~ Spring 2014 Promotion Ceremony ~

Spring Promotions are here!

Saturday, April 19th

10:00 am-12:00pm


(Students need to arrive before 9:45am, dressed in their Mateo Academy Uniform)


Please attend the Spring Promotion Ceremony in support of your fellow students.  Rank presentation and awards for perfect attendance, student of the month, academic achievement and additional patches for notable distinctions will be given.  Family and friends will enjoy demonstrations by students displaying their developing skills and training. Beyond coordination and self-defense, classes emphasize the development of good character, discipline, respect and self-confidence.  Supporting the students is an important  aspect of their development and therefore your presence at the Promotion Ceremony is valued and appreciated.


If you have any questions please contact Simo Tina in person, via email or by phone.
We look forward to seeing you all at the Spring Promotion Ceremony!!





Closed for the Fourth of July 2014



The studio will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014 in honor of Independence Day.

 All classes will resume as normal on Monday, July 7th.

Enjoy a wonderful Fourth of July with your family & friends!

Buying Equipment

I was asked a question?

Should we buy equipment from the Internet or should we buy equipment from our academy. Sounds like and easy question, it is and it isn’t. All of us including myself are focused in saving money where we can. Yes the Internet is a great tool to buy martial arts equipment at a great price, there’s no doubting that. But, there’s a bigger picture in this equation, we all including myself sacrifice to go to our academy to practice physically and mentally. Yet there are days due to our work or home schedules or just being physically tired and just stay home that day. We as students have this luxury, but our Sifu, Simo and our Mateo family members don’t. They are there regardless of weather conditions, snow or rain.

When we have a question about our martial arts, Sifu is there to answer all our questions and needs, including changing certain conditions in our course for that day so we can improve and grow as martial artist. Surprisingly most martial arts academies don’t work this way, most of us know it, we have been there. This is why I ask all of us, please support our academy by buying equipment directly from our academy. When we buy equipment from our academy it helps support our academy directly.

One IMPORTANT  FACT TO REMEMBER, we here at Mateo Academy test our equipment, to make sure we have the highest quality and durability. so when you buy from Mateo Academy you’re buying the best equipment.

Thank You

Web Admin/Mateo Academy

~ Introduction to Who We Are ~

New MA Symbol

Mateo Academy of Self Defense, is the martial arts academy of the high desert.

We have the only Certified Full Instructor Authorized to teach Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do in the high desert.  

Sifu Sam Mateo is also a Guro in Maphilindo Silat & Madjapahit Martial Arts.

We offer classes in Muay Thai -Thai Boxing, Grappling, Filipino Martial Arts, Madjapahit / Maphilindo Silat, and Women’s Kickboxing. Sifu Sam Mateo, head instructor/owner, is certified under Guro/Sifu Dan Inosanto of the Inosanto Academy in Los Angeles.

We offer many forms of martial arts, including classes specifically set up for children, women and beginners. The Mateo Academy is a supporter of our community and believes in instilling strong morals and a healthy lifestyle to all of our students. Come in, check us out and try a class at no cost to you.  We look forward to having you.


  • Classes:

    Jeet Kune Do
    Muay Thai Boxing
    Filipino Martial Arts
    Madjapahit /
    Maphilindo Silat
    Women's Kickboxing
    Children's Classes
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