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Changing Lives in Doral Since 1998

Welcome to Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense and Anta’s After School Martial Arts the areas leader in martial arts education and fitness. We are an award winning family ran and oriented martial arts and fitness center changing lives in the City of Doral (Miami) since 1998.

Caring Instructors that Lead by Example

At Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense we lead by example. Head instructor Julio Anta is a student for life. He is a certifies instructor and trains in Kung Fu, Krav Maga, Haganah, Jeet Kune Do and Muay Thai. He is also a Gracie Jiu Jitsu student. All of our instructors follow Mr. Anta’s lead and are students for life. They are all trained and certified by head instructor Julio Anta. The instructors and after school councilors at Anta’s are caring professionals and love working with children. Our instructors are experts in developing life skills. They are also required to stay in shape for life.

Blend of the Most Effective Martial Arts for Kids

Anta’s Martial Arts System is a unique blend of the world’s most effective martial arts styles, resulting in a well-rounded program of physical fitness, personal development, and self-defense. Children will learn a mix martial art consisting of kung fu, Muay Thai, boxing, judo, Gracie Jiu Jiu Jitsu and Jeet Kune Do. Your child will get in the best shape of his or her life while learning functional self defense and gaining personal development. Anta’s martial arts fitness and educational programs consists of more than just kicking and punching.


This is a martial arts child educational program. Also included in our children’s program is the SuperFit Kidz (weight reduction and fitness for kids) program. Julio Anta also developed a complete anti-bullying program that he calls “Art of Fighting without Fighting Anti-Bullyingtm” and “Awaken The Warrior Within Life Skills” program which is a staple of our kung fu kids program.

Where East Meets West

Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense is where East meets West and the bridge between traditional and contemporary martial arts and fitness. Anta’s Martial Arts Kids program is the fusion of “old school” training, attitude, power and discipline, combined with a “cutting edge” scientific modern results oriented.

A Community Safe School

We are a Community Safe School. A Community Safe School is a proactive network of martial arts schools dedicated to the prevention of personal safety and wellness issues such as bullying, child abuse, abduction, drug abuse, obesity, fitness, nutrition, violence and crime. We develop unique and effective free community service educational and fitness workshops and seminars. We perform at and conduct numerous events for charities and for at risk children.

Doral and Miami-Dade county Proclamations

On October 15, 2005 Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense National Martial Arts Day was proclaimed in the City of Doral. On August 25, 2012 both the City of Doral and Miami-Dade County Proclaimed Anta’s Art of Fighting without Fighting Anti-Bullying Day.

For adults we have  Krav Maga Israeli Reality Based Street Defense. You will learn hand to hand combat, self defense, gun, knife and blunt weapon defense. We have Jeet Kune Do/MMA. JKD is a great self defense system that blends kung fu, Filipino martial arts, Muay Thai, Filthy MMA and other arts. We also have Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kung Fu, Pilates, Piloxing and Anta’s XFT MMA Fighter Fit Bootcamp (A fusion of the ultimate fitness programs: Kickboxing, Kettlebells, Battling Ropes, Indian Clubs, medicine ball, Bosu, Air Fit, Gada, Surge, MMA Bags, boot camp interval training, sandbags, sledge hammer and functional training.)

All Martial Arts Schools are Not Created Equal

All Martial Arts schools (Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu) are not created equal. Our goal is to provide students the highest quality martial arts instruction available in a safe and positive learning environment that students 3 to 83 can enjoy. Our award winning school is certified by Tran’s Muay Thai Association,  Krav Maga Association, Burn with Kearns MMA Conditioning, ACMA the American Council of Martial Arts, Kids Safe Network, Martial Arts for Peace Bully Busters, XMA (Xtreme Martial Arts), Steal-Proof Master, Zig Ziggler’s I-Can and the National Security Networks Kids Safe program.

Head Instructor Julio Anta

Head instructor Julio Anta He is a certified Krav Maga Association Full Instructor and Counter Terrorism instructor, C.O.R.E Krav Maga, Krav Maga Martial Arts, Muay Thai Kickboxing instructor under the Tran Muay Thai Association, Haganah F.I.G.H.T. Israeli Self Defense instructor, and SABER Edge Weapons Combative System.

He is a member and certified instructor of Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association. He also holds rank in Paul Vunak’s Jeet Kune Do, DOM (Descendants of the Masters) as a certified JKD  Phase One Instructor, Law Enforcement instructor and Edge Weapon instructor. He is also a Hung Gar Kung Fu Master under the late Grand Master William J. Chung of New York, and the National Hip Sing Association. He was Grand Master Chung’s personal representative in the South East United States. Grand Master Chung was a Personal Disciple of Southern Shaolin Abbot Chang Ding Fujian Province Quanzhou Southern Shaolin Temple.

Anta is the published author of “Anta’s Ageless Warrior Fitness” book. He is a video author of “Shaolin Physical Conditioning” and “The Art of Fighting without Fighting Anti-Bullying.” In fitness he is certified as a Kettlebell Instructor, Certified Burn with Kearns MMA Strength and Conditioning Coach, Indian Club specialist, ISSA Fitness (Personal trainer), Fitness Kickboxing, Battling Ropes, Elite Combat Fitness and IYCA Youth Fitness Specialist. He was inducted in the WMAU Hall of Fame in 2006. He was also inducted in the United States Martial Arts Union Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Florida Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2003.

Media Coverage

Julio Anta and his martial arts and fitness classes have been featured on local, national and international TV shows on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Univision, Telemundo, America TeVe, Pax TV, TBN, Telefutura, Galavision, Fusion, Mega TV, CV Network, Azteca America, UPN and numerous other stations. They have also been featured on numerous magazines and newspapers.

Our school is centrally located in Miami at the Doral Isles Plaza, 10721 NW 58 St. Doral, east of Publix.

For more information or a free introductory lesson call us at 305 599-3649.