3940 Cherokee St NW Suite 502, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Questions? Call Us: (770) 427-8400

Who We Are

About Karate Atlanta Kennesaw in Kennesaw, GA

Gregory Arcemont

Chief Instructor at Karate Atlanta Kennesaw in Kennesaw, 8th Degree Black Belt

Kennesaw Karate Atlanta instructors and staff are caring, experienced individuals who are passionate about martial arts and work hard to create a clean, safe, inviting and supportive environment.

Our mission has always been dedicated to improving the quality of life through the practice of martial arts, while maintaining a fun and friendly atmosphere.

The programs we offer have been developed to train not just physical exercise of martial arts but the entire person. These programs are based on traditional martial arts, modern self-defense and social development and we are constantly striving to be better and bring new and exciting training to help our students be leaders in school, at work and in their communities.

As a part of the ATA (American Taekwondo Association), we teach Songahm Taekwondo - a fast paced style of self-defense based martial arts which focuses on personal development, powerful and impressive kicks, blocking, and smooth transitions from rank to rank.

Total beginners welcome! We love to work with beginners and elite athletes alike. No matter what your starting level is, you'll get an amazing workout, gain lean muscle, and learn techniques to keep you and your family safe. Children, beginners with no martial arts background, and people with martial arts experience all excel and learn in an environment that is friendly and fun.

A sneak peak into our classes - controlled, fast-paced, and fun! As you build up your cardio endurance in ways previously held secret by top martial artists, You'll also build strength and coordination through super super-fun striking, defending, and flexibility drills.

Some other added benefits both our kids and adult members experience are:

  • Boosted Self-Esteem

  • Body Confidence

  • Better Teamwork & Goal Setting Skills

  • Outrageous Core Strength & Hip Mobility

  • Improvements in Stress Reduction

Knowing how to defend yourself and being physically fit builds confidence and self-control - for both adults & kids alike!

You'll become part of a legendary legacy through Martial Arts.Thanks to our top-notch and knowledgeable staff, our growing and motivated student base (and their supportive parents and families!) are fast becoming one of the top martial arts academies in the Marietta/Cobb County area.

  • We are committed to excellence, both on the training floor and off: mentally, physically, academically, and in terms of character development. Our drive and energy is evident from the level of leadership and instruction, to seeing our students grow as martial artists and even as black belt leaders later on.
  • We are constantly seeking to improve: ourselves as teachers and martial artists, our students, our school, and our community.
  • We would love for you to train with us and join our Taekwondo family: when we say "family" we mean it. The ancient art of taekwondo is more than a sport. It's a lifestyle, a community, and a passion worthy of pursuing for generations to come.

Whether you want to seriously dedicate your time to becoming an amazing martial artists or simply want to get fitter fast - the key is that our instructors work WITH YOU and not for their own personal goals. For more details on our unique ways to squash fears, and have the most fun you've EVER had working out, just visit our classes page.

Be sure to snag our super low web-special going on! Our classes fill up quickly due to this deal. Check it out on the web, where you can take advantage of the 100% money back guarantee that comes along with it. Or simply give us a call if you still have questions.

Please read a little bit about our leadership below. This way you can get a feel for the expertise behind our amazing programming. Looking forward to training with you soon!

Chief Master Arcemont is an 8th degree Black Belt with the American Taekwondo Association (ATA) and is a partner and the chief instructor of the Karate Atlanta/Kennesaw location.

Chief Master Arcemont has trained in the martial arts for over 35 years and began his martial arts training in Jackson, Mississippi in 1981. After moving to Atlanta in 1983 to begin teaching Taekwondo, he opened the Kennesaw School in 1984. He received his first degree black belt in 1983 in Taekwondo (TKD) and most recently earned the rank of 8th degree Black Belt in 2013.

In 2014 he was promoted to the title of Chief Master Instructor. Chief Master Arcemont has also been training in Brazilian Jui Jitsu (BJJ) since the mid 90's and holds a Black Belt in that style as well. In 2001 he became a certified Instructor in Krav Maga. Krav Maga focuses on self-defense only and is the official combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces.It is used by many law enforcement agencies as well as our elite military units.

Chief Master Arcemont's school was one of the first official Krav Maga training facilities in the state of Georgia; he helped pioneered Krav Maga in Georgia.

Since opening the Kennesaw location in 1984 he has trained thousands of students with many of them going on to become black belts. His highest ranking student is a 7th degree black belt Senior Master Instructor. During that time he has trained State, District and National Champions. He has also trained over 25 World Champions in all areas of competition. In addition to running the Kennesaw location Chief Master Arcemont is a part of the National Protect Staff. Protect is the part of the ATA that isn't Taekwondo: All weapons training, Knife defense, joint locks, pressure points and ground fighting. He travels all over the country and internationally teaching seminars in Taekwondo, Brazilian Jui Jitsu, Krav Maga and training Instructors. He has helped to develop many of the programs that Protect and the ATA use today.

The Kennesaw School has been among the top performing schools in the ATA for many years. His school has won many awards in multiple areas throughout its history. From 2000-2003 his school was one of the top 5 schools in all of the organization. Chief Master Arcemont has received many awards throughout his long career. What he is most proud of is the accomplishment of his students and the school during that time. This school has had many of its students go on to be highly successful in their lives outside of the martial arts. You will often hear Chief Master Arcemont say "Black Belts always do their best, being a Black Belt isn't a sometime thing it's an all the time thing, in everything we do, we do it our best we do it like a Black Belt."

How to Get Started

Come join our Kennesaw, GA Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Birthday Parties, Adult Martial Arts, Summer Camp, and Kids Martial Arts. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (770) 427-8400 if you have any further questions. Karate Atlanta Kennesaw hopes to speak with you soon!