Developing the mind, body and spirit of the practitioner


Etiquette, respect or courtesy are important concepts in Japanese culture. At Fish Hawk Martial Arts Academy we adhere to a strong code of conduct. We believe, as do the Japanese, in paying respect to our teachers and students alike. Safety is also a major concern and every class begins and ends with Reiho.



More than just a school, we're a family.

About us

Located in the beautiful country setting of Lithia Florida, we are the only school in the area that has the experience and lineage to fully equip our students with complete martial arts and personal wellness programs.


Fishhawk Martial Arts Academy is a premiere facility and offers world class training in Mushin no Shin Aikijujutsu Do, Tai Chi Chuan, and Zen meditation. We also combine those arts in their most effective states to offer practical self defense training for men, women and children of all ages.

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Shihan James R. Jones and his staff specialize in guiding individuals to attain fulfillment of their goals through the study and practice of Aikijujutsu, self defense, mental / spritual and physical fitness. This individual attainment of goals can all be achieved through our curriculum. We will equip you with the tools you need to address every situation, whether you are being attacked, overwhelmed by stress or just seeking self enlightenment.


Our Programs

  • Mushin no Shin Aikijujutsu Do

    The System taught to the Samurai for unarmed fighting to defeat both armed and unarmed opponents   Focusing on the philosophical, spiritual and physical aspects that best represent the Bushi…

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  • Birthday Parties

    The Sumo Birthday Party Your child can choose from one of two types of parties and enjoy themselves in a traditional martial arts atmosphere, compete in a Sumo match, or enjoy…

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  • Tai Chi Chuan

    Tai Chi Chuan (Yang style) is both an ancient and modern discipline.  It is a balanced martial art, incorporating softness and strength, employing precise body mechanics in an ultimately flexible…

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  • Integrated Women’s Self-Defense

    The INTEGRATED WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE COURSE (IWSC), includes instruction on critical thinking regarding defensive strategies, assertiveness, powerful communication skills, and easy to remember combative techniques. Most women’s self-defense classes are designed around…

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  • Japanese Meditation (Soto Zen)

    Japanese Meditation (Soto Zen) brings the spirit of the mind to a state of relaxation and inner peace. Meditation practice provides a genuine and accessible way to transform the lives…

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