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Welcome to Satori Martial Arts and Healing Center


From Owner and Chief Instructor, Pete Pukish

I would like to welcome you to Satori Martial Arts Center. Since 1989 my staff and I have dedicated ourselves to serving men, women and children with an outstanding martial arts program that has earned Satori the reputation for being the premier training facility for serious martial artists of all ages.

Satori offers the perfect blend of traditional martial arts training in both Karate and Jiu Jitsu with a modern approach to health, character development and self defense training.


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Shihan Pete Pukish

I am confident that you will find each member of the Satori staff to be empowering, professional and uniquely qualified to serve you and your family as we assist you in accomplishing your goals.

I would like to Thank You for allowing us the opportunity to serve you.



What makes Satori unique:

  • Satori has been open since 1989
  • Karate training for children and adults with all classes separated by age and level of experience
  • Jiu Jitsu for adults
  • Free Introductory Lessons
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • No Testing Fees
  • Choose from Unlimited Attendance to over 50 classes per week or train privately with a Satori Certified Instructor

"Since 1989, our focus has always been, and will always be, on individual progress instead of tournament competition or sport Karate. Martial arts training in the Satori curriculum develops strength of character, a strong, able mind and body, focus, discipline and the ability to handle life’s challenges.”

Pete Pukish, Founder of Satori Martial Arts & Healing Center

Your First Week is Free!

Getting started with any Satori program is easy! First try One Week of Free Classes. Sample as may classes as you wish. A Satori staff member can then customize a program that perfectly fits your schedule, your budget and your training needs.

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Join Us For a Tour of Our Facilities

Beautiful 7,300 square foot facility provides three separate training areas and comfortable observation areas.

In addition to completely matted training areas, facility includes one private massage therapy room, changing rooms, and four restrooms.


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About Shihan Pete Pukish

Shihan Pete Pukish, owner and chief instructor of Satori Martial Arts & Healing Center, has been training in the martial arts since 1977 and since 1986 has dedicated himself as a full time Instructor.

Highlights of Shihan Pukish's career:

  • Shihan Pukish has has promoted over 150 Satori Black Belts and Instructors spanning a 25 year career.
  • January 2007 promoted to sixth degree Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu.
  • June of 2007, promoted to sixth degree Black Belt Shuri Ryu Karate.
  • 2007 - Awarded the title of "Shihan," which translates to "Teacher of Teachers."
  • 2005 - Voted International Instructor of the Year by the American Budokai International.
  • Voted Athlete of the Year 2005 by Atlanta Sports and Fitness Magazine
  • 2003 - Inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • 2001 - Awarded the title Renshi, which means "Scholar" or "Polished Expert."
  • 2001 - "Karate Instructor of the Year" by the American Budokai Society
  • 2001 - Named State Representative for American Budokai Society, overseeing Karate and Jiu Jitsu in the state of Georgia.
  • Recipient of Distinguished Award from Professor Ramon Lono Ancho.
  • State Director over Shuri Ryu Karate Do and Shinto Yoshin Kai Jiu Jitsu in Georgia
  • Chief Instructor and the Chief Technical Director for Jiu Jitsu for the American Budokai International (ABI).
  • Founder of Satori Defensive Tactics and Consultants, an organization dedicated to training highly skilled law enforcement agencies such as Police Departments, SWAT Teams, Military Units and large corporations.
  • Founder of Satori International, an organization dedicated to assisting martial artists and martial arts Instructors throughout the world who wish to enhance their skills and art as practitioners and Instructors.
  • Regional Director for the IBSSA (International Bodyguard and Security Service Association)

Certified Satori International Instructors

All Satori International Instructors have a minimum of 15 years experience in various martial arts and are a part of an ongoing Instructors Training Program. Each Instructor participates in a weekly training session designed to increase their effectiveness on curriculum presentation, dynamic speaking, safety and skills development. Our instructors maintain a physical training regimen that places them in the top 2% of all physical fitness standards for all high performance military and SWAT agencies throughout the world.

Satori Instructors travel extensively around the world, teaching seminars in Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Kung Fu and classical martial arts. In addition, through Satori Defensive Tactics and Consultants, the staff trains many different law enforcement agencies and military personnel.











Satori Martial Arts and Healing Center 11235 Alpharetta Hwy, Suite 118  Roswell, GA 30076 770-521-1152



"My association with Mr. Pete Pukish in the field of scientific studies in the martial arts is always a blessing. Mr. Pukish strikes me as a totally dedicated teacher, with great love for his students - and is an excellent practitioner in the martial arts.

I have trained, studied and taught martial practices for nearly 61 years and consider Mr Pukish a high level instructor and one of my students.

Shihan Pukish and Uncle Bill

Shihan Pukish and Bapak Willem de Thouars
(Uncle Bill)



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