Walking in for my free trial at Corral’s Martial Arts I was looking to get in shape while also learning how to defend myself. I did not know it at the time but luckily for me, I had signed up at the best Jiu-Jitsu school in the region. Braulio Corral’s commitment to martial arts and teaching is second to none. They always quality instructors on the floor ready to show the finer details of any technique. Lifelong friends, confidence, and a healthy lifestyle are some of the most important things I have gained from training for the past 14 years.
We found Corral’s Martial Arts after having a not-so-wonderful experience at another local school. Braulio Corral, the owner, was very welcoming and understanding to our situation. He was kind enough to offer and provide an affordable family plan which included my entire family, my wife and I included, training in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Tae Kwon Do. The instructors are second to none providing effective alternatives to the techniques and all the while ensuring my well being during training time. The training itself is an excellent source of self-defense, low impact cardio, and flexibility training. I highly recommend Corral’s for anyone looking for a ‘kid friendly’, family orientated place that provides high-quality Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Tae Kwon Do training.
CMA is an outstanding establishment dedicated to excellence in martial arts and sportsmanship. Sensai Braulio and his wife have created a safe, positive, and fun environment for kids to learn and grow. This husband and wife team is excellent with kids! I would absolutely recommend CMA to anyone considering jiu-jitsu or other martial arts for themselves or their kids.
I have been a student at Corral’s Martia Arts for almost 6 years now. I enjoy my classes here very much! The instructors are wonderful and take great care of their students. Braulio Corral is one of the best instructors around! At Corral’s we are all one big happy family! Yes, we all have our share of injuries but it kills us to not be out there with our teammates. Once you get there in this great atmosphere for martial arts, the mat is exactly where you want to be. I have met many of my best mates here and we continue to grow as a family every class. This is absolutely a great place to learn martial arts.
Corral’s Martial Arts is TOP NOTCH! Sensei Braulio and his highly proficient staff have been AWESOME with my kids! Before enrolling my kids at Corral’s, I looked at other schools in the area. Needless to say, my wife and I are pleased with our decision to choose Corral’s. There are so many class times available for Taekwondo and Jiu-jitsu that even the busiest of families are accommodated. We enjoy the growth we’ve seen in our kids. Our boys truly look forward to going to class. while in class they learn discipline and vital skills in protecting themselves. Our kids have gotten much more than we pay for at Corral’s. All in all this school is AWESOME!
We signed up our son to help with his lack of being able to focus in school, at home, etc. Since starting Corral’s about 6 months ago, our son’s attention span has dramatically improved. I believe the focus and discipline he learns at his classes every week, help him with his every day life. He enjoys being part of a group and wants to learn more and more, so in order to advance in class, he has to work hard and listen. He has a new self confidence and it is really great to watch him succeed at what he is putting his mind and effort to. The families that go here are wonderful and our son enjoys being around all the other children. They all try to help each other with forms and it’s actually pretty friendly when it comes to competition in class. I would recommend this academy to anyone who is looking to sign their child up or even for themselves. The instructors are very easy to talk to and want your child to succeed.
I started taking my 4 year old son in November to Corral’s Martial Arts. At first I was worried because he is smaller then the other kids but also because he was becoming a “fournager” and not listening to Mom and Dad at all. 6 months later, it’s like night and day; he is respectful and very focused. His preschool teachers have also noticed a change in his behavior at school; he helps other children and very is attentive. I just want to thank all the instructors at Corrals Martial Arts. We plan to be part of Corrals Martial arts family as long as we can.
In 2016, I started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to get healthy, learn something new, and make some new friends. What I discovered at Corral’s Martial Arts was a family. The gym is clean, friendly, and it’s one the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools in the Midwest. At CMA, everyone accepts each other right where they’re at, and although the vibe on the mat is usually calm and casual, CMA regularly produces both kid and adult champions through a refined system of technique. The instructors at CMA each offer their own unique perspective on the core curriculum, and their new integrated app allows instructors to focus in on individual progress for each student. This progress tracking system is super helpful for setting goals, review and overall accountability. If you’re on the fence about making a change, or if you’re not sure if it’s right for you or your child, try Corral’s Martial Arts because you won’t regret it.
My daughter first started training here about three years ago. Now she’s an IBJJF National Champ! What a difference it’s made in her strength, agility and self-confidence. The coaches are among the best in the Midwest and really invested in the success of their students. This led me to start training as well. I can’t say enough about the quality of the people who train here. Higher belts are eager to teach and help those just starting out. No egos. We call it a “team” but it definitely feels more like a “family.”
Matthew Vander Laan
I first walked into Corral’s Martial Arts over 7 years ago and thankfully I have been there ever since. My journey with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been a great experience and I am very grateful to be at a school which nurtures your progression through the art. The academy utilizes modern teaching techniques, both in person and online, which are laid out through a curriculum to ensure that you are constantly moving in the right direction. Through those teaching methods, hard work, and the abundance of quality training partners, you will surprise yourself at how well you do on the mats. The CMA academy yields alot of quality talent, all the way from white to black belts, and over the years everybody has been become like family!
