We offer Gracie Jiu-jitsu based Self Defense for women, by women. This class contains the most practical self defense moves for women, taken from Gracie Jiu Jitsu into a course for you.”
Based on Gracie Jiu-jitsu, our techniques emphasize leverage and body mechanics over size and strength. You will be empowered as your awareness and physical tools increase. In addition, you will lose weight and get into great shape.
On Labor Day Weekend 2018, the Schedule will be as follows:
Saturday Sept 1:
Karate – Open for all classes
GJJ – No Classes
Monday Sept 3rd:
The studio will be closed for all classes.
Tuesday, September 4th:
Imperatori Martial Arts will re-open for regular classes on.
Have a safe and fun Labor Day!
Learn MMA technicals in a fun, safe, high energy environment. Every Thursday 5:55-630 featuring drills covering: footwork, various types of striking (ie, elbows, Muay Thai leg kicks, etc.), defending against any kind of attack including take-downs. FREE to ALL Imperatori adult/teen students enrolled in either karate or jiu-jitsu. Boxing or MMA gloves required, shorts or gi pants good, mouthpieces strongly recommended. Want to learn?…just show up.
We are dropping the GJJ Wednesday noon class for the Summer effective immediately.
All, we will be closed Saturday through Monday for Memorial Day Weekend. We will re-open on Tuesday for our normal karate and GJJ schedules. Take a minute to think about all those who serve and have served in the military. We thank them!
We have decided to open for 3 classes this afternoon. 4:00 – 4:30 (3 year-olds), 4:30 – 5:00 (4, 5 and 6 year-olds – any belt color) and 5:00 – 5:45 (7-12 year olds – any belt color).
Imperatori Martial Arts will be closed today (Wednesday, January 17, 2018).
- All Private Lessons
- 10 a.m. Super Mites Class
- 10:30 a.m. Mighty Mites Class
- 11:00 a.m. White Belt Juniors Class
- 11:45 a.m. Super Mites Sparring Class
- 12:15 p.m. Juniors Sparring Class
- 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Adult GJJ Open Mat
Our Karate instructors live within walking distance of the studio, and will open on time this morning for all private lessons and classes.
Our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructors are still unable to drive due to poor road conditions, so their classes are not offered until further notice.
Imperatori Martial Arts Studio will be closed Thursday Nov. 23 – Sunday, November 26. All classes resume Monday, Nov. 27th. Have a great Holiday break!
The Studio will be closed on Tuesday, October 31st for Halloween. The Studio will reopen Wednesday, November 1st. Have a safe and fun Halloween! Joey & Steve
Wednesday Sept. 13 – The studio is open, all classes are a go, see you soon. Joey and Steve
With the Tropical Storm Irma bearing down on Atlanta Monday afternoon, the studio will be CLOSED for all day and evening classes. We are taking a wait and see for Tuesday classes, so check back here Tuesday for updates. Stay Safe!! Joey & Steve
Summer Schedule starting June 5th:
There will be no Monday 4:30 class for the 8-12 year olds
The Thursday 8-12 Yr Old 4:45 class will end at 5:30 instead of 5:15
No changes to any adult classes.
Gracie Jiu-jitsu Summer Camps
FINALLY!! We are now offering Gracie Jiu-jitsu at the Imperatori Summer Camps ages 5-12. These is the same incredibly fun, long standing camp, but with the addition of a dedicated instructor(s) on staff to teach two daily GJJ classes while the other kids take a karate class. We will cover the anti-bullying principles and techniques we are known for, complimented with a whole lot of fun. Here are the GJJ camp dates:
- Summer Session 2: June 5 – June 9
- Summer Session 5: June 26 – June 30
- Summer Session 6: July 10 – July 14
- Summer Session 7: July 17 – July 21
If you want to enroll in a jiu-jitsu camp but are already enrolled in a karate camp, no problem, just contact TL If you have not yet enrolled, see TL or go to Imperatori Summer Camps web page and enroll and then call TL and let her know you are attending the Jiu-jitsu camp. Please know, when you look at the web page, you will see “karate” only, but we will be offering both activities during the camps, just contact TL to let us know.
These three new Black Belts gave all they had to give and more on their recent test for Black Belt – Ashley Buero, Jacob Starks and Dov Wallack. I am very impressed and very proud of these students and instructors. Congratulations! Great day!!
Photos credit: Tami Chappell
All, due to the Winter Storm all classes are canceled Saturday, Jan 7th. All classes are ON Monday, Jan 9th unless notified otherwise. Stay safe and enjoy your day off!
All afternoon and evening classes are canceled on Friday, 1/6.
This also includes our ASP pickup as some schools have decided to close early.
