Top 10 Best Martial Arts Schools Awards

The Top 10 Best Martial Arts Schools Awards Presented by World Martial Arts Media was established to rate and rank the very best martial arts schools in the country. The Top 10 Martial Arts Schools in the country as ranked by our Voter’s Poll and the staff of World Martial Arts Magazine.

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If you have trained at one of these schools please feel free to leave your comments below. Thank you for visiting our site. We consider all of these schools the Top of this industry. Of the 15,00 plus full time professional schools in the USA here are our 10 Award Winners in random order.


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American Dragon Martial Arts Schools Winter Garden Florida

The American Dragon Martial Arts Academies in Winter Garden, Florida. Owned by 16 times World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee, Grand Master Richard Hackworth. Hackworth is the host of the “World Martial Arts TV and Radio Shows” and Head Coach of the World Champions “World Martial Arts Show Team”.

This school has also been rated as one of the Top Ten Martial Arts Schools in the World by the Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association in Seoul, South Korea. They also have locations in Clermont, Orlando, and Sunrise, Florida. Their international locations are in Cali, Colombia and Cheonan, South Korea.  Visit their website for complete details. You can see their website at: Ph: 321-443-8077. Don’t forget to LIKE them on facebook by clicking -> American Dragon Martial Arts Schools or follow them at .


Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academies worldwide

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy Headquartered in Southern California, the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy is a global organization.

It is comprised of a network of certified training centers with the mission to teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for street self defense in accordance with the exacting standards of Grand Master Helio Gracie.

This style of martial art and the Gracie family became famous because of their success in the early Ultimate Fighting Championships. Visit their website at


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US Martial Arts Schools Atlanta, Conyers, Georgia

US Martial Arts Academy Atlanta, Georgia. This Self Defense school just outside of Atlanta, Georgia in the Conyers area teaches the Korean martial arts of Taekwondo and Hapkido. It is owned by Grand Master Gregory Glover who is well known as the Head Coach of the US National Taekwondo Association Team. Grand Master Glover is frequently featured on the “World Martial Arts TV and Radio Shows” and has appeared as a cover story on “World Martial Arts Magazine”. You can reach his self defense school in the Atlanta area by calling Ph: 917-929-0078. This school offers a free self defense class to get you started. You can click to Like their Conyers martial arts school facebook page.


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Guru Richard Bustillo’s IMB Academy

The IMB Academy of Torrance, CA takes a non-traditional approach towards Martial Arts training, focusing more on the individual and less on the style in which they study, because no single martial art style is applicable to each and every person. Students, as individuals, are different in size, physical ability, interest level and goals. The “JKD” classes provide a controlled atmosphere that allows IMB students to safely experience multiple types of disciplines. This process enables them to absorb that which is most practical and functional. Owned by the legendary Richard Bustillo, a leading student of the late Bruce Lee. Visit their website at or call Phone: (310)787-8793.


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TangSooDo Korean Karate Schools Orlando, Florida

TangSooDo Korean Karate of Orlando, Florida. Owned by Grand Master Fred Parks, the International Representative to the Korea TangSooDo MooDukKwan Society. He is the co-host of the “World Martial Arts TV and Radio Shows” and writer for “Martial Force Magazine”.  In 2007, Grand Master Parks won “The Golden Mic Award” for excellence in Radio broadcasting for his work on the “World Martial Arts Radio Show”. He has won numerous awards for his Self Defense segments on the TV show. Being the father of two girls he has a personal interest in teaching self defense to children and women. You can reach the TangSooDo Korean Karate of Orlando Florida school by phone at: Ph: 352-638-8143.


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Hee Il Cho Taekwondo Center

Grandmaster Hee IL Cho’s Tae Kwon Do Center Koko Marina Shopping Center 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy. Ste. C-200 Honolulu, Hawaii 96825
(808) 396-8900. Grandmaster Cho’s Tae Kwon Do approaches instruction in a traditional and respectful manner. Emphasis is placed on a three-part foundation which consists of physical, spiritual and intellectual aspects. Our innovative training method provides an enjoyable and practical workout for all ages and genders! Visit his website at


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Aikido Hapkido Martial Arts Schools Hendersonville, NC

