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The FMA instructors

"Founded by Elisa Au Fonseca and John Fonseca, two of the most decorated karate athletes in U.S. history, Fonseca Martial Arts’ mission is to bring out the best in every individual by forging a strong mind, body and spirit to discover the champion within.  Through the discipline and dedication of martial arts training, our programs cultivate the important life skills of courtesy, respect, focus, self-control and perseverance. Our FMA locations provide children and adults with the highest quality of martial arts training. Our instructors strive to provide the most innovative and modern fitness training techniques while reinforcing respect for oneself and for others.

The curriculum and approach at Fonseca Martial Arts are designed to work with children and adults of all levels of skill and fitness, from beginners to advanced, to bring out the best in every individual.

With several dojos and many satellite locations, Fonseca Martial Arts brings a highly qualified and experienced staff of instructors, as well as world-class athletes. You can expect the highest level of professionalism, courtesy and commitment from us."™



Our Founders

    As owners and chief instructors of Fonseca Martial Arts, we have extensive teaching experience in the martial arts, enriching hundreds of children with lifelong values through karate instruction. Our passion for the martial arts shows through our many championship accolades and more than 50 years of combined experience between us.

  • > John Fonseca
  • > Elisa Au Fonseca
  • Karate programs

      The Fonseca Martial Arts karate program is based on the traditional Japanese style of Shotokan karate, one of the most popular martial arts forms practiced throughout the world and one of the few karate styles recognized by the International Olympic Committee. Our karate program offers classes for students of all ages—from beginners to advanced levels—and provides a great opportunity for families to share a health-promoting and beneficial activity.

    • > John Fonseca
    • > Elisa Au Fonseca
    • > Jaime Gamboa
    • > Eduardo Salgado
    • > David Rasof
    • > Greg Krasick
    • Self Defense

classes we offer