Welcome to AK Martial Arts

Classes 7 days a week! We offer a safe and engaging way to stay active. We offer 6 days a week of Zoom classes with separate classes for 5-7 year olds, 8+ year olds and Adults. We also offer local students 3-4 days a week of in person classes. Our in person classes are both indoors and outdoors.

Kurt Watson

If you are looking for:
-A different kind of workout

-Self-defense skills

-A positive environment for your children to learn about self-discipline and self-control while picking up valuable lessons regarding physical fitness;

then I highly recommend trying out AK Martial Arts & Fitness. It’s okay not to be sure you want to dedicate yourself to this activity, but you should at least give it a shot.

Highlights of the operation:
The studio is large enough to accommodate many students and give each student plenty of room for moving, the staff is dedicated, competent, serious (but capable of humor!) and approachable.

There are many materials available for class, such as balance beam, jelly pads, medicine balls, etc. and the student body has a good work ethic and a real sense of community.

People I recommend try traditional Tang Soo Do at AK Martial Arts & Fitness:

Any well-formed child from 3 years on up. Yes, 3. You would be amazed at the lessons they can learn and the fun they can have!

Any adult looking for a different kind of workout. You will use different muscles and coordination than you use in any other athletic endeavor, so if you are looking for a cross-training activity or just something to keep you from getting bored with treadmills, this is great!

Any adult serious about self-defense. Honestly, that should be all of us. You won’t be able to take on a legion of bad guys just because you studied martial arts for 6 months, but you will be able to give one attacker way more trouble than he bargained for. Some of the training exercises emulate 4 simultaneous attackers! I hope I never need that, but at least I’ve practiced it a few times now.

I started training at AK because my kids were doing it. Now we all have an activity we can talk about together, something we do together, and something healthy to do at least a couple times per week. I’m stronger, have better posture and am generally more relaxed, plus I’ve discovered I actually enjoy sparring. I never would have expected that, nor all the other little nuggets of fun I’ve discovered along the journey.

The owners of this studio put their hearts and souls into the place, and it shows. It is a very positive environment, and I cannot recommend it more highly.

Rebekah W

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Alexandra Williamson

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Keith Marron

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Kurt Watson

If you are looking for:
-A different kind of workout

-Self-defense skills

-A positive environment for your children to learn about self-discipline and self-control while picking up valuable lessons regarding physical fitness;

then I highly recommend trying out AK Martial Arts & Fitness. It’s okay not to be sure you want to dedicate yourself to this activity, but you should at least give it a shot.

Highlights of the operation:
The studio is large enough to accommodate many students and give each student plenty of room for moving, the staff is dedicated, competent, serious (but capable of humor!) and approachable.

There are many materials available for class, such as balance beam, jelly pads, medicine balls, etc. and the student body has a good work ethic and a real sense of community.

People I recommend try traditional Tang Soo Do at AK Martial Arts & Fitness:

Any well-formed child from 3 years on up. Yes, 3. You would be amazed at the lessons they can learn and the fun they can have!

Any adult looking for a different kind of workout. You will use different muscles and coordination than you use in any other athletic endeavor, so if you are looking for a cross-training activity or just something to keep you from getting bored with treadmills, this is great!

Any adult serious about self-defense. Honestly, that should be all of us. You won’t be able to take on a legion of bad guys just because you studied martial arts for 6 months, but you will be able to give one attacker way more trouble than he bargained for. Some of the training exercises emulate 4 simultaneous attackers! I hope I never need that, but at least I’ve practiced it a few times now.

I started training at AK because my kids were doing it. Now we all have an activity we can talk about together, something we do together, and something healthy to do at least a couple times per week. I’m stronger, have better posture and am generally more relaxed, plus I’ve discovered I actually enjoy sparring. I never would have expected that, nor all the other little nuggets of fun I’ve discovered along the journey.

The owners of this studio put their hearts and souls into the place, and it shows. It is a very positive environment, and I cannot recommend it more highly.

Rebekah W

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Alexandra Williamson

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Keith Marron

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Kurt Watson

If you are looking for:
-A different kind of workout

-Self-defense skills

-A positive environment for your children to learn about self-discipline and self-control while picking up valuable lessons regarding physical fitness;

then I highly recommend trying out AK Martial Arts & Fitness. It’s okay not to be sure you want to dedicate yourself to this activity, but you should at least give it a shot.

Highlights of the operation:
The studio is large enough to accommodate many students and give each student plenty of room for moving, the staff is dedicated, competent, serious (but capable of humor!) and approachable.

There are many materials available for class, such as balance beam, jelly pads, medicine balls, etc. and the student body has a good work ethic and a real sense of community.

People I recommend try traditional Tang Soo Do at AK Martial Arts & Fitness:

Any well-formed child from 3 years on up. Yes, 3. You would be amazed at the lessons they can learn and the fun they can have!

Any adult looking for a different kind of workout. You will use different muscles and coordination than you use in any other athletic endeavor, so if you are looking for a cross-training activity or just something to keep you from getting bored with treadmills, this is great!

Any adult serious about self-defense. Honestly, that should be all of us. You won’t be able to take on a legion of bad guys just because you studied martial arts for 6 months, but you will be able to give one attacker way more trouble than he bargained for. Some of the training exercises emulate 4 simultaneous attackers! I hope I never need that, but at least I’ve practiced it a few times now.

I started training at AK because my kids were doing it. Now we all have an activity we can talk about together, something we do together, and something healthy to do at least a couple times per week. I’m stronger, have better posture and am generally more relaxed, plus I’ve discovered I actually enjoy sparring. I never would have expected that, nor all the other little nuggets of fun I’ve discovered along the journey.

The owners of this studio put their hearts and souls into the place, and it shows. It is a very positive environment, and I cannot recommend it more highly.

Rebekah W

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Alexandra Williamson

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Amy Fingerhut

My boys have been going to AK for 10 months and love it! The instructors are professional, caring, and great role models. Classes are the right mix of skill and bit of fun to keep the kids entertained. Highly recommend!

Trent McDowell

My 4.5 year old has been coming here for almost 2 years now. It’s both fun and challenging, but most importantly it teaches the kids a growth mindset. As they practice, their sKill level improves along with confidence. I recommend for both boys and girls of all ages.

Kristin Bradford

My boys have been attending AK Martial Arts for over 3 years. They’ve aged up through several of the programs and are enjoying the challenge of the Dragon program, but also are having a fun time! The instructors lead with respect and discipline and we appreciate the emphasis on kindness, responsibility and learning important school aged skills such as real life anti-bullying tactics. As they dive into the dragon program, I appreciate the focus on “ho sin sol” which is self defense moves. Hopefully they never need to use these skills, but it is comforting knowing that they are learning how to use their bodies to protect themselves. Finally, we enjoy the various camps offered and agility classes!

Keith Marron

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Kurt Watson

If you are looking for:
-A different kind of workout

-Self-defense skills

-A positive environment for your children to learn about self-discipline and self-control while picking up valuable lessons regarding physical fitness;

then I highly recommend trying out AK Martial Arts & Fitness. It’s okay not to be sure you want to dedicate yourself to this activity, but you should at least give it a shot.

Highlights of the operation:
The studio is large enough to accommodate many students and give each student plenty of room for moving, the staff is dedicated, competent, serious (but capable of humor!) and approachable.

There are many materials available for class, such as balance beam, jelly pads, medicine balls, etc. and the student body has a good work ethic and a real sense of community.

People I recommend try traditional Tang Soo Do at AK Martial Arts & Fitness:

Any well-formed child from 3 years on up. Yes, 3. You would be amazed at the lessons they can learn and the fun they can have!

Any adult looking for a different kind of workout. You will use different muscles and coordination than you use in any other athletic endeavor, so if you are looking for a cross-training activity or just something to keep you from getting bored with treadmills, this is great!

Any adult serious about self-defense. Honestly, that should be all of us. You won’t be able to take on a legion of bad guys just because you studied martial arts for 6 months, but you will be able to give one attacker way more trouble than he bargained for. Some of the training exercises emulate 4 simultaneous attackers! I hope I never need that, but at least I’ve practiced it a few times now.

I started training at AK because my kids were doing it. Now we all have an activity we can talk about together, something we do together, and something healthy to do at least a couple times per week. I’m stronger, have better posture and am generally more relaxed, plus I’ve discovered I actually enjoy sparring. I never would have expected that, nor all the other little nuggets of fun I’ve discovered along the journey.

The owners of this studio put their hearts and souls into the place, and it shows. It is a very positive environment, and I cannot recommend it more highly.

Rebekah W

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Alexandra Williamson

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Jennifer Femrite

AK Martial Arts is a fabulous place! My son has really enjoyed his classes there. He has learned manners and discipline while improving his corrdination and physical fitness. We highly recommend coming here!

Andrea Beaver

AK Martial Arts is awesome! My son has been taking classes here for 1 1/2 years and just loves it! The staff and instructors are amazing and offer just the right balance of discipline and fun! It is obvious they truly care about their students. The camps are also fantastic here! Highly recommend AKMA!

Kim A.

Wonderful karate studio with amazing instructors who not only focus on karate technique but also motor skills, good behavior and respect. We love this place!

Shelby Wilkerson

We love AK karate! They are so great with the kids, and my son has learned a lot of sweet moves since we joined over a year ago. We also appreciate how it has helped to instill discipline and self-control 🙂

Shawnta J

We love AKMA! The staff is friendly and welcoming EVERY TIME we arrive , the instruction is consistently superb, and the facilities are comfy and flexible. Hands down a great martial arts studio!

Christine Doring

Our family loves AK Martial Arts! They teach traditional Tang Soo Do, including terminology and theory. The Instructors at AK make every class soo enjoyable. There’s a good mixture of skill training and fun. My girls are always very excited to go to the Dojang.

Laurie M

My boys love AKMA! They offer a variety of classes for all ages and have several class times to choose from for busy families. In addition to martial arts, my boys enjoy taking agility classes as well as the camps they have. Teachers are friendly and they have taught my kids so much about respect, self-defense, and confidence. I highly recommend this martial arts studio!

Keith Marron

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Kurt Watson

If you are looking for:
-A different kind of workout

-Self-defense skills

-A positive environment for your children to learn about self-discipline and self-control while picking up valuable lessons regarding physical fitness;

then I highly recommend trying out AK Martial Arts & Fitness. It’s okay not to be sure you want to dedicate yourself to this activity, but you should at least give it a shot.

Highlights of the operation:
The studio is large enough to accommodate many students and give each student plenty of room for moving, the staff is dedicated, competent, serious (but capable of humor!) and approachable.

There are many materials available for class, such as balance beam, jelly pads, medicine balls, etc. and the student body has a good work ethic and a real sense of community.

People I recommend try traditional Tang Soo Do at AK Martial Arts & Fitness:

Any well-formed child from 3 years on up. Yes, 3. You would be amazed at the lessons they can learn and the fun they can have!

Any adult looking for a different kind of workout. You will use different muscles and coordination than you use in any other athletic endeavor, so if you are looking for a cross-training activity or just something to keep you from getting bored with treadmills, this is great!

Any adult serious about self-defense. Honestly, that should be all of us. You won’t be able to take on a legion of bad guys just because you studied martial arts for 6 months, but you will be able to give one attacker way more trouble than he bargained for. Some of the training exercises emulate 4 simultaneous attackers! I hope I never need that, but at least I’ve practiced it a few times now.

I started training at AK because my kids were doing it. Now we all have an activity we can talk about together, something we do together, and something healthy to do at least a couple times per week. I’m stronger, have better posture and am generally more relaxed, plus I’ve discovered I actually enjoy sparring. I never would have expected that, nor all the other little nuggets of fun I’ve discovered along the journey.

The owners of this studio put their hearts and souls into the place, and it shows. It is a very positive environment, and I cannot recommend it more highly.

Rebekah W

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Alexandra Williamson

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Brian Stadnik

Tang Soo Do! Not Just for kids.

Love the adult classes here during lunchtime, evenings and Saturday mornings. Instructors individualize the training based on the participants and their needs. Personally, I’ve been able to strengthen my core, increase my flexibility and learn martial arts techniques all while working towards the goal of a black belt.

Come join us. There is even a groupon for a free uniform and week of classes.

Keith Marron

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Kurt Watson

If you are looking for:
-A different kind of workout

-Self-defense skills

-A positive environment for your children to learn about self-discipline and self-control while picking up valuable lessons regarding physical fitness;

then I highly recommend trying out AK Martial Arts & Fitness. It’s okay not to be sure you want to dedicate yourself to this activity, but you should at least give it a shot.

Highlights of the operation:
The studio is large enough to accommodate many students and give each student plenty of room for moving, the staff is dedicated, competent, serious (but capable of humor!) and approachable.

There are many materials available for class, such as balance beam, jelly pads, medicine balls, etc. and the student body has a good work ethic and a real sense of community.

People I recommend try traditional Tang Soo Do at AK Martial Arts & Fitness:

Any well-formed child from 3 years on up. Yes, 3. You would be amazed at the lessons they can learn and the fun they can have!

Any adult looking for a different kind of workout. You will use different muscles and coordination than you use in any other athletic endeavor, so if you are looking for a cross-training activity or just something to keep you from getting bored with treadmills, this is great!

