7908-A Charlotte Drive SW, Huntsville, AL 35802
(256) 426-0897

Who We Are

About Rising Sun Martial Arts in Huntsville, AL

Jonathan Tate

Owner and Chief Instructor at Rising Sun Martial Arts in Huntsville, Shodan

Welcome to Rising Sun Martial Arts! We are a traditional Martial Arts school with a strong focus on helping our students be their best in the dojo (room), as well as in all other aspects of their life.

We believe that the Martial Arts is a lifelong journey and the lessons learned on the mat will serve you well, no matter where your journey may lead. We practice the Japanese art of Aikido which means “The way of harmony.” Yoseikan, the style practiced at Rising Sun Martial Arts has its North American roots in Huntsville, Alabama and we serve families from all walks of life.

The goal here at Rising Sun is to help you and your family to excel and become fitter, stronger and smarter… with every epic kick and powerful punch. We make it super fun and educational for the whole family!

While ending conflict and creating harmony is our goal, our style of Aikido is powerful and dynamic and will serve you well when called upon.

Beginners and All Skill Levels Welcome! Our top notch instructors take a well-planned approach to teaching beginners that focuses on the basics of martial arts, fitness, self-defense and most importantly, FUN. After all, Martial arts + fitness fun = a winning combination!

If you’re a BEGINNER, know that all the students – and even the instructors - were once in your shoes so they understand that you may be a little nervous. There’s no need to worry though because they will always be super supportive and encouraging.

In fact, there are so many high fives that fly around here, you’ll lose count. No matter what fitness level you currently are, we have a program that will fit your needs and meet your goals. So prepare to get a great workout, have fun, and learn lots of really cool martial arts moves!

Aikido is a great way to connect with your body, mind and spirit, as our students experience:

  • Skyrocketing Focus and Self-Confidence
  • Improved Teamwork and Goal Setting Skills
  • Amazing Core Strength, Balance and Flexibility
  • Tremendous Gains in Fitness and Well-being
  • Inner Strength and Endurance

Whether you’re a kid or adult, our classes are lively, fun and exciting. That doesn’t mean we compromise on safety and seriousness though. Your safety and success are our top priority. We also focus on preserving the purity of the art while adapting to an ever-changing world. You’ll find both traditional applications, as well as effective real world self-defense at our school.

Check out the super low, RISK FREE web special going on right now. Classes fill up FAST because it’s such a great deal so reserve your spot today and see what people are raving about!

We have passionate and dedicated instructors that will meet your needs and push you to your limits. Actually, we will help you push past your limits - slow and steady - so that you reach your full potential. Imagine what you can be, do and have once you realize how much inner strength you have and how much you can accomplish! 

The focus, discipline, and confidence that martial arts teaches will help you become a powerful, well-rounded individual capable of achieving great success in life. Giving the gift of Aikido to your child at an early age will provide them with the all-important character skills they need to be successful in school and in life.

The instructors here are highly qualified, gentle but firm, and incredibly patient. They stress the importance of having a positive mental attitude and always doing your best. There’s never any yelling or body shaming… only positive, inspiring motivation.

Because they love what they do, the instructors continually work on self-improvement and are constantly learning cutting-edge strategies to share with you so that you get the most out of every class.  

Are you ready to experience the best prices, the most amazing staff, and have the most fun you’ve EVER had getting fit! Read about the head instructor below to get a feel for the outstanding leadership at Rising Sun. We look forward to helping your reach your goals and be the best you can be. See you soon!

Head Instructor

Jonathan Tate began his Martial Arts journey as a teen in an Aikido class. He fell in love with the beauty and power he experienced immediately. His life journey led him away from the art several years until he returned to his passion as an adult.

He currently holds Shodan in Yoseikan Budo, as well as Shodan in Gyokushin Ryu Aikido. His passion now is sharing the art handed down to him and seeing lives changed through the martial arts.

How to Get Started

Come join our Huntsville, AL Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Adult Martial Arts, Kids Martial Arts, and Birthday Parties. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (256) 426-0897 if you have any further questions. Rising Sun Martial Arts hopes to speak with you soon!