Purpose Statement

The Max Academy exists to empower people through high-quality martial arts, self-defense, and fitness training. We develop minds, strengthen bodies, and build leadership characteristics in our community so that they might make wise choices, be healthy, live in safety, and walk in peace.

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OUR PASSION

We are passionate about teaching people to protect themselves, enhancing physical fitness, and helping everyone become the best possible versions of themselves.

OUR HISTORY

As early as 1999, our instructors began teaching martial arts and have since educated thousands of students during the course of their careers.

Sensei Matt established Max Martial Arts in 2010; the vision was to create an academy where students could learn more than just techniques. The idea was to empower students to change their lives through the marital arts — to maximize the benefit martial arts could bring to them and the world around them.

We started as a martial arts club in Brentwood at Pioneer Elementary School. We soon grew into needing our own facility. We were located for a time in a warehouse. After substantial growth, we moved into a commercial space on Sand Creek Rd. But, we soon outgrew that place as well. In 2016, we found our current home at 390 W Country Club Dr, Suite D, in Brentwood, just across the street from Heritage High School.

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We’ll set up a free private lesson for you or your student and we will give you a welcome packet with all the information you need to get started on our program. Simply fill out this form and we’ll be in contact with you shortly.

TRAIN ALONGSIDE THE BEST

Miss Charis Froisland
Miss Charis Froisland

Miss Charis is a Black Belt at MAX. She has been involved in martial arts since her very early years.

Miss Charis enjoys training in many martial arts including traditional arts, Krav Maga, Jiujitsu, and Kali.

Mr. Daniel Froisland
Mr. Daniel Froisland

Mr. Daniel began martial arts training in 2005. He achieved a Black Belt in 2013.

He is a Krav Maga Alliance Certified Instructor. He is also one of our MAX Fit Instructors. Mr. Daniel is currently going to school for law enforcement.

Mr. Gabriel Froisland
Mr. Gabriel Froisland

Mr. Gabriel began martial arts training in 2005. He achieved a Black Belt in 2013.

He is passionate about teaching. He is a Satori Alliance Certified Instructor and a Krav Maga Alliance Certified Instructor.

Mr. Adam Gee
Mr. Adam Gee

Adam has been in our martial arts program since a very young age.

He got his Black Belt in 2018. When he is not training at MAX, Adam enjoys making music with his school band. Adam is training to be a Satori Alliance certified instructor.

Miss Mary Katreeb
Miss Mary Katreeb

Miss Mary started martial arts in 2003 when she was very young. She acquired a Black Belt in 2011 and began teaching by 2013.

Miss Mary runs the Martial Arts Girls Club at MAX. She is one of the first four Satori Alliance Certified Instructors, she is a Krav Maga Alliance Certified Instructor, and she’s a member of the Professional Martial Arts College. She is also one of our MAX Fit Instructors.

Sensei Matt Rosalez
Sensei Matt Rosalez

The founder of Max Martial Arts, Sensei Matt, has been teaching since 1999. He has a Black Belt in Taekwondo and Karate as well as training in Krav Maga, Kenpo, and a variety of other styles as well. He is one of the first four Satori Alliance Certified Instructors,

he is a Krav Maga Alliance certified instructor and a long-standing member of the Professional Martial Arts College. He graduated San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Sensei Matt is passionate about fitness, self-defense, and changing lives.
Sensei Nick Rosalez
Sensei Nick Rosalez

Sensei Nick has been teaching since 2002. He is a second degree Black Belt, a Satori Alliance Certified Instructor, a Krav Maga Alliance Certified Instructor, a StrikeFit Certified Instructor, and a member of the Professional Martial Arts College.

Sensei Nick is responsible for our Antioch and Oakley satellite locations. He is also one of our MAX Fit Instructors.

Mr. Ryan Tryner
Mr. Ryan Tryner

Mr. Ryan is the newest instructor at the Max Academy. He has been studying martial arts since 2011.

Miss Amelia Simpson
Miss Amelia Simpson

Miss Amelia is a Brown Belt at the Max Academy and a Satori Alliance certified instructor. She has been with the Max Academy for five years.

MORE CLIENT REVIEWS

“Blown away by what my son has learned here. He is more focused, patient and thoughtful in his actions and words. The teachers obviously care about every student and they constantly impress me with their kindness and gentle approach to help kids harness their inner strength and physical skills. Best thing we have done for my son to date! SO GRATEFUL!”
– Lindsey Gardiner

“Max Martial Arts is a perfect place for shaping your kids into disciplined, respectful, self-confident individuals. Sensei Matt and his wonderful team of professional coaches would share their passion and skills that could be essential in our lives. Children could not only experience techniques of self-defense and protection, but they would have proper conversations about focus, determination, respect, and other important characteristics.”
– Natalie Malka

“I learned a lot in just one free adult defense class and it has me motivated to want to learn more. Sensei Matt gives an entertaining yet informative, easy to learn instruction.”
– Brandi Gisi

“Perfect combination of structure, discipline, positive encouragement and skillful teaching. My daughter loves going here and she has really learned a lot in a short time.”
– Tara Zambrano

“Max Martial Arts has been an amazing place for my child to learn respect, how to defend herself and lifelong friendships were made. All of the instructors are wonderful.”
– Esme Bruesewitz

“Both of my children have taken martial arts from Sensei Matt. I love this program. The facility is clean and the staff is amazing. They are great with kids and make martial arts fun without compromising discipline or the art. Their program, including awesome day camps and birthday parties, is well structured and reasonably priced.”
– Laura Burgdoerfer

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We’ll set up a free private lesson for you or your student and we will give you a welcome packet with all the information you need to get started on our program. Simply fill out this form and we’ll be in contact with you shortly.