Any adult serious about self-defense. Honestly, that should be all of us. You won’t be able to take on a legion of bad guys just because you studied martial arts for 6 months, but you will be able to give one attacker way more trouble than he bargained for. Some of the training exercises emulate 4 simultaneous attackers! I hope I never need that, but at least I’ve practiced it a few times now.

I started training at AK because my kids were doing it. Now we all have an activity we can talk about together, something we do together, and something healthy to do at least a couple times per week. I’m stronger, have better posture and am generally more relaxed, plus I’ve discovered I actually enjoy sparring. I never would have expected that, nor all the other little nuggets of fun I’ve discovered along the journey.

The owners of this studio put their hearts and souls into the place, and it shows. It is a very positive environment, and I cannot recommend it more highly.

Rebekah W

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Alexandra Williamson

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Keith Marron

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Kurt Watson

If you are looking for:
-A different kind of workout

-Self-defense skills

-A positive environment for your children to learn about self-discipline and self-control while picking up valuable lessons regarding physical fitness;

then I highly recommend trying out AK Martial Arts & Fitness. It’s okay not to be sure you want to dedicate yourself to this activity, but you should at least give it a shot.

Highlights of the operation:
The studio is large enough to accommodate many students and give each student plenty of room for moving, the staff is dedicated, competent, serious (but capable of humor!) and approachable.

There are many materials available for class, such as balance beam, jelly pads, medicine balls, etc. and the student body has a good work ethic and a real sense of community.

People I recommend try traditional Tang Soo Do at AK Martial Arts & Fitness:

Any well-formed child from 3 years on up. Yes, 3. You would be amazed at the lessons they can learn and the fun they can have!

Any adult looking for a different kind of workout. You will use different muscles and coordination than you use in any other athletic endeavor, so if you are looking for a cross-training activity or just something to keep you from getting bored with treadmills, this is great!

Any adult serious about self-defense. Honestly, that should be all of us. You won’t be able to take on a legion of bad guys just because you studied martial arts for 6 months, but you will be able to give one attacker way more trouble than he bargained for. Some of the training exercises emulate 4 simultaneous attackers! I hope I never need that, but at least I’ve practiced it a few times now.

I started training at AK because my kids were doing it. Now we all have an activity we can talk about together, something we do together, and something healthy to do at least a couple times per week. I’m stronger, have better posture and am generally more relaxed, plus I’ve discovered I actually enjoy sparring. I never would have expected that, nor all the other little nuggets of fun I’ve discovered along the journey.

The owners of this studio put their hearts and souls into the place, and it shows. It is a very positive environment, and I cannot recommend it more highly.

Rebekah W

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Alexandra Williamson

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Keith Marron

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Kurt Watson

If you are looking for:
-A different kind of workout

-Self-defense skills

-A positive environment for your children to learn about self-discipline and self-control while picking up valuable lessons regarding physical fitness;

then I highly recommend trying out AK Martial Arts & Fitness. It’s okay not to be sure you want to dedicate yourself to this activity, but you should at least give it a shot.

Highlights of the operation:
The studio is large enough to accommodate many students and give each student plenty of room for moving, the staff is dedicated, competent, serious (but capable of humor!) and approachable.

There are many materials available for class, such as balance beam, jelly pads, medicine balls, etc. and the student body has a good work ethic and a real sense of community.

People I recommend try traditional Tang Soo Do at AK Martial Arts & Fitness:

Any well-formed child from 3 years on up. Yes, 3. You would be amazed at the lessons they can learn and the fun they can have!

Any adult looking for a different kind of workout. You will use different muscles and coordination than you use in any other athletic endeavor, so if you are looking for a cross-training activity or just something to keep you from getting bored with treadmills, this is great!

Any adult serious about self-defense. Honestly, that should be all of us. You won’t be able to take on a legion of bad guys just because you studied martial arts for 6 months, but you will be able to give one attacker way more trouble than he bargained for. Some of the training exercises emulate 4 simultaneous attackers! I hope I never need that, but at least I’ve practiced it a few times now.

I started training at AK because my kids were doing it. Now we all have an activity we can talk about together, something we do together, and something healthy to do at least a couple times per week. I’m stronger, have better posture and am generally more relaxed, plus I’ve discovered I actually enjoy sparring. I never would have expected that, nor all the other little nuggets of fun I’ve discovered along the journey.

The owners of this studio put their hearts and souls into the place, and it shows. It is a very positive environment, and I cannot recommend it more highly.

Rebekah W

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Alexandra Williamson

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Tracie Rosales

We became part of the AK Martial Arts Community 3 months ago and we could not be happier. The instructors, the staff and owners are amazing. The after school program is top notch, not to mention the classes, parent night out, camps and events. We are treated like family and you will be too.

Keith Marron

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Kurt Watson

If you are looking for:
-A different kind of workout

-Self-defense skills

-A positive environment for your children to learn about self-discipline and self-control while picking up valuable lessons regarding physical fitness;

then I highly recommend trying out AK Martial Arts & Fitness. It’s okay not to be sure you want to dedicate yourself to this activity, but you should at least give it a shot.

Highlights of the operation:
The studio is large enough to accommodate many students and give each student plenty of room for moving, the staff is dedicated, competent, serious (but capable of humor!) and approachable.

There are many materials available for class, such as balance beam, jelly pads, medicine balls, etc. and the student body has a good work ethic and a real sense of community.

People I recommend try traditional Tang Soo Do at AK Martial Arts & Fitness:

Any well-formed child from 3 years on up. Yes, 3. You would be amazed at the lessons they can learn and the fun they can have!

Any adult looking for a different kind of workout. You will use different muscles and coordination than you use in any other athletic endeavor, so if you are looking for a cross-training activity or just something to keep you from getting bored with treadmills, this is great!

Any adult serious about self-defense. Honestly, that should be all of us. You won’t be able to take on a legion of bad guys just because you studied martial arts for 6 months, but you will be able to give one attacker way more trouble than he bargained for. Some of the training exercises emulate 4 simultaneous attackers! I hope I never need that, but at least I’ve practiced it a few times now.

I started training at AK because my kids were doing it. Now we all have an activity we can talk about together, something we do together, and something healthy to do at least a couple times per week. I’m stronger, have better posture and am generally more relaxed, plus I’ve discovered I actually enjoy sparring. I never would have expected that, nor all the other little nuggets of fun I’ve discovered along the journey.

The owners of this studio put their hearts and souls into the place, and it shows. It is a very positive environment, and I cannot recommend it more highly.

Marla Gunasegaram

We love AK Karate! We have been training here for over 4 years and it just keeps getting better. This school is the best in North County!

Rebekah W

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Alexandra Williamson

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Cherese Schoombee

Really great place! My daughter really enjoys training here.

David Fay

Our sons both attended summer camp at AK for 2018. The older one for the entire Summer and the younger when he turned 5. They both had a fantastic time. One of the best camps I could recommend.

Keith Marron

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Google Review

If you are looking for:
-A different kind of workout

-Self-defense skills

-A positive environment for your children to learn about self-discipline and self-control while picking up valuable lessons regarding physical fitness;

then I highly recommend trying out AK Martial Arts & Fitness. It’s okay not to be sure you want to dedicate yourself to this activity, but you should at least give it a shot.

Highlights of the operation:
The studio is large enough to accommodate many students and give each student plenty of room for moving, the staff is dedicated, competent, serious (but capable of humor!) and approachable.

There are many materials available for class, such as balance beam, jelly pads, medicine balls, etc. and the student body has a good work ethic and a real sense of community.

People I recommend try traditional Tang Soo Do at AK Martial Arts & Fitness:

Any well-formed child from 3 years on up. Yes, 3. You would be amazed at the lessons they can learn and the fun they can have!

Any adult looking for a different kind of workout. You will use different muscles and coordination than you use in any other athletic endeavor, so if you are looking for a cross-training activity or just something to keep you from getting bored with treadmills, this is great!

Any adult serious about self-defense. Honestly, that should be all of us. You won’t be able to take on a legion of bad guys just because you studied martial arts for 6 months, but you will be able to give one attacker way more trouble than he bargained for. Some of the training exercises emulate 4 simultaneous attackers! I hope I never need that, but at least I’ve practiced it a few times now.

I started training at AK because my kids were doing it. Now we all have an activity we can talk about together, something we do together, and something healthy to do at least a couple times per week. I’m stronger, have better posture and am generally more relaxed, plus I’ve discovered I actually enjoy sparring. I never would have expected that, nor all the other little nuggets of fun I’ve discovered along the journey.

The owners of this studio put their hearts and souls into the place, and it shows. It is a very positive environment, and I cannot recommend it more highly.

Google Review

We love AK Karate! We have been training here for over 4 years and it just keeps getting better. This school is the best in North County!

Google Review

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Google Review

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Google Review

Great dojo and awesome instructors! They really care about their students and make everybody feel like family. Highly recommended for all ages. Great workout for kids and adults alike.

Google Review

The owners are amazing and great with kids
Best Martial arts in North county

Google Review

Great place to learn karate. My kids love it

Google Review

Great place for the whole family to train. All 3 of my children train here and have grown so much!! Highly recommend!

Google Review

AK Martial Arts is a fabulous place! My son has really enjoyed his classes there. He has learned manners and discipline while improving his corrdination and physical fitness. We highly recommend coming here!

Google Review

AK Martial Arts is awesome! My son has been taking classes here for 1 1/2 years and just loves it! The staff and instructors are amazing and offer just the right balance of discipline and fun! It is obvious they truly care about their students. The camps are also fantastic here! Highly recommend AKMA!

Google Review

Wonderful karate studio with amazing instructors who not only focus on karate technique but also motor skills, good behavior and respect. We love this place!

Google Review

We love AK karate! They are so great with the kids, and my son has learned a lot of sweet moves since we joined over a year ago. We also appreciate how it has helped to instill discipline and self-control 🙂

Google Review

Really great place! My daughter really enjoys training here.

Google Review

Very friendly staff and instructors. I would recommend.

Google Review

Wonderful family atmosphere and great martial arts training! Lots of community involvement and fun events!!

Google Review

I have been at AK Karate for almost twelve years, I have gotten to know the instructors personally. Me the instructors and my peers have grown close over the years we even hang out after testing. It has been my rock when the waves of chaos reigned supreme. The instructors are absolutely amazing they aren’t just there to teach but to get to interact and get to know their students. It is just a wonderful environment for any age.

Google Review

This family orientated do jang is the best. They instill respect, leadership, ways to deal with bullies, so supportive, so much more and they really care about each and everyone of their students. Thank you AK Karate for being their for me and my children!

Google Review

I have had great training there by the amazing staff and have gotten lots of experience that has helped me grow and been very usful in my community.

Google Review

Fantastic place!

Google Review

Akkarate has helped me defend myself in case someone attacks me. I love coming here.

Google Review

Had our first summer camp here and LOVED it. So much fun for my son and loved being able to see what he had been up to via the Facebook group. Hope they will allow 4.5 year olds next year so both my sons can go together 🙂

Google Review

Summer Camp- My kid loves the summer camp activities at AKMA.

Google Review

Our sons both attended summer camp at AK for 2018. The older one for the entire Summer and the younger when he turned 5. They both had a fantastic time. One of the best camps I could recommend.

Google Review

Tang Soo Do! Not Just for kids.

Love the adult classes here during lunchtime, evenings and Saturday mornings. Instructors individualize the training based on the participants and their needs. Personally, I’ve been able to strengthen my core, increase my flexibility and learn martial arts techniques all while working towards the goal of a black belt.

Come join us. There is even a groupon for a free uniform and week of classes.

Google Review

A great experience at any age. Martial arts, agility, parent night out events, and so much more. The themed camps are amazing!!!

Google Review

Awesome training for the kids and adults! Friendly , family oriented environment that is welcoming for all skill levels.

Google Review

We love being part of AK! The instructors, students, and all the extras like their camps and family night outs are amazing. I couldn’t recommend more highly!

Google Review

We have been active with AK for 18 months. What a wonderful team dedicated to creating community. We have made wonderful friends and developed strong connections. From camps to parents nights out and even regular classes, you can’t go wrong. The strong communication and teamwork are top notch.

Google Review

We have been more pleased with our experience with AK. The instruction my son receives in class is always positive and focused on more than just karate, as it also includes direction on personal growth and citizenship. Beyond that we’ve been thrilled with the quality of the summer camps, plus the Parent’s Night Out events have been a terrific opportunity for my wife and I to get a random date night in and out benefits a local school at the same time!

Google Review

Our seven year old twins have been attending AK Martial Arts since 2016. I was looking for a solution that would help our children learn to focus, pay attention and develop self confidence. Before choosing AK, we went to several different studios in our area, and it wasn’t long before I realized that they were more interested in our money than anything else. Two-year/three-year commitments, horrible reviews from parents unable to break out of their contracts, etc. Add to that, I witnessed instructors that were acting like drill-sergeants at boot camp towards my five-year olds! I was brought up in a competitive sports environment as a child. I was under a strict regimen and coaching starting at eight and by the time I entered my teens, I was fed up and no longer wanted any part in it. The passion was driven out of me. It’s a lesson that I’ve carried with me all my life, and a mistake I’d never make with my own kids.

Well, AK Martial arts isn’t like that. They are month to month. That was a big plus for us since we weren’t sure at the time if we are going to need to relocate the following year. What I didn’t realize at the time was what a fantastic philosophy AK uses towards its students. The first thing that we noticed with our kids was a literal transformation of behavior- suddenly, our unruly, screaming kids were much more well behaved at home. My kids actually respond to me with a “Yes Sir!” now more often then not- can you believe that?

