Martial Arts Knights’ Order. (M.A.K.O.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to build strong moral character in our youth through martial arts. We provide a program that replaces many missing elements in our students’ lives by offering a mentoring role model, a greater chance to succeed in reaching their goals, and developing discipline through physical & mental conditioning. Most importantly, MAKO gives our students hope for their futures and an opportunity to believe in themselves.
Grandmaster Pinilla is the founder of Martial Arts Knights’ Order. (M.A.K.O.) He has been involved in the Martial Arts and art of self-defense since 1969, specially as a Taekwondist (8th DanTaekwondo – Black Bell) and Judoka (4thtDan Black Belt), since 1979 (Stuttgart-Germany) as an International TKD Referee (Former Referee Chairman of Texas State Taekwondo Association and Catalonian State Federation ).Driven by his mission found “M.A.K.O.” – Spain – in 1991 under Spanish Laws in Barcelona, Spain and then registered in America in the year 2005.
Grand Master Pinilla is a dedicated teacher, philosopher and leader in the development of martial arts as a lifestyle based on discipline, wisdom and good physical and mental health to become better human beings. In that path This website has been created to assist new and experienced martial arts enthusiasts and dedicated to martial artists everywhere. His motto is, “ONLY SPORTS CAN UNITE THE WORLD”, Grand Master Pinilla is a big supporter on the Olympics movement around the world. He is currently working in the Martial Arts After School program lead by Big Thoughts, Thriving Minds and Dallas Arts Partners. Also in Garland ISD for Martial Arts Program. So you are all very welcome !
WHY MARTIAL ARTS?
Martial art training serves as a vehicle to instill the values and skills necessary to combat the peer pressures associated with at risk behaviors. The core philosophy of Martial Arts stresses the vital importance of a healthy mind and body necessary to lead a productive life.
Our program is evaluated annually and the scientific case studies have shown that Martial Arts Knights’ Order. (M.A.K.O.) has impacted the lives of children in a positive way. The philosophies of our program are to attach our youth to caring adult instructors that contribute to the development of the student with conflict resolution skills that lead to a reduction in youth violence and bullying, creates more independence and competency, while nurturing goals of higher aspirations in the students.
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