Aamerican Colleges of Jiu Jitsu & Karate

“Learn to walk without fear.”

The Aamerican Colleges of Jiu-Jistu and Karate is a self-defense academy dedicated to teaching children and adults street-effective martial arts. As such, we teach multiple different styles and disciplines to provide the most well-rounded foundation possible.

And perhaps best of all, they’re all included with the cost of your monthly payment.

Our primary discipline is a proprietary mixed art known as Aam-Ka Jiu-Jitsu, a style that incorporates Karate, Brazilian and Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Aikido, Ninjutsu, Kenpo, and other styles. Our kick, strike, throw, and submit way of teaching creates a very devastating form of self defense. Our motto is, "If it works, we use it."

Our secondary discipline focuses strictly on Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu. We are a proud affiliate of Vieira Martial Arts Academy in Sarasota, Florida, operated by professor Thadeu Vieira (4th Degree Black Belt).

We’re also home to Aikido of Richmond, a twice weekly class for adults (and teens of appropriate size and physical ability) taught by several Aikido black belts under the leadership of Shihan Tom O’Brien.


Our school is an excellent option for those looking to get in shape, have fun, and learn a highly effective form of self-defense. Our instructors have many years of experience training individuals to meet their unique, personal goals.

Students may begin attending classes as early as 5 years old (except for Aikido, as noted above). In addition to scheduled classes for adults and children, we offer an after-school martial arts program for school-aged children through 8th grade. We also offer karate summer camps. Our family-like atmosphere is a great alternative to traditional childcare, and we invite you to visit our After-School page for more information.