I really feel the staff at AK Martial arts are terrific people that truly care about their students. Plus they offer more than just teaching your kids “karate”. There’s all sorts of different “camps” offered, parent nights out, safety training, seasonal events, an agility class and more. And probably the most important statement I can make in favor of AK Martial arts and why you would want to enroll your children: my kids never want to miss a single day. They are basically there six days a week, usually two classes per day. Not because they are forced to go, because they absolutely love being there.

Update July 13, 2019: We are spending the morning here at Alga Norte Park with all the AK families having a terrific time. The instructors create such a great environment for the kids and they love coming to class day after day. No burnout! Great experience for entire family!

Google Review

Great martial arts school in San Diego county! I have been attending for over ten years, and enjoy the community and training at Ak martial arts.

Google Review

This is an amazing place to learn Karate at! The instructors are very kind and help you when you need it. They also are very kind to all the student. AK Martial Arts and Fitness teaches more than just karate. I’ve learned how to be a better person. Additionally, they offer amazing camps for kids. I’ve personally attended a few and they were amazing! AK has inspired me to keep going in Karate, and I still am as a red belt. Tang Soo!

Google Review

We became part of the AK Martial Arts Community 3 months ago and we could not be happier. The instructors, the staff and owners are amazing. The after school program is top notch, not to mention the classes, parent night out, camps and events. We are treated like family and you will be too.

Google Review

We love AKMA! The staff is friendly and welcoming EVERY TIME we arrive , the instruction is consistently superb, and the facilities are comfy and flexible. Hands down a great martial arts studio!

Google Review

Our family loves AK Martial Arts! They teach traditional Tang Soo Do, including terminology and theory. The Instructors at AK make every class soo enjoyable. There’s a good mixture of skill training and fun. My girls are always very excited to go to the Dojang.

Google Review

My boys love AKMA! They offer a variety of classes for all ages and have several class times to choose from for busy families. In addition to martial arts, my boys enjoy taking agility classes as well as the camps they have. Teachers are friendly and they have taught my kids so much about respect, self-defense, and confidence. I highly recommend this martial arts studio!

Google Review

My boys have been going to AK for 10 months and love it! The instructors are professional, caring, and great role models. Classes are the right mix of skill and bit of fun to keep the kids entertained. Highly recommend!

Google Review

My 4.5 year old has been coming here for almost 2 years now. It’s both fun and challenging, but most importantly it teaches the kids a growth mindset. As they practice, their sKill level improves along with confidence. I recommend for both boys and girls of all ages.

Google Review

My boys have been attending AK Martial Arts for over 3 years. They’ve aged up through several of the programs and are enjoying the challenge of the Dragon program, but also are having a fun time! The instructors lead with respect and discipline and we appreciate the emphasis on kindness, responsibility and learning important school aged skills such as real life anti-bullying tactics. As they dive into the dragon program, I appreciate the focus on “ho sin sol” which is self defense moves. Hopefully they never need to use these skills, but it is comforting knowing that they are learning how to use their bodies to protect themselves. Finally, we enjoy the various camps offered and agility classes!

Google Review

Our kids go here for Karate and after hours care. They have been going to karate classes for almost 2 years now and enjoy the weekly classes. I have never heard them complain about getting ready for Karate.

Their after school care is amazing and a great value for money. They offer pickup and ensure kids are engaged in some form of physical activity every day. We get a notification every time our child is picked up. They also reach out to us if the kid is feeling sick or wants to skip some activities. The professional manner of operation is noteworthy.

Google Review

AK is always so wonderful and the kids have fun every time they go! The owners and staff are welcoming and fun. They provide a great learning environment and strive on positive outcomes.

Google Review

AK Martial Arts’ After School Program, camps and martial arts instruction/classes are truly incredible. My son has been a member for six years. His self-confidence and leadership skills have grown as a result of the instructors’ investment in his practice and participation in the camps and other programs. The camps are always changing and are imaginative and creative! The martial arts instructors and staff genuinely care about the students’ development as skilled martial artists and also as leaders and role models. The After School Program features agility classes, opportunities for friendships, a place to unwind, and interactive games and activities. I am grateful for this wonderful and warm community!

Google Review

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Google Review

If you are looking for:
-A different kind of workout

-Self-defense skills

-A positive environment for your children to learn about self-discipline and self-control while picking up valuable lessons regarding physical fitness;

then I highly recommend trying out AK Martial Arts & Fitness. It’s okay not to be sure you want to dedicate yourself to this activity, but you should at least give it a shot.

Highlights of the operation:
The studio is large enough to accommodate many students and give each student plenty of room for moving, the staff is dedicated, competent, serious (but capable of humor!) and approachable.

There are many materials available for class, such as balance beam, jelly pads, medicine balls, etc. and the student body has a good work ethic and a real sense of community.

People I recommend try traditional Tang Soo Do at AK Martial Arts & Fitness:

Any well-formed child from 3 years on up. Yes, 3. You would be amazed at the lessons they can learn and the fun they can have!

Any adult looking for a different kind of workout. You will use different muscles and coordination than you use in any other athletic endeavor, so if you are looking for a cross-training activity or just something to keep you from getting bored with treadmills, this is great!

Any adult serious about self-defense. Honestly, that should be all of us. You won’t be able to take on a legion of bad guys just because you studied martial arts for 6 months, but you will be able to give one attacker way more trouble than he bargained for. Some of the training exercises emulate 4 simultaneous attackers! I hope I never need that, but at least I’ve practiced it a few times now.

I started training at AK because my kids were doing it. Now we all have an activity we can talk about together, something we do together, and something healthy to do at least a couple times per week. I’m stronger, have better posture and am generally more relaxed, plus I’ve discovered I actually enjoy sparring. I never would have expected that, nor all the other little nuggets of fun I’ve discovered along the journey.

The owners of this studio put their hearts and souls into the place, and it shows. It is a very positive environment, and I cannot recommend it more highly.

Google Review

We love AK Karate! We have been training here for over 4 years and it just keeps getting better. This school is the best in North County!

Google Review

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Google Review

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Google Review

Great dojo and awesome instructors! They really care about their students and make everybody feel like family. Highly recommended for all ages. Great workout for kids and adults alike.

Google Review

The owners are amazing and great with kids
Best Martial arts in North county

Google Review

Great place to learn karate. My kids love it

Google Review

Great place for the whole family to train. All 3 of my children train here and have grown so much!! Highly recommend!

Google Review

AK Martial Arts is a fabulous place! My son has really enjoyed his classes there. He has learned manners and discipline while improving his corrdination and physical fitness. We highly recommend coming here!

Google Review

AK Martial Arts is awesome! My son has been taking classes here for 1 1/2 years and just loves it! The staff and instructors are amazing and offer just the right balance of discipline and fun! It is obvious they truly care about their students. The camps are also fantastic here! Highly recommend AKMA!

Google Review

Wonderful karate studio with amazing instructors who not only focus on karate technique but also motor skills, good behavior and respect. We love this place!

Google Review

We love AK karate! They are so great with the kids, and my son has learned a lot of sweet moves since we joined over a year ago. We also appreciate how it has helped to instill discipline and self-control 🙂

Google Review

Really great place! My daughter really enjoys training here.

Google Review

Very friendly staff and instructors. I would recommend.

Google Review

Wonderful family atmosphere and great martial arts training! Lots of community involvement and fun events!!

Google Review

I have been at AK Karate for almost twelve years, I have gotten to know the instructors personally. Me the instructors and my peers have grown close over the years we even hang out after testing. It has been my rock when the waves of chaos reigned supreme. The instructors are absolutely amazing they aren’t just there to teach but to get to interact and get to know their students. It is just a wonderful environment for any age.

Google Review

This family orientated do jang is the best. They instill respect, leadership, ways to deal with bullies, so supportive, so much more and they really care about each and everyone of their students. Thank you AK Karate for being their for me and my children!

Google Review

I have had great training there by the amazing staff and have gotten lots of experience that has helped me grow and been very usful in my community.

Google Review

Fantastic place!

Google Review

Akkarate has helped me defend myself in case someone attacks me. I love coming here.

Google Review

Had our first summer camp here and LOVED it. So much fun for my son and loved being able to see what he had been up to via the Facebook group. Hope they will allow 4.5 year olds next year so both my sons can go together 🙂

Google Review

Summer Camp- My kid loves the summer camp activities at AKMA.

Google Review

Our sons both attended summer camp at AK for 2018. The older one for the entire Summer and the younger when he turned 5. They both had a fantastic time. One of the best camps I could recommend.

Google Review

Tang Soo Do! Not Just for kids.

Love the adult classes here during lunchtime, evenings and Saturday mornings. Instructors individualize the training based on the participants and their needs. Personally, I’ve been able to strengthen my core, increase my flexibility and learn martial arts techniques all while working towards the goal of a black belt.

Come join us. There is even a groupon for a free uniform and week of classes.

Google Review

A great experience at any age. Martial arts, agility, parent night out events, and so much more. The themed camps are amazing!!!

Google Review

Awesome training for the kids and adults! Friendly , family oriented environment that is welcoming for all skill levels.

Google Review

We love being part of AK! The instructors, students, and all the extras like their camps and family night outs are amazing. I couldn’t recommend more highly!

Google Review

We have been active with AK for 18 months. What a wonderful team dedicated to creating community. We have made wonderful friends and developed strong connections. From camps to parents nights out and even regular classes, you can’t go wrong. The strong communication and teamwork are top notch.

Google Review

We have been more pleased with our experience with AK. The instruction my son receives in class is always positive and focused on more than just karate, as it also includes direction on personal growth and citizenship. Beyond that we’ve been thrilled with the quality of the summer camps, plus the Parent’s Night Out events have been a terrific opportunity for my wife and I to get a random date night in and out benefits a local school at the same time!

Google Review

Our seven year old twins have been attending AK Martial Arts since 2016. I was looking for a solution that would help our children learn to focus, pay attention and develop self confidence. Before choosing AK, we went to several different studios in our area, and it wasn’t long before I realized that they were more interested in our money than anything else. Two-year/three-year commitments, horrible reviews from parents unable to break out of their contracts, etc. Add to that, I witnessed instructors that were acting like drill-sergeants at boot camp towards my five-year olds! I was brought up in a competitive sports environment as a child. I was under a strict regimen and coaching starting at eight and by the time I entered my teens, I was fed up and no longer wanted any part in it. The passion was driven out of me. It’s a lesson that I’ve carried with me all my life, and a mistake I’d never make with my own kids.

Well, AK Martial arts isn’t like that. They are month to month. That was a big plus for us since we weren’t sure at the time if we are going to need to relocate the following year. What I didn’t realize at the time was what a fantastic philosophy AK uses towards its students. The first thing that we noticed with our kids was a literal transformation of behavior- suddenly, our unruly, screaming kids were much more well behaved at home. My kids actually respond to me with a “Yes Sir!” now more often then not- can you believe that?

I really feel the staff at AK Martial arts are terrific people that truly care about their students. Plus they offer more than just teaching your kids “karate”. There’s all sorts of different “camps” offered, parent nights out, safety training, seasonal events, an agility class and more. And probably the most important statement I can make in favor of AK Martial arts and why you would want to enroll your children: my kids never want to miss a single day. They are basically there six days a week, usually two classes per day. Not because they are forced to go, because they absolutely love being there.

Update July 13, 2019: We are spending the morning here at Alga Norte Park with all the AK families having a terrific time. The instructors create such a great environment for the kids and they love coming to class day after day. No burnout! Great experience for entire family!

Google Review

Great martial arts school in San Diego county! I have been attending for over ten years, and enjoy the community and training at Ak martial arts.

Google Review

This is an amazing place to learn Karate at! The instructors are very kind and help you when you need it. They also are very kind to all the student. AK Martial Arts and Fitness teaches more than just karate. I’ve learned how to be a better person. Additionally, they offer amazing camps for kids. I’ve personally attended a few and they were amazing! AK has inspired me to keep going in Karate, and I still am as a red belt. Tang Soo!

Google Review

We became part of the AK Martial Arts Community 3 months ago and we could not be happier. The instructors, the staff and owners are amazing. The after school program is top notch, not to mention the classes, parent night out, camps and events. We are treated like family and you will be too.

Google Review

We love AKMA! The staff is friendly and welcoming EVERY TIME we arrive , the instruction is consistently superb, and the facilities are comfy and flexible. Hands down a great martial arts studio!

Google Review

Our family loves AK Martial Arts! They teach traditional Tang Soo Do, including terminology and theory. The Instructors at AK make every class soo enjoyable. There’s a good mixture of skill training and fun. My girls are always very excited to go to the Dojang.

Google Review

My boys love AKMA! They offer a variety of classes for all ages and have several class times to choose from for busy families. In addition to martial arts, my boys enjoy taking agility classes as well as the camps they have. Teachers are friendly and they have taught my kids so much about respect, self-defense, and confidence. I highly recommend this martial arts studio!

Google Review

My boys have been going to AK for 10 months and love it! The instructors are professional, caring, and great role models. Classes are the right mix of skill and bit of fun to keep the kids entertained. Highly recommend!

Google Review

My 4.5 year old has been coming here for almost 2 years now. It’s both fun and challenging, but most importantly it teaches the kids a growth mindset. As they practice, their sKill level improves along with confidence. I recommend for both boys and girls of all ages.

