Columbia Athletic Club will be closed from Monday, April 30 until late fall 2018 for renovations. During that time, martial arts classes at Columbia Athletic Club will be moving to Columbia Gym (6151 Daylong Lane, Clarksville).

For information on class prices, a free trial class or our monthly deduction plans, please contact John Bannon at 410-531-8927 or email

Aikido is an ancient, yet modern Japanese Martial Art that involves some throws and joint locks. Aikido focuses not on punches or kicks, but on using opponents own energy against them. Positive aspects include self-defense, physical fitness and peace of mind. No experience necessary.

Judo was created in 1862 by Prof. Jigoro Kano, a Japanese educator, emphasizing throwing and grappling techniques as an effective means of self-defense and physical well-being. In this class, you’ll learn traditional Kodokan Judoin, a relaxed but physically vigorous environment of mutual respect and learning. You’ll gain confidence and improve your physical fitness level. Senior instructor Michael A. Munoz is a 3rd Degree Black Belt with the United States Judo Association. No experience necessary – ask about a free trial class!

Kendo is the modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting based on traditional Japanese swordsmanship. You’ll develop agility and quickness, improve your posture and poise, enhance your concentration and decision-making abilities while improving your self-confidence. No experience necessary!

Classes are taught by Sean Kim, 6th Dan/Renshi from Washington Kendo Club. Washington Kendo Club is affiliated and accredited with the International Kendo Federation (IKF), All United States Kendo Federation(AUSKF) and Southeast Kendo Federation (SEUSKF).

This program is part of the United World Martial Arts Association! Tae Kwon Do is a traditional Korean Martial Art known for its flying and spinning kicks. Tae Kwon Do provides a fun and progress-oriented experience that will instill a positive attitude, build confidence and self-esteem, develop character, promote the desire to learn, improve motivation and concentration and teach self-discipline and respect. Classes are taught in a safe and friendly environment. Classes are great for kids and adults.

We also offer a fun family class that parents and children can take together. Classes are ongoing-ask our about monthly deduction plans!

Classes offered are Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced and Family Class. Classes are ongoing.

This program for 2-3-year-olds focuses on balance, coordination, basic listening and motor skills through fun drills, games and activities.

This program for 4-6 year olds will help prepare children for life. They’ll learn discipline, cooperation and respect. Parents and siblings are invited to participate to provide their child with a comfortable family atmosphere.

Class Schedules-Effective April 30, 2018

All classes will be held at Columbia Gym until Columbia Athletic Club reopens in late fall 2018.

DayClass TimeClass Type
Monday5-5:30pmTiny Dragons
5:30-6pmLil’ Dragons
6-6:45pmKids Beginner/Intermediate Tae Kwon Do
6:45-7:15pmLil’ Dragons
7:15-8pmIntermediate/Advanced Tae Kwon Do
Wednesday5:30-6pmLil’ Dragons
6-6:45pmKids Beginner/Intermediate Tae Kwon Do
6:45-7:30pmAdvanced Tae Kwon Do
Thursday5:45-6:30pmBeginner/Intermediate Tae Kwon Do
6:30-7:15pmAdvanced Tae Kwon Do
7:15-8pmFamily Tae Kwon Do
Saturday9-10amTae Kwon Do-Specialty
10-10:30amLil’ Dragons