About Stillness Academy


Our mission at Stillness Academy is to nurture the holistic development of our students through social, emotional, psychological, and physical education. We strive to impart a deep and ethical understanding of their responsibility to the world, and empower students to live through love, confidence, patience, and strength.

We use progressive training methods to provide instruction and training to children, teens, adults, and seniors at our facility in Beaufort, SC and through online media.  

Learning at Stillness is a unique experience:

  • Rigorous, health-first physical training

  • Small class sizes for individualized instruction within group lessons

  • Emphasis on discipline, compassion, and confidence through martial arts,  teamwork, and community service

  • Family-family environment that encourages interactive learning between students of all ages

  • Special  events, certification courses, trips, and growth through competition

Our lessons encompass a variety of methods from diverse fields of study, to help our students define and achieve success in their own lives.

Fast Facts

  • Founded in 2009 (as The Stillness Gym)

  • Celebrating 9 years in Beaufort, SC

  • Serving children, teens, adults, and seniors

  • Private training available for health, fitness, pain relief, and martial arts.

  • Group classes start at age 7.


  • Cesar Clavijo

  • "The Best Teacher in Beaufort" Eat Stay Play Beaufort 2019

  • Holistic Lifestyle Coach - The Chek Institute

  • Coach - GOATA Locomotive Systems

  • Circular Strength Training Coach - RMAX International

  • Kettlebell Instructor - RMAX International

  • Kettlebell Coach - The American Kettlebell Club

  • Gracie Survival Tactics Instructor  - Gracie University

  • Black Belt - Roy Dean Academy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • Black Belt - Marine Corps Martial Arts

  • Staff Sergeant - United States Marine Corps


  • "The Best Holistic Health Services" Eat Stay Play Beaufort 2019

  • "Favorite Fitness Center" The Island News 2018

  • "The Best Fitness Center/Workout Place" Beaufort Gazette 2015

  • "The Best Martial Arts Academy" Eat Sleep Play Beaufort 2015

  • "Favorite Yoga Studio" The Island News 2014