Cancino’s Black Belt Academy, LLC
Ascend Martial Arts (formerly Cancino’s Black Belt Academy, LLC) has been teaching the Reno-Sparks communities since 1999. Our students learn a variety of life skills that empower them throughout their personal and professional lives, and learn self-defense techniques that can be used in practical application. We teach traditional Taekwondo practices with a modern, competitive edge to assure that our students are grounded in martial arts ethic, but have fun and feel energized after each class.
Address: 3697B Kings Row, Reno, NV 89503, United States
“This place is super organized super clean and the staff is sooo nice.”
“It’s a wonderful place to meet good people.”
“I’m glad the teachers are so hands on with all students and they boost them up.”
There are so many reasons why this gym is the best martial arts in Reno: the overall sense of community amongst the families and instructors; the team provides the best advice in bully prevention and boosting confidence through physical fitness; and it doesn’t hurt that they are one of the top ranked schools in competitive ATA (taekwondo) tournaments. Kids have the best after-school activity while adults can be fit and learn how to protect themselves. I’m so glad I’m back on my black belt journey with this team.
The family is great, they are so constructive, place smells great and is most certainly clean to the T. Lots of help for the kids. I love that respect is the basis. My son had a blast and the prices are great! I can’t wait for next week already!
My 3 daughters and I have been students at ATA Cancino’s Black Belt Academy since February 2019. Mr. Cancino and his instructors are very dedicated. Even during this crazy pandemic, I am amazed at how committed they are to teach and motivate us through zoom and covid safety protocol abiding in-person instructions. I am very grateful that my daughters and I can look forward to the classes and keep ourselves in shape. If you are shopping around for a martial art classes to join, look no further. You won’t find anyone more dedicated and motivating than ATA Cancino’s Black Belt Academy.
Renzo Gracie Academy Reno
Max McGarr is Head Professor of Renzo Gracie Academy’s Reno location and a second degree black belt directly under Master Renzo Gracie and John Danaher.
A two-time cancer survivor, two-time gold medal PanAm champion, and one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, Max has spent half his life training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and Muay Thai. He spent the last 16 years training directly with Master Renzo and John Danaher in New York City.
Max taught fundamentals, advanced gi, no gi submission grappling, and MMA at the flagship Renzo Gracie Academy in NYC for over 10 years. He was a student favorite and held packed classes daily. Max holds a Bachelors in human movement and sports science, where he held an assistant teaching position in physics. He attended graduate school for biomechanics and physical therapy.
Address: 6370 Mae Anne Ave #6, Reno, NV 89523, United States
“Renzo Gracie Reno is the best place to learn Jiu Jitsu hands down.”
“Max and Stephanie are some of the nicest people I have met.”
“Max the head instructor and owner is extremely knowledgeable and a great guy.”
Dario is an assistant coach here who referred me to this location and spoke highly about it. There was quick and efficient communication. I was hesitant for my son to try this. He had an intro session on the basics before going into a class session. Tim(coach) was amazing and met him at his level and encouraged him, validated his emotions(nervous) and gave constructive feedback in a way kids can understand. Both Dario and Tim motivate the kids during the session, and get them to strive to do their best. Worth the 25 min drive! * Margo
Awesome academy, very knowledgeable 👍
Max McGarr is one of those Renoz Gracie and John Danaher black belts you don’t hear about for he is not one to self promote on social media. You will get excellent technical instruction that has been passed down from the mouths of living legends of the sport. Reno is lucky to have him and anyone walking through those doors will find out they are too.
Freestyle Martial Arts Academy
Our program is designed to offer you or your child an opportunity to learn mixed martial arts in a comfortable, challenging environment. You can expect the best and most complete instruction as you develop strength, improve coordination and flexibility, and enjoy increased self confidence. At Freestyle, we teach effective, powerful self-defense skills and emphasize the proper attitude to use these skills appropriately. Our focus is on respect, self-discipline and effective leadership. We strongly encourage students to excel not just on our mats, but in their schools and communities as part of becoming a responsible, well-rounded martial artist.
Address: 9590 S McCarran Blvd, Reno, NV 89523, United States
“Awsome people and the kids love it!”
“Love love love this place.”
“The instructors are phenomenal and invested into the children’s success.”
Awesome martial arts studio combining several different styles. The motivated instructors inspire the students to excellence and push beyond their limits. My girls are going into their third year working toward their black belts.
Awsome people and the kids love it!
Positive energy instructors
Zai Martial Arts Academy
Opened in 1995, today ZMA is one of the most professional, well established martial arts academies around.
At ZMA students of all ages learn and achieve self-confidence, concentration, control, respect, and self-discipline in the rich tradition of Martial Arts.
We offer programs in KIDS MARTIAL ARTS, LEADERSHIP, ADULT MARTIAL ARTS, BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU, TAI CHI, AND WOMEN’s SELF DEFENSE for people of all ages and physical levels. We offer a curriculum that is deeply rooted in tradition and balanced with progressive and innovative teaching methods and philosophies.
Address: 7520 Longley Ln #101, Reno, NV 89511, United States
“Prices are reasonable with schedule options to fit your family.”
“Sifu and all the Instructors are very profesional and make you feel welcome.”
“I’ve watched my children and so many others excel.”
Positive environment that is great for kids of all ages. Prices are reasonable with schedule options to fit your family. Amazing staff…it’s such a great place!
My son loves this place. He is challenged everytime he is here to be better.
Great place We r so happy our son is doin so well. Thank you everyone
West Coast Martial Arts RENO, Home of Martial Arts On the Move
To create a positive and accepting “home away from home”, a Martial Arts Learning Center, where our WCMAM Family learn and practice much more than just Martial Arts and unite as a team respecting and supporting one another and strengthening our community.To partner with parents and schools in guiding our students to live and abide by the WCMAM Student Oath, leading by example, and honoring the commitment of being a Martial Artist in uniform and out.
To build character and confidence by providing individual attention and recognizing each and every students’ needs in order to build on one’s strengths and improve on one’s weaknesses and ultimately achieve our goals.
Address: 1093 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502, United States
“We started our 4 year old daughter about 6 months ago and couldn’t be happier.”
“All of Ms. Denice’s team of instructors also are amazing.”
“My boy has been attending classes with Ms. Denise since he was in preschool.”
Our two children (one boy and one girl) are (or have) participated in the Ninja program at WCMA, and they both love it. Our 8-year-old has now graduated and is continuing in the kid’s program. We have been coming to the studio for over two years, and it is an amazing program. Self-defense aside, KJN Denice has created a program and family that has been so valuable in nearly every aspect of life. Our children have learned self-discipline, integrity, commitment, and can carry themselves in confidence. Ms. Denice is an amazing human and instructor. We lack the words to completely describe how amazing she is with the kids of all ages. it is something you must see and experience for yourself. All of Ms. Denice’s team of instructors also are amazing. SBN Parminder, BSBN Kaitlyn, BSBN Ben, BSBN Shane, CGN Enzo, keep up the astounding work!! It is because of you all that our family always leaves better than when we come in. So happy to have started the WCMA program and look forward to seeing how much our kids grow.
We love Ms. Denice and all the incredible instructors! We have been with this studio for almost three years and have never had a bad class – ever! This MMA school isn’t just about learning the West Coast fighting system, it’s about teaching the kids about being a good human, how to have self discipline and self control. The kids always leave empowered, confident, and a little wiser. It is such a positive influence in our lives.
My boy has been attending classes with Ms. Denise since he was in preschool. She has been a huge influence in helping him self regulate, increasing his confidence and making him a kinder kid. We love our martial arts family!