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Old 09-17-2015, 03:09 PM
 
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What can a person find in the city as far as martial arts schools?

Are there many Kung Fu and Karate styles represented in the city? What about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction?

Also just a curiosity question. Does anyone know when the first martial arts school was started in Atlanta?
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:22 PM
 
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Also just a curiosity question. Does anyone know when the first martial arts school was started in Atlanta?
Probably Joe Corley in the 1960s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Corley
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:02 PM
 
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Yeah it was probably Joe Corley with the first school in ATL.
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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Mr . Corley is one outstanding man.
Hope you get to meet him and inquire about what he has to offer.
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Old 09-18-2015, 11:23 AM
 
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For kids classes most people in Buckhead/Sandy Springs use Atlanta Kick or Imperatori Karate. I have used both for my kids and have no complaints, but we haven't taken it to the next level, so to speak. I have heard that Traditional Karate Atlanta in Vinings is a very serious karate studio. Might want to take a look there. Atlanta Kick also has adult kickboxing and that new intense work-out program where you drag bags of sand around--forgot the name.
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:26 AM
 
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Atlanta has something for everyone. When I first moved to Atlanta, there was a large ninjutsu community here thanks to Bud Malmstrom. Unfortunately, Bud has retired from teaching, but many of his disciples are still actively teaching. There's also a good Krav Maga presence here. And of course, everything in between...

edit: been a while since I checked, but it looks like Bud is offering limited classes again! >

http://www.bujinkanatl.com/training.html

I highly recommend checking into his offerings!
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Old 09-19-2015, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Dunwoody,GA
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My kids have taken class through Karate Atlanta for six years. They teach Songahm Tae Kwon Do. They have about 12-14 locations throughout the Atlanta area.
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:42 PM
 
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There's also a good Krav Maga presence here.
That's a style I've been checking out on youtube lately. I like their knife defenses.
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Old 09-19-2015, 08:15 PM
 
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To those interested in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu this instructor,Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti,opened one of the first schools in the Atlanta area for this style.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wVJz5-KHHA
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Old 02-21-2017, 03:16 PM
 
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Thumbs up Union Team BJJ

Union Team BJJ is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school in Alpharetta, GA led by 8th degree BJJ Master Ricardo Murgel. All classes are taught by him. Here is the website: [url]http://www.unionteambjj.com[/url]
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