Gulf Coast's Premier Self Defense School & Martial Art Center

5 Star Review

My first self defense class was awesome! Thank you to everyone at  American Martial Art Academy for putting this on and teaching invaluable  skills. I can’t wait for the next one! - R. Jeannine

About Us

Qualified Instructors

Our Instructors have spent years learning the most effective techniques and strategies for helping people learn self defense and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We have a dedicated self defense program for women and offer sport martial art classes for kids, adults, and families.

Modern Studio

Our  facility is climate-controlled, WIFI accessible, and brightly-lit with an eye-catching design.  We have first-rate hygienic standards, state of the art 1000 sq. ft. training mat to ensure student safety, and offer the highest level of professional martial art instruction and training on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Our Philosophy

We are dedicated to serving our members with excellence and integrity. Our mission is to Build Better Humans Before Great Champions by Improving One's Confidence, Courage, and Character without Failure or Compromise. 

Classes and Events

Tiny Tykes Martial Art Program - First Steps Ages 3-4+

Our First Steps class offers our youngest students the opportunity to start learning the basics and build a strong foundation in the martial arts. Classes focus on cooperative learning, teamwork, and skills in self defense while improving attention, confidence, and character.  Classes Tuesday and Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm

Kids Martial Art Program - Next Level Ages 5-9+

Our Next Level class takes students into more intermediate skills and techniques while ensuring fundamentals are not overlooked. Our students are encouraged to problem solve, builds stronger relationships with their teammates, and promotes goal building strategies. Classes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from  5pm to 6pm

Juniors Martial Art Program - Fusion Level Ages 10-15+

Fusion Level classes start to prepare students to enter into more advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense techniques while integrating the tenets of  Black Belt Excellence through our Character Life Skill Development Program: Modesty, Integrity, Honesty, Courage, Perseverance, and an  Indomitable Spirit. 


Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6pm to 7pm 

Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm to 6pm 

Masters Martial Art Program - Adults

Our Masters Program focus on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and offers integrated components of Judo and Self Defense for both men and women. Classes are great for stress relief, weight loss, and improved health.  Our classes consist of working professionals up to 70 years of age.  


Monday - Friday 12pm to 1pm

Monday and Wednesday 7pm to 8:30pm

Tuesday and Thursday 6pm to 7:30pm

Friday 7pm to 8pm

Competition Training Kids & Adults

Our Mission at American Martial Art Academy is to Build Better Humans Before Great Champions.  Within our program, we teach everyone the same Jiu-Jitsu whether you are a competitor or not.  If you are looking to challenge yourself in competition, our team of instructors and coaches will ensure that you are prepared and ready to win. Our Adult Competition Team primarily competes in IBJJF Tournaments and our Kids Competition Team competes in AGF, FUJI BJJ, and BAMA Grappling Tournaments throughout the year. 


American Martial Art Academy is hosting Women's Self Defense Clinics at our Headquarter location in D'Iberville. Classes will focus on the most common attacks and give participants the opportunity to practice and learn techniques to increase one's retention, recall, and responsiveness. Our goal is to help you become victorious and not the victim! We want to clarify that this is a community event and there is  NO COST to attend. Continue to share and spread the news about this workshop.

Contact Us To Learn Self Defense & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Get in Touch!

American Martial Art Academy

10418A Seymour Ave, D'Iberville, MS 39540

(228) 238-7444


Monday: 12pm-1pm & 5pm-8:30pm

Tuesday: 12pm-1pm & 4:00pm-7:30pm

Wednesday: 12pm-1pm & 5pm-8:30pm

Thursday: 12pm-1pm & 4:00pm-7:30pm

Friday: 12pm-1pm & 5pm-8pm

Saturday: By Appointment Only

Sunday: Closed