Opening in 2005 as Valley Tang Soo Do Academy, the Alaska Center for the Martial Arts quickly added on programs to better serve the community. Since moving to its current location in 2009, ACMA has branched into all areas of martial arts.
ACMA offers instruction in traditional martial arts (Tang Soo Do, Seibukan Jujutsu, and Enshin Itto-ryu Battojutsu), combat sports (Muay Thai and Kickboxing), and purely self-defense-based systems (Krav Maga). While each program is maintained separately, the greater knowledge of the martial arts brought about by cross-training has served to improve each art.
ACMA is owned by its chief instructor, Logan Thornton. Logan holds black belts in Tang Soo Do, Seibukan Jujutsu, and Enshin Itto-ryu Battojutsu and is a certified instructor in Tran’s Muay Thai system.
All of our instructors have clean criminal records and background checks. As a vendor with numerous homeschools (IDEA, Mat-Su Central School, Twindly Bridge Charter School, FOCUS, Raven Correspondence), we are required to keep this information up to date.