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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"I arrived at AMA as a complete novice in martial arts. I had been very curious about karate and the philosophies connected to different types of martial arts for as long as I can remember but had never been introduced to them personally by anyone. Martial arts can sometimes, unfortunately, seem too vast, complicated, and even intimidating to some people and perhaps that's why some, although interested, may never step foot into a dojo. Well, from my first phone call to AMA, asking questions about classes and how I could possibly start learning about self defense and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, to my first in-person meeting with Ken Akiyama, until now, 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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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