3 1/2 years ago, my family was looking for a place where our son would learn to stand up for himself and where my husband could do Judo or Jiu Jitsu. I wasn’t even interested. In the end, we all chose to attend AKF Athens Martial Arts due to its family atmosphere, awesome instructors, and wonderful owner/head instructor. I may not have been interested in the beginning, but I became interested the moment that first class started! I didn’t just learn blocks, kicks, and strikes, I learned about other cultures and languages. Most importantly, I learned confidence, self respect, respect of others, and gained a love and loyalty for the whole art and its instructors.
There is something for everyone as they offer a variety of martial arts, have multiple clinics, host birthday parties, and have a great instructor-to-student ratio. You will be extremely hard pressed to find a school that is as invested in their students as this one. We aren’t just students being taught a martial art; we are people being taught life lessons, history, tenets, and so much more! Our family believes AKF Athens is THE place to learn quality martial arts, from very knowledgeable instructors, in Athens! You may think that black belt is the goal; it’s really just a stop along the way.