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American Dragon Martial Arts Academy

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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 1997, American Dragon Martial Arts Academy has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.


7830 Wiles Rd., Coral Springs, FL 33067

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American Dragon Martial Arts Academy Owner

Hi, we're Sifu Neil & Sifu Helana.


We began our martial arts journeys at different points in our lives and the positive impact it had on us was remarkable. Little did we know that beginning our martial arts journeys would be one of the most profound experiences of our lives!

When we opened our school in 1997, we made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Coral Springs by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership, and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.

American Dragon Martial Arts Academy is the first and only Martial Arts School in Broward County certified to teach Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do. Our Chief Instructor, Sifu Neil Cauliffe is trained directly under Sifu Dan Inosanto, Bruce Lee’s partner, and Protégée.

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programs at American Dragon Martial Arts Academy are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

Our school has become a community of learning and growth. As soon as you walk through the door, you will feel the family-friendly atmosphere that defines us and will feel comfortable right from the start. 

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You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. Our adult programs are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defense strategies in a fun, focused environment. 

At American Dragon Martial Arts Academy we consider it our responsibility and a privilege to help our students develop skills that will help them in every aspect of their lives.

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What Makes American Dragon Martial Arts Academy Different From other Karate & Taekwondo Schools?

We teach reality-based training and we are the only Martial Arts School in Broward County certified to teach Jeet Kune Do.

Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified, and professionally trained to teach martial arts.

Our facility is kept clean & sanitized daily, just like you would at home, including our viewing areas for family members.

Our Promise at American Dragon Martial Arts Academy:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

We have developed our program
to personally improve each individual &
adjust according to their personal needs.

To Offer Programs
Accessible to Children
Teens & Adults


Jeet Kune Do is the style of martial arts practiced by American Dragon Martial Arts Academy students. We are one of only 3 schools in the state of Florida certified to teach Jeet Kune Do, the art and philosophy of Bruce Lee himself. Our chief instructor, Sifu Neil Cauliffe, is a second-generation instructor in Bruce Lee's lineage and is trained directly under Sifu Dan Inosanto, Bruce Lee's partner and Protege.

Decades before anyone ever heard of "Mixed Martial Arts", the legendary Bruce Lee developed a revolutionary martial art training process, which combined different aspects, principles, and techniques of various martial arts Styles. Bruce Lee named his process “Jeet Kune Do”, and is the foundation of our teaching at American Dragon Martial Arts Academy. 

The journey from White Belt to Black Belt is one of incremental learning and skill development, that students of any age and fitness level can embark on.

  • Sifu Neil Cauliffe

    Sifu Neil Cauliffe

    Chief Instructor

    Full Instructorship Certification

  • Sifu Helana Cauliffe

    Sifu Helana Cauliffe

    Associate Instructor

    INosanto Instructors Association
    4th Degree Black Belt

  • Mrs. Sharon Christman

    Mrs. Sharon Christman


    4th Degree Black Belt

  • Zack Thompson

    Zack Thompson


    2nd Degree Black Belt