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Mixed Martial Arts with Tradition
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​The Multi-Style Martial Arts Adult Program provide our students with a well-balanced “street smart” personal protection system. Most of the style of martial arts tend to focus on just individual areas of self defense. Practicing a combination of the best of the best styles gives IMAA students the edge they need to overcome any obstacle or attack situation.
Our adult martial arts program strongly based on Judo and Jujitsu
Two of the most effective and well known martial arts from Japan. All Police departments and Military use these martial arts for their special force and personal protection programs.
When we say Jujitsu we obviously mean traditional Jujitsu, the art of the Samurai (Not Brazilian Jujitsu). Judo was created by Professor Jigoro Kano. Prof. Kano mastering several styles of Jujitsu and in his youth he began to develop his own system based on modern sports principles. In 1882 he founded the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo where he began teaching and which still is the international authority for Judo. Professor Kano eliminated some of the deadly Jujitsu techniques and changed training methods so that most of the moves could be done with full force to create a decisive victory without injury.

"Judo is many things to different people. It is a fun sport, an art, a discipline, a recreational or social activity, a fitness program, a means of self-defense or combat, and a way of life. It is all of these and more."


Judo and  Japanese Jujitsu are martial arts that specializes in throws and in ground-fighting with submissions. Despite their appearance, the Judo throws themselves are not very physically demanding. It can be amazing to see how small women Judokas can throw much larger people utilizing momentum and out-balancing. It is the base art of Ronda Rousey, the most famous female MMA fighter today (and Judo World Champion).
A great thing about our Multi-Style System is that is a very complete art and the best is that the throwing abilities are combined with punch, kicks, ground abilities form day number one! Punch and kicks are sometimes not very effective to large opponents, a good throw of Judo can knock a person out, and at the very least make him easier to control in the follow-up on the ground... 

Our Multi-Style Jujitsu System

Combination of the best of the best techniques

The  program includes Judo, traditional Jujitsu from Japan with elements of Muay Thai, Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu comes from Judo) and others. We are proud to say that International Martial Arts Academy is a Martial Arts University and we are one of the few school in Florida that can recognize students with international recognized ranks in Judo and Jujitsu. ​​​​​

The Multi-Style Jujitsu System is composed  of 5 parts: 

• Strikes, kicks, elbows and Knees.
• Throws and takedowns.
• Mat techniques, joint-locks, chokes and pins.
• Complete personal protection system Street Jujitsu & weapons disarm.
• Weapons training from XMA & Kobudo.

Benefits Of Our Multi-Style Martial Arts System
- Practical self-defence and danger-avoidance tactics
- Good physical and mental health and longevity
- Increased cardiovascular health and endurance
- Improved strength and flexibility
- Increased self confidence and peace of mind
- Whip your body into AMAZING shape.
- Explosive Combat-Training
- Total-Body Fitness


There is no better workout than martial arts workout! You burn between 800 and 1200 calories in every one-hour of our classes.

Our MULTI-STYLE MARTIAL ARTS SYSTEM program is a total body workout, designed to exercise every muscle in your body.
Every single muscle.

Plus you’re getting cardio, and gaining flexibility at the same time…and all that other stuff we already mentioned. That’s why martial artists look so darn good.

Martial artists are now pinups in dorm rooms everywhere and the new fitness standard. We welcome you to come in and try a class as well. We know we can help anyone look and feel better. Lots of former cross-trainers are now students for the awesome total body workout, cardio, flexibility, and perfectly proportioned physique it gives you. But if you’re going to take our classes, why not do it right?

Try a MULTI-STYLE MARTIAL ARTS SYSTEM class and like other IMAA classes, you will get a great workout.

A MULTI-STYLE MARTIAL ARTS SYSTEM certified instructor will show you the right way, place, and time to kick punch, take downs, mat work and self defense.

We know there are other great exercises, fitness programs, and fun fitness classes…but none of them are IMAA. What other exercises, fitness programs or fitness class will help you defend yourself against an attacker?

​At the International Martial Arts Academy, you will not only get the benefits of physical fitness, you will have skills and confidence that carry over and benefit you every day, in every aspect of your life.


Martial Arts is a way of life. After an hour of training you will feel calmer, more focused and the stress level is going to be much lower.