Google Review

My boys have been attending AK Martial Arts for over 3 years. They’ve aged up through several of the programs and are enjoying the challenge of the Dragon program, but also are having a fun time! The instructors lead with respect and discipline and we appreciate the emphasis on kindness, responsibility and learning important school aged skills such as real life anti-bullying tactics. As they dive into the dragon program, I appreciate the focus on “ho sin sol” which is self defense moves. Hopefully they never need to use these skills, but it is comforting knowing that they are learning how to use their bodies to protect themselves. Finally, we enjoy the various camps offered and agility classes!

Google Review

Our kids go here for Karate and after hours care. They have been going to karate classes for almost 2 years now and enjoy the weekly classes. I have never heard them complain about getting ready for Karate.

Their after school care is amazing and a great value for money. They offer pickup and ensure kids are engaged in some form of physical activity every day. We get a notification every time our child is picked up. They also reach out to us if the kid is feeling sick or wants to skip some activities. The professional manner of operation is noteworthy.

Google Review

AK is always so wonderful and the kids have fun every time they go! The owners and staff are welcoming and fun. They provide a great learning environment and strive on positive outcomes.

Google Review

AK Martial Arts’ After School Program, camps and martial arts instruction/classes are truly incredible. My son has been a member for six years. His self-confidence and leadership skills have grown as a result of the instructors’ investment in his practice and participation in the camps and other programs. The camps are always changing and are imaginative and creative! The martial arts instructors and staff genuinely care about the students’ development as skilled martial artists and also as leaders and role models. The After School Program features agility classes, opportunities for friendships, a place to unwind, and interactive games and activities. I am grateful for this wonderful and warm community!

Google Review

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Google Review

If you are looking for:
-A different kind of workout

-Self-defense skills

-A positive environment for your children to learn about self-discipline and self-control while picking up valuable lessons regarding physical fitness;

then I highly recommend trying out AK Martial Arts & Fitness. It’s okay not to be sure you want to dedicate yourself to this activity, but you should at least give it a shot.

Highlights of the operation:
The studio is large enough to accommodate many students and give each student plenty of room for moving, the staff is dedicated, competent, serious (but capable of humor!) and approachable.

There are many materials available for class, such as balance beam, jelly pads, medicine balls, etc. and the student body has a good work ethic and a real sense of community.

People I recommend try traditional Tang Soo Do at AK Martial Arts & Fitness:

Any well-formed child from 3 years on up. Yes, 3. You would be amazed at the lessons they can learn and the fun they can have!

Any adult looking for a different kind of workout. You will use different muscles and coordination than you use in any other athletic endeavor, so if you are looking for a cross-training activity or just something to keep you from getting bored with treadmills, this is great!

Any adult serious about self-defense. Honestly, that should be all of us. You won’t be able to take on a legion of bad guys just because you studied martial arts for 6 months, but you will be able to give one attacker way more trouble than he bargained for. Some of the training exercises emulate 4 simultaneous attackers! I hope I never need that, but at least I’ve practiced it a few times now.

I started training at AK because my kids were doing it. Now we all have an activity we can talk about together, something we do together, and something healthy to do at least a couple times per week. I’m stronger, have better posture and am generally more relaxed, plus I’ve discovered I actually enjoy sparring. I never would have expected that, nor all the other little nuggets of fun I’ve discovered along the journey.

The owners of this studio put their hearts and souls into the place, and it shows. It is a very positive environment, and I cannot recommend it more highly.

Google Review

We love AK Karate! We have been training here for over 4 years and it just keeps getting better. This school is the best in North County!

Google Review

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Google Review

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Google Review

Great dojo and awesome instructors! They really care about their students and make everybody feel like family. Highly recommended for all ages. Great workout for kids and adults alike.

Google Review

The owners are amazing and great with kids
Best Martial arts in North county

Google Review

Great place to learn karate. My kids love it

Google Review

Great place for the whole family to train. All 3 of my children train here and have grown so much!! Highly recommend!

Google Review

AK Martial Arts is a fabulous place! My son has really enjoyed his classes there. He has learned manners and discipline while improving his corrdination and physical fitness. We highly recommend coming here!

Google Review

AK Martial Arts is awesome! My son has been taking classes here for 1 1/2 years and just loves it! The staff and instructors are amazing and offer just the right balance of discipline and fun! It is obvious they truly care about their students. The camps are also fantastic here! Highly recommend AKMA!

Google Review

Wonderful karate studio with amazing instructors who not only focus on karate technique but also motor skills, good behavior and respect. We love this place!

Google Review

We love AK karate! They are so great with the kids, and my son has learned a lot of sweet moves since we joined over a year ago. We also appreciate how it has helped to instill discipline and self-control 🙂

Google Review

Really great place! My daughter really enjoys training here.

Google Review

Very friendly staff and instructors. I would recommend.

Google Review

Wonderful family atmosphere and great martial arts training! Lots of community involvement and fun events!!

Google Review

I have been at AK Karate for almost twelve years, I have gotten to know the instructors personally. Me the instructors and my peers have grown close over the years we even hang out after testing. It has been my rock when the waves of chaos reigned supreme. The instructors are absolutely amazing they aren’t just there to teach but to get to interact and get to know their students. It is just a wonderful environment for any age.

Google Review

This family orientated do jang is the best. They instill respect, leadership, ways to deal with bullies, so supportive, so much more and they really care about each and everyone of their students. Thank you AK Karate for being their for me and my children!

Google Review

I have had great training there by the amazing staff and have gotten lots of experience that has helped me grow and been very usful in my community.

Google Review

Fantastic place!

Google Review

Akkarate has helped me defend myself in case someone attacks me. I love coming here.

Google Review

Had our first summer camp here and LOVED it. So much fun for my son and loved being able to see what he had been up to via the Facebook group. Hope they will allow 4.5 year olds next year so both my sons can go together 🙂

Google Review

Summer Camp- My kid loves the summer camp activities at AKMA.

Google Review

Our sons both attended summer camp at AK for 2018. The older one for the entire Summer and the younger when he turned 5. They both had a fantastic time. One of the best camps I could recommend.

Google Review

Tang Soo Do! Not Just for kids.

Love the adult classes here during lunchtime, evenings and Saturday mornings. Instructors individualize the training based on the participants and their needs. Personally, I’ve been able to strengthen my core, increase my flexibility and learn martial arts techniques all while working towards the goal of a black belt.

Come join us. There is even a groupon for a free uniform and week of classes.

Google Review

A great experience at any age. Martial arts, agility, parent night out events, and so much more. The themed camps are amazing!!!

Google Review

Awesome training for the kids and adults! Friendly , family oriented environment that is welcoming for all skill levels.

Google Review

We love being part of AK! The instructors, students, and all the extras like their camps and family night outs are amazing. I couldn’t recommend more highly!

Google Review

We have been active with AK for 18 months. What a wonderful team dedicated to creating community. We have made wonderful friends and developed strong connections. From camps to parents nights out and even regular classes, you can’t go wrong. The strong communication and teamwork are top notch.

Google Review

We have been more pleased with our experience with AK. The instruction my son receives in class is always positive and focused on more than just karate, as it also includes direction on personal growth and citizenship. Beyond that we’ve been thrilled with the quality of the summer camps, plus the Parent’s Night Out events have been a terrific opportunity for my wife and I to get a random date night in and out benefits a local school at the same time!

Google Review

Our seven year old twins have been attending AK Martial Arts since 2016. I was looking for a solution that would help our children learn to focus, pay attention and develop self confidence. Before choosing AK, we went to several different studios in our area, and it wasn’t long before I realized that they were more interested in our money than anything else. Two-year/three-year commitments, horrible reviews from parents unable to break out of their contracts, etc. Add to that, I witnessed instructors that were acting like drill-sergeants at boot camp towards my five-year olds! I was brought up in a competitive sports environment as a child. I was under a strict regimen and coaching starting at eight and by the time I entered my teens, I was fed up and no longer wanted any part in it. The passion was driven out of me. It’s a lesson that I’ve carried with me all my life, and a mistake I’d never make with my own kids.

Well, AK Martial arts isn’t like that. They are month to month. That was a big plus for us since we weren’t sure at the time if we are going to need to relocate the following year. What I didn’t realize at the time was what a fantastic philosophy AK uses towards its students. The first thing that we noticed with our kids was a literal transformation of behavior- suddenly, our unruly, screaming kids were much more well behaved at home. My kids actually respond to me with a “Yes Sir!” now more often then not- can you believe that?

I really feel the staff at AK Martial arts are terrific people that truly care about their students. Plus they offer more than just teaching your kids “karate”. There’s all sorts of different “camps” offered, parent nights out, safety training, seasonal events, an agility class and more. And probably the most important statement I can make in favor of AK Martial arts and why you would want to enroll your children: my kids never want to miss a single day. They are basically there six days a week, usually two classes per day. Not because they are forced to go, because they absolutely love being there.

Update July 13, 2019: We are spending the morning here at Alga Norte Park with all the AK families having a terrific time. The instructors create such a great environment for the kids and they love coming to class day after day. No burnout! Great experience for entire family!

Google Review

Great martial arts school in San Diego county! I have been attending for over ten years, and enjoy the community and training at Ak martial arts.

Google Review

This is an amazing place to learn Karate at! The instructors are very kind and help you when you need it. They also are very kind to all the student. AK Martial Arts and Fitness teaches more than just karate. I’ve learned how to be a better person. Additionally, they offer amazing camps for kids. I’ve personally attended a few and they were amazing! AK has inspired me to keep going in Karate, and I still am as a red belt. Tang Soo!

Google Review

We became part of the AK Martial Arts Community 3 months ago and we could not be happier. The instructors, the staff and owners are amazing. The after school program is top notch, not to mention the classes, parent night out, camps and events. We are treated like family and you will be too.

Google Review

We love AKMA! The staff is friendly and welcoming EVERY TIME we arrive , the instruction is consistently superb, and the facilities are comfy and flexible. Hands down a great martial arts studio!

Google Review

Our family loves AK Martial Arts! They teach traditional Tang Soo Do, including terminology and theory. The Instructors at AK make every class soo enjoyable. There’s a good mixture of skill training and fun. My girls are always very excited to go to the Dojang.

Google Review

My boys love AKMA! They offer a variety of classes for all ages and have several class times to choose from for busy families. In addition to martial arts, my boys enjoy taking agility classes as well as the camps they have. Teachers are friendly and they have taught my kids so much about respect, self-defense, and confidence. I highly recommend this martial arts studio!

Google Review

My boys have been going to AK for 10 months and love it! The instructors are professional, caring, and great role models. Classes are the right mix of skill and bit of fun to keep the kids entertained. Highly recommend!

Google Review

My 4.5 year old has been coming here for almost 2 years now. It’s both fun and challenging, but most importantly it teaches the kids a growth mindset. As they practice, their sKill level improves along with confidence. I recommend for both boys and girls of all ages.

Google Review

My boys have been attending AK Martial Arts for over 3 years. They’ve aged up through several of the programs and are enjoying the challenge of the Dragon program, but also are having a fun time! The instructors lead with respect and discipline and we appreciate the emphasis on kindness, responsibility and learning important school aged skills such as real life anti-bullying tactics. As they dive into the dragon program, I appreciate the focus on “ho sin sol” which is self defense moves. Hopefully they never need to use these skills, but it is comforting knowing that they are learning how to use their bodies to protect themselves. Finally, we enjoy the various camps offered and agility classes!

Google Review

Our kids go here for Karate and after hours care. They have been going to karate classes for almost 2 years now and enjoy the weekly classes. I have never heard them complain about getting ready for Karate.

Their after school care is amazing and a great value for money. They offer pickup and ensure kids are engaged in some form of physical activity every day. We get a notification every time our child is picked up. They also reach out to us if the kid is feeling sick or wants to skip some activities. The professional manner of operation is noteworthy.

Google Review

AK is always so wonderful and the kids have fun every time they go! The owners and staff are welcoming and fun. They provide a great learning environment and strive on positive outcomes.

Google Review

AK Martial Arts’ After School Program, camps and martial arts instruction/classes are truly incredible. My son has been a member for six years. His self-confidence and leadership skills have grown as a result of the instructors’ investment in his practice and participation in the camps and other programs. The camps are always changing and are imaginative and creative! The martial arts instructors and staff genuinely care about the students’ development as skilled martial artists and also as leaders and role models. The After School Program features agility classes, opportunities for friendships, a place to unwind, and interactive games and activities. I am grateful for this wonderful and warm community!

Google Review

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Google Review

If you are looking for:
-A different kind of workout

-Self-defense skills

-A positive environment for your children to learn about self-discipline and self-control while picking up valuable lessons regarding physical fitness;

then I highly recommend trying out AK Martial Arts & Fitness. It’s okay not to be sure you want to dedicate yourself to this activity, but you should at least give it a shot.

Highlights of the operation:
The studio is large enough to accommodate many students and give each student plenty of room for moving, the staff is dedicated, competent, serious (but capable of humor!) and approachable.

There are many materials available for class, such as balance beam, jelly pads, medicine balls, etc. and the student body has a good work ethic and a real sense of community.

People I recommend try traditional Tang Soo Do at AK Martial Arts & Fitness:

Any well-formed child from 3 years on up. Yes, 3. You would be amazed at the lessons they can learn and the fun they can have!

