Why The American Academy of Martial Arts
Everyone is special at the American Academy of Martial Arts! We take the time to get to know each and every student. Many of our students train with other family members, thus creating a very positive, family atmosphere.


Our instructors know how to inspire! They're positive, success oriented, and help keep students on track with their progress and goals. We have the largest teaching staff in Howard County, helping us keep the instructor to student ratio very low. Our instructors practice what they preach and are positive role models in the community.


Our location in Columbia is an 11,000 square foot state of the art facility, which is one of the largest martial arts schools in the country. We have over 1,200 actively training students.  Our training area is stocked with all the equipment needed for proper martial art training, from free standing heavy bags to hand held pads and mitts.

AAMA has repeatedly won the Best of Columbia award from the U.S. Commerce Association, and was voted, once again, Best Martial Arts School in Howard County in 2016 by Howard Magazine.

AAMA Student Creed
I will develop myself in a positive manner, and avoid anything that will reduce my mental growth or physical health. I will develop self-discipline to help myself and others. I will use what I learn in class constructively and defensively to help myself and others and never to be abusive or offensive.

Our program is designed to teach students, whether they are 4 or 70, how to successfully and confidently deal with life's challenges so that they can succeed in life and achieve their goals.

Maryland's Number One Choice

in Martial Arts and Kickboxing Instruction since 1985

Be    a leader!

Developing Leaders since 1984!

Leaders are not born, they are made. 

Feel  Confident!

At the American Academy of Martial Arts, we believe that the benefits of a good martial arts program should last a lifetime!

​Look Great!

Add a little punch to your fitness plan with our fun and energizing Cardio Kickboxing workout!

American Academy

of  Martial Arts