Train With America’s Leader in Martial Arts.

We offer martial arts classes for the entire family. All of our classes are lead by qualified, ATA certified instructors who have gone through a rigorous national leadership program to ensure you and/or your child will receive the highest level of instruction available. Call today to set up your first free introductory class and get started on your journey to Black Belt!

Request a tour

Karate for Kids ages 3-11

There are many reasons for kids to become involved in the Martial Arts. We have developed a program based on Traditional Taekwondo for kids called Karate for Kids. The Karate for Kids system is based on a lifetime of learning concept in addition to technical skills. The building blocks for our system are monthly themes such as: Read more..


  • Goals
  • Self-control
  • Courtesy
  • Integrity
  • Friendship
  • Confidence
  • Self awareness
  • Self-esteem
  • Perseverance
  • Self-improvement
  • Respect
  • Dedication

Teens and Adults ages 12+

Most adults can only do so many aerobic classes or run so many solo miles before they start dreaming of something more enjoyable and exciting to do to stay in shape. ATA Martial Arts is a great way to stay in shape that doesn’t become dull or routine, because as you get better and learn more there are always more challenges ahead to keep you inspired and coming back to the school. Read more..

Men and women often join for the ability to take care of oneself in any potentially dangerous or uncomfortable situation, even though most of our adults seldom, if ever, get into a fighting situation. They often find themselves, however, in an uncomfortable situation, such as walking to their car late at night, or escorting their spouse or friend in a less than secure neighborhood. It’s at times like this that martial arts training greatly enhances your self-confidence because of the ability to really take care of yourself, or someone you care for, when the time arises.

These fitness based martial arts for adults classes will help you reach your stated goals. Running and mountain biking are great activities but if that’s all you do for fitness you may end up limiting your flexibility. Because these activities are basically “linear” in nature they don’t challenge you to develop in all the areas of fitness. That is why most professional athletes cross train outside of their chosen sport. There is nothing like martial arts training to develop you to your maximum potential both physically and mentally.

We will train you to be a well rounded martial artist here at ATA Tewksbury. Incorporated into our adult program is Krav Maga, Jujitsu, Combat Stick Fighting, Gun, Knife and Stick defense as well as Joint Lock and Pressure Point Control Tactics.

Our students are trained to the best of their ability. Some students come to us in shape, while others have come to us 100 pounds overweight. Most come to us with limited flexibility. Adults start at any age, we have had some adults who started as late as age 65, and have still earned their black belts. As a student, you are looked upon as an individual, never compared to anyone else. Our instructors will be there every step of the way. All that is expected of you is a willingness to try.

Krav Maga Seminars and Courses and Group/Corporate team building events

Krav Maga is the official hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces. It's also the preferred system for U.S. Military and law enforcement personnel. Krav Maga is not a traditional martial art. No kata. No rituals.

Based on simple principles and instinctive movements, this reality-based system is designed to teach real self defense in the shortest possible time. Learn to defend against common chokes, grabs, and bear hugs, as well as weapons such as guns, knives, and sticks (gun, knife and stick defense covered at a later seminar). Just as important, we teach people to function during the stress and shock of a sudden, violent encounter. Tested on the battlefield and in the streets, Krav Maga's practical approach to self defense will make you safer and more secure.

We offer intense, reality based courses throughout the year for the totally inexperienced person to expert martial artist interested in a less traditional setting. We offer two 8 week seminars (spring and fall) as well as other smaller courses throughout the year.


Our Group/Corporate Krav Maga class or seminar is designed to promote team building, camaraderie, fitness and confidence in one’s own ability to protect themselves or a loved one. This is an overall experience any group will remember for years to come and they will retain the lessons about themselves and their colleagues while at work.

Take the next step in developing your team into stronger, more fit and confident team players. Individuals and teams will be pushed outside their levels of comfort to achieve success in both fitness and in self-defense.

Krav Maga is the perfect way to give your employees a unique character building experience. Below is a brief list of reasons why Krav Maga works and some of the things covered in our course:

  • The techniques address the immediate dangers on the street.
  • The techniques are based on movements that use your natural instincts.
  • The mission is to teach you to defend and counter attack simultaneously under all circumstances.
  • One defense technique works against multiple attacks, which stream-lines the information making it easier to access under pressure.
  • The techniques and strikes used can be learned by anyone at any age and when an individual is in a position of disadvantage.
  • While learning Krav Maga, various stresses prevalent on the street are being layered into the lesson plans.  This process fine-tunes your muscle memory and gives you the ability to access the information when under pressure.
  • The motivating drills and movements offer tremendous fitness benefits.
  • The training system builds a confident, clear mind-set so defending yourself if attacked is the only option.

Our team building events include full use of our Martial Art center located in Tewksbury Massachusetts and a trained staff to give your team the best experience possible. Your team will be involved in a program designed to teach them to have confidence in their physical ability in a fun and safe environment. They'll train together with partners and in groups to learn proper technique involved in defending themselves in the event of an attack. As they are pushed outside their comfort zones they are asked to encourage each other to overcome obstacles by utilizing the combined strength and power of the Team. Teams can be more effective than individuals in training or work environments and we stress the importance of trusting and supporting each other. Get your group to fully understand what it means to work as a TEAM and have a memorable experience to boot!