Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense

Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense

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Join us for another amazing Girl in Gis Georgia special event! We are very excited to be doing this event with our amazing hosts and guest instructor! We have lots of tricks and you are in for a treat!

We will have a costume contest, photo booth, candy and much more!!

Females all ages and skill levels are welcome. No experience is required. Females from all affiliations are welcome.

Sun, October 28, 2018
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Alliance Headquarters
4630 N Shallowford Rd
Atlanta, Georgia 30338

Register to reserve your spot! It's gonna be a spooky event!!! www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-in-gis-georgia-special-event-tickets-50929470417
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We r teaching our kids that hard work pays off, so our boy was Very proud to earn his second stripe. ❤️👍🏼
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Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense is a family owned and operated martial arts and fitness academy. Originally founded in 1981 we have always focused on helping students reach their personal goals in a multitude of areas.

Operating as usual

Photos from Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense's post 04/16/2022

So proud of our Small Samurai and our Kids Aiki Jujutsu students that promoted today!! These kids came out on Easter Weekend and worked so incredibly hard for that next rank. So incredibly proud of all our kiddos, and so thankful to get to teach each and every one of them.

04/15/2022

*ATTENTION ALL LADIES*
It is not too late to sign up for our Self Defense Class!
This Saturday, April 16th, from 1:30pm-4:30pm, we are having a Women's Self Defense Class here at Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense for women ages 12+. Over the years we have been featured on the "Wall Streets Journal"," USA today", "Atlanta Journal", "The Burt Show", and many other media sources for our Self Defense Classes. Self Defense is not just mastering individual techniques, it is about creating a mindset and a plan of action that integrates into your lifestyle. Our goal with each class we teach, is to help each individual start on their pathway for personal empowerment, helping them gain confidence that will carry them through life. This event will be led by the owner Shawn Forristall, and our Business Manager and Kids Program Director, Abby Forristall. The cost of this event is $75 per person. We ask that everyone wear comfortable athletic clothing, and a water bottle. We will be giving out handouts with all the information we will cover and you are welcome to bring pen and paper to write down notes. Register using the link below.

https://gamartialartsselfdefense.kicksite.net/bizbuilders/landing_pages/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJkYXRhIjoibGRwZ184OTA5In0.gJHu3yAihj2Fjd29AsEAxJe-gCX35aUeMd38otsudzw

Photos from Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense's post 04/15/2022

Another great Joint Class in the books! This month the class was led by Sensei Shawn as we introduced Aiki Bujutsu to our Judo and BJJ students. So fun to see all the similarities of each art here at Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense.

04/12/2022

We have FOUR SPOTS that opened up in our first week of Dojo Summer Camp, June 13th-17th. I have opened back up the online Registration for the week in June!! We also have some spots available for the week of July 25th-29th. Camp is FULL July 18th-22nd!! Spots will fill very quickly!!! You can register for camps using the link below, or by going to our website gamasd.com
Please contact us with any questions!
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03/31/2022

Great class today at noon!!! We have a class at 12pm Monday-Friday. Get to class! If you don’t show up for yourself, no one will! See you on the mats!

03/24/2022

On Saturday, April 16th, from 1:30pm-4:30pm, we are having a Women's Self Defense Class here at Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense for women ages 12+. Over the years we have been featured on the "Wall Streets Journal"," USA today", "Atlanta Journal", "The Burt Show", and many other media sources for our Self Defense Classes. Self Defense is not just mastering individual techniques, it is about creating a mindset and a plan of action that integrates into your lifestyle. Our goal with each class we teach, is to help each individual start on their pathway for personal empowerment, helping them gain confidence that will carry them through life. This event will be led by the owner Shawn Forristall, and our Business Manager and Kids Program Director, Abby Forristall. The cost of this event is $75 per person. We ask that everyone wear comfortable athletic clothing, and a water bottle. We will be giving out handouts with all the information we will cover and you are welcome to bring pen and paper to write down notes.

Photos from Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense's post 03/16/2022

Great promotions this past Saturday for both our Shinkendo, and Aiki Bujutsu students! Congratulations to all of our students who have worked so hard for that next rank.

