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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored martial arts teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best martial arts teachers in Alpharetta, GA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Atlanta Choong-Sil Kwan Tae Kwon Do

Atlanta Choong-Sil Kwan Tae Kwon Do serves the Suwanee area, providing a positive pro-social environment that stresses traditional martial arts values. Atlanta Choong-Sil Kwan offers kids, teens, and adults martial arts programs, after-school classes, and a fitness kickboxing course. Four children’s courses are available for ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, and 10-14; discipline, confidence, and respect are the dojo's key teaching points. Kids develop better coordination, physical fitness mental strength, and social skills. Adult classes help build self-defense techniques, confidence and other physical, social and mental benefits, and Atlanta Choong-Sil Kwan also puts on its Primal 21-Day Challenge that helps participants re-wire their genes through proper nutrition, managing sleep and creating daily rituals that promote a healthy and happy mind and body.

Atlanta, GA(770) 861-5425


Cumming Martial Arts

Cumming Martial Arts became a part of the North Atlanta community in 2010 with the premise of empowering kids and teens to defend themselves but has evolved into a family-like facility that helps students of all ages achieve goals to better themselves physically and mentally. Cumming offers a Tiny Tigers program for 3- to 6-year-olds, designed to introduce martial arts techniques and self-control. The Young Dragons 7- to 12-year-old class builds foundations of respect, principles, positive philosophy, character development, and technique. Its Yondo jujitsu program for teens and adults intertwine strengths of four martial arts styles to achieve fitness, self-discipline, and practical self-defense from standing and ground positions. Its facility includes two-inch foam-matted flooring and Master heavy uppercut bags, and specials are available online.

Cumming, GA(770) 781-0059


Francis Fong Martial Arts Academy

Francis Fong Martial Arts Academy opened in 1976 and has worked to change people’s lives and improve the Atlanta community through martial arts. The academy believes the instruction provided will help students develop citizenship, self-confidence, self-reliance, discipline, respect, positive self-regard, goal-achievement, and physical, mental and emotional fitness. Its programs, designed to help students reach their full potential, include Wing Chung kung fu, Jun Fan Gung Fu, combat submission wrestling, Kali/Eskrima, Brazilian jujitsu, Thai boxing, Savate-Thai cross training, Maphilindo Silat, and youth martial arts. Sifu Francis Fong has more than 50 years of experience in Wing Chung kung fu, has trained both amateur and professional fighters for competitions, appeared in movies and television, and traveled internationally to teach his martial arts seminars.

Johns Creek, GA(770) 623-4997


J3 Academy & Fitness

J3 Academy & Fitness serves Milton, Roswell, Alpharetta, and the greater Atlanta area with the goal of providing a family-oriented environment for students to work out and practice their craft, learn about safety and reach their fitness goals. J3 specializes in Brazilian jujitsu and has classes to accommodate all skill levels; beginning students will learn fundamental skills and strategies, including submissions and escapes; advanced students develop a comprehensive strategy, proficiency, and heightened awareness. Kids and teens develop respect, discipline, and confidence while learning skills to handle situations in a defensive and non-violent manner. J3 also offers Muay Thai/kickboxing classes, self-defense classes, and cardio training programs. Its instructors are experienced in competition preparation and will respond to those with special requirements or needs.

Alpharetta, GA(770) 369-7442


Karate Atlanta Martial Arts

Karate Atlanta Martial Arts teaches martial arts in the Cumming and Dunwoody, helping students learn life skills, self-defense, and traditional Tae Kwon Do. Karate Atlanta’s kids classes not only provide exercise and self-defense instruction but also teach community values, and enhance personal growth and focus. The facility also offers summer camps that stress fun while providing instruction as well as birthday parties with unique experiences such as supervised cake-cutting with a sword and breaking wooden boards with hands or feet. Adult courses increase fitness, improve balance and coordination, provide self-defense techniques and help students push past their limits in a fun, clean and safe facility. Karate Atlanta Martial Arts has online specials, passionate instructors, and tips for both kids and adults.

Cumming, GA(770) 888-9220


Success Martial Arts Academy

Success Martial Arts Academy is a family-owned studio with more than 23 years of martial arts instruction experience in the Sugar Hill area and offers a variety of classes to students of all ages and experience levels. Kids classes focus on character-building by improving self-esteem, self-confidence, focus, positivity, leadership, respect, patience and manners. Success offers summer camps and after-school programs, and it also has helped children with learning disabilities, including ADD and ADHD. Adult classes are available in kickboxing as well as martial arts and are designed to increase cardiovascular fitness, improve muscle tone, boost energy, increase flexibility, lower stress, raise self-esteem, improve focus and elevate emotional wellness. Intensive boot camps that provide a full-body workout and self-defense training also are available.

Sugar Hill, GA(678) 765-9602


Supermaster Kim Martial Arts Academy

The mission of Supermaster Kim Martial Arts Academy, based in Cummings and serving the North Atlanta area, is to teach and inspire kids, teens and adults to reach their maximum physical and mental potential in Tae Kwon Do, judo, or self-defense. Supermaster Kim offers classes for ages 4-8, 9-13, 14 through adults, and judo courses, as well as an after-school program. All classes build on beginning techniques such as balance and coordination, flexibility, focus and eye contact, self-control, and self-confidence. Advanced training includes punching, kicking and stance skills, focus on fitness, stress relief and self-defense, and even Korean language instruction. Its after-school program includes pickup from the kids’ school to the studio, snacks, and time for homework, test reviews, art or reading before their lessons.

Cumming, GA(770) 888-2188


USA Martial Arts Alpharetta Dojo

USA Martial Arts Alpharetta Dojo serves the North Atlanta area, providing instruction that emphasizes both physical well-being and emotional growth in an environment of encouragement, support and safety. Alpharetta Dojo offers training in Aikido, a mind-body, self-defense art; karate and Tae Kwon Do; Iaido, the art of Japanese Samurai sword use; kickboxing; and Qigong, a Chinese tradition that cultivates and balances life energy through martial arts training, meditation, and breathing techniques. Classes are available for ages 4 and up, and discounts are available for military and police members. All students will enhance their physical fitness, confidence, flexibility and balance, perseverance, patience and respect for themselves and others. Instructors emphasize courtesy and integrity in their training, and class sizes are small for personalized supervision.

Alpharetta, GA(770) 695-7550


World Jiu-Jitsu Academy

World Jiu-Jitsu Academy serves Forsyth, Dawson and Cherokee counties, and strives to teach valuable self-defense skills to kids and adults in a safe learning space and fun environment. The studio specializes in Brazilian jujitsu, a technical discipline that requires both mental and physical attributes to help students neutralize larger and stronger opponents, learn leverage and vantage points, master submission moves and end conflicts quickly. Other classes include mixed martial arts and cardio kickboxing for students of all ages, Muay Thai, an after-school program for kids, and a ladies-only boot camp. World Jiu-Jitsu Academy focuses on total body and mind development, helping its participants develop a more toned physique, as well as greater confidence and self-respect. Information on free trials is available on its website.

Cumming, GA(770) 580-5766


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