Aikido / Hapkido of Hendersonville. Owned by Master Darren Norris, the US Representative for the Korean Hapkido Federation. Master Norris is also a columnist for “World Martial Arts Magazine” and was featured in the movie documentary, “The Warrior’s Quest”. This school also won the “Traditional School of the Year” Award from the “World Martial Arts Magazine” Hall of Fame and performs annually at the Action Film Fest. Be sure to “Like” them on facebook and visit their school website. They are located in the community of Horseshoe, NC. Just 20 minutes from Ashville. Call them today at 828-388-0635 for more information. You can follow him on twitter at


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YuSool Korean Jujitsu & Hapkido Schools Sunrise, Florida

YuSool Korean Jujitsu and Hapkido Academy. This Sunrise, Florida based self defense school specializes in teaching Korean self defense martial arts. It is owned by “World Grand Masters Counsel” Member, Grand Master Gary Pointer. He is the US Representative for the Korea YuSool Association from Seoul, South Korea. Grand Master Pointer has nearly 40 years of martial arts training experience and 20 years as a certified self defense and martial arts teacher. Call 954-559-6497 to schedule a free trial lesson. Be sure to “Like” him on facebook at YuSool Korean Jujitsu.


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Master Kevin Huston of San Saba Texas

American Dragon Martial Arts Academies San Saba, Texas. Owned by three time World Wrestling and MMA Champion, Master Kevin Huston. This school in San Saba, Texas offers classes in Taekwondo, Hapkido, Wrestling and YuSool Korean Jujitsu. They also offer Women’s Self Defense Courses and Police Defensive Tactics Training. Master Huston is the Texas State Director for the Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association and host of the Annual Texas Taekwondo and Hapkido Instructors Courses. You can like him on Facebook at American Dragon Martial Arts School.


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Nisei Goju Ryu Karate Schools New York City

International Nisei Goju World Headquarters is located at 130 East 7th street (7th street corner Avenue A) 2 flights up New York City Phone: 212-674-6477 Owned and operated by the living legend Hanshi Wilfredo Roldan, the techniques taught at this school are right out of the classes of Gogen Yamaguchi and Gichin Funakoshi. It doesn’t get any more “Old School” than this. Hanshi Roldan says: “Each individual embraces the system of Karate in their own way. In Karate there are many different sides to the system. The most obvious and “Hollywood” form is of course self defence. This also encompasses physical fitness. However, there are many hidden attributes in Karate that are over looked. Our form of Karate – Goju Ryu, along with the many other types of Karate does not only train us in self defence but many other hidden advantages to the student of Goju.” Visit their website at


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Let us discuss the definition of martial arts. Martial arts are extensive systems of codified practices and traditions of combat, practiced for a variety of reasons, including self-defense, hand-to-hand combat for soldiers, physical health and fitness, as well as mental and spiritual development.

The term “martial arts” today has become heavily associated with the the fighting arts of eastern Asia, but the term’s origin is distinctly western. It is from the Latin that we actually derive the English term, “martial arts” – from “arts of Mars,” the Roman god of war. The term “martial art” was used in regard to the sophisticated combat systems of Europe as early as the 1550s, and an English fencing manual of 1639 used it in reference specifically to the science and art of swordplay. Some martial arts are considered “traditional” and tied to an ethnic, cultural or religious background, while others are modern systems developed either by a founder, or by an association.


5 Responses to Top 10 Best Martial Arts Schools Awards

  1. Craig Bacon says:

    Learning martial arts at the American Dragon Martial Arts Academies has given me the confidence to achieve in all areas of my life. The best part is that I get to train with my Dad. Hapkido class is a great way for families to bond. It is a lot of fun too.

  2. Russell Bilton says:

    My son Aaron loves learning Taekwondo at the US Martial Arts Academy in Conyers, Georgia. He says that the teachers are great and it gives him confidence. Most of all it is a lot of FUN!

  3. Tim Brown says:

    I wanted to make sure that my children went to a school with proper credentials. The American Dragon Martial Arts Academies is the only school I found in the area with instructors certified by the world headquarters in Korea. They are absolutely the best I have seen.

  4. Chris Ray says:

    I am so happy that Adam’s teacher recommended the American Dragon Martial Arts Academies. He has made so many new friends and the training is the best! His confidence and his grades have really improved. They really promote an educational atmosphere. Adam used to hate school but now he talks about what college he wants to go to. I can’t thank you them enough for the influence that they have had in changing my son’s attitude.

  5. Michael Gonzalez says:

    I have been at the American Dragon Martial Arts Academies for 4 years and getting my official Black Belt is an achievement that my whole family is proud of. If you want to learn real martial arts from great teachers I recommend this school personally. I think that we are all proud of our school making the top 10 list. Thank you.

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