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The Lion of Judah Academy is a spirit-filled program that instructs both adults and children in the ways of the Lord.  Through teaching biblical principles along with self defense skills, students can truly embrace the life God had intended for them.  At Lion of Judah Academy, we're committed to the highest quality training, offering Men, Women, and children a core set of skills that can help enrich every aspect of your life. 

The self defense serves as tool to better prepare our students to deal with potential threats.  But more importantly it shows principles that can be incorporated for both physical and spiritual growth.  Though we use martial arts, it is not our primary focus.  We are a spirit filled, transformative academy intended on enriching the lives of our students by putting Jesus at the center of their lives.

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“O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation,
You have covered my head in the day of battle."

Psalm 140:7

In the face of danger, you'll only have seconds to act. Every wasted moment is a chance for your assailant to take advantage. Lion of Judah Academy, we're helping you stay ready to defend without wasting a second.

Our classes focus on real-world threats and self-defense without the restrictions of drawn-out forms and techniques. Instead, we have adopted a system of defensive strategies to help you survive an attack.



"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

Proverbs 22:6

Children are the heritage of the Lord.  It's imperative that we train them in the path they should go.  That's why at Lion of Judah Academy, we're raising up champions.  Through biblical principles and the martial arts, you will see your child grow in confidence.  

Through our Kids program, we teach students realistic self-defense skills, anti-bullying strategies, and motivate them to improve their fitness. Our team at Lion of Judah Academy also strives to enrich them with crucial life skills such as self-confidence, teamwork, perseverance, and integrity. Join us in Raleigh and help your child get a head start in life through our Kids Self Defense programs!



"For You have girded me with strength for battle;
You have subdued under me those who rose up against me."

Psalm 18:39

Our Self-Defense classes teach quickness and efficiency. This system prepares you for the unique threats you face in life and offers a core set of striking and self-defense skills that can keep you safe.

At Lion of Judah Academy, we are proud to offer an environment where people from all across our community can come together and challenge one another to master the world of self-defense and face life with more confidence than ever before.

Classes will be held outside at Shelly Lake on Fridays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10:30am.  We are located at 1400 West Millbrook Road

Raleigh, NC 27614



"Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war and my fingers to fight"

Psalm 144:1

Our Private Training will give you the chance to get personalized coaching from a professional martial artist at the location of your choosing. We can help you sharpen your mind, hone your body, and get the results you want. No matter whether your goal is to lose weight, to build muscle, to become more flexible and athletic, or to bump yourself up to the next belt, our team is happy to work with you to help you achieve your dreams.

Lion of Judah Academy is dedicated to the success of each and every one of our members, whether they come to us from Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest or elsewhere. With our Private Training, you can take your Krav Maga skills to the next level!

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“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“The Lord is a warrior; The Lord is His name."

Exodus 15:3

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Get in touch today to schedule a session with LION OF JUDAH ACADEMY.

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