Any adult looking for a different kind of workout. You will use different muscles and coordination than you use in any other athletic endeavor, so if you are looking for a cross-training activity or just something to keep you from getting bored with treadmills, this is great!

Any adult serious about self-defense. Honestly, that should be all of us. You won’t be able to take on a legion of bad guys just because you studied martial arts for 6 months, but you will be able to give one attacker way more trouble than he bargained for. Some of the training exercises emulate 4 simultaneous attackers! I hope I never need that, but at least I’ve practiced it a few times now.

I started training at AK because my kids were doing it. Now we all have an activity we can talk about together, something we do together, and something healthy to do at least a couple times per week. I’m stronger, have better posture and am generally more relaxed, plus I’ve discovered I actually enjoy sparring. I never would have expected that, nor all the other little nuggets of fun I’ve discovered along the journey.

The owners of this studio put their hearts and souls into the place, and it shows. It is a very positive environment, and I cannot recommend it more highly.

Google Review

We love AK Karate! We have been training here for over 4 years and it just keeps getting better. This school is the best in North County!

Google Review

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Google Review

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Google Review

Great dojo and awesome instructors! They really care about their students and make everybody feel like family. Highly recommended for all ages. Great workout for kids and adults alike.

Google Review

The owners are amazing and great with kids
Best Martial arts in North county

Google Review

Great place to learn karate. My kids love it

Google Review

Great place for the whole family to train. All 3 of my children train here and have grown so much!! Highly recommend!

Google Review

AK Martial Arts is a fabulous place! My son has really enjoyed his classes there. He has learned manners and discipline while improving his corrdination and physical fitness. We highly recommend coming here!

Google Review

AK Martial Arts is awesome! My son has been taking classes here for 1 1/2 years and just loves it! The staff and instructors are amazing and offer just the right balance of discipline and fun! It is obvious they truly care about their students. The camps are also fantastic here! Highly recommend AKMA!

Google Review

Wonderful karate studio with amazing instructors who not only focus on karate technique but also motor skills, good behavior and respect. We love this place!

Google Review

We love AK karate! They are so great with the kids, and my son has learned a lot of sweet moves since we joined over a year ago. We also appreciate how it has helped to instill discipline and self-control 🙂

Google Review

Really great place! My daughter really enjoys training here.

Google Review

Very friendly staff and instructors. I would recommend.

Google Review

Wonderful family atmosphere and great martial arts training! Lots of community involvement and fun events!!

Google Review

I have been at AK Karate for almost twelve years, I have gotten to know the instructors personally. Me the instructors and my peers have grown close over the years we even hang out after testing. It has been my rock when the waves of chaos reigned supreme. The instructors are absolutely amazing they aren’t just there to teach but to get to interact and get to know their students. It is just a wonderful environment for any age.

Google Review

This family orientated do jang is the best. They instill respect, leadership, ways to deal with bullies, so supportive, so much more and they really care about each and everyone of their students. Thank you AK Karate for being their for me and my children!

Google Review

I have had great training there by the amazing staff and have gotten lots of experience that has helped me grow and been very usful in my community.

Google Review

Fantastic place!

Google Review

Akkarate has helped me defend myself in case someone attacks me. I love coming here.

Google Review

Had our first summer camp here and LOVED it. So much fun for my son and loved being able to see what he had been up to via the Facebook group. Hope they will allow 4.5 year olds next year so both my sons can go together 🙂

Google Review

Summer Camp- My kid loves the summer camp activities at AKMA.

Google Review

Our sons both attended summer camp at AK for 2018. The older one for the entire Summer and the younger when he turned 5. They both had a fantastic time. One of the best camps I could recommend.

Google Review

Tang Soo Do! Not Just for kids.

Love the adult classes here during lunchtime, evenings and Saturday mornings. Instructors individualize the training based on the participants and their needs. Personally, I’ve been able to strengthen my core, increase my flexibility and learn martial arts techniques all while working towards the goal of a black belt.

Come join us. There is even a groupon for a free uniform and week of classes.

Google Review

A great experience at any age. Martial arts, agility, parent night out events, and so much more. The themed camps are amazing!!!

Google Review

Awesome training for the kids and adults! Friendly , family oriented environment that is welcoming for all skill levels.

Google Review

We love being part of AK! The instructors, students, and all the extras like their camps and family night outs are amazing. I couldn’t recommend more highly!

Google Review

We have been active with AK for 18 months. What a wonderful team dedicated to creating community. We have made wonderful friends and developed strong connections. From camps to parents nights out and even regular classes, you can’t go wrong. The strong communication and teamwork are top notch.

Google Review

We have been more pleased with our experience with AK. The instruction my son receives in class is always positive and focused on more than just karate, as it also includes direction on personal growth and citizenship. Beyond that we’ve been thrilled with the quality of the summer camps, plus the Parent’s Night Out events have been a terrific opportunity for my wife and I to get a random date night in and out benefits a local school at the same time!

Google Review

Our seven year old twins have been attending AK Martial Arts since 2016. I was looking for a solution that would help our children learn to focus, pay attention and develop self confidence. Before choosing AK, we went to several different studios in our area, and it wasn’t long before I realized that they were more interested in our money than anything else. Two-year/three-year commitments, horrible reviews from parents unable to break out of their contracts, etc. Add to that, I witnessed instructors that were acting like drill-sergeants at boot camp towards my five-year olds! I was brought up in a competitive sports environment as a child. I was under a strict regimen and coaching starting at eight and by the time I entered my teens, I was fed up and no longer wanted any part in it. The passion was driven out of me. It’s a lesson that I’ve carried with me all my life, and a mistake I’d never make with my own kids.

Well, AK Martial arts isn’t like that. They are month to month. That was a big plus for us since we weren’t sure at the time if we are going to need to relocate the following year. What I didn’t realize at the time was what a fantastic philosophy AK uses towards its students. The first thing that we noticed with our kids was a literal transformation of behavior- suddenly, our unruly, screaming kids were much more well behaved at home. My kids actually respond to me with a “Yes Sir!” now more often then not- can you believe that?

I really feel the staff at AK Martial arts are terrific people that truly care about their students. Plus they offer more than just teaching your kids “karate”. There’s all sorts of different “camps” offered, parent nights out, safety training, seasonal events, an agility class and more. And probably the most important statement I can make in favor of AK Martial arts and why you would want to enroll your children: my kids never want to miss a single day. They are basically there six days a week, usually two classes per day. Not because they are forced to go, because they absolutely love being there.

Update July 13, 2019: We are spending the morning here at Alga Norte Park with all the AK families having a terrific time. The instructors create such a great environment for the kids and they love coming to class day after day. No burnout! Great experience for entire family!

Google Review

Great martial arts school in San Diego county! I have been attending for over ten years, and enjoy the community and training at Ak martial arts.

Google Review

This is an amazing place to learn Karate at! The instructors are very kind and help you when you need it. They also are very kind to all the student. AK Martial Arts and Fitness teaches more than just karate. I’ve learned how to be a better person. Additionally, they offer amazing camps for kids. I’ve personally attended a few and they were amazing! AK has inspired me to keep going in Karate, and I still am as a red belt. Tang Soo!

Google Review

We became part of the AK Martial Arts Community 3 months ago and we could not be happier. The instructors, the staff and owners are amazing. The after school program is top notch, not to mention the classes, parent night out, camps and events. We are treated like family and you will be too.

Google Review

We love AKMA! The staff is friendly and welcoming EVERY TIME we arrive , the instruction is consistently superb, and the facilities are comfy and flexible. Hands down a great martial arts studio!

Google Review

Our family loves AK Martial Arts! They teach traditional Tang Soo Do, including terminology and theory. The Instructors at AK make every class soo enjoyable. There’s a good mixture of skill training and fun. My girls are always very excited to go to the Dojang.

Google Review

My boys love AKMA! They offer a variety of classes for all ages and have several class times to choose from for busy families. In addition to martial arts, my boys enjoy taking agility classes as well as the camps they have. Teachers are friendly and they have taught my kids so much about respect, self-defense, and confidence. I highly recommend this martial arts studio!

Google Review

My boys have been going to AK for 10 months and love it! The instructors are professional, caring, and great role models. Classes are the right mix of skill and bit of fun to keep the kids entertained. Highly recommend!

Google Review

My 4.5 year old has been coming here for almost 2 years now. It’s both fun and challenging, but most importantly it teaches the kids a growth mindset. As they practice, their sKill level improves along with confidence. I recommend for both boys and girls of all ages.

Google Review

My boys have been attending AK Martial Arts for over 3 years. They’ve aged up through several of the programs and are enjoying the challenge of the Dragon program, but also are having a fun time! The instructors lead with respect and discipline and we appreciate the emphasis on kindness, responsibility and learning important school aged skills such as real life anti-bullying tactics. As they dive into the dragon program, I appreciate the focus on “ho sin sol” which is self defense moves. Hopefully they never need to use these skills, but it is comforting knowing that they are learning how to use their bodies to protect themselves. Finally, we enjoy the various camps offered and agility classes!

Google Review

Our kids go here for Karate and after hours care. They have been going to karate classes for almost 2 years now and enjoy the weekly classes. I have never heard them complain about getting ready for Karate.

Their after school care is amazing and a great value for money. They offer pickup and ensure kids are engaged in some form of physical activity every day. We get a notification every time our child is picked up. They also reach out to us if the kid is feeling sick or wants to skip some activities. The professional manner of operation is noteworthy.

Google Review

AK is always so wonderful and the kids have fun every time they go! The owners and staff are welcoming and fun. They provide a great learning environment and strive on positive outcomes.

Google Review

AK Martial Arts’ After School Program, camps and martial arts instruction/classes are truly incredible. My son has been a member for six years. His self-confidence and leadership skills have grown as a result of the instructors’ investment in his practice and participation in the camps and other programs. The camps are always changing and are imaginative and creative! The martial arts instructors and staff genuinely care about the students’ development as skilled martial artists and also as leaders and role models. The After School Program features agility classes, opportunities for friendships, a place to unwind, and interactive games and activities. I am grateful for this wonderful and warm community!

Google Review

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Google Review

If you are looking for:
-A different kind of workout

-Self-defense skills

-A positive environment for your children to learn about self-discipline and self-control while picking up valuable lessons regarding physical fitness;

then I highly recommend trying out AK Martial Arts & Fitness. It’s okay not to be sure you want to dedicate yourself to this activity, but you should at least give it a shot.

Highlights of the operation:
The studio is large enough to accommodate many students and give each student plenty of room for moving, the staff is dedicated, competent, serious (but capable of humor!) and approachable.

There are many materials available for class, such as balance beam, jelly pads, medicine balls, etc. and the student body has a good work ethic and a real sense of community.

People I recommend try traditional Tang Soo Do at AK Martial Arts & Fitness:

Any well-formed child from 3 years on up. Yes, 3. You would be amazed at the lessons they can learn and the fun they can have!

Any adult looking for a different kind of workout. You will use different muscles and coordination than you use in any other athletic endeavor, so if you are looking for a cross-training activity or just something to keep you from getting bored with treadmills, this is great!

Any adult serious about self-defense. Honestly, that should be all of us. You won’t be able to take on a legion of bad guys just because you studied martial arts for 6 months, but you will be able to give one attacker way more trouble than he bargained for. Some of the training exercises emulate 4 simultaneous attackers! I hope I never need that, but at least I’ve practiced it a few times now.

I started training at AK because my kids were doing it. Now we all have an activity we can talk about together, something we do together, and something healthy to do at least a couple times per week. I’m stronger, have better posture and am generally more relaxed, plus I’ve discovered I actually enjoy sparring. I never would have expected that, nor all the other little nuggets of fun I’ve discovered along the journey.

The owners of this studio put their hearts and souls into the place, and it shows. It is a very positive environment, and I cannot recommend it more highly.

Google Review

We love AK Karate! We have been training here for over 4 years and it just keeps getting better. This school is the best in North County!

Google Review

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Google Review

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Google Review

Great dojo and awesome instructors! They really care about their students and make everybody feel like family. Highly recommended for all ages. Great workout for kids and adults alike.

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The owners are amazing and great with kids
Best Martial arts in North county

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Great place to learn karate. My kids love it

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Great place for the whole family to train. All 3 of my children train here and have grown so much!! Highly recommend!

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AK Martial Arts is a fabulous place! My son has really enjoyed his classes there. He has learned manners and discipline while improving his corrdination and physical fitness. We highly recommend coming here!

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AK Martial Arts is awesome! My son has been taking classes here for 1 1/2 years and just loves it! The staff and instructors are amazing and offer just the right balance of discipline and fun! It is obvious they truly care about their students. The camps are also fantastic here! Highly recommend AKMA!

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Wonderful karate studio with amazing instructors who not only focus on karate technique but also motor skills, good behavior and respect. We love this place!

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We love AK karate! They are so great with the kids, and my son has learned a lot of sweet moves since we joined over a year ago. We also appreciate how it has helped to instill discipline and self-control 🙂

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Really great place! My daughter really enjoys training here.

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Very friendly staff and instructors. I would recommend.

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Wonderful family atmosphere and great martial arts training! Lots of community involvement and fun events!!

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I have been at AK Karate for almost twelve years, I have gotten to know the instructors personally. Me the instructors and my peers have grown close over the years we even hang out after testing. It has been my rock when the waves of chaos reigned supreme. The instructors are absolutely amazing they aren’t just there to teach but to get to interact and get to know their students. It is just a wonderful environment for any age.

