Amanda’s Adaptive Martial Arts

Amanda’s Adaptive Martial Arts

Founded in 2021, Amanda’s Adaptive Martial Arts (AAMA)’s mission is to provide high-quality martial arts education to children and adults with various needs in a safe environment, so that all may benefit from sports and martial arts in their lives. Our priority is to make sure that all children who wish to study martial arts can do so and therefore reap the benefits that martial arts study confers: our martial arts program is derived from karate, jiu-jitsu, and muay thai, and is specially formulated so that children with disabilities or neurodivergence can be successful in their learning. Amanda’s Adaptive Martial Arts has implemented various adaptations, including visual schedules, noise-canceling headphones, attire flexibility, a sensory-friendly setting, and more.

Gyms are all ADA compliant. Classes are kept at a small ratio 0f 6:1 to provide support for students. Classes are sensory friendly, a visual schedule is provided when needed, parents, therapists, or caregivers are welcome to push-in, instruction is repetitive, there are visuals so children know where to stand, and positive reinforcement is given.

Class locations are: 

Ocean Beach Sundays Kids class (5+) @ 11am

Setting Sun Dojo

4993 Niagara Ave #109

San Diego, CA 92107


Bonita Sundays Kids class (5+) @ 4pm Cubs class (3-5) @ 5 pm

Apex Jiu-jitsu

4248 Bonita Road

Bonita, CA 91902


Kensington Wednesdays Kids class (5+) @ 6pm

Adams Avenue Business Association

4649 Hawley Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92116


El Cajon Saturdays Kids class (5+) @ 11am Cubs class (3-5) @ 12pm

Switch Fitness

109 Rea Avenue

El Cajon, CA 92020

2174 Bacon Street, San Diego, California, CA, United States 92107