American Black Belt Academy

Self Defense and Martial Arts Course

10 Huntington Road

# B30

Athens, GA 30606

Open Today 10:00AM - 9:00PM

martialartsathensga.com

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E
3 months ago
Life changing training!
American Black Belt Academy is so much more than a world class training facility, it's somewhere to truly grow and change into the best version of yourself. Besides learning real world Self Defense skills you will gain confidence, focus, pride, mind-body connection, and a true sense of self. American Black Belt Academy is so much more than a somewhere to learn Self Defense skills, it's a place to truly feel like part of a family. Everyone here is welcoming, professional, and honestly cares for your well being on and off the mats. If you're like me, someone who's always wanted to train-but kept finding excuses not to, then get out of your own way and get out on the mats! I promise it will be one of the best decesions you've ever made for your mental and physical health!
S
3 months ago
Top-notch facilities and instructors
As a petite female, I was intimidated walking into a martial arts gym for my first self-defense class. I worried I would embarrass myself and not be able to do any of the moves they taught. But the instructors quickly put me at ease. They were--and are--professional and friendly and they know what they're talking about. I was taught self-defense techniques that can be performed by anyone, regardless of their [small] size. I was impressed by how clearly they were able to explain technique by making comparisons to everyday behaviors and by their attention to detail. They invest in continuing the education of their instructors, who then take that knowledge home to their students. At the end of that first self-defense class, I signed up for the full four-week course, and at the end of the full course, I signed up for their Thai fit and adult martial arts programs and haven't left since. I would highly recommend American Black Belt Academy to anyone seeking to learn self-defense techniques or a fun way to get fit.
Response from American Black Belt Academy
Seaton, We are extremely pleased to hear about your positive experience at American Black Black Academy. We take tremendous pride in helping our students gain individual confidence through perfecting the personal skills of self defense. That process always begins by our staff understanding the courage that it takes to come in and begin training, so we make the experience as easy and welcoming as possible. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals and feel safe where ever you go. All of our programs are geared toward realistic self defense NOT ego based competition. Thank you for sharing your great experience.
C
3 months ago
Excellent instruction, friendly atmosphere, ultra clean facility
This gym is always clean, the program is very organized, the instructors are extremely well trained, and the staff is always very friendly and helpful. You see the standards of a perfectionist everywhere, probably from the owner being retired military, and his son is also very involved in the all the programs, who is equally friendly and professional. Great gym for the whole family to be involved in.
Response from American Black Belt Academy
C F, Thank you for your review of our academy. We truly appreciate that you recognize our efforts. At American Black Belt Academy we believe in a commitment to professionalism in all aspects of our programs and in every aspect of our customer service. We do strive for constant never ending improvement is every area. As a veteran owned, father-son business my son and I are thrilled to work together to make our students' experience a safe, exciting, and fulfilling journey to achieving their goals on and off the mat. Thank you for being a part of it.
C
3 months ago
Excellent instruction, friendly atmosphere, ultra clean facility
This gym is always clean, the program is very organized, the instructors are extremely well trained, and the staff is always very friendly and helpful. You see the standards of a perfectionist everywhere, probably from the owner being retired military, and his son is also very involved in the all the programs, who is equally friendly and professional. Great gym for the whole family to be involved in.
B
3 months ago
Family
i walked into the doors of American Black Belt Academy with a mission. My mission was to be learn how to protect myself without using deadly force. You see, I was a 20 plus year veteran of law enforcement. As the years went by, the news media would criticize the actions of law enforcement when it come to a deadly outcome. I learned plenty and employed several techniques during the course of my duties. But as progressed, ABBA became a family and looked out for my wellbeing in my career and my progression in Jiu Jitsu. So I would like to say to anyone who have thought about joining a Jiu Jitsu school, come check American Black Belt Academy. We are more then just school. We are family.
Response from American Black Belt Academy
The team here at American Black Belt Academy is thrilled to hear such good feedback, and we’re proud to be apart of helping law enforcement with their training both individually and through our specialized group training programs for departments and units. Whether it's helping officers or citizens we enjoy making our community a better place by making it a safer place by helping students be able to protect themselves. We offer authentic GRACIE Jiu Jitsu for self defense and all of our programs have a reality focus to prepare for real world confrontations not competitions. Thanks for being part of our extended family!
M
3 months ago
The Secret: Come to Class!
ABBA has definitely become a second home to me. I wouldn't trade the people I've met and the lessons I've learned for anything.
Response from American Black Belt Academy
Mark-Anthony , We appreciate your outstanding review of our academy. The greatest complement we could ever receive would be to know that we have earned the praise of our students in front of others…. we are always happy to hear that students feel at home when they come to train. The goal at American Black Belt Academy is to make lessons on the mat to translate to success off the mat. Thank you for sharing your great experience.