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168 S 450 East, American Fork, UT 84003
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American Fork Martial Arts

Become Stronger Outside & In With Our Fun, Supportive Classes. Choose the program that's right for you:

About Our School

The 5 Ways We Change Lives,
For Both Kids & Adults.

Hi and welcome!

Have you been wanting to take control of your life for a while now but have been unsure how to do that? Perhaps you're looking for a new outlet for your kids to work off some of that extra energy while learning and growing.

Our American Fork Martial Arts school can certainly help you with those things. 

At first glance, most people think Martial Arts is a way to get fit and learn self-defense...which is true...but...

Martial arts is so much more than just kicks and punches! Our students are amazed at how Martial Arts truly enriches their lives in ways most people are not prepared for. Really.

These life-changing benefits are more "subtle" than the physical benefits you see from our classes. While we can see lean muscle forming, and feel the effects of cardio training within the first week, the benefits below are felt on a deeply personal level and with some phenomenal side effects.

Read below to see how amazing your life is about to get from taking a chance on yourself and leaping feet first into the action-packed world of Martial Arts. We can't wait to see how your life changes from our classes too!

Get ready for...

#1 Soaring Self-Confidence

Something amazing happens when you start to move your body and bring physical fitness into your life...it creates a strong foundation. Your child will develop an “I can do this” attitude, determination, and a BIG BOOST in confidence! 

You’ll have a caring group of instructors and classmates right by your side ready to support you as you persevere through challenges and strive to reach your martial arts and fitness goals. 

As you progress through class, you will quickly realize how amazing and capable you really are. Knowing that makes you feel even more confident, less afraid of changes or trying new things and increases your ability to handle other life challenges that come your way.

Both kids and adults experience this and it’s one of the most rewarding things to see as an instructor. Kids – especially shy and quiet ones - blossom as leaders in the classroom, while adults tackle everyday tasks with more energy and an “I got this” attitude. 

#2 Full On Focus

Martial Arts is so much fun! You’ll learn all kinds of new skills and techniques like strategic punching and kicking, defensive moves, and cardio drills. When you learn a new skill, you have to really focus and listen carefully to what the instructor is saying, then perform what he taught you.

What’s cool is that this strong concentration naturally pours into other areas of your life as you develop laser like focus. It’s one of the most amazing side-effects of Martial Arts - many call it getting in the zone, unlocking your untapped potential, or peak performance.

Call it whatever you want, but one thing is spot-on - you’ll learn how to focus your mind and perform tasks you once thought were impossible.

#3 Physical Fitness

Each class is jam-packed with challenging, fun exercise. But because you're so focused on learning and doing the moves, and having a ton of fun, you hardly notice it. Before you know it, the class is over, and you not only learned powerful martial arts... 

... you just got a great workout, too. Being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and self-esteem, as well.

#4 Family and Friends

We are family and a tight-knit group here. Our members and instructors are all about helping you succeed and making lasting friendships.

The energy here is one that fosters friendship, support, and motivation. It's so awesome to see and feel this.

#5 Fun, Fun and More Fun

Working out and having fun… is that possible? You bet it is because our classes are a blast! Martial arts is a way of life for us and we want you to have a prosperous life too. We work hard, but we play hard too.

Did you know that the average adult laughs only about 20 times per day? That’s it. Our classes strive to improve not only your physical health and fitness, but also your mental well-being.

Laughing and smiling are part of every class here… along with high fives and fist bumps.

So what do you say? Ready to give us a shot?

Just scroll up to the top of this page and click on the program that looks good to you. You'll get the scoop on every class, and have the chance to grab our amazing web special.

Or don't hesitate to give us a call if you're more comfortable signing up over the phone:(801) 980-9942

Looking forward to meeting you in person!

Paul Tom

Paul Tom, Founder
Paul Tom's Academy Of Martial Arts
(801) 980-9942

Our American Fork Kids Karate classes are not only geared towards excellent self-defense techniques, striking, and kicking - children ages 3 and up are taught self-discipline, focus, and respect. Parents of the students love our classes too because they have seen their kids become better behaved everywhere they go and often perform better in school.

We love to keep the kids engaged and attentive with a little bit of play! It's fun for kids, parents, and the instructors. Classes are packed with fun activities and games as kids improve techniques and have a blast!

Our American Fork Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) classes teach you how to handle yourself. No matter what your size is….or the size of your opponent!

Wrestling techniques, body leverage, and joint locking will show you how to level the playing field. Heart pumping cardio & circuit drills ensure you have what it takes to outlast any attack, better any opponent, or simply get in the best shape of your life! Powerful grappling and submission techniques will tone your body while friendly instructors guide you to successes.

Maybe you've been in a dangerous situation, and didn't know how to respond. Maybe you just want the peace of mind that comes with knowing how to defend yourself.

- Whatever your reason is, self-defense is an important skill set to know. It makes you feel confident. It makes you feel safe. And it makes you feel empowered and strong. These American Fork classes will teach you everything you need to know, and more.

American Fork Mixed Martial Arts (MMA): Experience the most complete fighting system that will get you in the best shape fast. Our program picks the best tactics, strategies, and workouts of kickboxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to make you well-rounded in just about every kind of combat: hand to hand, grappling, and more. Our classes will make you shred calories fast as well, helping you become leaner and attain a great toned body.

You will master powerful kickboxing techniques and learn how to utilize knees and elbows from Muay Thai. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will teach you grappling and submission techniques plus you will build body strength fast and harness self-defense.