Mokuso 黙想 is a Japanese term for meditation, especially when practiced in the Japanese martial arts. Mokusō is performed befor or after the training session in order to "focus" & "clear one's mind". This term is more formally known to mean, "Warming up the mind for training hard." It was designed to channel your breathing in order to prevent injury, keep you focused, and prepare you for training.
Our Instructors Team
Hall of Fame Sensei Daniel Ruocco
Chief Master Instructor - 5th Degree Black Belt - Master Club

Multi-Style Martial Arts Athlete: Judo - Jujitsu - Combative Martial Arts - Street Jujitsu, Muay Thai, Kendo... 
Trained in Japan, Thailand, Europe & US. With Over 36 Years Of Experience In Martial Arts.

Dr. Daniel Ruocco is the Chief Master Instructor and founder of the International Martial Arts Academy. Sensei Ruocco started martial arts in Capri, Italy when he was 6 years old, competed for many years as an aggressive competitor, taught martial arts in Europe, Japan and United States and currently holds the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt in Multi-Style System, 4th Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu (JA, USJA) , 4rt Degree Black Belt in Judo (USJA). He also holds rank in Karate, Kick Boxing, Ashiara Karate, Kenpo, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, kobudo and Kendo. Certified USA JUDO National Coach, Jujitsu America Instructor and JA Sport Jujitsu referee. Sensei also served in the Italian army.
In 1999, Sensei Ruocco received a Doctorate in Sport Science with elements of psychology, child education, anatomy and biology. He also has written a thesis in "Spine Malformations in the Developmental Years".  Sensei Ruocco found great success winning numerous awards and earned international recognition for his Martial Arts skills and teaching methods. 
He was honored with "Instructor of the year 2006" and "Police Tactics Instructor of the year 2007" by the "Hall of Fame Martial Arts". The highest honor for Sensei Ruocco was to be awarded "Instructor of the year 2010" from Jujitsu America, one of the best martial arts federation in the world. 
Professor Daniel Ruocco has also received the "Blue Ribbon Award" for I.M.A.A. for his excellent contribution and dedication to the Martial Arts. The Blue Ribbon Award represents the school and school owner´s excellent service, dedication,  experience and inspiration. It recognizes that the school is at the forefront of the rising martial arts scene. Since 2008 the International Martial Arts Academy is been awarded with the "Best Martial Arts School / Best Program Award" in Broward County.
In October 2009 International Martial Arts Academy was given the "2009 Top Martial Arts School Award" by EFC Black Belt Schools a martial arts management agency and by its international board of directors of Martial Artists. Every two years Sensei Ruocco has the great honor to train with the best of the world in Kodokan Judo Institute Tokyo, Japan.

Sensei Ruocco currently directs all his efforts to bringing the benefits of Judo, Jujitsu and other arts we teach to the local community.

Personal Thoughts:

"Everything you need in life can be worked on in the Dojo
A strong BODY, a sharp MIND and a vital SPIRIT."

Some of our Success Stories
  1. Sonny Dantus
    ★★★★★ I have been attending IMAA for about five years, and I ve attained all the goals set before me like: I lost weight, gained confidence, and got in great shape.IMAA teaches a unique blend of judo, jiujitsu and muy thai, covering all areas of self defense. i have recently earned my BB and I am still improving! The classes are great, the dojo is top notch and the instruction is expert. I would definitely recommend to anyone to take a class.
  2. Dan K
    ★★★★★ I wanted to thank Sensei Daniel on having such an outstanding Martial Arts facility and program. When I was interested in finding a school for a friend of mine,I checked out several in the area. Yours by far was the best that I observed. After bringing my friend to classes for two months, I can only say the you have the best program and school in the South Florida area. The professionalism of the teachers along with the varied program offers the most complete and well balanced Martial Arts experience that I have personally seen. Keep up the great work and I'll be sure to recommend you and the school whenever I can in the future. Regards
  3. Amber Lyn
    ★★★★★ I am very thankful to be apart of such a great Dojo and train with amazing people and instructors ❤️💜 By far the best martial arts school I've ever trained in.
Getting Started is Easy!
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Your Name
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Plus we will send you 5 martial arts secret tips  to lose fat quicker! 
* We are not going to share your information with anyone.