Photos from Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense's post 03/09/2022

Summer is right around the corner and we are so excited for DOJO CAMP!!! Early Registration ends April 1st, so sign up soon to get that discounted rate. We have officially filled up the month of June, but have plenty of room for July 18th-22nd and July 25th-29th! Summer Camp here at the dojo is a week filled with martial arts classes, obstacle courses, nerf gun wars, hiking, beach day, and so much more. Camp is open to all kiddos ages 4-12! You can find more details about our camp by clicking on the link below! https://gamartialartsselfdefense.kicksite.net/bizbuilders/landing_pages/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJkYXRhIjoibGRwZ184Njc0In0.ZFn_Xeoa9YR95I9MF6VIrWIxMU4ToVosAiSyPq9yWWs

Photos from Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense's post 03/08/2022

Our next joint class will be this Thursday, March 10th, from 6:30pm-8:00pm. This month Ian McPherson, our head BJJ instructor will be teaching. All members of Judo, Aiki Bujutsu, and Brazilian Jiujitsu are expected to be there if you can make it. Get ready to work hard, and to train with the best this Thursday!

02/14/2022

Parents, come check out our Fitness class at 5:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays while your kid’s do their class. You’ll get in a fantastic workout!! We also have our Yoga class on Tuesdays at 4:30pm which is perfect for stretching out before our 5:30pm BJJ!

02/14/2022

Our Dojo Summer Camps are filling up so quickly that we’ve decided to add a THIRD WEEK!!! The third week will be July 25th-29th!! Camp is for kids ages 4-12 and is a blast!! All the details for the camp are on the registration link below! As soon as a week fills up we will be taking it off the registration link since we are capping each week at 30 campers!!

https://gamartialartsselfdefense.kicksite.net/bizbuilders/landing_pages/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJkYXRhIjoibGRwZ184Njc0In0.ZFn_Xeoa9YR95I9MF6VIrWIxMU4ToVosAiSyPq9yWWs

02/13/2022

Congrats Gerardo Andrade, took 2nd place in Purple Belt Absolute Masters Division today at IBJJF Atlanta Open.

Photos from Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense's post 02/13/2022

BIG Congrats to Professor Ian McPherson. Took home DOUBLE GOLD today at IBJJF Atlanta Open. 5-0 with three subs. Monster!!

02/12/2022

Congrats to Professor Ian McPherson on his victory today at IBJJF Winter Atlanta Open. Two matches, two submissions!!!

Photos from Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense's post 02/11/2022

Great turnout for our very first joint class with Aiki Bujutsu, Judo, and Brazilian Jiujitsu. This months class was led by Judo instructors Gerry Tena, Hap Wheeler, and William Schrimsher, who are members of the West Georgia Judo Club. They teach Judo here 5 days a week, come and have some fun getting thrown around by some of the best.

02/08/2022

We still have some spots left for our Women’s Self Defense Class this Saturday, February 12th!! You don’t want to miss this class!! Bring your girlfriends and get ready for a fun, informational, eye opening, class!!

WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE CLASS FEBRUARY 12TH FROM 1:30PM-4:30PM
FOR AGES 12+
COST $75/PER PERSON
Whether you are a woman that is already plugged into classes at the dojo, or a mom/grandmother that has a child enrolled here at the dojo, you are going to learn so much and have a lot of fun surrounded by other women who are being empowered and gaining confidence while navigating through their own self defense journey's. Ladies you will not regret taking this class, for some of you it may be out of your comfort zone, I promise you will get so much out of it, in a safe environment, and will be so very proud of yourself for coming. Register for this class today to secure your spot, we are capping it at 30 women. Ladies bring your teenage daughters, mothers, sisters, and come hang out with us for this class. Link to sign up is below.
https://gamartialartsselfdefense.kicksite.net/bizbuilders/landing_pages/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJkYXRhIjoibGRwZ184NDIwIn0.pVLBIkw1ro8JIU-ZrrotUmg-JeiMESlWNfYue5EI_OE

Yukishiro Obata Soke Seminar: March 18th, 19th, & 20th 02/07/2022

Yukishiro Obata Soke Seminar: March 18th, 19th, & 20th

We are hosting Obata Soke for Aiki Bujutsu and Shinkendo Seminar March 18th, 19th, & 20th, here at Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense. Obata Soke is the current Headmaster of both International Shinkendo Federation and the Aiki Buken. This is the first time we have had him out in a few years due to Covid. Please do your best to be there. If anyone has any questions please reach out to our Business Manager, Abby Forristall by email [email protected]

Yukishiro Obata Soke Seminar: March 18th, 19th, & 20th We are hosting Obata Soke for Aiki Bujutsu and Shinkendo Seminar March 18th, 19th, & 20th, here at Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense. Obata Soke is the current Headmaster of both International Shinkendo Federation and the Aiki Buken. This is the first time we have had him out in a few year...

