Below is a list of the top and leading Martial Arts Schools in New York. To help you find the best Martial Arts Schools located near you in New York, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
New York’s Best Martial Arts Schools:
The top rated Martial Arts Schools in New York are:
- NY Martial Arts Academy
- WuTang Chinese Martial Art Institute
- Anderson’s Martial Arts Academy
- International Martial Arts Center
- Shaolin Kung Fu Training Center
NY Martial Arts Academy
NY Martial Arts Academy was the first school in the tri-state area to be recognized by the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Nucleus (an organization established to preserve and perpetuate the art that Bruce Lee developed). This organization consisted of Bruce Lee’s wife, daughter, first generation, and second generation students. This organization and our school have a common purpose to promote the art, science, and philosophy of the founder of JKD (Bruce Lee). They are one of the only schools on the East Coast to teach Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do.
This is also an academy that will teach you the different aspects of Jeet Kune Do (mind, body, and spirit). You will also develop friendships and a common respect for your fellow martial artists.
Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, Self Defense, Physical Fitness
“This school really is a great place to train. The instructors know their stuff and also have really good energy. Everyone in the school are good people and just make the place feel very welcoming. If youre looking to train this is the school to be in.” -Kevin Feijoo
WuTang Chinese Martial Art Institute
WuTang Chinese Martial Art Institute is one of the oldest and most prestigious martial arts schools in New York City. They have been teaching in New York for over 30 years, and they have been in the same place of over 25 years.
They are a traditional style school that has evolved with modern times. While many schools have only one master, they have several different Masters and high level instructors who each expose students to different training techniques and concepts, while still adhering to the same underlying philosophy.
They have classes for all ages, and of varying difficulty levels. Do not be afraid that you are too old, or not in good enough shape. They have easier classes, as well as classes that will push even people in great shape to their limits and beyond.
Ba Ji Quan, Pi Gua Zhang Styles, Kung Fu, Ba-Tz Tai Chi, Shnadong Style Praying Mantis, Northern Style Long Fist
“I attended this school many years ago and I still practice the Tai Chi and Kung fu forms. I highly recommend the WuTang system of martial arts for adults and children.” -Sal Alf
Anderson’s Martial Arts Academy
Anderson’s Martial Arts Academy offers one of the most highly respected, quality mixed martial arts programs in the nation. The choice to join AMAA is a choice to join a distinguished, time-honored martial arts academy that is rich in tradition, lineage, and reputation. Founded by Sifu Dan Anderson in 1996, Anderson’s Martial Arts Academy continues to grow in its size and stature. However, it remains committed to the task of providing students with the most practical and effective self-defense skills – rooted in the principles of martial arts.
Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Muay Thai, Gracie/Brazilian Jiujitsu, Kids Classes, Kettlebell Kickboxing Fitness, Private Training
“The best place to learn martial arts! Any level, any age are welcome! Great people, a true family! Great fighters to spar and train with!” -Emil Galiev
International Martial Arts Center
International Martial Arts Center is unique amongst organizations which teach the martial arts. Founded in 1995, IMAC unifies different styles of martial arts and teaches them in accordance with each individual’s strengths. At IMAC they teach Tae Kwon Do as the main art but incorporate techniques from other Asian arts to develop a complete martial art system.
Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Self Defense, Karate, Taekwondo, Hapkido, Birthday Parties, Private Training
“Conveniently located in the Kips Bay section of Manhattan, the International Martial Arts Center (IMAC) provides instruction in both Taekwondo and Hapkido. Training at IMAC is both intensive and personal. Students are encouraged to achieve their personal best through constant practice and goal setting, and are consistently supported in their efforts at achieving their personal best by Grandmaster Hahn and their IMAC peers. As an IMAC student for approximately 6 years, I have found the experience of training in the martial arts of Taekwondo and Hapkido at IMAC to be challenging, educative and fun.” -Kumbi 2012
Shaolin Kung Fu Training Center
Shaolin Kung Fu Training Center has been established for the purpose of bringing this great Chinese martial arts into the 21st Century. At the Center, Shifu Hengxin, with Shimu Arlene demonstrate movements in great detail and take a personal interest in each student’s progress. With a philosophy focused on meditation, concentration and dedication, they believe one can overcome and succeed in anything. In a general sense, Shaolin Martial Arts can be described as the integration of the External (physical) and the Spiritual. Training for all students begins with External development. Physical development is achieved through a combination of conditioning, stretching, learning fundamental techniques, correct breathing, and open hand forms. The mastery of the fundamental techniques of Shaolin Kung Fu provides a student with a strong foundation on which to build their martial arts skills. To ensure that students truly internalize the mechanics of Shaolin Martial Arts, much emphasis is placed on the details involved with proper basic techniques. As students gain physical conditioning and progress in the basic techniques, they are taught more advanced traditional open hand forms. Training in traditional weapons is introduced into the curriculum to further develop coordination, to strengthen the body and to further a student’s martial skills. As they train, students increase their strength, energy, and martial techniques while increasing concentration and self-discipline. This takes place in an atmosphere where integrity, discipline, hard work, and humility are valued and emphasized.
Shaolin Kung Fu training, Adult Kung Fu, Teen Kung Fu
“A great place to learn martial art for kids and to achieve self-confidence, focus and concentration along with discipline. I too would love to refer their services to all.” -Desen Fommen
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