Insight to enrich your everyday life, and enhance your outlook. Self defense and martial arts that you can relate to.
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Akiyama Martial Arts is a professional school of self defense and martial arts. Easy to access, fun to learn, and customizable toward your goals.
Self Defense


The world's fastest, most effective, and intuitive system of self defense.
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Gain balance, core strength, range of motion, breath control, and mental clarity.
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Positive reinforcement and structured fun, while building confidence, focus, respect, and so much more!
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What are people saying?

"Making the me time to learn self defense has been one of the most rewarding decisions I've made in a long time. I love it!"
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Happy Student School Teacher
"I have been constantly, without fault, impressed by the warmth, cordiality, helpfulness, and atmosphere of respect, which I have experienced as a student and member."
"I really appreciate the philosophy and subtle details of Akiyama ju jitsu. I know a lot of jiu jitsu schools are very rough but this style is so fascinating... Gentle, yet powerful and effective. That's what I want to learn!"
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Happy Student Graphic Artist
Sensei Ken is the best instructor I have ever trained with. He can find a way to train anyone regardless of their age or capabilities. Ken is a true master, not only in his knowledge of the martial arts but also with his kind approach to all he meets.
"Mark" Crew Manager
"Sensei Ken Akiyama’s teaching methods are inspiring, enriching, cerebral and most of all, practical and effective. In addition to the teachings at the dojo, one is also met with a very inviting and friendly environment. All students are respectful and supportive of one another. Thanks to Sensei Ken’s inspiration, I’ve rediscovered my love for the martial arts; but also, at 56, I have regained the endurance and vitality of a 30 year old."
"Andy" Engineer
"Due to a threatening person I am dealing with, I was a wreck before I started learning at Akiyama Dojo. I can't tell you how much more calm I already feel. The energy at Akiyama Dojo is phenomenal and I feel like I'm starting down a path in which I could learn to better protect myself against a real threat."

Truth & Knowledge

Einstein is often credited for having said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” Whether Einstein actually said that or not, these wise words aptly explain why so many systems of self-defense will fail under pressure; they are either too simple, or too complicated. Most of our students do not have the time or desire for years of study into esoteric martial arts; they need to develop a good level of ability in a concise manner.

Why Akiyama?

Here's why Akiyama Martial Arts is the best school for you!
Peaceful Philosophy
Personally Paced
Creative Latitude
Relieves Stress
Modern Tactics
Simply Wonderful