About Us

Martial Arts Classes In Tallahassee, FL

My name is Master Chad Wilbur and I am the owner of Martial Arts Fitness Academy. When I was a child, I began my martial arts journey and the positive impact it had on my life was remarkable. It was always my dream to someday own my own school and when I opened Martial Arts Fitness Academy in 2001, I made a commitment to our community in Tallahassee to create an enjoyable environment for students to improve their fitness while building confidence they can carry into their everyday lives. It is my privilege and honor to take the the knowledge I have received in my own martial arts training and pass it on to the students at my school.


We teach all of our members to focus on and be present in the moment. In this age of distractions and sensory overload, this is a skill which returns immediate results in all aspects of one’s life. Here are some interesting facts about Martial Arts Fitness Academy:

  • Our members are from all walks of life – we have students, attorneys, doctors, engineers, military and law enforcement all training in a fun, team-oriented family environment.
  • We have kids that have been training for years that leave to top colleges and universities in the country, thanks in part to the discipline and focus on hard work they learned through martial arts. This is something we take a great amount of pride in.
  • There are always new generations of individuals and families coming in to pursue the ongoing legacy. It is a tradition in martial arts to pass down the knowledge one receives in their training and many students become instructors, often ending up owning their own schools.

It is our goal to inspire strength, discipline, confidence and focus in our students, to help them discover their inner leader. I believe every child has the potential to be a leader, they just need someone to believe in them. As a parent myself, I understand the challenges of raising a confident and focused child in an age where there are more distractions than ever.

And while the kids have their fun, our adult program is second to none. From traditional martial arts to more modern self-defense styles, there is something for everyone at Martial Arts Fitness Academy. If you are looking to burn major calories, learn self-defense moves and get in the best shape of your life, you must come and check out our adult program.

Imagine yourself as a stronger, more confident individual in the best shape of your life. I want to personally invite you to take advantage of our introductory trial offer, and turn that vision into a reality.

It would be a privilege to meet you and your child to have them step into the wonderful world of martial arts.

Meet Our Instructors

Master Chad Wilbur kicking

Master Chad Wilbur

6th Degree Black Belt

Master Instructor of ATA Taekwondo
Certified HaganaH (Israeli Self-Defense) Instructor under Mike Lee Kanarek.
Instructor of the Year 2008.
Certified F.I.G.H.T
Certified ITK – Israeli Tactical Knife
Certified Ground Survival
Certified NRA Instructor – Pistol
Completed Israeli Counter Terror Combat Pistol TrainingCourse under Garret Machine
Completed Israeli Counter Terror Combat Rifle Training Course under Garret Machine
Tier 5 Certified GO2FIREARMS
Tier 4 Certified GO2FIREARMS

Tier 3 Certified GO2FIREARMS
Active Shooter / Carjacking Response Certified

Master James Fort

6th Degree Black Belt

Master George Heller

6th Degree Black Belt

6th Degree Black Belt
Master Instructor ATA Taekwondo
Certified Instructor ATA Taekwondo
Taekwondo Traditional Weapon’s:
Single Bahng Mang Ee, Single Sajng Joel Bong, Jahng Bong, Gee Pahng Ee, Sam Dan Bong
Tai Chi level 5
ATA Kickboxing

Ms. Lynn Geariety

5th Degree Black Belt

Mr. Adam Thornton

4th Degree Black Belt

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Mr. Hunter Blackburn

3th Degree Black Belt

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Mr. Sarah Volker

3th Degree Black Belt