"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.