The moto of our studio is MIGHT FOR RIGHT!


Our students are taught that in order to be successful in life they should practice the following:

Knowledge in the Mind, Honesty in the Heart, and Strength in the Body. 
We pride ourselves in developing students balanced in all phases of life.

Every year many of our students are named in the top 50 in Galveston schools.

In 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2021 the Valedictorians of Galveston Ball High School, 

in 2013 the Valedictorian of O'Connel High School, and in 2018 the Valedictorian of Odyssey Academy

were Black Belts of Martial Arts America!  In 2015, 2018 and 2022 the Salutatorians of Ball High

School were also Black Belts of Martial Arts America!

Coincidence? We think not.

Galveston Island Beach Patrol
Galveston Park Board Police Department
Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston
601 Tremont Street
Galveston, Texas 77550
FAX: 409-763-5868
E-Mail: beachpatrol@galvestonparkboard.org

May 30, 2017

Grand Master Robles taught my full time staff, which is a mix of peace officers and EMT/Lifeguards, a self defense course. We also asked him to do a shortened version for the Park Board Parking Attendants.

I can’t say enough about how wonderful these courses were. Robles is an extremely gifted teacher for students of all ages and abilities. Not only does he know and live the subject matter, but he has a real ability to motivate students and intuitively is able to tailor his teaching style to each individual student. My staff is much more able to deal with all the crazy stuff they have to handle on the beaches after working with him. Additionally, many of the Beach Patrol lifeguards have trained under him at one time or another, as have many of the other emergency service personnel.


I’ve also had the privilege of watching my daughter grow and develop as a person and athlete under his tutelage. She will be testing for black belt shortly, but the things she’s learned about being a leader, standing up for herself, working within a community, and always trying to become a better person outweigh the excellent martial arts training she’s gotten. I can honestly say that he has made a significant positive impact on who she is and who she will be as an adult.

Galveston Island is lucky to have someone of the caliber of Grand Master Robles. He has made a difference in many, many lives. We on the Galveston Island Beach Patrol are deeply appreciative of all he has done and continues to do for our citizens.






Peter Davis
Galveston Island Beach Patrol/ Park Board Police Dept.


Kyle just left to start his 2nd year at Harvard Law. Mike and I 

enrolled him in your karate program to build his confidence.

I think it worked.

Mike and Kathy Tramonte

We are so thankful that Shashank was part of Martial Arts America

and got an opportunity to learn from you. So thankful to you.

Mr. and Mrs Kota parents of Shashank Kota 2021 Valedictorian of Ball

High School. 



Martial Arts has given our family an opportunity to train and grow together.  We consider it a kicking good time!

The Wheeler Family (All Black Belts)


The training we received at Martial Arts America benefitted us physically and mentally and gave us a great sense of confidence while getting us in great shape!

The Rodriguez Family (All Black Belts)


 When Master Robles, or one of the instructors, says "he'll

be fine with me" or "don't worry he's with me", you can walk away and know it is true.  They care for these kids as if they were part of their own family! 

Kim Sergeant and Geoff Quinn


Master Ishmael Robles is indeed a very accomplished and talented martial artist. But his abilities extend far beyond this well known fact. Thank you for giving so much of yourself to so many and for creating a safe haven for kids from all walks of life. A place where they learn the art of discipline and respect . A place where hard work goes hand in hand with an abundance of fun. A place where kids can learn that nothing worth having will ever come easy. And of course, perhaps most importantly, the lesson that in life we all stumble and fall. But we get up. We move on. We LEARN and we grow from both victory and defeat. 
I am honored to know you and blessed to have you as part of my children's lives.

Ri and Florence Dorado

(parents of Ryan Dorado 1st degree Black Belt)

Caden has developed into a well-disciplined Martial Arts student who not only has respect for himself but for his instructors and fellow students as well.  We are very grateful for the privilege of having our son be a part of Martial Arts America.  The lessons he has learned from Master Robles, and his program, will have a life long impact on him as he grows into an adult.

Richard and Shaye Henderson 

(parents of Caden Henderson 1st degree Black Belt and 2022 Salutatorian of Ball High School)


We greatly thank Master Robles for all he has instilled in our son through his challenging and precise program.  We can't thank him enough for his guidance, teachings and wisdom.  

Kelli and Chris Toombs

(parents of Jackson Toombs 1st degree Black Belt)

The best program ever! Our boy, Tony Corrales, current Ball High senior, is a 2nd degree black belt and I can honestly say as a father that the program has played a key role on keeping him on track to academic success and reaching his goals. Thanks GrandMaster Robles for everything you do.

Antonio Corrales