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This family orientated do jang is the best. They instill respect, leadership, ways to deal with bullies, so supportive, so much more and they really care about each and everyone of their students. Thank you AK Karate for being their for me and my children!

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I have had great training there by the amazing staff and have gotten lots of experience that has helped me grow and been very usful in my community.

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Fantastic place!

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Akkarate has helped me defend myself in case someone attacks me. I love coming here.

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Had our first summer camp here and LOVED it. So much fun for my son and loved being able to see what he had been up to via the Facebook group. Hope they will allow 4.5 year olds next year so both my sons can go together 🙂

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Summer Camp- My kid loves the summer camp activities at AKMA.

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Our sons both attended summer camp at AK for 2018. The older one for the entire Summer and the younger when he turned 5. They both had a fantastic time. One of the best camps I could recommend.

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Tang Soo Do! Not Just for kids.

Love the adult classes here during lunchtime, evenings and Saturday mornings. Instructors individualize the training based on the participants and their needs. Personally, I’ve been able to strengthen my core, increase my flexibility and learn martial arts techniques all while working towards the goal of a black belt.

Come join us. There is even a groupon for a free uniform and week of classes.

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A great experience at any age. Martial arts, agility, parent night out events, and so much more. The themed camps are amazing!!!

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Awesome training for the kids and adults! Friendly , family oriented environment that is welcoming for all skill levels.

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We love being part of AK! The instructors, students, and all the extras like their camps and family night outs are amazing. I couldn’t recommend more highly!

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We have been active with AK for 18 months. What a wonderful team dedicated to creating community. We have made wonderful friends and developed strong connections. From camps to parents nights out and even regular classes, you can’t go wrong. The strong communication and teamwork are top notch.

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We have been more pleased with our experience with AK. The instruction my son receives in class is always positive and focused on more than just karate, as it also includes direction on personal growth and citizenship. Beyond that we’ve been thrilled with the quality of the summer camps, plus the Parent’s Night Out events have been a terrific opportunity for my wife and I to get a random date night in and out benefits a local school at the same time!

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Our seven year old twins have been attending AK Martial Arts since 2016. I was looking for a solution that would help our children learn to focus, pay attention and develop self confidence. Before choosing AK, we went to several different studios in our area, and it wasn’t long before I realized that they were more interested in our money than anything else. Two-year/three-year commitments, horrible reviews from parents unable to break out of their contracts, etc. Add to that, I witnessed instructors that were acting like drill-sergeants at boot camp towards my five-year olds! I was brought up in a competitive sports environment as a child. I was under a strict regimen and coaching starting at eight and by the time I entered my teens, I was fed up and no longer wanted any part in it. The passion was driven out of me. It’s a lesson that I’ve carried with me all my life, and a mistake I’d never make with my own kids.

Well, AK Martial arts isn’t like that. They are month to month. That was a big plus for us since we weren’t sure at the time if we are going to need to relocate the following year. What I didn’t realize at the time was what a fantastic philosophy AK uses towards its students. The first thing that we noticed with our kids was a literal transformation of behavior- suddenly, our unruly, screaming kids were much more well behaved at home. My kids actually respond to me with a “Yes Sir!” now more often then not- can you believe that?

I really feel the staff at AK Martial arts are terrific people that truly care about their students. Plus they offer more than just teaching your kids “karate”. There’s all sorts of different “camps” offered, parent nights out, safety training, seasonal events, an agility class and more. And probably the most important statement I can make in favor of AK Martial arts and why you would want to enroll your children: my kids never want to miss a single day. They are basically there six days a week, usually two classes per day. Not because they are forced to go, because they absolutely love being there.

Update July 13, 2019: We are spending the morning here at Alga Norte Park with all the AK families having a terrific time. The instructors create such a great environment for the kids and they love coming to class day after day. No burnout! Great experience for entire family!

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Great martial arts school in San Diego county! I have been attending for over ten years, and enjoy the community and training at Ak martial arts.

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This is an amazing place to learn Karate at! The instructors are very kind and help you when you need it. They also are very kind to all the student. AK Martial Arts and Fitness teaches more than just karate. I’ve learned how to be a better person. Additionally, they offer amazing camps for kids. I’ve personally attended a few and they were amazing! AK has inspired me to keep going in Karate, and I still am as a red belt. Tang Soo!

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We became part of the AK Martial Arts Community 3 months ago and we could not be happier. The instructors, the staff and owners are amazing. The after school program is top notch, not to mention the classes, parent night out, camps and events. We are treated like family and you will be too.

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We love AKMA! The staff is friendly and welcoming EVERY TIME we arrive , the instruction is consistently superb, and the facilities are comfy and flexible. Hands down a great martial arts studio!

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Our family loves AK Martial Arts! They teach traditional Tang Soo Do, including terminology and theory. The Instructors at AK make every class soo enjoyable. There’s a good mixture of skill training and fun. My girls are always very excited to go to the Dojang.

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My boys love AKMA! They offer a variety of classes for all ages and have several class times to choose from for busy families. In addition to martial arts, my boys enjoy taking agility classes as well as the camps they have. Teachers are friendly and they have taught my kids so much about respect, self-defense, and confidence. I highly recommend this martial arts studio!

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My boys have been going to AK for 10 months and love it! The instructors are professional, caring, and great role models. Classes are the right mix of skill and bit of fun to keep the kids entertained. Highly recommend!

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My 4.5 year old has been coming here for almost 2 years now. It’s both fun and challenging, but most importantly it teaches the kids a growth mindset. As they practice, their sKill level improves along with confidence. I recommend for both boys and girls of all ages.

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My boys have been attending AK Martial Arts for over 3 years. They’ve aged up through several of the programs and are enjoying the challenge of the Dragon program, but also are having a fun time! The instructors lead with respect and discipline and we appreciate the emphasis on kindness, responsibility and learning important school aged skills such as real life anti-bullying tactics. As they dive into the dragon program, I appreciate the focus on “ho sin sol” which is self defense moves. Hopefully they never need to use these skills, but it is comforting knowing that they are learning how to use their bodies to protect themselves. Finally, we enjoy the various camps offered and agility classes!

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Our kids go here for Karate and after hours care. They have been going to karate classes for almost 2 years now and enjoy the weekly classes. I have never heard them complain about getting ready for Karate.

Their after school care is amazing and a great value for money. They offer pickup and ensure kids are engaged in some form of physical activity every day. We get a notification every time our child is picked up. They also reach out to us if the kid is feeling sick or wants to skip some activities. The professional manner of operation is noteworthy.

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AK is always so wonderful and the kids have fun every time they go! The owners and staff are welcoming and fun. They provide a great learning environment and strive on positive outcomes.

Google Review

AK Martial Arts’ After School Program, camps and martial arts instruction/classes are truly incredible. My son has been a member for six years. His self-confidence and leadership skills have grown as a result of the instructors’ investment in his practice and participation in the camps and other programs. The camps are always changing and are imaginative and creative! The martial arts instructors and staff genuinely care about the students’ development as skilled martial artists and also as leaders and role models. The After School Program features agility classes, opportunities for friendships, a place to unwind, and interactive games and activities. I am grateful for this wonderful and warm community!

Google Review

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Kurt Watson

If you are looking for:
-A different kind of workout

-Self-defense skills

-A positive environment for your children to learn about self-discipline and self-control while picking up valuable lessons regarding physical fitness;

then I highly recommend trying out AK Martial Arts & Fitness. It’s okay not to be sure you want to dedicate yourself to this activity, but you should at least give it a shot.

Highlights of the operation:
The studio is large enough to accommodate many students and give each student plenty of room for moving, the staff is dedicated, competent, serious (but capable of humor!) and approachable.

There are many materials available for class, such as balance beam, jelly pads, medicine balls, etc. and the student body has a good work ethic and a real sense of community.

People I recommend try traditional Tang Soo Do at AK Martial Arts & Fitness:

Any well-formed child from 3 years on up. Yes, 3. You would be amazed at the lessons they can learn and the fun they can have!

Any adult looking for a different kind of workout. You will use different muscles and coordination than you use in any other athletic endeavor, so if you are looking for a cross-training activity or just something to keep you from getting bored with treadmills, this is great!

Any adult serious about self-defense. Honestly, that should be all of us. You won’t be able to take on a legion of bad guys just because you studied martial arts for 6 months, but you will be able to give one attacker way more trouble than he bargained for. Some of the training exercises emulate 4 simultaneous attackers! I hope I never need that, but at least I’ve practiced it a few times now.

I started training at AK because my kids were doing it. Now we all have an activity we can talk about together, something we do together, and something healthy to do at least a couple times per week. I’m stronger, have better posture and am generally more relaxed, plus I’ve discovered I actually enjoy sparring. I never would have expected that, nor all the other little nuggets of fun I’ve discovered along the journey.

The owners of this studio put their hearts and souls into the place, and it shows. It is a very positive environment, and I cannot recommend it more highly.

Rebekah W

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Alexandra Williamson

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Keith Marron

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Rebekah W

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Alexandra Williamson

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Keith Marron

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Rebekah W

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Alexandra Williamson

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Keith Marron

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Rebekah W

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Alexandra Williamson

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

S B

Had our first summer camp here and LOVED it. So much fun for my son and loved being able to see what he had been up to via the Facebook group. Hope they will allow 4.5 year olds next year so both my sons can go together 🙂

Aditi Sarkar

Summer Camp- My kid loves the summer camp activities at AKMA.

Keith Marron

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Rebekah W

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Alexandra Williamson

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Keith Marron

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Rebekah W

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Alexandra Williamson

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Jean-Marc Jamois

This is an amazing place to learn Karate at! The instructors are very kind and help you when you need it. They also are very kind to all the student. AK Martial Arts and Fitness teaches more than just karate. I’ve learned how to be a better person. Additionally, they offer amazing camps for kids. I’ve personally attended a few and they were amazing! AK has inspired me to keep going in Karate, and I still am as a red belt. Tang Soo!

Keith Marron

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Marla Gunasegaram

We love AK Karate! We have been training here for over 4 years and it just keeps getting better. This school is the best in North County!

Rebekah W

AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the best studio BAR NONE! This place ROCKS! What I love most about the owners at AK is the fact that they genuinely care about their students & families. It is not about the almighty dollar here. They genuinely CARE! No contracts. No ego. Mutual respect shown to both students and their parents. (We experienced another studio where respect runs just one direction) At AK, they lead by example!!! The owners and instructors are respectful, kind, loving and FUN! My daughter has been training at AK for more than 4 years now and she LOVES it! The Do Jang is absolutely beautiful and HUGE but the best components of AK are the owners and instructors. They truly are the very best people you will find. We feel incredibly lucky to have found them.

Alexandra Williamson

I know that there are many do jangs in the area, but AK Martial Arts & Fitness really rises to the top with an amazing program and an all encompassing sense of family. They make it fun for both kids and adults, The instructors take a real interest in the individual helping them surpass any obstacles they may face. Both my kids look forward to class every week and they absolutely LOVE the camps in the summer. For fun, challenge, and a great work out for both kids and parents, I highly recommend them!

Eric Brookey

Great dojo and awesome instructors! They really care about their students and make everybody feel like family. Highly recommended for all ages. Great workout for kids and adults alike.

Roco Marious Nasirpour

The owners are amazing and great with kids
Best Martial arts in North county

Mamans Mariadasan

Great place to learn karate. My kids love it

Jessica S

Great place for the whole family to train. All 3 of my children train here and have grown so much!! Highly recommend!

Jennifer Femrite

AK Martial Arts is a fabulous place! My son has really enjoyed his classes there. He has learned manners and discipline while improving his corrdination and physical fitness. We highly recommend coming here!

Andrea Beaver

AK Martial Arts is awesome! My son has been taking classes here for 1 1/2 years and just loves it! The staff and instructors are amazing and offer just the right balance of discipline and fun! It is obvious they truly care about their students. The camps are also fantastic here! Highly recommend AKMA!

Kim A.

Wonderful karate studio with amazing instructors who not only focus on karate technique but also motor skills, good behavior and respect. We love this place!

Shelby Wilkerson

We love AK karate! They are so great with the kids, and my son has learned a lot of sweet moves since we joined over a year ago. We also appreciate how it has helped to instill discipline and self-control 🙂

Cherese Schoombee

Really great place! My daughter really enjoys training here.

S D

Very friendly staff and instructors. I would recommend.

Joanna Costello

Wonderful family atmosphere and great martial arts training! Lots of community involvement and fun events!!

Emrys Sparrow

I have been at AK Karate for almost twelve years, I have gotten to know the instructors personally. Me the instructors and my peers have grown close over the years we even hang out after testing. It has been my rock when the waves of chaos reigned supreme. The instructors are absolutely amazing they aren’t just there to teach but to get to interact and get to know their students. It is just a wonderful environment for any age.

No Tea No Shade

This family orientated do jang is the best. They instill respect, leadership, ways to deal with bullies, so supportive, so much more and they really care about each and everyone of their students. Thank you AK Karate for being their for me and my children!

Anthony Costello

I have had great training there by the amazing staff and have gotten lots of experience that has helped me grow and been very usful in my community.

Marcus Beckerman

Fantastic place!

Yash Patil

Akkarate has helped me defend myself in case someone attacks me. I love coming here.

