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Do YOU need some Fun and Excitement in Your Life?

Do YOU want to get in the Best Shape of your Life?

Do YOU want to meet new Friends?

martial arts for all ages

A Program That Will Give YOU A Happy, Healthy, Goal Focused, Well Adjusted Success Oriented Family! Hundreds of Local Parents Credit Our Program With Developing All This, and Much More!

Go to martial arts classes in Ocoee, Florida, Conyers, Georgia, Etowah, North Carolina and San Saba, Texas! You will have Fun, Get Fit and Make new Friends!

If you are an adult looking for the perfect combination of Fun, Fitness and Socializing then come to the American Dragon Martial Arts Academies in Ocoee, Florida, Conyers, Georgia, Etowah, North Carolina and San Saba, Texas.

At the American Dragon Martial Arts Academies schools adult professionals from all walks of life come to learn martial arts self-defense, hone their skills for street safety, meet new people and get in the best shape of their lives.

We have programs for everyone: from the absolute beginner to advanced level competitor. Students are placed in the right class for their skill level and all skill levels are welcome, says Dr. Richard Hackworth, owner of the martial arts school in Ocoee, Florida. “If you don’t know your left foot from your right foot, don’t worry. You can still learn our Hapkido Self-Defense martial arts program for adults,” Dr. Hackworth says. American Dragon Martial Arts Academies offer Hapkido the Korean Self-Defense art, YudoKorean Judo, YuSool – Korean Jujitsu & MMA and a myriad of specialty programs for all ages.

The Martial Arts Craze: The popularity of martial arts has been on the upswing for some time now. People are finding the benefits of traditional martial arts are more than just having a great time. From the UFC to Reality TV, everyone is talking about Martial Arts. As Mrs. Li, Dr. Hackworth’s wife and business partner says, part of the attraction to our programs is that it’s a great way to stay fit. The conditioning training that we do in class will improve your fitness and flexibility while increasing strength and muscle tone. Dr. Hackworth also points out that when you are doing martial arts you don’t even feel like you are working out. The time just flies by.

The atmosphere, the fun, the people: It’s the perfect fitness routine. Researchers have found that martial art training strengthens your lungs and heart, increases flexibility, strengthens the muscles and decreases bone density loss. And physical fitness is not the only way to stay fit with martial arts. Research shows that learning Taekwondo and Hapkido can help with mental fitness too by reducing daily stress. Hapkido Jujitsu increases confidence, self-esteem and spatial awareness, improves your social outlook and the functionality of the mind and nervous system.

Meeting People: Dr. Hackworth says he had a student who was very depressed. She came to class at the advice of her therapist. She stuck with it and eventually found her depression symptoms decreasing. She said getting out and meeting new people at martial arts class was what helped her. The Hackworths, who live in Orlando, are the picture perfect example of how martial arts can bring people together. “Martial arts may teach you a few moves, but it could also change your life. It sure changed mine,” he says with a smile at his wife, who he met through martial arts.

Open to All:  Dr. Hackworth first started his career as a licensed martial arts master in 1991 after graduating from the Masters Certification Course at the World Headquarters in Korea. He is often surprised that people are afraid to try martial arts because they believe that it is too hard.  “I want everyone to know that it’s not hard to learn martial arts. It is actually very safe and fun. I promise we can teach anyone who comes with an open mind and positive attitude.” Kids like to come to Taekwondo class too. Starting as young as four-years-old, kids can learn Taekwondo for fun or competition. Dr. Hackworth says some of the classes include Taekwondo, which the kids really enjoy. Intermediate students get more advanced training classes to perfect their skills. Once you get into the advanced level you can then join a Demonstration and Competition Teams and represent the school in various events and competitions around the state. Three times the school has taken teams Korea to represent the USA at International Championships and brought home medals in over ten weight and age divisions.

Another great reason to visit the American Dragon Martial Arts Academies is their staff of friendly instructors. Because of their vast level of expertise you will get the help you need at the level you need it. “Our instructors are all very knowledgeable and friendly. I’ve had students say they came back because their instructor was so helpful,” Dr. Hackworth says.

With the UFC and the many martial arts movies released in recent years learning martial arts has become very popular now. People are really excited when they find that we are located conveniently in Ocoee, Florida, Conyers, Georgia and San Saba, Texas.  With great family friendly prices, a big, beautiful facility, accessible and knowledgeable instructors, we offer everything that you need to get started on your path to self-improvement through martial arts training. Don’t wait any longer, come to the American Dragon Martial Arts Academies to have fun, get fit and make new friends!

Myths About Martial Arts. There are plenty of myths about learning martial arts. We are here to bust some of those myths for you.

Myth: Only people who are in really great shape can learn martial arts. Not true. Martial arts class is safe and fun, easy to learn and a self paced program. Anyone of any age can safely participate.

Myth: Only young people are flexible enough to learn martial arts. We have students well into their 60′s who enjoy martial arts class and find it a great way to improve flexibility and increase fitness.

Myth: Learning martial arts is expensive. Not at the American Dragon Martial Arts Academies in Ocoee, Florida, Conyers, Georgia, Etowah, North Carolina and San Saba, Texas. Our programs start for as little as $12 per class.

Myth: It takes a long time to learn martial arts. Not true. We have two month long programs for adults that focus on pure self-defense and are taught in a Police Academy format.

Visit one of our conveniently located locations listed below.

209 Capitol Court. Ocoee, FL 34761 Ph: 321-443-8077

school map ocoee

Map to our martial arts school at 209 Capitol Court Ocoee, FL 34761

Conyers Georgia call Ph: 917-929-0078

125 Etowah Center Drive, Etowah, NC 28729 Ph: 828-388-0635

311 N. High St. San Saba, Texas Ph: 325-372-4800

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