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Study Self-Defense in Glen Cove, NY

Adult Self-Defense Classes

What is self-defense? The concept of self-defense is to have an ability to defend yourself in a dangerous situation. At NY Martial Arts Academy, we want people to know how to protect themselves no matter how big or small they are.

Our self-defense classes in Glen Cove, NY are designed to train people in the most effective techniques and moves that will allow them to get away safely. You’ll learn how to use punches, kicks, grappling, footwork, weapons defense, and other strategies depending on the scenario.

We offer self-defense for women and men who want to develop confidence while also learning Bruce Lee’s martial art of Jeet Kune Do. All of our instructors have at least 10 years of experience training people in the most efficient ways to defend themselves or avoid fighting in the first place.

Why Should I Take Self-Defense Classes?

It will only take one session for you to realize the many benefits that come with our Glen Cove self-defense classes. They are a great way to boost your self-reliance while also getting stronger and improving your physical fitness.

Defend Yourself

The top reason anyone wants to learn self-defense is so they can protect themselves against a bully or an attacker. As you develop abilities in striking, blocking, and grappling, you’ll learn the best ways to escape or disable your opponent. These classes share moves that you would see in the UFC but also include foul tactics that are illegal in combat sports. You’ll learn to box, wrestle, kick, and defend against an attacker carrying a knife.

Feel Confident

We want people to learn self-defense in Glen Cove so they can be comfortable and confident in their ability to defend against someone who wants to them harm. These classes are just as much about improving your mental strength as they are about boosting your physical strength. From the very first class, you’ll feel more self-reliant and capable of combatting a would-be attacker.

Get in Shape

While this may not be your main goal, self-defense classes naturally make you stronger and more agile. Whether you have an interest in losing weight or strengthening your muscles, our sessions are designed to ensure you get these physical benefits as well.

Learn from the Top Self-Defense School in Glen Cove

If you’re looking for the best place to learn self-defense in Glen Cove, Long Island, then give NY Martial Arts Academy a call today at 516-759-7800! Or you can book a FREE CLASS and find out in one session whether this is right for you!

NYMAA has multiple programs for Women who want to train for improved Self-Defense

Our Glen Cove location is also close to neighboring communities such as Lattingtown, Locust Valley, Matinecock, Sea Cliff, Glen Head, Old Brookville, Glenwood Landing, Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, Upper Brookfield, Mill Neck, and the hamlet of Oyster Bay.

You can also attend self-defense classes at any of our other locations including:

Read Reviews from Our Students

I've been training here for almost 3 years now and it has allowed me to meet great people and form strong bonds with the people I train with. It's a great environment to learn martial arts because not only are you surrounded by good people, you also have a lot of fun training as the instructors tend to crack jokes throughout the classes. Great place get in a hard training session, and a real confidence booster as you will be pushed to your limits and be encouraged by the instructors and your teammates to continue despite being tired. Great instructors that know their stuff and will explain why we do certain techniques or drills a certain way. More importantly than that, it's great for personal growth as it also tends to highlight the more philosophical aspect of Bruce Lee and martial arts as a whole. mcgregor conner mcgregor conner's Rating
I have been a student at New York Martial Arts Academy for about 10 years and it is such an amazing opportunity to be a part of this school! All of the instructors are very knowledgeable and are always there to help you. You can tell that all of the instructors love what they do and they want to see us become the best version of ourselves, both on and off the training floor. The instructors and students at New York Martial Arts Academy have created such a welcoming and fun environment for anyone to learn martial arts in. I would definitely recommend training at New York Martial Arts Academy! Angela Gallo Angela Gallo's Rating
When I was looking for a martial arts to try, for the first time ever, I was very nervous especially starting at the age of 30 and not having had any prior experience. Starting from day one I felt comfortable with the trainer who was amazingly patient, had a positive attitude and didn’t make me feel self conscience about my inability to land a half decent kick. But after attending for many months I started to get the hang of it. The instructors here as well as my fellow students who I have the privilege to train with are top notch. The culture is amazing, you will never feel out of place and the teachers here are absolutely amazing, they will provide you with all the tools you need and all the attention you need to make sure you succeed and achieve your goals. I Highly recommend you check this place out! Dan B Dan B's Rating
I've been a martial arts practitioner for 12 years now, and have trained in different countries around the world. New York Martial Arts Academy has, by far, the best facilities of any school I've been a member of. The instruction is top tier as well. I haven't met an instructor here that doesn't have at least 10 years of experience. You can tell that they all really love what they do. Whether your goal is to get in shape and have some fun, fight in a cage, or defend yourself in the street, NYMAA will be able to accommodate.

One of the things that most impressed me about the school was the camaraderie between students. You won't find cliques here. Advanced students are encouraged to help newer members, and I've never seen anyone be disrespectful or intentionally try to hurt anyone else.

If you want to learn a skill that helps your confidence, increases your fitness, allows you to be able to defend yourself, and make some good friends at the same time, then I would definitely recommend checking out NYMAA.
eassae eassae's Rating
Growing up, I have always admired Bruce Lee's unique fighting style, so I was extremely happy when I finally found a Martial Arts Academy that based their instruction on jeet kune do. I have tried several different academies, and I can proudly say that none of them met the exceptional experience that I received from NYMAA. In here, the instructors, staff, and even students form a team based on mutual respect, creating a great atmosphere. I also love how the instructors pride themselves in teaching their students a new way of life rather than just self-defense. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is interested in seeking new opportunities to better their life. Elke Xenophontos Elke Xenophontos's Rating
Joining was the best decision I've ever made. It's an amazing workout that I genuinely look forward to everyday and I have never felt better.

I highly recommend the NYMAA to anyone looking to take martial arts for any reason.
Richard Boehm Richard Boehm's Rating