S B

Had our first summer camp here and LOVED it. So much fun for my son and loved being able to see what he had been up to via the Facebook group. Hope they will allow 4.5 year olds next year so both my sons can go together 🙂

Aditi Sarkar

Summer Camp- My kid loves the summer camp activities at AKMA.

David Fay

Our sons both attended summer camp at AK for 2018. The older one for the entire Summer and the younger when he turned 5. They both had a fantastic time. One of the best camps I could recommend.

Brian Stadnik

Tang Soo Do! Not Just for kids.

Love the adult classes here during lunchtime, evenings and Saturday mornings. Instructors individualize the training based on the participants and their needs. Personally, I’ve been able to strengthen my core, increase my flexibility and learn martial arts techniques all while working towards the goal of a black belt.

Come join us. There is even a groupon for a free uniform and week of classes.

Mich Gil

A great experience at any age. Martial arts, agility, parent night out events, and so much more. The themed camps are amazing!!!

mark best mckinley

Awesome training for the kids and adults! Friendly , family oriented environment that is welcoming for all skill levels.

Jennifer Eckle

We love being part of AK! The instructors, students, and all the extras like their camps and family night outs are amazing. I couldn’t recommend more highly!

Kevin Monahan

We have been active with AK for 18 months. What a wonderful team dedicated to creating community. We have made wonderful friends and developed strong connections. From camps to parents nights out and even regular classes, you can’t go wrong. The strong communication and teamwork are top notch.

Erik

We have been more pleased with our experience with AK. The instruction my son receives in class is always positive and focused on more than just karate, as it also includes direction on personal growth and citizenship. Beyond that we’ve been thrilled with the quality of the summer camps, plus the Parent’s Night Out events have been a terrific opportunity for my wife and I to get a random date night in and out benefits a local school at the same time!

Dante Hernandez

Our seven year old twins have been attending AK Martial Arts since 2016. I was looking for a solution that would help our children learn to focus, pay attention and develop self confidence. Before choosing AK, we went to several different studios in our area, and it wasn’t long before I realized that they were more interested in our money than anything else. Two-year/three-year commitments, horrible reviews from parents unable to break out of their contracts, etc. Add to that, I witnessed instructors that were acting like drill-sergeants at boot camp towards my five-year olds! I was brought up in a competitive sports environment as a child. I was under a strict regimen and coaching starting at eight and by the time I entered my teens, I was fed up and no longer wanted any part in it. The passion was driven out of me. It’s a lesson that I’ve carried with me all my life, and a mistake I’d never make with my own kids.

Well, AK Martial arts isn’t like that. They are month to month. That was a big plus for us since we weren’t sure at the time if we are going to need to relocate the following year. What I didn’t realize at the time was what a fantastic philosophy AK uses towards its students. The first thing that we noticed with our kids was a literal transformation of behavior- suddenly, our unruly, screaming kids were much more well behaved at home. My kids actually respond to me with a “Yes Sir!” now more often then not- can you believe that?

I really feel the staff at AK Martial arts are terrific people that truly care about their students. Plus they offer more than just teaching your kids “karate”. There’s all sorts of different “camps” offered, parent nights out, safety training, seasonal events, an agility class and more. And probably the most important statement I can make in favor of AK Martial arts and why you would want to enroll your children: my kids never want to miss a single day. They are basically there six days a week, usually two classes per day. Not because they are forced to go, because they absolutely love being there.

Update July 13, 2019: We are spending the morning here at Alga Norte Park with all the AK families having a terrific time. The instructors create such a great environment for the kids and they love coming to class day after day. No burnout! Great experience for entire family!

Toni Dandrea

Great martial arts school in San Diego county! I have been attending for over ten years, and enjoy the community and training at Ak martial arts.

22Z Hayles

i’ve been going for 5 years and i absolutely love it here! The lessons i learn here are very handy to my everyday life!

Jean-Marc Jamois

This is an amazing place to learn Karate at! The instructors are very kind and help you when you need it. They also are very kind to all the student. AK Martial Arts and Fitness teaches more than just karate. I’ve learned how to be a better person. Additionally, they offer amazing camps for kids. I’ve personally attended a few and they were amazing! AK has inspired me to keep going in Karate, and I still am as a red belt. Tang Soo!

Tracie Rosales

We became part of the AK Martial Arts Community 3 months ago and we could not be happier. The instructors, the staff and owners are amazing. The after school program is top notch, not to mention the classes, parent night out, camps and events. We are treated like family and you will be too.

Shawnta J

We love AKMA! The staff is friendly and welcoming EVERY TIME we arrive , the instruction is consistently superb, and the facilities are comfy and flexible. Hands down a great martial arts studio!

Christine Doring

Our family loves AK Martial Arts! They teach traditional Tang Soo Do, including terminology and theory. The Instructors at AK make every class soo enjoyable. There’s a good mixture of skill training and fun. My girls are always very excited to go to the Dojang.

Laurie M

My boys love AKMA! They offer a variety of classes for all ages and have several class times to choose from for busy families. In addition to martial arts, my boys enjoy taking agility classes as well as the camps they have. Teachers are friendly and they have taught my kids so much about respect, self-defense, and confidence. I highly recommend this martial arts studio!

Amy Fingerhut

My boys have been going to AK for 10 months and love it! The instructors are professional, caring, and great role models. Classes are the right mix of skill and bit of fun to keep the kids entertained. Highly recommend!

Trent McDowell

My 4.5 year old has been coming here for almost 2 years now. It’s both fun and challenging, but most importantly it teaches the kids a growth mindset. As they practice, their sKill level improves along with confidence. I recommend for both boys and girls of all ages.

Kristin Bradford

My boys have been attending AK Martial Arts for over 3 years. They’ve aged up through several of the programs and are enjoying the challenge of the Dragon program, but also are having a fun time! The instructors lead with respect and discipline and we appreciate the emphasis on kindness, responsibility and learning important school aged skills such as real life anti-bullying tactics. As they dive into the dragon program, I appreciate the focus on “ho sin sol” which is self defense moves. Hopefully they never need to use these skills, but it is comforting knowing that they are learning how to use their bodies to protect themselves. Finally, we enjoy the various camps offered and agility classes!

Ram V

Our kids go here for Karate and after hours care. They have been going to karate classes for almost 2 years now and enjoy the weekly classes. I have never heard them complain about getting ready for Karate.

Their after school care is amazing and a great value for money. They offer pickup and ensure kids are engaged in some form of physical activity every day. We get a notification every time our child is picked up. They also reach out to us if the kid is feeling sick or wants to skip some activities. The professional manner of operation is noteworthy.

Candice Lai

AK is always so wonderful and the kids have fun every time they go! The owners and staff are welcoming and fun. They provide a great learning environment and strive on positive outcomes.

Shauna Moriarty

AK Martial Arts’ After School Program, camps and martial arts instruction/classes are truly incredible. My son has been a member for six years. His self-confidence and leadership skills have grown as a result of the instructors’ investment in his practice and participation in the camps and other programs. The camps are always changing and are imaginative and creative! The martial arts instructors and staff genuinely care about the students’ development as skilled martial artists and also as leaders and role models. The After School Program features agility classes, opportunities for friendships, a place to unwind, and interactive games and activities. I am grateful for this wonderful and warm community!

Keith Marron

The AK Martial Arts & Fitness afterschool program has been the perfect fit for our child. Don’t let the name of the facility mislead you, this is not just a martial arts afterschool class and it is definitely not a cookie cutter program or glorified babysitter. This is a personalized program to what our child needs and wants – homework, computer time, crafts, agility classes and martial arts. Furthermore, the program director and staff are in touch with us constantly with updates letting us know our child is safe, happy and productive while in their care. It is hard to leave your child in the care of others when you can’t be there, but knowing how happy our child is at AK Martial Arts has been a tremendous relief and comfort. I can’t recommend their afterschool program enough.

Tracie Alexander Arlington

BEST training and kid-friendly school in the North County.

Michelle Gilvey

Superb 🙂

Steve Norton

Excellent!

Sarah Johanna

the best!!

Judith Estes

Love AK Martial Arts, because they are always looking for new ways to help kids grow in all areas. Their concentration on the fact that effort is important when you want to be good at Martial arts carries over to other parts of their lives. Go AK Martial Arts.

Dina Pardon Fickinger

We have been looking for a Martial Arts place for our 4 year old son and never had the “connection ” that we were looking for. Within the first 5 minutes of his initial evaluation with instructor Mr. Solano we knew we found it!This place is beyond our expectations! His Tiny Tiger class had approx 10 kids and you could tell by looking at all of them how much they loved being there! All the teachers are amazing and you can tell how much they enjoy what they do! Looking forward to many years here!

Santhi Castle

This is a wonderful school for the entire family!! Highly recommended! All the instructors are very knowledgable and very experienced in what they teach!!

Thank you!!

Gilbert Trejo

Our 3.5 year old twins enjoy their training, getting to build upon their coordination, strength, and discipline. Instructors are very good with young children and extremely patient with them…and their parents!

Michelle Crenshaw

AK Martial Arts is a Best In Class organization. Each and every one of the instructors are beyond words amazing. They truly care about each and every family that trains there. So happy we found this studio!

Katie Burrus

We joined as a family and we are loving it!!! My sons take class together and are learning so many important skills.

Marious Roco Nasirpour

It is the bomb
We love this place and my boys been going for 5 years non stop

Rick Imber

Solid program that is challenging and fun. My entire family has been going here for over 5 years!

Brenda Klemme

Family atmosphere. My son loves being a part of AK martial arts!

Carolynn Morearty Christenson

I cannot recommend AK Martial Arts & Fitness highly enough! My daughters and I have been training here for over a year and are so thankful. The staff and instructors are fantastic. To me, the atmosphere feels like family – in a good way.
🙂 I love that they instill discipline and respect while still making it fun for the kids. And for the adults – oh my! I did not anticipate what an amazing physical AND mental workout this is.

Lana Ghosh

The best martial arts school I have ever come across. It not only teaches martial arts with perfection but enriches the mind and soul too with discipline, structure, confidence and values! One of the best decision I ever took to put my daughter in this school 6 years back and there has been not any occasion to regret that decision.

Joel Barrie

AK Martial Arts and Fitness is a gem in Carlsbad. No where else do they care about the well being of each and every member. My son has been learning Martial Arts and self discipline for more than 2 years. He loves the instructors and has a goal to become a black belt. I love the confidence and the initiative from a 6 1/2 year old. Keep up the great work AK you are a pillar of North County community!

Suzyq Van Le

My boys attended two summer camp sessions and they said that they want to go back next year! They highly recommend it so thanks AKMA.

Andrea Christ Beaver

AK Martial Arts is awesome! My son has been taking classes here for 1 1/2 years and just loves it! The staff and instructors are amazing and offer just the right balance of discipline and fun! It is obvious they truly care about their students. The camps are also fantastic here! Highly recommend AKMA!

Christina Malewicz

We have had a very positive experience as regular students. AK is very well run and an all around supportive environment for my kids. We just finished several summer camps and I highly recommend them. My daughter especially loved the tournament training camp. I liked the Tracy Arlington of Play it Safe day of camp and I think her self defense work for kids is essential. AK Martial Arts also hosts Parents Night Out events and donates the profits to local schools including ours. The community outreach exemplifies the qualities they foster in students.

Amy Fischl Arthur

My son loves your camps. The staff is friendly and well organized, and they work hard to make sure your child has fun but is safe.

Jenny Gallion Femrite

My son has been taking karate classes here for several years and it has been a wonderful experience for him. The staff is very engaging and fun but enforces manners and discipline. We highly recommend the camps and parent nights out too.

Karen McKinley Stoney

My kids have done and enjoyed everything here, from camps to parent night outs to classes. My son has attended classes for over 4 years and I have found it to be extremely well-run by caring, well-qualified instructors. My son loves it here!

Kim Achman

We have been coming to AK Martial Arts for over a year and we absolutely love it. The staff is amazing and I love the focus on how important good behavior is. I appreciate the work they do not only on karate form/technique but motor skills and respect. The best!

Kathleen Kreyling

This place is awesome. Great camps and parent nights out!!!

Jenell Overton Strickland

My 6 year old daughter LOVES this place! We’ve been taking classes for almost a year and plan to continue! Highly recommend!!

Shelby Wilkerson

We love AK karate! They are so great with the kids, and my son has learned a lot of sweet moves since we joined over a year ago. We also appreciate how it has helped to instill discipline and self-control 🙂

Alexandra Stoddard Williamson

BEST MARTIAL ARTS DO JANG EVER!!! Tell your friends. Tell your neighbors. Tell your family!!! I am always too lazy to write reviews and it takes a lot for me to get online to say what I think. This one is easy – you are like family here. It is for all ages – littlest tykes to adults wanting to get in shape or learn something new. The classes are fun and engaging. The camps are a life saver and the monthly Parent night out not only benefit schools, but the kids beg to go giving a well deserved parental break :). Love this place…third year now and going strong!!

Suzanne Ervin Hayles

Our kids have been going there for over 2 years and love it. They have gained strength and confidence to use in life along with having fun and making friendships

Bill Peshek

The instructors are top notch as they are always willing to help. They really treat you like family.

David Diaz

Amazing summer camps with very loving and organized staff!

Katelyn Cutola Bridges

Outstanding summer camps in an excellent environment for kids of all ages. Very enthusiastic staff with a lot of experience working with children.

