"When my son wanted to sign up for Martial Arts, I didn’t know where to begin and honestly was a little reluctant. I had heard people complain about the whole industry being a bit of a racket with contracts and extra fees for testing and belts etc. I also had an impression of it being overly rigid and intense. But when a friend recommended I try out Maloney's Martial Arts, I was pleasantly surprised and certainly now stand corrected. Master Jerry Maloney makes this the dojo it is. And it is an engaging, safe environment where students feel they can make mistakes and learn from them. The focus is not on competition or belts, but rather growing as a person and getting stronger both physically and mentally.
Master Jerry Maloney has all the attributes of an outstanding instructor: he is reflective, he is masterful in his differentiation, and he has a true passion for guiding youngsters to becoming confident and self-controlled individuals who take responsibility for their actions. He’s also commendably patient and positive.
I particularly admire how Master Jerry challenges his students to be mindful of their thoughts, comments, and actions. (In this day and age of social media, we could all do with a little more mindfulness.)
My son has been a student at Maloney's Martial Arts for four years now and he always looks forward to class. He takes Master Jerry’s teachings to heart and has used them to help navigate situations he has encountered. I couldn’t ask for a better mentor and role model for my son or myself! Check it out! You won’t be sorry you did!"
- Allison Pruitt. 2017 District Teacher of the Year, San Jose Unified School District
"My son has been taking karate with Jerry Maloney at Maloney's Martial Arts for about a year and our experience has been wonderfully positive, Jerry teaches the kids not only the amazing art of Karate, but how to stop, listen and think, which are such important tools. My son gets a great physical and mental workout in the class, and has a blast."
- Karin F.
"My daughter has been attending classes with Jerry Maloney at Maloney's Martial arts for four years now, in addition to developing self defense skills, the classes have helped my daughter develop character, integrity, and respect. I have seen major improvements in my daughters self confidence, and self esteem. Jerry's classes have also improved my daughters teamwork skills."
- Chris P.
“When our son started elementary school, we looked for a sport for him to have as an extracurricular activity and upon recommendation of a family friend we went to Maloney's Martial Arts. Even in that first class, it was obvious that Jerry loves what he does. He was patient with the kids without talking down to them, and the kids clearly respected him and the studio.
Jerry teaches form and physical discipline, but also mental and philosophical techniques. The amazing thing is that it resonates with the kids and they retain it. His combination of mind and body teaching offers a lot more than other places we looked into that seemed to shuffle students through.
We honestly believe that the discipline and skills our son learns at karate carry over to home life. Jerry is always talking to the kids about being respectful and kind, and everyone tells us how well-behaved, respectful and helpful our son is.
We would highly recommend Maloney's Martial Arts."
- Jon Edwards
"I am a teacher to one of Jerry Maloney's sons. Early in the year, Jerry expressed interest in coming in to help with P.E. I've been teaching for over ten years and never had a parent help with that! It has been such a wonderful experience for the students (and me)! They are learning more than just ways to exercise... They are learning "Keep your mind and body still", "Keep eye contact", "Repeat message", and "Tighten your attention". These are such beneficial skills for children that they are also applying in the classroom. The students highly respect him, and really look forward to him coming each week. Jerry and his family are an asset to this school and no doubt his Martial Arts students highly benefit from his teachings and expertise."
- Christie Lewis, Allen at Steinbeck Teacher
"My daughter has been attending Maloney's Martial Arts for the last 6 years and I can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions we've ever made. Jerry Maloney not only teaches the fundamentals of karate but he also teaches them to be better students. He enables his students to be strong and confident versions of themselves. Jerry has a 7th degree black belt but that isn't his greatest asset, although it is pretty impressive, his greatest asset is his incredibly positive attitude toward all of his students."
- An Kang
"Maloney's Martial Arts is a great place for your child to gain confidence, self-awareness and have some fun too. I have seen a change in my son from the time we started 3 months ago to now. He carries himself differently, is stronger, and has gained self-confidence. I've checked out other studios and we like Master Jerry's mild instruction style. My son enjoys coming and that says it all!"
"If I could give 6 stars, I would! I'll talk about the children's program, as that is where I have experience with Jerry. Martial arts can be a great way to help build confidence and strength in kids (and adults), but when you have a shy, gentle child, the classic approaches can be overwhelming and off-putting (I know from having visited several other programs with my son before settling here). Jerry has taken his courses to a level that keeps it fun yet teaches real-world discipline and skills. Throughout the classes he works on emphasizing values such as honesty, discipline and hard work. He focuses on helping children grow into not just great martial artists, but into great people. The impact on my 13 year old son has been amazing and my only wish is that I'd known about Jerry years ago to begin the training then."
- J. L.
“My husband and I are "Seniors" both over 70. We recently started a class geared towards older adults at the suggestion of our son and grandson who also train there. It has been great. We have seen an improvement in mobility, balance, circulation, and energy. It has also helped reduce the neuropathy in my feet and toes. Almost back to normal. We have also learned some ways to protect ourselves should someone try to do us harm. My husband is able to do things that were becoming difficult around the house, his strength is returning. Jerry and his staff allow you to go at your own pace and rest if you need to. A great place for all ages.”
