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About Our School

Our mission is to help parents raise a confident, focused & well behaved leader in their child/children, while adults train to get more physically fit & increase self-defense with the life transforming experience that is martial arts. All this while strengthening the family bond & keeping the families of our community safe, strong & together!

We Have Amazing Instructors

Master Darin Prazer

Master Prazer began his martial arts training in 1991 and began assisting with classes as a 14 year old Yellow Belt in Pensacola, FL. He was assisting with classes everyday & took his class at the end of each evening. Within a year, he was teaching classes as a Blue Belt.

Master Prazer grew up very poor, was abused & neglected as a child. Due to Master Prazer being small, he was bullied and picked on which led to a low self esteem and confidence. Martial Arts definitely improved his confidence as you will see when you meet him. He teaches that, “Size doesn’t matter, when you know what you are doing.”

The greatest success he says, that his confidence helped him with, was having the courage to ask his future wife out to dinner only after meeting & judging kids at a Tournament all day in 2003 and then publicly proposing to her at a National Tournament later that year!

Master Prazer is a family man with 2 amazing children, a son & daughter, and an amazing & beautiful wife in 5th Degree Black Belt, Mrs. Gena Prazer (also Owner and Chief Instructor).

Gena Prazer

Mrs. Prazer began her martial arts training at 14 years old in Savannah, GA. She began working for her Instructor very early in her training. Mrs. Prazer is an amazing Instructor. The adults love her knowledge and ability to challenge and push them to do more. The parents are always impressed with how she can get the most from each child and help them to improve their behavior at home, school and of course in Martial Arts. Mrs. Prazer is a phenomenal Instructor and you will see just how she walks the line so well between being fun, yet structured!

Mrs. Prazer is a very disciplined, respectful, confident, loyal, and wonderful person, Instructor, businesswoman, wife, and mother to 2 amazing children, a son & daughter. You and your children will feel honored to be taught by this outstanding Instructor!


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 ATA Martial Arts in Evans:

  • Our members love the family atmosphere where everyone feels welcome from the most shy child or adult to the student with special abilities.
  • Parents are very impressed that our kids demonstrate their discipline by always sitting and waiting for classes and never running around like our academy is a playground.
  • We have more adults in training than most schools due to the family classes, so even adults without a family have many partners to train with.
  • We offer many other activities and seminars to the public for safety, self-defense, fun or community service!
  • Many parents have publicly stated how ATA Martial Arts has improved their child’s behavior at home, grades in school, confidence to stand up to bullies or for what is right and develop and overall drive to do their best!
  • Adults have mentioned at our events how much it is creating quality family time with their child/children and that they feel more energy, are getting more flexible, decreasing their weight and feel better able to protect themselves and their loved ones!

Our Martial Arts Team Takes Great Pride In The Reviews We Receive

See What Our Community Members Say About Our Programs

Nina Baxley Rogers

We started with the Basic Program three months ago, and my daughter (8 years old) has since started the Leadership Program. She has a dream of being a black belt, and I love seeing her work daily toward that long-term goal. She loves the instructors and is eager to learn more and work on her technique, so she's nearly always excited about going, even though it's often three times a week. I've been really impressed with the talent among the instructors, and I love the focus on discipline, honor, and respect. What they are teaching at Built By Martial Arts is echoing what we teach at home, so it's been a great fit for my daughter, and for us as parents. We look forward to watching her progress, both in martial arts and in her self-confidence, in the years to come. Thanks!

Cordie Wargo

Our entire family fell in love with BBMA. We have nothing but wonderful things to say about the staff and the atmosphere. We are moving soon and have to say good bye to this incredible family, but we will be back.

Chela Best

Abbie's favorite things about her birthday party were: 1. Breaking a Real Wood Board 2. Cutting the cake with a Sword! My favorite part of the party was that I didn't have to do anything. Mrs. Prazer and her assistants did everything. They kept all of the kids busy! A great time was had by all!!


Families Train Together

Built by Martial Arts is unique because all classes are Family Classes! The entire family can train at the same time. This will save you time as a family because everyone can get their physical fitness training in at the same time. This will then allow more time for your family to do things together instead of being separated. Not to mention that when your family has more things in common, then the closer your family will bond!! The family that Kicks Together, Sticks Together!

Our Goal

It is our goal to make each child a better son/daughter, brother/sister, student in school, friend and a Black Belt Leader in all that they do both inside and outside of the Academy. For the adults, we like to inspire them to become better parents, spouses, employees, managers, owners, friends and to become a Black Belt Leader everywhere too!

The kids will learn to believe in themselves, not be afraid of challenge, to not be concerned with what others think and most of all, not be afraid to fail. Most people will quit after failing something one time. Many others, won’t even try one time because of the FEAR of failure. The most successful Leaders in the world have failed many, many times. Our goal is to take THAT FEAR AWAY, all while they also have fun!!

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 ATA Martial Arts. 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. We 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 and to have them step into the wonderful world of ATA Martial Arts.