Welcome to Master John W. Ellis IV’s Ananda Martial Arts & Fitness Academy!

AMAFA teaches safety, health and wisdom through exploration of the martial arts. The primary arts taught are Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Traditional Weapons. AMAFA teaches safety through a variety of self-defense workshops and classes for youth, women, social groups, businesses, and other groups. Health seminars offer practice in Meditative Movement and Cardio Kickboxing. AMAFA Wisdom seminars explore how martial arts culture, history and philosophies can better our lives. Explore how the Five Realms of Life can help you align your mind, body and spirit. Also visit The Five Realms of Life Website or connect to The Five Realms of Life Facebook Group.

Master Ellis has 25 years of martial arts experience, is affiliated with internationally known teachers, and has been fortunate to train with several respected teachers.

For information about current demonstrations, seminars, workshops, classes and retreats, check out AMAFA Events or Recommended Events hosted by AMAFA friends. To schedule an AMAFA Seminar, contact Master Ellis at AnandaMartialArts@gmail.com or (510) 682-4398.

The true science of martial arts means practicing them in such a way that they will be useful at any time, and to teach them in such a way that they will be useful in all things. — Miyamoto Musashi