About Our School
Welcome to Olson’s Martial Arts Academy, the premier academy in Johnson City, TN for martial arts training and professional service. Our enthusiastic and experienced instructors are ready to help you understand the best program for you and your family to get started on an exciting journey in Martial Arts. We teach Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We have a spacious 12,000 square foot facility with state of the art flooring for safe training and a complete viewing area of all three classrooms.
Change Your Life!
Experienced Instructors Who Care
Master Glenn Olson
7th Degree Blackbelt
Master Amanda Olson
8th Degree Blackbelt
5th Degree Blackbelt
We have four Master Martial Arts Instructors on site who teach regularly each day, not something many students in martial arts get to experience! Our staff of instructors go through detailed and thorough training and are friendly and helpful to all.
Olson’s Martial Arts is a family owned and operated business that has been serving the local area for over 20 years. Glenn and Amanda Olson started the Academy in 1997 after teaching and training in Florida together for the previous 10 years. Their children, Keith and Katie Olson now each work full-time at the academy with their parents and continue to bring the same excellent quality service and instruction to the students and their families.
Master Glenn Olson developed Safety N.E.T. Kids, a national program that teaches children direct responses to Bullying and other safety concerns. Master Amanda Olson developed the Nationally recognized Leadership Program for the American Martial Arts Institute that is taught nationwide. Both programs are taught daily in the classes at Olson’s Martial Arts Academy. Both are 8th degree black belts and Master Instructors. Olson’s Martial Arts Academy impacts the community by training students to lead by example and to look for ways to improve the lives and help others where they live. We look forward to seeing you in classes soon!
Why Choose Olson's Martial Arts Academy?
A Real Place To Achieve, A Real Place To Belong.
Qualified and Enthusiastic Instructors who are dedicated to helping you reach your goals in martial arts, health, and character development such as increase focus and respectful attitudes towards others. We know how to motivate students of all ages and abilities to reach their goals in a safe, family friendly environment. Thousands of students have earned their black belts and beyond under the training of the Olson’s family for the past 35+ years. We know how to help you set attainable and reachable goals, as well as how to help you or your child attain more than you thought possible. We witness students achieve new goals on a daily basis.
Full Programs for Ages:
The Best in Martial Arts Instruction
You not only get to train from high level Master Instructors and their high ranking staff, these instructors actually teach other instructors around the country how to be better teachers and leaders as well! They are the instructors to the instructors!
The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program is like none other in the area. The instructors have all been ranked and trained personally by Professor Pedro Sauer! Olson’s Martial Arts is an affiliate school in high standing with the Pedro Sauer Association.
Full Programs for Ages:
- 4-6 (Taekwondo Only)
LISTEN TO WHAT OUR HAPPY PARENTS ARE SAYING
My son has been a student here for 5 years. The Olson’s are amazing. It’s a great atmosphere for kids to learn physical as well as moral lessons. I can’t say enough wonderful things about them.