5950 State Bridge Rd Suite J, John's Creek, GA 30097
Questions? Call Us: (770) 623-9304

Who We Are

About Karate Atlanta Duluth in Duluth, GA

Joshua Morris

Chief Instructor at Karate Atlanta Duluth in John's Creek, 4th Degree Black Belt

Karate Atlanta Duluth has been instructing students in Martial Arts in the Duluth for the past 10 years. The school has grown to be one of the top martial arts schools in the nation! We teach students aged 4 to adult and have programs specifically designed to help students learn important life skills, self-defense, and traditional Taekwondo.

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!

Maxwell Van Eck is a 4th Degree Black Belt with the American Taekwondo Association (ATA) and the manager of ATA Karate Atlanta Duluth. In 1995 Van Eck began his martial arts training in Kalamazoo, MI at the age of 4. Mr. Van Eck began teaching at the age of 13, after earning his 1st Degree Black Belt in Songahm Taekwondo under the instruction of Mr. Mark Burns. Van Eck began training to one day become a world champion and achieved his first title in 2011 at the age of 20. He has since obtained 8 world titles in Extreme Martial Arts.

Mr. Van Eck has spent several years working with some of the ATA's top school owners including 9th Degree Black Belt-Grand Master Soon Ho Lee and 8th Degree Black Belt- Chief Master Arcemont. He pursued his dream of operating his own martial arts school and in 2010 he made the move to Karate Atlanta in Georgia.

Since moving to Georgia, Van Eck has trained over 400 students in Johns Creek and Duluth. He's trained fifteen international Top Ten competitors and eight World Champions.

Among his many martial arts awards, Van Eck is an eight time ATA World Champion. He has also won the ESPN Invitational Champion title four times. Mr. Van Eck is currently the Chief Instructor of Karate Atlanta's Duluth location. Karate Atlanta won ATA's Multi-School of the year award in 2014.

How to Get Started

Come join our John's Creek, 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) 623-9304 if you have any further questions. Karate Atlanta Duluth hopes to speak with you soon!