Martial Arts makes a difference 

Studies show that students with Autism/Spectrum/ADDHD Disorder respond well to martial arts training.  The structure, curriculum and repetition of martial arts helps improve:

  • Improved Behavior at home and in school 
  • Attention 
  • Self-regulation 
  • Eye contact 
  • Coordination 
  • Social skills 
  • Gross and fine motor skills 
  • Confidence 
  • Happiness  

Our methodology 

The proprietary program developed by Amorosi’s Mixed Martial Arts utilizes a blend of disciplines – karate,  kickboxing,  jiu-jitsu,  yoga, tai chi, and qigong to deliver a unique structured and dynamic experience that meets the adaptive needs of students. We also work with many private schools that use ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) as the basis of their curriculum.    We are committed to: 

  • Positive behavior reinforcement 
  • Differentiated instruction to help each student succeed 
  • Establishing identifiable roles within the class structure 
  • Fostering independence and accountability 
  • Enthusiastic and inclusive instruction 
  • Identifying and enhancing each student’s strengths  

Class structure 

Consistency and repetition are cornerstones of our classes/program.  Though the skills and techniques taught throughout our program are cumulative, our class structure always includes: 

  • 5  minutes of class preparation 
  • 20 minutes of mixed martial arts instruction 
  • 5 minutes of cool down/life skill reinforcement 

While children are training, parents are encouraged to attend a and participate at times to experience first hand the techniques we utilize.  Often, tandem class are held in a separate room to help educate and understand and how to reinforce what is being taught to their children in class.  

Getting started with AMMA 

  • Shihan Amorosi has over 45 years in the martial arts, 35 of which have been teaching experience 
  • Operating multiple martial arts facilities for 25 years 
  • Students are evaluated and placed into a class that accommodates their specific skill level 
  • Programs can be on-going throughout the year or broken into multiple sessions. 

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