Welcome to Our School

Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense is a Family owned and operated martial arts & fitness academy. Originally founded in 1981, we have always focused on helping students meet their personal goals in a multitude of areas including martial arts, self-defense, physical fitness, and personal growth. We strive to create a family environment that is safe and non-threatening while always focusing on helping our students meet their personal goals.

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“ENDURANCE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT DISCIPLINES, BUT IT IS TO THE ONE WHO ENDURES THAT THE FINAL VICTORY COMES”– GAUTAMA B.

WHAT WE OFFER

AIKI-JUJUTSU

Aiki-Jujutsu is the parent art of aikido, as well as judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and as such there are many similiarities.

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

Our BJJ classes are open to men, women and children age 6 and over, of all fitness levels and martial arts experience.

SELF DEFENSE COURSE

GAMASD foundational self-defense course gives participants the options needed to recognize.

JUDO

The name Judo was chosen because it means the “gentle or yielding way”.

FITNESS CLASS

“Martial Arts” or any type of physical training are not by themselves Self Defense.

SHINKENDO

Japanese Sword has a 1000 year history and with it, an equally long and proud tradition.

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DOJO NEWS

- Adult Aiki Class this Saturday, October 12,2019 will be in our Acworth Dojo.

- 2019 Annual Aiki and Shinkendo Seminar

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TESTIMONIALS

Outstanding instructors, great group of students.

Steve G.

GAMASD is a real Martial Arts family with high-level instructors that welcome all!

Robert P.

Great dojo! Very knowledgeable and friendly instructors and students. Everyone is more than happy to share tips and techniques to help you out and become better. Recommended.

Darren L.

Great program and staff. We tried this as we had heard good things. They have several programs, times, and age groups. The owner even gave us a recommended time for the best teacher student ratio.

Caleb B.

You can’t find any better BJJ instruction in the world, great clean environment, and they are super friendly.

Scott L.

One of the best total martial arts schools in the area. Aikido, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kendo, Judo, and Karate. Great instructors with a combined wealth of knowledge! Master Shawn Forristall is probably the nicest yet deadliest guy walking! Professor Ian McPherson is an absolute tactician in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! Tagged Gracie Magazine’s one to watch!

Dewyne L.

Ian McPherson is a legend in Atlanta Jiu Jitsu! If you want to learn some awesome leg locks and solid jiu jitsu, training with him is a must. The instructors at this gym are top notch and everyone there is super inviting and great to train with.

Melissa R.

Great instruction and has a very welcoming environment. I would easily train there again during my next visit. I highly recommend.

Rachel G.

Outstanding staff and members! Regardless of your age or ability you will be made to feel welcome . Lots of choices of programs and run with real integrity. Have been part of this dojo for 7 years – and as a 57 year old woman, have never felt stronger

Kathi V.

These training programs are the best in the state. The coaches are great, patient and supportive. Great job!

Julia Armstrong

I enjoyed training with the coach greatly. Thank you for the amazing opportunity and awesome experience.

Nick Sullivan

My kids love your school. Professional and individual approach is key in this job. So, thank you a lot.

Sam Jones

Smyrna:

Acworth:

Affiliations:

2508 Cobb Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
(678) 574-7879

3485 Acworth
Due West Rd #100
Acworth, GA 30101
(678) 574-7879