Alpharetta Martial Arts

Discover Your Inner Champion

Through martial arts, we help people discover their inner champion – growing healthier, more capable, and more confident – in a friendly environment.  We can help you, too!


To Alpharetta Martial Arts

We are the premiere Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Combatives academy in the Alpharetta and Johns Creek area.  We believe that martial arts is a lifestyle that transcends the sport and self-defense.  It improves the whole person – physically, mentally, and emotionally.  We offer classes for adults of all ages and fitness levels in an environment that is safe, friendly, & supportive.

We are an affiliate of the renowned, Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and team Nova União.  Diego is one of the most respected and decorated martial artist in the Atlanta metro area, and Nova União has an enduring history as one of the most accomplished MMA teams in the world.


While your mind is focused on new challenges, you’ll forget that you’re getting an aerobic and anaerobic workout and blasting calories away. But you’ll know you’re an athlete when you feel healthier and more fit than ever before.

Be Capable

Don’t just hope that your skills will work if you ever need them. Experience the effectiveness of your skills every time you train with people of all sizes and strengths. 

Be Confident

There’s a reason that Brazilian Jiu jitsu is considered the single most practical and effective martial art for physical conflict and self defense.  Combine with the weapons and tactical offense training from the Filipino Martal Arts for confidence in any setting.

Be in Good Company

There’s just something that happens when you train with others – a fundamental element of learning jiu jitsu or escrima. Training partners become friends, and friends become family.

Getting Started is as Easy as 1-2-3

1. Get My Free Trial

Check us out for FREE.  Get a two week trial at no cost with no obligation.  We'll provide everything you need.

2. Join the family

After completing your trial, select a membership option to become part of our martial arts family.


The benefits of martial arts will help you discover your inner champion and win in life.


Brian has been a martial artist for over 35 years.  While his focus is in Brazilian Jujitsu & Filipino Martial Arts, he has a wealth of experience across a range of martial arts.  Some of his accomplishments include:

  • Black Belt Brazilian Jujitsu (Nova Uniao)
  • 3rd Grade Black Belt Cacoy Doce Pares Escrima

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt Counterpoint Tactical System

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt American Karate

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt Ed Parker Kenpo Karate

  • Handgun Combative Practitioner Level 3

  • Student Level 3 Combat Submission Wrestling

brian on podium at Atl open


Diego Saraiva is one of the most accomplished jiu jitsu athletes in Atlanta.  He has over over 30 black belt medals in the most prestigious events (IBJJF).  He is a World Championship medalist and 8-time Pan American Championship medalist.  

For our students, our affiliation with Diego ensures that our teaching methods, curriculum, and belt promotion process are best-in-class, and we have access to some of world’s best jiu jitsu talent and a network of academies around the world through his team, Nova Uniao.


Come try our free trial. There is no cost nor obligation. Experience the sport and our academy directly. You are going to love it. 🙂


I have been teaching and training with Brian for many years and I can tell you how passionate he is about Jiu-Jitsu. He has a lot of knowledge and he is also a great instructor. He is the type of guy that goes out of his way to help others and I am honored to call him a friend.

Prof Diego "The Octopus" Saraiva

Professor Brian is a mentor, both on and off the mat. It’s obvious his heart is to share knowledge and love of martial arts, not just to sell it. I’ve been a part of the AMAC community since March 2018 and am absolutely grateful for both the comfortable, family-like atmosphere and Professor Brian’s personable engagement.

BJ Leipprandt

Brian, or should I say Professor Brown, has been training with me for over 15 years.  His constant and unwavering dedication to the lifestyle of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has led him to the rank of Black Belt, and Professor.

Prof DJ Wegesin

I have been training bjj with Professor Brian for over 8 years now. He has learned from some of the best instructors around and it shows. He has a knack for breaking down the techniques into easy to understand pieces for all skill levels. He will show you how, as well as why, which is one of the main reasons I love training with Brian.

Jason Scohier

Brian Brown began training in the Counterpoint Tactical System in 2005 and completed testing requirements for promotion to First Degree Black Belt at the Iron Mountain Instructors Camp in September of 2010. Brian is a first generation student and a Charter Member of Counterpoint Tactical International.

Master Zach Whitson Founder

I’ve been training BJJ with Professor Brown for almost 8 year at AMAC. It’s been a great experience and I look forward to many more years.

Evolution X Martial Arts

The best way I can describe this gym and professor Brown is to ask you to think back to high school or college. Think of that teacher that not only loved the subject they were teaching but also inspiring their students and how much they cared to see their students grow. Now think of the difference that teacher was able to make on your life and others. That is the level dedication Professor Brian has to his craft, his school, and most importantly his students. I could not imagine getting a black belt any where else.

John Caldwell

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What a Black Belt is and is not

What a Black Belt is and is not

I have been studying combat sports and martial arts non stop since 1982 and in that time, I have earned instructor/black belt ranks in 6 different martial arts styles and trained extensively in many others. And over all the years of me being involved in martial arts,...

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Welcome to Alpharetta Martial Arts!

Welcome to Alpharetta Martial Arts!

Welcome to the new website - and new name - for Alpharetta Martial Arts!  As an affiliate of Diego Saraiva BJJ & Nova União, we decided to relaunch with a new brand identity, new name, and new website.  Please check it out, and tell me what you think. Let me know...

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