IMPERATORI MARTIAL ARTS JOINS FORCES WITH TEAM OCTOPUS
Dear Imperatori Families,
EXCITING NEWS!! I am thrilled to announce that we are moving! Our new and improved location is exactly 2.5 miles north of our current studio. After 32 years in our current space, the time for change has come. We will be sharing space with the finest kickboxing/sport Jiu Jitsu/Boxing studio in Atlanta – Team Octopus Sandy Springs.
Imperatori Martial Arts and Team Octopus will now be under one roof to bring you more of what you love with an expansive and updated space for the whole family! The complete Imperatori program including Karate and Gracie Jiu-jitsu will make the move. We have some very exciting plans that will allow our programs to flourish and grow!
We will share this 15,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility with Team Octopus. We are also building an enclosed 2000 square foot family area for classes that will be our exclusive Imperatori Martial Arts training mat, private lesson room, spectator viewing area and playroom.
We expect to begin classes in our new space on Monday, April 4. Until then, all classes and activities will remain as scheduled in our current studio location. I will be updating both the website as well as our FB page with more details soon!
As always, thank you for your continued support. We can’t wait to see you in our new studio!!
New address (effective 4/4/22):
Imperatori Martial Arts
6450 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Pursuant to the permission given by Governor Kemp on 5/12/2020, Imperatori Martial Arts will be open for all sessions of summer camps beginning on Tuesday, May 26th. Thank you – Joey Imperatori.
All group classes and camps at Imperatori Martial Arts are suspended effective Tuesday, 3/17/2020. We hope to resume classes and camps beginning Wednesday, April 1st. Obviously this may change – we will keep you posted.
Private lessons are still available during this 2 week period. The private lessons will be taught at a safe distance, with all contact being done on the heavy bags that will be disinfected before and after each lesson. These private lessons can be for individual students alone, or with their immediate family members. We hope that this will be an option for our families who want to get out of the house and exercise in a clean, safe environment.
To schedule a lesson, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and Joey will promptly send you daytime and evening availability.
I wish everyone the best during this difficult and uncertain time. Thank you for your support of our studio and staff!
Imperatori Martial Arts
2019 Dec-Jan Holiday Hours for GJJ
Saturday Dec 21-Open
Tuesday Dec 24-Closed
Thursday Dec 26-Open
Saturday Dec 28 Open
Tuesday Dec 31-Closed
Thursday Jan 2-Open
Saturday Jan 4-Open
Saturday Dec 21- 11:15-12:30 Class all belts & Open Mat
Mon-Wed Dec 23-25-Closed
Thursday Dec 26-No MMA at 6, 6:30 Class all belts & Open Mat
Friday Dec 27- Noon-1 pm Open
Saturday Dec 28- 11:15-12:30 Class all belts & Open Mat
Monday Dec 30- Open
Tues-Wed Dec 31/Jan 1-Closed
Thursday Jan 2-Open
Saturday Jan 4-Open
NOTE: for Adult/Teens, Class/Open Mat days you have your choice, attend a special class or do your own thing.
We will be open with all regular classes Monday (11/25).
We will have the following modified schedule for Tuesday (11/26):
All classes – Regular Schedule
Adults only – All Belt Levels 6:30
We will have the following modified schedule for Wednesday (11/27):
Mini Mites: 4:00
Mighty Mites: 4:30
White/Orange/ Gold Belt Juniors: 5:00
Green – Brown Belt Juniors: 5:45
Teen/Adult: No class
We will be closed Thursday and Friday (11/28 – 11/29).
We will have the following modified schedule for Saturday (11/30):
Super Mites (Technique) – 10:00
Mini and Mighty Mites – 10:30
White Belt Juniors – 11:00
Sparring Super Mites and Juniors – 11:45
Teen/Adults – 12:30
Adults only -All Belt Levels 11:30
Wishing all of our families a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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).
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.
GJJ – Christmas – NY Weeks (Kids and Adults):
Monday – Dec 19th CLOSED
Tues Dec 20 OPEN
Thurs Dec 22 OPEN Kids 4:45 Class is ALL Belt Levels
Saturday Dec 24th CLOSED
Monday Dec 26th CLOSED
Tues Dec 27 OPEN
Thurs Dec 29 OPEN Kids 4:45 Class is ALL Belt Levels
Sat Dec 31 NYE OPEN
Mon Jan 2nd OPEN
Plenty of opportunities to get some fun, calorie burning training in during the holidays!
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!