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When you're looking for self-defense or martial arts training that emphasizes the importance of positive encouragement, you needn't look any further than American Black Belt Academy in Athens, GA. Our school is clean and inviting and is populated with enthusiastic certified world class instructors who want to help you succeed. We believe that discipline is a cornerstone of proper martial arts training, and that's why we maintain a detailed and structured curriculum. Our locally veteran owned and operated school has been assisting this community for over a decade.

We understand that it can be hard to find time to train, but we'll put in the effort to make things easier for you. Our flexible class hours and hassle-free scheduling options are designed to help our students do more with their time. Offering more than 35 group classes per week with private lessons available also.

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We'll always charge you fair rates for the highest quality training.

We're happy to provide:

  • Jiu-jitsu classes

  • Karate classes

  • Self-defense training

  • Martial Arts classes and Self-defense training for kids


Don't hesitate to call GRACIE® Jiu Jitsu Athens Team Pedro Sauer at American Black Belt Academy to learn more about our self-defense and martial arts courses. We're available to assist you with classes available six days a week.

GRACIE® Jiu Jitsu Athens Team Pedro Sauer at American Black Belt Academy is a cutting edge, fully equipped, modern self-defense and fitness studio for the individual or family. We offer programs and classes to suit all different ages and goals: Children's Martial Arts, Karate and kid's Jiu-jitsu and Bully Defense classes, teen and adult Martial Arts, Gracie Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Women’s Self-Defense classes. Our total result-oriented program of self-defense, fitness and family fun is the reason why so many students have made us the area's premier Integrated Martial Arts Training Center.


Our Area Training Center serves students from: Athens, Watkinsville, Jefferson, Oconee & Jackson County, Winder and more. With our lead instructor's unique Special Forces

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