Garrett Basinger

I have trained here for nearly 9 years, and it is easily the strongest and best influence I have had in my life. It has pushed me to become both a healthier and more respectful person, and taught me how to face life more effectively than I ever could have without it. To me, Ak Martial Arts is almost less of a business, and more of a family in my life.

Shannon Devers

We’ve had our son Evan in karate at AK Martial Arts for over a year. Given our experience with the instructors we decided to sign him up full time for their summer camp program. He loves it! In fact, we ended up putting him in the extended camp even though we don’t need it because he got so upset when we would pick him up at 3pm. Highly recommend their program.

Mia Sandvoll

We’ve attended 7 CAMPS so far in 2017 at AK Martial Arts and Fitness for our 5 year old girl and 7 year old boy (during the winter, spring and summer). These camps are AWESOME. I love that the kids get a great mixture of physical activity, fun crafts, building projects or science. Their games are well thought out to engage sportsmanship, teamwork, fitness, agility, and creativity. I love seeing all the photos each week of the fun they have had. My kids LOVE it! They come home tired, happy and with new friends. I’m so glad I found these camps! Each week has different awesome themes (like Ninja Battle, Legos, Art and Science, Laser Tag etc) and also includes a fun park or pool day. I’m a working mom so the extended care hours are great when you need it. The staff are so friendly, communicative and organized; which I love. It’s made the summer camp experience easy for me and I’m happy knowing they are safe and active.

Frances Skip Catching

Love the KickFit classes, great variety and awesome workouts. Jenny is amazing at offering options, she’s full of energy and lots of fun

Michele Reed

Our son, Jacob, has been a part of the AK Martial Arts & Fitness family since he was seven. We just celebrated his 16th birthday, so that is over half of his lifetime with AK, and we couldn’t be happier! He has learned not only the art of Tang Soo Do, but is a confident and happy person. He enjoys helping out with various camps and activities. He is learning to become a leader in the community. AK is truly a second home for us! I wholeheartedly recommend AK for your child!!

Christine Morton Doring

My two little girls and I all love practicing here! Everyone is friendly and helpful. ???

Ericka Nicole Liwanag

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AK Martial Arts has great classes, amazing camps, and all around and outstanding staff. I would highly recommend attending this school.

Marah Estrada

My 4 year old son has learned so much discipline in such a short amount of time in his little tigers class. We LOVE his weekly class and have been so impressed with the instructors, Ms Jenny & Ms Elaine and how his lessons have translated at home as well!

Lynnie Diede

My son had an AMAZING time at AK Martial Arts! The staff is fantastic, fun and organized and made our experience smooth and easy. The class was so creative and engaging and my little guy did not stop smiling the entire time. We will for sure be back!

MaryEllen Cowell

What a great place! I love the environment and atmosphere they have created in their studio. There is a clean, healthy atmosphere. It’s obvious that they are teaching the students to be respectful, disciplined and the best versions of themselves! I love watching my boys with the instructors!

Sharmin Jesuthasan

My kids do karate here and I do the kick fit class with Jennifer Peck Barrie. We absolutely love the atmosphere they have created in their studio – extremely clean, and healthy and fun! These classes are by far one of the best we have checked out around North County and we have checked out a lot!

Jennifer Simantel

Jenny’s Kickfit classes are amazing! Jenny brings energy & motivation to her classes by meeting all her students fitness levels. She combines cardio & strength training with respect to positive health nutrition & life style choices.Whether you are just getting back into fitness, recovering from an injury, or just need to mix up your workout regime, Kickfit has something to offer you!

Gabrielle Sullivan

We love AK Karate! I can see such a difference in my son in the last year in Karate class but also with his behavior in everyday life.

Simona Vieru

Thank you to everyone involved for the great experience, especially to Head Couch David Estes! Our son loves your classes! Such a big impact! Thank you, thank you!

Erika Farkas Schultz

Went for the first time today! Loved the fitness class and learned some very helpful self defense moves! Highly recommend it to all women and kids!

Valerie Lumpkin Lynch

My 8 y.o. Son said, “I love that place!”. I’ve always known he has felt connected there (he’s been involved in their activities for over a year), but this comment was just more validation. When a child says something like that with as much excitement and authenticity as he did…you know it is so much more than just the activity they offer. It is about the people, the community, the care of the instructors, and the ‘good vibes’ of a place. Thank you AK for being a part of our extended family and for providing a place that offers so much and a place we absolutely love to be!

Kelsey Swann

My son has been here for about eight months now; his focus, concentration and self esteem have all sky rocketed since joining here. They are very family oriented, wonderful with the kids, and run classes with a perfect balance of learning skills and coordination through fun play-based drills. Perfect introduction to martial arts, couldn’t recommend it highly enough!

Chuck Deezy

The instructors are incredible! They work with any skill level and are extremely friendly! Best martial arts classes in the area!

Floremy Dato-on San Mateo

My kids have been coming to AK Martial Arts for summer camp for many years and LOVE it here! The staff is great and each week is exciting!

Sally Safarik Connor

We love AK Martial Arts. They are fabulous!

Jennifer Curry Guth

AK is so organized and keeps my 6 year old boy entertained and fit and tires him out! I highly recommend AK for classes and for summer camp!

Lidia Mayle Sandson

We are so happy to be part of the AK Martial arts community.for almost 14 months. We love the programs they offer from class and camps. My son wants to go almost every day!

Erik DeKold

We have been more pleased with our experience with AK. The instruction my son receives in class is always positive and focused on more than just karate, as it also includes direction on personal growth and citizenship. Beyond that we’ve been thrilled with the quality of the summer camps, plus the Parent’s Night Out events have been a terrific opportunity for my wife and I to get a random date night in and it benefits a local school at the same time!

Kristin Bradford

My boys have been attending AK Martial Arts for over 3 years. They’ve aged up through several of the programs and are enjoying the challenge of the Dragon program, but also are having a fun time! The instructors lead with respect and discipline and we appreciate the emphasis on kindness, responsibility and learning important school aged skills such as real life anti-bullying tactics. As they dive into the dragon program, I appreciate the focus on “ho sin sol” which is self defense moves. Hopefully they never need to use these skills, but it is comforting knowing that they are learning how to use their bodies to protect themselves. Finally, we enjoy the various camps offered and agility classes!

Victor M., 1st Degree Black Belt Student

Starting Age: 4

Current Age: 14

Quote from 1st Dan to 2nd Dan Paper –

Martial Arts has been an overwhelmingly big part of my life; I have been doing it for almost as long as I can remember.  When I was four years old I was signed up for karate by my parents, and it has just been a part of my life since then.  Martial Arts has taught me so much – how to be respectful, how to be controlled, and how to be confident.  If it wasn’t for Karate, I would most likely be a much different person than I am today.

Grace R., Carlsbad, CA, Parent

The discipline of martial arts has truly impacted my son in a powerful way!  Working with instructors that are both compassionate and regimented has helped him strike a balance both physically and socially.  There are so many frustrations that adolescents confront today. Tang Soo Do (at AK Martial Arts & Fitness) has been a means of finding a peace and strength that has really made a positive difference in Jake’s life!  As a mother, I would strongly recommend it for our sons and daughters!

Ryan M., Oceanside, CA, Student

Having a strong background in martial arts, I had certain expectations and reservations when starting a new style, let alone a new school.  Coming back to martial arts after a four year break wasn’t easy, but has been a very positive experience.  Over the past year I have seen this Center grow and watched how the owners/instructors at AK Martial Arts & Fitness treat their members.  I have been very impressed with the way this Center has been operated from day one and highly recommend to anyone that is interested in martial arts to visit the facility, meet the owners and watch a class.

Teddy L., San Marcos CA, Parent

AK Martial Arts has been a great experience for our grandson. Instructors stress the importance of self control and listening, while at the same time work on motor skills. They are patient and understand the needs of each individual child. We highly recommend them!

Joe H., Vista, CA Parent and Student

AK Martial Arts and Fitness cares about their members.  Working out with the head instructors is such a positive experience, an experience that has forever changed the lives of myself and my son.  We look forward to spending time at the Center with our instructors and friends.

Gerry & Donna G. San Marcos, CA

Sa Bom Nim Gilvey and Sa Bom Nim Estes do not simply teach the requirements of Tang Soo Do, they live them.  These instructors show, by example, how to live these time honored principles every day — providing excellent role models for kids and adults alike….I’ve read other great testimonials for AK Martial Arts & Fitness and concur.  Without a doubt, this is the best Do Jang in the country.

Denise V., Carlsbad, CA, PTO

AK Martial Arts and Fitness not only cares about their members; they are committed to being strong supporters of the community.  The contributions we have received from them for fundraising and our school newsletter make a great impact on helping us provide school programs for our students.  Thank you so much, AK Martial Arts and Fitness.

Lori S., San Marcos, CA, Parent and Student

When I am asked “why do you take Tang Soo Do?” my quick answer is always that it compliments my running and is a great workout. I leave my session sweaty, sore and excited to go back for more. Another explanation would be that A.K. Martial Arts & Fitness is a complete package. They have great community involvement and fun family events. On a personal level, when I leave the Center my brain has been challenged learning new Korean words. My body has been challenged by trying to perform better. My spirit has been lifted by the genuine care, compassion and respect from the instructors. I am grateful to have A.K. Martial Arts & Fitness as a part of my journey.

A. R. Carlsbad, CA, Student

THIS IS SUCH AN AMAZING PLACE.The facility is extremely large and clean. The families that go here are wonderful and they are so positive and encouraging. I really have so much fun being here and socializing with everybody. The instructors are incredibly kind and patient people. They go the extra miles to make sure that all the students and the families are comfortable. The truly dedicate their whole life to this and it such a wonderful thing to see how generous and giving they are. They really take the time to listen to their students and make sure the completely understand what is going on. The most incredible thing about this place is that they don’t just offer martial arts, but sports agility training as well. This is the place to be because it teaches self-discipline and self-control as well as respect. It’s very hard now these days to find people who truly respect one another and this place is just awesome. I would recommend this place to anybody of all ages because it is just a fun atmosphere and you really learn a lot of things that you can take with you and apply it to everyday living.

Jill B., Vista CA, Parent

This is a great, positive place for kids to be each week. My boys leave feeling regenerated every time. They have formed friendships and have developed skills in physical coordination, mental focus, memory, and respect for others and the Gym. I definitely recommend meeting the staff and trying out the karate program.

Tony B., San Marcos, CA, Parent

UNBELIEVABLE…BRILLIANT! This is without a doubt the best Martial Arts Gym in the country. Their RealFit4Life location is big, roomy, clean and inviting. The second you walk in, you’ll feel like family. They teach more than martial arts and fitness, they encourage self confidence and disciplines. Whether your 4, 14, 40 or older, male or female, this is definitely the place to check out. My son started there when he was 3 years old and now he’s 8 and has achieved his Green Belt. He has learned self control, self respect, respect for others and so much more. Every instructor is wonderful..they’re a team, and every member is part of that team too. I can’t say enough. AK Martial Arts & Fitness is the number one choice.

Kurt W., Carlsbad, CA, Parent and Student

If you are looking for a different kind of workout, self-defense skills, a positive environment for your children to learn about self-discipline and self-control while picking up valuable lessons regarding physical fitness –  then i highly recommend trying out AK Martial Arts and Fitness….Now we all have an activity we can talk about together, something we can do together and something healthy to do at least a couple of times per week.  I’m stronger, have better posture and am generally more relaxed.

Kathy P., Carlsbad, Ca, Parent and Student

A.K. Martial Arts & Fitness has ignited a love of martial arts in me. It has increased my awareness, confidence, and strength… I am getting back into shape and have more energy… They have highly skilled instructors who motivate me to do my best…focused and fantastic!  I love working out in the clean, cutting-edge environment…..multiple class times help me fit my workouts into my busy work schedule.

Lesley S., Carlsbad CA, Parent

What a refreshing surprise it was to discover AK Martial Arts and Fitness.  Your do jang really does adhere to a higher standard than most; teaching with integrity and exposing us to the great art of Tang Soo Do.  One of the reasons we chose your do jang, in the first place, was because of your unique method of testing and sparring.  Your testing protocol sets itself apart from that of other martial arts do jangs.  At AK Martial Arts and Fitness, testing is performed only upon honest evaluation of abilities and performance.  It is truly skill-based and not about anything else (such as money or promotion just for the sake of belt collecting).  Your do jang is genuine and true to your art.  Additionally, sparring is performed in such a way that is mindful of personal ability and respectful of safety.  You eliminate the element of injury, and yet manage to maximize the development of the skill.  After being a part of your incredible do jang for nearly five years now, we just want to say Thank You and please keep doing exactly what you’re doing.  AK Martial Arts and Fitness…you’re the best!

Christy I., Carlsbad CA, Parent and Student Testimonial

My family loves AK Martial Arts and Fitness!  I have a 3 year old daughter and a 5 year old son that take karate classes and they love it! The instructors are great with the kids and I love how much my kids adore and respect the instructors. I also take karate classes at AK and love the exercise I get along with learning self defense and many other skills. I think it is wonderful how much they are involved in the community and how much support they give to the local schools.

GM (7 years training – 2nd Dan)

I train because karate helps give me confidence in talking to people, speaking up for myself, and in the fact that I can defend myself if necessary.  I’ve never been the “outgoing” kind of person, but karate has definitely given me a bigger voice than I used to have when I started.