Martial Arts America-Lake Jackson was formed in 1994 by David and Sandy Leatherwood. David who is a Second Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo moved here from Dallas TX. David was a former student of Mr. Rob Ellis in Plano TX. Mr. Ellis and Mr. Leatherwood opened the school together to offer the community a professional martial arts program. After trying most of the schools out in this area Mr. Leatherwood decided they were not the place for his children to train. The two partners then hired MAA’s first instructor. Mr. Brad Walker (Who now owns a school in Friendswood TX.) moved here from TN. After one year the school was up and running and then Mr. Ellis and Mr. Leatherwood brought in a third partner (Master Wadley). Master Jason Wadley become the second instructor here at MAA. Master Wadley purchased MAA from Mr. Leatherwood in 2001. Martial Arts America is celebrating it’s fifteenth year in business and is proud to be Brazoria counties #1 Martial Arts School. Students drive from as far away as Angleton, Sweeny, West Columbia, Houston, Victoria, Bay City, Sugerland, Pearland and ElCampo to train. MAA not only has students that come so far but instructors as well. Master Wadley has students who now own their own schools all over the country. It’s not uncommon to see instructor’s watching or helping teach your classes that are from other states and or countries.
Martial Arts America continue’s to be a leader in the martial arts community.