8910 Old Annapolis Road (Route 108) Columbia, MD 21045        *        410-964-2262       *       11820 West Market Place, Maple Lawn, MD 20759                      

   American  Academy  of  Martial  Arts

Maryland's  #1  Choice  In  Martial  Arts  And  Kickboxing  Fitness  Since  1985!

Our adult program focuses on self-defense and fitness, as well as improving the body, mind, and spirit. We have an equal split of men and women of all ages enrolled at our Academy.

We teach a mixed martial art (Taikido Jitsu) that incorporates a wide variety of techniques from Budo Taijutsu, Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, and Ju-Jitsu. Students will learn kicking, punching, joint locks, chokes, takedowns, and ground fighting.


Traditional weapons training includes the use of the bō, sword, hanbo, yari, naginata, shuriken... to name a few. Other weapons training includes knife and firearm defenses, as well as the use of makeshift and "natural weapons."

In addition to learning a wide variety of techniques and effective self-defense, you'll get in better physical shape. Our classes are not only fun, but great workouts as well! You'll burn calories, build muscle, and improve your cardiovascular health. You'll leave each class less stressed and feeling better mentally.