14291 SW 120th Street, Suite 105, Miami, FL 33186
(305) 456-6599

Who We Are

About Magnan Martial Arts School of Self-Defense in Miami, FL

Alfred Magnan

Owner and Chief Instructor at Magnan Martial Arts School of Self-Defense in Miami, American Kenpo 2nd Degree

Welcome to Magnan Martial Arts (MMA)! Our goal is to provide the highest quality instruction in traditional martial arts, modern combative sports, personal safety and self-defense training. Our curriculum is safe, fun, and will bring out the absolute best in you and your family.

We offer a complete martial arts program that has been carefully designed as a practical, street-smart mixed martial arts system and personal development program for your whole family.

The curriculum is OUTSTANDING and stems from our base in world renowned Ed Parker’s American Kenpo Karate. It also incorporates the best methods and strategies from Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, (Gracie) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, Judo, Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do Concepts and the Filipino Martial Arts.

MMA is the Ultimate Martial Arts and Fitness with a Purpose Program. Students of all ages learn proven strategies for personal safety and awareness combined with practical and effective self-defense – while having lots of FUN!

But what if I’m a BEGINNER? No worries at all. We understand that all those martial arts words may sound intimidating to a beginner. Every student and instructor was in your shoes at one point.

The good thing is that everyone here is super friendly, welcoming and encouraging – especially with BEGINNERS. Taking that first step and starting a new class is what the majority of our new members struggle with the most.

No matter what your age, gender or current fitness level is, we will help you reach your goals and unleash your full potential. And we do it at your speed in a way that meets your needs.

Your safety and success come first here. But the best part about every class is that you’ll have a ton of FUN and make new FRIENDS! Every high kick, amazing punch and key strike will make you and your classmates smile big, cheer you on and give you plenty of fist bumps.    

Magnan Martial Arts also offers group and private classes for adults, law enforcement, and the military.

Martial arts training has so many PRICELESS BENEFITS for your body, mind and spirit no matter what age you are…

  • Incredible workout, weight loss and fitness gains
  • Total body strength, balance & flexibility
  • Laser-like focus and a much better attention span
  • Tremendous confidence & a sense of empowerment
  • Motivation and determination to accomplish your goals

Check out our INSANELY LOW web special on this site or stop by for a tour of the facility! Classes fill up FAST so reserve your spot today!  

As a family-owned training facility run by a State Certified professional educator and leader, the school prides itself on high quality instruction in a clean, safe and professional environment.  

It is uniquely positioned to be an authority on the most current and effective age-appropriate teaching methods and strategies in Miami-Dade County. Don’t settle for less. Train with the best at Magnan Martial Arts.

Get ready to experience the BEST PRICES, the most amazing staff, and have the most fun you 've ever had getting fit. Please read below to get a feel for the vibe of the expertise behind the classes.

Head Instructor

Sifu Alfred Magnan is a certified 2nd Degree Black Belt in the art of Ed Parker’s American Kenpo Karate, having received this distinction under the direction of Grandmaster Manny Reyes, President of the World Kenpo Federation (WKF) and 1st generation student of Senior Grandmaster Ed Parker.

Through Sifu Alfred Magnan’s relationship as a direct, private student under Professor Pedro Valente’s Instructor Training Program, he is uniquely positioned to be the only instructor in Miami authorized to teach the Fundamentals of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu as perpetuated by its founder, Grandmaster Helio Gracie.

In addition, he is a Level 3 certified Kru in the art of Muay Thai and the only Certified Muay Thai Kickboxing Trainer in the Miami area under the legendary Master Toddy, trainer of over 40 world champions, corner of over 300 fights, and the trainer of TV 's Fight Girls.

Being a lifelong student of the martial arts, he is currently a Phase One/Coach One Instructor in Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino Martial Arts, and a Certified Law Enforcement and Edged Weapons Instructor under Sigung Paul Vunak’s Progressive Fighting Systems / Descendants of the Masters and the Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association.

Mr. Magnan also holds a Full Instructor Certification in Krav Maga, as well as a Law Enforcement Instructors Certification in Krav Maga Tactical Training Options under The Krav Maga Association, the most authentic Krav Maga association that works directly with today’s Israeli Defense Forces.

In addition, Sifu Alfred is one of only a select group certified as a Phase One Instructor in JudoKickbox, the first Cuban Mixed Martial Art.

Along his journey, he has also had the opportunity to attend advanced workshops and training sessions with such luminaries as Grand Master Michael Robert Pick, Richard “Huk” Planas, Lee Wedlake, Jeff Speakman, Dan Inosanto, Erik Paulson, Bart Vale, Helio Gracie, Royce Gracie, Leo Gaje, Bill Wallace, Joe Lewis, Master Toddy and Dwight Woods, among others.

Sifu Alfred Maqnan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Florida International University with a Double Major in Management and International Business and a Minor in Entrepreneurship. In addition, he is a State of Florida Certified Professional Educator with certifications in Business Education (6-12) and Physical Education (K-12).

Martial Arts Certifications and Accomplishments

  • ISKA Certified Amateur MMA Referee
  • International Combatives Self-Defense Association – Associate Member
  • NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor
  • CPR and Basic First Aid
  • Ranked #5 - Heavyweight Fighter in the State of Florida, 1993
  • 1st Place - All-American Nationals (Men’s Fighting), 1993
  • 1st Place - Golden Palm Grand Nationals (Men’s Fighting), 1994
  • 2nd Place - 1st Martial Arts Congress Karate Tournament (Men’s Fighting), 1993
  • 2nd Place – Miami Open Championship (Men’s Fighting), 1996
  • 2nd Place – Region 9 Karate Championship (Men’s Fighting), 1994

How to Get Started

Come join our Miami, FL Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Krav Maga, and Muay Thai. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (305) 456-6599 if you have any further questions. Magnan Martial Arts School of Self-Defense hopes to speak with you soon!