Jiu Jitsu has been an important aspect of my life for over seven years. Starting a martial art can be somewhat intimidating, but the atmosphere at Corral’s Martial Arts has always been inviting. From the beginning, the coaching staff has encouraged each and every student to perform at their highest level. The training partners at Corral’s are very professional and always open to new members joining. As a member, you will gain knowledge of self-defense and become part of an extended family.
I have been attending Jiu-Jitsu classes from Corral’s Martial Arts for the past three years now, and let me tell you, WOW! First of all, Sensei Braulio is an unbelievable instructor. His knowledge in the art of Jiu-Jitsu is second to none. His style is a mix of traditional and new, with real-world application. Furthermore, the team camaraderie is excellent. Even though Jiu-Jitsu is an individual sport, I have never felt more of a member of a team, even in high school sports. There is just so much respect from student to student, student to Instructor, and Instructor to student. No one is ever out to hurt someone, which is very important to me! If I had children of my own I would definitely enroll them with Sensei Braulio at Corral’s Martial Arts.
I started training at Corral’s Martial Arts when I was 15 years old, I am now 21 and still continue to attend Brianne Corral’s kickboxing class twice a week. Bri truly exemplifies her passion for fitness, which is inspiring for all her students. Her class offers a constant challenge that keeps my body in shape and me feeling healthy. There is always something new to learn which keeps the class exciting. I love the laid-back atmosphere of Corral’s and the devoted instructors who are willing to help with any questions you have. I work in an office all day with absolutely zero physical activity, so to be able to maintain the shape I am in is all thanks to Corral’s. The motivation and encouragement I receive from others there keeps me inspired and excited to learn more.
I have been on the hunt for a gym for a couple of weeks, going from gym to gym giving them all test runs. I was not very satisfied with most of the gyms, either the owner was too pushy on terms or the environment did not feel welcoming. I wish Corral’s was my first stop because it would have been my only stop. The people there were welcoming, I did not feel like I was out of place; everything went better than planned. I just want to say I’m FINALLY satisfied, and can not wait to get the ball rolling with Corral’s gym. Whatever your personal goals are, I guarantee you will not be disappointed in choosing CMA.
Joining Corrals Martial Arts is one of the best decisions I have made in a while. I am actually disappointed in myself I did not do it sooner than I did. I was allowed to try a class for free, to see how I liked it, because he wants to make sure you are making the right decision and not wasting your money. Everyone I have met there is really nice and make you feel like family. They make sure you are always safe and everyone there is willing to teach someone new because that is how they started. Martial arts gives you so many benefits. It gives you confidence, conditioning, self-defense, and good friends. I am a personal trainer and have been working out for over 10 years and this is by FAR the best workout I have ever had! If you are even thinking about joining or trying it out I recommend you to. I know I am glad I did!
As a minister, I really believe that there’s a strong connection between physical and spiritual health. I haven’t always been great at the physical health part of that. So, I decided to do something about it and walked into to Corral’s Martial Arts. I have found CMA to not only enhance my physical health but my spiritual health as well. Through the wonderful instructors here, I’ve already found myself doing things that I didn’t think I could do in a short amount of time. I feel better than I have in ages and in a highly demanding and stressful vocation, I find that it is much easier to be the calm in the middle of the storm. I find my stress levels greatly reduced and my focus greatly enhanced, thus allowing me to be a more effective pastor and more importantly, a more present and loving father to my 4 children at home. I’ve studied Martial Arts off and on throughout my life but have never felt more inspired and more encouraged than I do by the teachers and students at this school and cannot recommend it highly enough!
I was nervous when I took my first class because there weren’t very many women in the classes. Sensei Braulio and Keith L. were so encouraging that I felt a lot more at ease. Everyone was so welcoming and helpful, that the longer I attended Corral’s I realized and felt the sense of comradery and support the teammates had for each other. I would highly recommend both the adult and children’s classes. The classes continue to attract new students because of the dedication and expertise of their instructors. Attending Corral’s helped me to further develop my confidence, dedication, perseverance, and respect for others and the art of Jiu Jitsu. The students regularly compete at local and national competitions. The instructors, teammates, and families are always there to support the competitors – win or lose. Students learn from competitions what techniques they need to learn or fine tune for next time. The teammates, from white to black belts, help each other work on combinations and give helpful advice on how to master the Jiu-Jitsu moves. Corral’s Martial Arts gets a 5-star rating from me!
Corral’s Martial Arts is the best in the business. My son has been studying there since March. Every single one of the instructors has patience that cannot be matched! They use iPads to maintain documentation of student’s achievements/requirements. Parents have access to their children’s “report card” so that they and their children can monitor progress from home as well. They also post videos on their website to show the requirements for each rank that the student is working on so that they can view and practice at home. We truly feel so blessed to have found Corral’s! If you are looking, this is the place for you!
I was in the area and visited Professor Braulio Corral’s academy for a couple classes. I’ve trained Jiu-Jitsu for 5 years at a handful of schools, and I can say that Professor Corral’s academy is right up there with the friendliest of the places I’ve visited. Just down-to-earth guys and girls who want to improve their Jiu-Jitsu and lead a healthy lifestyle.