The results are in and Esteller Martial Arts was named the best martial arts studio in this week's Readers' Choice Patch poll in Pleasanton.
Esteller Martial Arts received 478 votes or , beating Jue's Taekwon-Do, which also had a very strong showing with 300 votes or 36 percent. Esteller Martial Arts also had many of the supportive attached to the poll. Throughout most of the week, this studio was in second place, but then rallied and came in first by the time the poll closed at 9 a.m. Friday.
Kicks USA received 20 votes, and the rest on the list received votes as well.
And about Esteller Martial Arts, one commenter said: "Esteller Martial Arts gets my vote all the way!!! I've only been at EMA for a total of about 10 months but it has absolutely changed my life!!! Sifu Ron came to my high school with his S.A.F.E kids program and it took me only one class period to decide to try out EMA. Since then I have gotten stronger, more confident, more disciplined, and have had the time of my life learning Kajukenbo. I never want to stop!!!"
And another said this: "Hey all.... EMA!!! ( Esteller martial arts!) I am a retired SWAT operator and a former Combat Medic, with a ton of experience in actual hand to hand situations and close quarters battle. EMA is the real deal! I even travel 1.5 hours each direction to train with them in the Pleasanton dojo weekly! You want your family and yourself to have the best training? Here it is! .... Ikaika Riveira."
One Patch reviewer said the following about Jue's Taekwon-Do: "I moved to the Bay Area for a few months and started training with Master Jue. He is a great instructor and person. His students are very skilled in defending themselves and are in great shape also."
Another said this: "Jue’s Taekwon-Do is the best! The instructors always find a way to keep me engaged and kick my butt! I would highly recommend attending a class to see for yourself!"
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