About Amba Martial Arts
Amba Martial Arts instructors have trained in various martial art disciplines including Goju-Kenpo, Danzan Ryu Ju-Jitsu, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, Taekwondo, Judo, and Escrima. However, the curriculum is Goju-Shorei, which is a close combat martial art that originated in Okinawa. Although our focus is teaching self defense and self discipline, our instructors and students have been very successful in open (all martial arts disciplines), local, regional, national, and international martial arts tournaments. Since we opened our doors in 2012, we have produced over 30 national champions in sparring and traditional kata.
About Sensei Martin Amba
A Goju-Shorei black belt, Sensei Martin Amba is a 13-time national and international sparring champion, having competed throughout North America. He is a former member of the world championship sport martial arts team, Team Proper, and is currently a member of the Hawaiian national team, League of Angels. Through League of Angels, he is sponsored by Top Ten and Fighters Inc.
About Sensei MJ Amba
The youngest black belt in Goju-Shorei's 70-year history in the United States, Sensei MJ is a multiple national and international sparring champion. Like his father, he is a member of the Hawaiian national sport martial arts team, League of Angels, and is sponsored by Top Ten and Fighters Inc. He has also won numerous local and regional titles in Brazilian Ju-Jitsu. He has been featured in Cobra-Source Magazine and Fighters Inc. He runs the European Fitness location but also teaches at the Red Rock location.
About Instructor Joji Amba
As successful as Sensei Martin and Sensei MJ have been, only Instructor Joji has a 100% success rate in tournament competition. She competed in one tournament, in both the 18+ and 30+ women's sparring divisions, and won both divisions. She abruptly retired after that tournament.