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Boxing Classes for Self-Defense in NYC

Boxing Training within Jeet Kune Do

If you like the idea of taking boxing classes but feel like you’d prefer to use more of your body than your fists, we have the answer for you in the form of Jeet Kune Do.

NY Martial Arts Academy offers a unique type of boxing classes related to Bruce Lee’s original martial art of Jeet Kune Do. This special fighting style integrates multiple elements of boxing techniques and even boxing drills.

During some of our classes, we put on gear like boxing gloves and other boxing equipment to practice these techniques on punching bags, pads, and dummies.

As Bruce Lee developed this unique martial art, he went through rigorous boxing training as a means of learning the best and most effective punches. His studies allowed him to merge aspects of the popular fighting style including stances, crosses, jabs, uppercuts, hooks, and more.

When you take Jeet Kune Do classes, the focus on boxing techniques will refine your head movement, blocking abilities, strikes, and even your footwork. You’ll also get a glimpse into both the attacking and defensive skills of the martial art to improve your overall versatility.

Benefits of JKD Boxing Classes

Looking for boxing classes near you? Whether you’re interested in group classes or doing one-on-one training, the boxing techniques in Jeet Kune Do have numerous advantages to improving your skills as a martial artist.

Boxing is so much more than a couple of guys or girls simply throwing punches at random. And the rewards that stem from learning these effective tactics will impact every other step of your time in our JKD boxing classes.


One of the most essential aspects of Jeet Kune Do is striking, which is why boxing training plays such a major role in our classes. You’ll learn which punches to throw and at what times they will be most effective in a fight. From quick jabs to power punches, one strike could be the difference in your ability to keep yourself safe.


People have been using boxing for self-defense since the first time a person threw a punch at someone else. But as time has progressed, systems and key methods have evolved this form of self-defense into what it is today. Many elements of our JKD boxing classes help students defend themselves in difficult or dangerous situations.

Great Exercise

With the number of movements and strikes thrown during boxing workouts, students burn hundreds of calories in an hour. Forget about your generic cardio machines and weights. Our JKD boxing training will get you into the best shape of your life without lifting a dumbbell.

Learn Aspects of Boxing in Jeet Kune Do Classes

Are these boxing classes near me? We have four locations to choose from:

If you’ve been thinking about signing up for boxing classes in NYC, the training offered here at NYMAA is a great alternative. Depending on your fitness and training goals, learning Jeet Kune Do could open more doors than placing a singular emphasis on the fighting style of boxing.

Want to learn more about the boxing techniques taught in our lessons? Give us a call today at (347) 721-3288 or fill out the contact form on this page!

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My son has been training at New York Martial Arts Academy for a few months and absolutely loves it! The students learn to focus, follow directions and coordination all while having fun with other kids their age! The children also have discussions about topics such as discipline, politeness, respect, etc. If you are looking for a martial arts school that respects all students and works one to one with them to help them improve their form, look no further. I highly recommend New York Martial Arts Academy! Phyllis Trilivas | Queens Phyllis Trilivas | Queens's Rating
My son has been attending classes here for two years and I only have the best to say! He has learned so much and loves going each time which is a testament to the amazing coaches and staff. We will be going for years to come! Dimitra Stellatos | Queens Dimitra Stellatos | Queens's Rating
I am truly honored to have my daughter attend here, I am satisfied with the teaching here, the instructors teach with passion, the place is welcoming, I love the bully prevention, the defense moves, and the confidence she is gaining. My daughter enjoys coming here, I highly recommend! Thank you guys and keep up the great work???????????????? popping up | Brooklyn popping up | Brooklyn's Rating
My daughter and I couldn’t be happier with our experience at NY Martial Arts Academy. She is treated with respect and also shown how to treat others with respect along with learning important self defence which I’m sure will lead to boosted confidence in the long run. Such a great place for kids to attend! Kimberly Ross | Brooklyn Kimberly Ross | Brooklyn's Rating
My son has been attending NYMAA for over a 1.5 year and overall he has gained more confidence, discipline, and love his classes. We had the pleasure of working with many of their Sifus and they are all amazing. Special thanks to Sifu Chuck, Sara, Carlos, James and everyone else that my son has worked with. We started doing private classes and then switched to group classes. Great place to have your child gained discipline and learned martial arts. Marcia S | Astoria Marcia S | Astoria's Rating
I am extremely pleased with instructors Sifu James, Sifu Carlos and Sifu Dino. My son has participated in their classes for the past 3 months now. have noticed a great change in my son's school work and how motivated he is to come to class! They are the best of the best!!!!! Would recommend for all ages! Víctor Santamaria | Astoria Víctor Santamaria | Astoria's Rating
My daughter loves it here, and I can see improvements in her character. Lenny Lam | Astoria Lenny Lam | Astoria's Rating
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 | Queens mcgregor conner | Queens'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 | Queens Angela Gallo | Queens'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 | Queens Dan B | Queens'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 de initely recommend checking out NYMAA.
eassae | Queens eassae | Queens'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 | Queens Elke Xenophontos | Queens'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 | Long Island Richard Boehm | Long Island's Rating