1220 E Tallmadge Ave, Akron, Ohio 44310

Mayfield Academy: History

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Mayfield Academy of Self-Defense has been in Mayfield Heights, Ohio since 1967 and has taught thousands of students throughout the years including many third generation students. That means a student came to us back in the day (some as young children) and when they grew up and had children they brought them to Mayfield Academy and then when those family members had children, they too took lessons from us! That says it all. We know how to teach. We care. And families have found true value in our instruction by continually bringing their offspring to us.

Our cornerstone instruction is in Minna-Jiu-Jitsu which is a martial art system founded by Grandmaster Frank F. Kovacs in 1955. Quite literally it means “More Arts Together.” The core techniques of Minna-Jiu-Jitsu encompass aspects of Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Savate (French foot fighting), and Muay Thai. Minna-Jiu-Jitsu was developed as a practical form of self-defense. Its techniques empower an individual to effectively defend themselves from attack. In addition, many children have been brought to our school to handle bullying and when many of those kids grew up and had their own children, they brought them to us to learn how to handle bullying as well. We’re re experts at handling bullies in the real world.

Mayfield Academy also offers expert instruction and classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu the premier form of on the ground self-defense.

After 52 years in the same location we moved across the street from our original location. We’re here to help anyone who wants to learn personal self-defense. Standing or on the ground, we got you covered!


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