, they all love what they’re doing and they all care very much about the kids/adults they’re helping. My daughter has made alot of good friends there, both instructors and fellow students alike. Another thing ADHD kids sometimes have a problem with.

Kajukenbo (Esteller Martial Arts) turned out to be the perfect venue her for the above reasons but also I strongly believe its the best school/style to learn “self-defense” 

1/1/22 UPDATE:
13 years later she now has her 1st Degree Black Belt and is a Jr in college!
Thank You Sifu Ron!!

 

We currently are in the process of merging with Kokua Martial Arts 7063 Commerce Cir. #I-J Pleasanton Ca. 94588

Come be part of the Kokua/EMA Ohana!

 

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3550 Bernal Ave 101A Pleasanton Ca
(925) 768-3555

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Welcome!

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About EMA blends traditional martial values with the effectiveness of military/law enforcement defensive tactics, all while having fun! At EMA self defense is not just a plus, its our goal. Our award winning Programs SAFEKIDS Anti Abduction Strategies and Techniques This program is taught at several local high schools DTAC Defensive Tactics and Concepts EMA has shared this program to various LE agencies Kajukenbo Hawaiian Kenpo Karate As Seen on the Discovery Channel Show Fight Quest Danzan Ryu Jujitsu Hawaiian Jujitsu Escrima Filipino Martial Arts Impact Weapon Knife Counter Knife Combatives

 

Classes

Our certified teachers aim to provide students with access to a variety of techniques such as Vinyasa, Iyengar, Restorative meditation and many more. A variety of these techniques may be used in any given class or may be elaborated on in special-focus classes.

We offer different levels of physical intensity, and different levels of experiance.

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Strength

All Skill Levels Welcome

Yin Yoga

All Skill Levels Welcome

Vinyasa

All Skill Levels Welcome

Iyengar

All Skill Levels Welcome

Hot Yoga

All Skill Levels Welcome

Restorative

All Skill Levels Welcome

Pricing

Memberships

Unlimited access for as low as $150 a month. 3 month minimum commitment. (Save over 30% on unlimited yoga classes.)

$150 Monthly

Drop-In

Book in advance or just drop in. Any class. Ant time.

$25 Drop-in classes
$100 5-class package
$180 10-class package

Addons

Unlimited access to mat and towel services every class.

$20 Additional

Instructors

Maria

Vinyasa Yoga Instructor

Juliana

Iyengar Yoga Instructor

Roxanne

Strength Yoga Instructor

Rose

Hot Yoga Instructor

Jeanny

Yin Yoga Instructor

Kim

Restorative Yoga Instructor

Transform your body, soul, and life today

Locations

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Bloor

604-676-3941

888 Bloor Street, Toronto, Canada, M4Y 1L5

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Queen

604-725-4731

521 Queen Street, Toronto, Canada, M3N 9B4

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Have any questions about our classes, instructors, or memberships? Drop in or send us a message!