– Sylvia Ernani
“As a senior citizen, I find Maloney’s Martial Arts a great place to train and workout for better health and longer life. Here, the class atmosphere is friendly and without stress. Everyone is helpful and supportive. When I’m training, I feel like I’m in a support group. I work hard and I laugh a lot. After several years of training, I feel stronger, my movements are quicker, and also better balance. Mentally, I developed self confidence, awareness of my surroundings, techniques to defend myself when confronted. Jerry Maloney has taught me to respect my opponent, have patience and control over my actions. For all you senior citizens out there, who are contemplating about exercise for better health and longer life, come join me at Maloney’s Martial Arts and work out with this 79 year old martial artist. After all, what else is there besides better health and longer life?”
– Andrew L.
“My daughter has been going to Maloney’s Martial Arts for about 8 months. During this time, she has developed her physical as well as social skills immensely. Jerry is a kind and patient teacher and along with Angelica and others they mix it up well to keep the kids interested. Not once have I heard my daughter say she doesn’t wanna go to karate class! My younger 3 year, who’s not old enough, can’t wait to join the class!!”
– Vin A.
“Amazing! Jerry does a great job with children that may be naturally shy or reserved (a tough group to get interested in martial arts). He keeps the class fun, but structured and mixes in life lessons on values such as trust, honesty, discipline and focus. The impact this has made on "tween" son's confidence can be seen in all areas of his life. My only wish is that I had known about Jerry sooner so I could have started my son with him years ago. If you're serious in using martial arts to help build a great person, you owe it to your child to visit this studio when deciding the right fit.”
– John Lark
“If you are looking for a fun and exciting way to get in shape, Maloney's Martial Arts is the perfect place! Jerry and Angelica are not only amazing martial artists, but they also have created a friendly and super supportive environment that anyone of any skill level will feel welcome in. I leave the workouts feeling like I have accomplished something great and I have noticed a big reduction in stress and anxiety since I started training here. Everyone is very welcoming and it feels like a family that has great fun together as we train! I love it here and the price is extremely reasonable! Do yourself a favor and give Maloney's Martial Arts a try! You will not regret it!”
– Liz L.
“I would highly recommend Maloney's Martial Arts! My son has been attending this school for the last 3 years, and he has gained so much. We love that the studio is very family focused and welcoming. The classes integrate skill building as well as helping the students gain better focus. I have really enjoyed watching my son gain confidence through the years from Jerry's instruction and guidance. My daughter has now started classes and she is loving it. The school has brought us new friendships and feels like family. We have gained so much since joining this marital arts studio!”
– Janette M.
“Master Jerry and his staff are simply great with kids. Master Jerry took time to interview both of us and our child to make sure this was a good fit, what we can expect, and what goals your child has. Excellent life skills taught, how to manage confrontation, and find forgiveness. Small class ratio so students get the attention they need. Very affordable and parking is never an issue.”
– Ida A.
“Both of my two children were students of Maloney’s Martial Arts. Taught them self-respect discipline and how to protect themselves and respect others of all ages. Jerry is an amazing instructor. They were students from elementary through high school. Thank you Maloney’s Martial Arts.”
– Joyce King
“I am an ex student of Jerry Maloney’s Martial Arts school. At the time I went there I learned a lot of self control and self discipline and awareness. To this day I still remember a few of the self defense moves. Mr. Maloney and his staff are wonderful, kind and patient people and his school pricing is very reasonable and is very family orientated. Does a lot for the children with fun and different activities. I would recommend this martial arts school if you want your child(ren) or yourself to get the best training money can buy. 5 stars in my book.”
- Melissa Y.
“My son has been going to Jerry Maloney’s Martial Arts studio for 3 years now. He started in 7th grade after some bullying episodes at his middle school. After trying a couple other studios, we settled on this one due to Jerry’s philosophy about Mind-Body-Spirit. We needed a studio to help my son build self confidence in himself, as well as give him skills to protect himself from kid bullies. Jerry teaches self respect and respect for all, and helps instill good moral values in the kids. My son has gained valuable skills, increased his body awareness, and improved his self confidence! We plan to continue through High School.”
– Karen A.
“An amazing place. Excellent teaching from Master Jerry and his senior students are always ready to help. No 2 classes are alike, the variety of techniques, the sparring, the drills all work in a way to get the most out of the time spent learning this art. Jerry makes the classes challenging and fun, highly recommended!”
- Kenneth A.
“My son was getting bullied at school in third grade and a friend recommended Jerry Maloney’s karate studio. I had checked out other karate places but felt they were very rigid and loud. Also they wanted you to sign lengthy contracts when you weren’t even sure if your child would like it. Jerry offered personal trial classes up front so my son could see if he liked it. There are no contracts and it is reasonably priced which is an extra bonus. Jerry has helped build my son’s confidence. He talks to the kids about respect, integrity and things the kids are experiencing in everyday life. My son enjoys his karate classes and continues to learn new things all the time. It has been almost 5 years and I can’t say enough about the environment that Jerry provides to kids. He is an inspiration to all of his students!”
- Liz G.
“I recommend this particular place to every person, my son is disabled and he loves going to class with master Jerry and his staff, he has taught both of my kids self control, respect, how to focus more... I am grateful to master Jerry and staff thank you.”
– Charlene Dancoe