Gary Hernandez Martial Arts  813-782-0477
Our Programs & Classes

Students and enthusiasts of martial arts have many reasons for their interest in the martial arts. Some are drawn to the physical fitness and weight-loss aspects of training. Others seek to add discipline and self control to their lives. While still others are concerned about safety and self-defense.

Whether you are interested in our programs for mental or physical well being, Gary Hernandez Martial Arts offers a number of programs that will fit your developmental needs and your busy schedule as well.

Tae Kwon Do
Tae-kwon-Do is possibly the most popular martial art in the world. With its origins in Korea, Taekwon-Do has spread to nearly every country. One of the most distinctive characteristics of Taekwon-Do is its emphasis on kicks, but there are numerous hand techniques and stances as well. The name "Tae" translates to "to kick or smash with foot". "Kwon" means "hand or fist", and "Do" means "Art". Hence, Taekwon-Do is "the art of kicking and punching".

Kids Mini Kicks Classes
Mini Kicks classes are for kids ages 4 to 8 years old. Our Mini Kicks class is designed to build Character, Hand and Eye Coordination, Concentration, Self-control, and a "Yes, I Can Attitude". Here at our school, they will learn to kick, punch, and have fun in a safe & friendly facility. Your child will also learn sparring, padded weapons (such as nunchaku and swords), and the bo.

RDT System( Realistic Defensive Tactics)
The RDT System (Realistic Defensive Tactics) was designed by Mr.Hernandez (Copy Writed by Gary Hernandez Martial Arts LLC)for the everyday person. This system is for men and women of all ages and sizes. This system is total self-defense as there are no katas or high kicks. The person uses their hands, fingers, elbows, feet, knees, and anything they have with them as a weapon (for example: keys, knife, stick, comb, belt, shoes, anything). You are not only learning how to hit someone but also where to hit them. This is Realistic Defensive Tactics not a sparring class.

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Hapkido
Hapkido is a Korean martial art. Hapkido is a total martial art, combining the locking and breaking aspects of Aikido, the throwing aspects of Judo, the striking aspects of Karate, and the footwork and kicks of Tae Kwon Do. It is an amazing skill which unlocks the hidden powers of strength and confidence in even the smallest person - young or old, male or female. Hapkido is the most effective defense against the most common and uncommon assaults and we also work on ground fighting / grappling / Canemasters.

The RDT Cane Self-defense system
The RDT Cane Self-defense system is designed by Master Gary Hernandez teaches you how to use the cane in self-defense the cane can go any were you do it is a legal self-defense tool or weapon. This system will teach you how to defenes your self any here you can carry a cane.

Kickboxing ( Superfoot System )
Bill "Superfoot" Wallace is one the greatest and most recognized martial artists in the world. We are one of about 30 schools nationwide that qualify for the "Superfoot" Systems. Mr. Wallace, personally certifies our Black Belts in the "Superfoot" System as well signing Black Belt certificates. The Superfoot System is integrated into our classical Martial Arts system. These tested techniques from a Karate legend are in the in the classical system to give you the most well-rounded martial arts system anywhere and help work on speed and Flexibility for students of any age. Here at Gary Hernandez Martial Arts we are a fighting school.

Cane Masters (Cane-Fu)
The Cane Masters (Cane-Fu) program designed by Grandmaster Mark Shuey teaches you how to use the cane in self-defense the cane can go any were you do it is a legal self-defense tool or weapon.The cane is more than just a crutch! Self Defense, Exercise, Rehabilitation and mobility all from one cane, as seen on CNN, CBS Early Show, and Fox National News,And on PBS who filmed here at Gary Hernandez Martial Arts

Instructors Training class
In this class Master Hernandez teaches his Instructors to teach and work with the students in all the school system.

The RDT Knife Fighting System
learn knife fighting techniques, and become familiar with knife throwing skills.students learn knife fighting techniques that concentrated on in-close fighting against open hand attacks which included straight punches, haymakers, and wild swings. also work on fighting drills with knife to knife attacks.learn how to strike at the opponents from both the standard knife holding and inverted positions with the use of zip cuts, c-cuts and 7-cuts , thrusting forward with bayonet striking and stabbing.

Special needs program
Mr. Hernandez and his staff works with people with special needs of all ages and handicaps we have worked with many special needed and handicaps like kids with ADD and ADHD and people with downs syndrome ,hearing problems and handicaps were they need to use canes and wheelchairs. Here they are treated like students of the martial arts were they can work on physical fitness and weight-loss and discipline and self control to their lives. While still working on safety and self-defense.

Women's Self-Defense
This class is especially designed to meet the self-defense needs of women. You learn (Realistic Defensive Tactics -- the RDT System) along with helpful guidelines for continued personal growth. Through the study of self-defense, you gain confidence, self-esteem, and control over your life. In this class, you get a chance to fight off an attacker and hit him with full power wearing safety gear. This class is open for women ages 15 years and older.

Gary Hernandez Martial Arts offers corporate group and gym training in women's self-defense with the RDT System (Realistic Defensive Tactics). You can train at the school or we can come to your place of business.


Private & Group Lessons / Corporate Group Self-Defense Seminars
Gary Hernandez Martial Arts offers private training for you and your family. You can train at the school or we can come to your home.

Gary Hernandez Martial Arts offers Corporate Group training in the RDT System (Realistic Defensive Tactics). Your company can train at the school or we can come to your place of business.

Call 813-782-0477 for more info.


Birthday Parties
Let Gary Hernandez Martial Arts School throw your child's birthday party. You can get the cake or we can get the cake, ice cream,and soft drinks. Your child and his/her friends will have fun at our school with games,padded weapons, and also a 1 hour karate class. Your child will learn to break a board in front of his/her friends. Best of all, you do not have to clean up,and they will have a great time!! Call 813-782-0477 for more info.

Become a RDT Cane Self-defense system school
Become a RDT Cane Self-defense system school designed by Master Gary Hernandez teaches you how to use the cane in self-defense the cane can go any were you do it is a legal self-defense tool or weapon. This system will teach you how to defenes your self any here you can carry a cane.

Become a RDT Knife Fighting School
Become a RDT Knife Fighting School Learn knife fighting techniques, and become familiar with knife throwing skills.students learn knife fighting techniques that concentrated on in-close fighting against open hand attacks which included straight punches, haymakers, and wild swings. also work on fighting drills with knife to knife attacks.learn how to strike at the opponents from both the standard knife holding and inverted positions with the use of zip cuts, c-cuts and 7-cuts , thrusting forward with bayonet striking and stabbing.

The RDT System of self-defense consultation for personal and companies
Gary Hernandez Martial Arts School RDT System of self-defense can also provide consultation on personal and companies self-defense.

Please Contact Us if you have any questions about our programs or would like to know about other programs that may not be listed here.

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