Orion's Belt School of Self Defense

407 Old Steese Hwy
Fairbanks, AK 99701
907-456-BELT (2358)



Orion’s Belt School of Self Defense teaches traditional Taekwondo with an emphasis on self defense. Dedicated to the highest quality of martial arts training, we are committed to continually enhancing our program to address exercise, drills, safety tips and a realistic approach to self-defense situations. We “Build Confidence through Achievement” and provide an environment conducive to positive relationships, fostering self-discipline, self-confidence and self-respect.

Martial Arts is renowned for introducing and reinforcing the values of self-discipline, focus and self-esteem while enhancing non-violent resolution, goal setting abilities and strength of character creating productive, healthy people.

Learn self-defense, improve your fitness, lose weight, and boost your confidence - all in the first few weeks.

In our daily classes, students learn a variety of different skills that will be beneficial in their day-to-day lives. Parents have noticed a difference in their child's behavior and have commented on their child's ability to focus in class better. Respect for yourself and others are the primary aspects of our daily classes. We also work with students with A.D.D., A.D.H.D., Autism, and Downs Syndrome. These programs have been extremely successful.

Adults, if you are looking to lose weight, release some stress, find some new friends, learn self defense or build your self confidence... we can help. Ask about our Adult Classes.

Our Fairbanks Martial Arts facility is dedicated to providing a clean and safe, family-oriented Martial Arts experience for students of all ages. Our mission here at Orion's Belt School of Self Defense is to teach students to be courteous, to have integrity, to persevere, and to develop self-control.

We accept students from the ages of 3 and up. Our team of enthusiastic instructors is I.T.F. certified Black Belts. We offer years of experience, patience and teaching skills to help each student become the best that they can be.

Mr. Jerry Potts is the President and Head Instructor at Orion's Belt School of Self Defense in Fairbanks, Alaska. He is a 5th Degree Black Belt and has been actively studying Martial Arts since 1997 and has been a Black belt instructor since 1999. Mr. Potts has competed locally, nationally, and internationally.

We are a member of the US-ITF and the ITF, under the direction of Master Robert Wheatley.

We utilize the ITF ranking system. The system consists of 10 color belt ranks and 9 black belt ranks.  The color belt ranks begin at 10th GUP and increment down to 1st GUP.  The levels are designated by solid colored belts and a striping system.

10th GUP – White Belt
9th GUP – White W/Yellow Stripe
8th GUP – Yellow Belt
7th GUP – Yellow W/Green Stripe
6th GUP – Green Belt
5th GUP – Green W/Blue Stripe
4th GUP – Blue Belt
3rd GUP – Blue W/Red Stripe
2nd GUP – Red Belt
1st GUP – Red W/Black Stripe
1st DAN – 1st Degree Black Belt

Hours of Operation: 

M-Thur 1-8 PM, Fri 12-4 PM