Photos from Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense's post 02/04/2022

Last weekend we had the honor of hosting Bruno Malfacine for a seminar here at Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense. We had an awesome group of trainers show up to learn from one of the very best. We are so thankful to have Bruno out the last few years, not only is he a 10x World Champion, but also an amazing person, and dear friend to our school. Thank you to everyone who came, and to Bruno Malfacine for sharing his knowledge with us.

Photos from Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense's post 02/04/2022

Last weekend we had the honor of hosting Bruno Malfacine for a seminar here at Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense. We had an awesome group of trainers show up to learn from one of the very best. We are so thankful to have Bruno out the last few years, not only is he a 10x World Champion, but also an amazing person, and dear friend to our school. Thank you to everyone who came, and to Bruno Malfacine for sharing his knowledge with us.

Photos from Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense's post 01/28/2022

Registration for our Dojo Summer Camps 2022 is NOW OPEN!! Our camps are for all kids ages 4-12! We have one week in June, and one in July. We are capping each camp at 30 campers!! All the details for our summer camp are in the registration link below! Spots are going to be filling up quickly so reserve your child’s spot soon! Early Registration Discount only lasts until April 1st!

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01/27/2022

BJJ STUDENTS, DO NOT FORGET TO REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR OF A LIFETIME! We are hosting Bruno Malfacine this Saturday, January 29th from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Guys, you do not want to miss this seminar! Please make sure you are registering. Link to register is attached on this post, and is also on our website gamasd.com under "events & promotions".

ATTENTION ALL BJJ TRAINERS!!! We are hosting 10x World Champ and IBJJF Hall Of Famer Bruno Malfacine to teach a seminar here at Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense on Saturday, January 29th from 1:00pm-4:00pm. The cost of this event is $100 for Adult Attendees and $75 for Teenager Attendees. All trainers are welcome from all separate associations and affiliations. Dojo family please invite your friends and share this post as we get ready to pack out the dojo for this amazing seminar with Bruno! Click on the link to sign up today!!
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Photos from Georgia Martial Arts & Self Defense's post 01/20/2022

Happy birthday to the one who makes it all possible. Sensei Shawn is a one of a kind teacher, friend, student, and father to four awesome kids. The impact he’s made, and will continue to make on each and every person he comes to know is absolutely amazing. Happy Birthday Sensei Shawn Forristall, we love you, and are forever thankful for you. Shawn Forristall

01/17/2022

We have regular classes tonight 1/17!! I know it’s cold but you’ll warm up doing classes tonight! Gotta be bigger than the weather! Come out and train hard! Hope to see you all tonight!

01/13/2022

WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE CLASS FEBRUARY 12TH FROM 1:30PM-4:30PM
FOR AGES 12+
COST $75/PER PERSON
Whether you are a woman that is already plugged into classes at the dojo, or a mom/grandmother that has a child enrolled here at the dojo, you are going to learn so much and have a lot of fun surrounded by other women who are being empowered and gaining confidence while navigating through their own self defense journey's. Ladies you will not regret taking this class, for some of you it may be out of your comfort zone, I promise you will get so much out of it, in a safe environment, and will be so very proud of yourself for coming. Register for this class today to secure your spot, we are capping it at 30 women. Ladies bring your teenage daughters, mothers, sisters, and come hang out with us for this class. Link to sign up is below.
https://gamartialartsselfdefense.kicksite.net/bizbuilders/landing_pages/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJkYXRhIjoibGRwZ184NDIwIn0.pVLBIkw1ro8JIU-ZrrotUmg-JeiMESlWNfYue5EI_OE

About Us

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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3485 Acworth Due West Rd NW Ste 100
Acworth, GA
30101

Opening Hours

Monday 6:30am - 8:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 8:30pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 8:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 8:30pm
Friday 6:30am - 8:30pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm

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