We will let you know about Saturday classes this evening.
We are proud to offer Self Defense and Personal Safety Strategies…Saturday, August 6th, 2-3:30 pm…for more info, CLICK HERE
Imperatori Martial Arts will be closed the week of July 4th (July 4th – July 10th). We will reopen Monday, July 11th. We are open Saturday, July 2nd, so come in and get some last minute training in! Rest up and have a safe and fun holiday week!
Imperatori Martial Arts will be closed Saturday, 5/28 and Monday, 5/30 in observance of Memorial Day. All classes and camps will resume Tuesday, 5/31.
Hi all, Imperatori will be closed tomorrow, Saturday due to inclement weather. Rest up and see you next week.
AMA & Gracie Jiu-jitsu at Imperatori presents…
FREE Self Defense & Personal Safety Tools
… and perhaps the most important seminar of your life
Already Been? Updated Material, stay current!
• 1 in 6 people will be the victim of a violent attack in their lifetime
• 1 in 6 women will be the victim of a sexual attack in their lifetime
• 1 in 10 college students will be the victim of a violent attack during college
• 95% of all violent struggles end up with one or both people on the ground
• 355 mass shootings in a 314 day period of 2015
With bullying and violence dominating the headlines, this experience will be focused on practical, workable tools for you to make part of your day-to-day routine. Learn the basics for increasing the odds of surviving an active shooter situation. The bottom line is prevention and survival — by defending and escaping, fighting only as a last resort.
Though there are no guarantees, Peggy and Steve believe in making prevention a priority and part of day-to-day routines, so as to be better equipped when faced with threatening situations. They have been teaching self-defense seminars since the early 90’s to community organizations and businesses, including Atlanta Children’s Hospital Group, Camp Sunshine, Coca Cola, Alston & Bird, Cox Enterprises, Peak Campus Management, AT&T, etc.
In this seminar Steve, Peggy and their team will lay out proven preventive safety strategies and statistics along with a demonstration and hands-on practice of simple, effective defenses and escapes against the most common attacks. The techniques are based on Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a form of martial arts that uses leverage techniques to neutralize a bigger person – exactly the kind of tools a smaller person needs. BTW, this Jiu-Jitsu-inspired approach has been embraced by multiple government agencies including the U.S. Air Force (for women), the U.S. Army, the Marines and municipal police departments. Our goal though is to help you to recognize and steer clear of trouble before it starts.
Learn the basics of Empowerment and Survival including:
• The most likely attacks, defenses and escapes, including active shooters
• The most likely locations for attacks, based on current crime trends
• Personal preventative strategies and safety tips
• Leverage techniques to neutralize attackers of larger size, age difference or greater athletic ability
• Space is limited-Please reserve your spot now!
• Wear comfortable athletic clothes. No experience required
• Age minimum is 12 years old
Date: Saturday, January 9th
Time: 2 pm-3:30
Where: Imperatori Martial Arts
FEE: NONE!…Invite a friend, family, co-worker
Contact: For info or reservations, ask for TL at Imperatori Martial Arts at 404-252-8200 or email at email@example.com
Seminar provided by American Martial Arts LLC, your Self Defense Professionals since 1989
It’s that time of year, with fun, family and time off hopefully are part of your plans. We hope you will make training at Imperatori part of your schedule by closing out 2015 and starting off 2016 with the training you love. Here is our 2015 holiday schedule:
December 21 (Mon) – 23 (Wed) OPEN
December 24 (Thurs) – 26 (Sun) CLOSED
December 27 (Mon) – 29 (Wed) OPEN
December 30 (Thurs) – January 1 (Fri) CLOSED
January 2 (Sat) OPEN
On the days we are open, the normally scheduled karate and jiu-jitsu classes will be available.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Imperatori Martial Arts!
On Saturday, November 21st 2015, our own Mary Starks earned her Blue Belt, presented at Tiger Academy in Roswell. Pictured is part of the Team Tiger Sandy Springs (GJJ at Imperatori) contingent that attended to cheer Mary on. Thanks to Eddie Camden and his staff from Tiger who helped make this a great day!
Classes WILL be held as usual Monday & Tuesday Nov 23-24. The studio will be closed Wednesday through Sunday Nov 25-29. The Imperatori staff wishes you and your families a safe and fun holiday week!
Gracie Combat Fundamentals (Adults and Kids):
Headlock Counters from the Mount 16
Standing Headlock Defense 26
Clinching, Striking, Takedowns (Adult Master Cycle):
Defending against attacks from the front/rear including takedowns; drills
Gracie Ground and Master Cycle (Gi and No Gi):
Self Defense (Adult):