Savannah Martial Arts Academy is a family owned and operated business in Savannah (Pooler), Georgia. This is a mixed martial arts school which teaches a mixture of Boxing, Kickboxing, Karate, Jui-jitsu, and Sambo. As a mixed-martial arts school, we appreciate the benefits of learning for competition, but also see the realistic need for self-defense for men, women, and children. Therefore, we present our techniques in a realistic and easy-to-learn method.

Our training style is a mixed martial arts style in which each student learns techniques for punching, kicking, clinching, taking down their opponent, and submitting their opponent. Our specific style of MMA is called Zanshindo and has a set curriculum of techniques. Our techniques are the best from the best fighting systems including strong kicks from Muay Thai, Karate, and Kickboxing; punches from boxing and Muay Thai, takedowns from freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, Judo, and Jiu-Jitsu; and submissions and ground control from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Sambo, Catch Wrestling, and other styles. We do not focus on forms or katas and do not focus on the spiritual side of martial arts. We are a self-defense and competition school, not a religious organization. That being said, we do not discriminate in any way, we just focus on the physical and mental aspects of fighting.

For youth, we have a belt system similar to that of more traditional styles, but we teach the children realistic self defense through mixed martial arts. At the same time we focus on character building and other actions that will help them overcome difficulties in school or behavior such as showing self-control, learning discipline, and learning the benefit of honesty, courage, and obedience.

For the adult class, we focus on practical application of self-defense techniques such as punching and kicking. Almost all of our drills are done with a partner and result in a complete training system that is tried by fire through in-class competition and intense workouts. Any adult can be involved in our class from 15 and up but a physical or a clean bill of health is recommended prior to taking the adult class.

Classes are affordable and accessible to most people, so please comment or send us a message with any concerns you may have!

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