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Fit. Confident. Focused.

Martial Arts Karate Training Classes for Kids in New York

At NY Martial Arts Academy, we are looking to develop the champions of tomorrow. We are able to achieve this by teaching our children:

Self-Discipline: The ability to do things without being told.
Inner Strength: The ability to trust themselves and say NO to peer pressure and drugs.
Mental Focus: The ability to perform well in school.
Self Confidence: The ability to feel good about themselves and & their potential.

I was looking for a safe and nurturing environment for my kids to learn martial arts. We've tried other martial art schools but they never wanted to stay after the trial periods. When my kids tried it out here, they had a great time. Kids know. They get great workouts, terrific instruction and they are around good people. They've been coming to NYMAA since 2006. After watching my kids for a year, liking not only what they were taught but how they were taught, I wanted to do JKD too. I was a bit unsure of myself in the beginning but the instructors and the students all made me feel welcome. I am so happy I joined up. I feel stronger, healthier and more confident, This is a great school! - Mother and Student of NY Martial Arts Academy

Mother and Student of NY Martial Arts Academy

How Martial Arts Can Improve Your Child's Life

A focused child holding nunchaku at NY Martial Arts Academy

Increase Your Child's Focus

Almost every day for the past 29 years parents have called us to help their children become more focused. Children have so many distractions these days (much more than when you were a child). Ipads and video games tend to be two common distractions for kids that not only hinder their performance in school, but also limit interaction with other children. Years ago kids used to play outside and stay active. Today, the digital world seems to be killing kids ability to interact in a social setting. We are here to help!


A student using a nunchaku during training at NYMAA

Increase Your Child's Discipline

Parents, NY Martial Arts Academy will partner with you in making your child more disciplined. Discipline is essential to success in school and ultimately in life. We have various protocols for increasing your child's discipline and the first step is defining discipline in a way children understand. Your child is like clay and your child's role models are very important in each stage of development. Our age specific programs allow your child to thrive and look up to instructors who were model students and are extremely successful in multiple aspects of their lives. Children with discipline do well in school and don't have a problem doing their chores at home as well.



Three children in fight stance at NY Martial Arts Academy

Bully Prevention

Bullying is one of the worst things that can happen to a child because of the long term psychological effects. There has been an increase in bullying over the last decade because many children are lacking confidence. Bullies prey on children they perceive to be weak and unconfident. Confidence is the best defense against bullies. We teach non-violent approaches to deal with bullies but will also teach your child the self defense skills needed if he or she is ever attacked. Violence is always the last resort.



Children doing warmups for fitness at NY Martial Arts Academy

Fitness For Children

Children at NY Martial Arts Academy are fit, confident, and focused. Fitness for children differs from fitness for adults. We push our students enough where results are not only achieved, but sustainable. We will get to know and understand the specific fitness needs of your child and guide him or her through the program. You will see an increase in your child’s strength, flexibility, and endurance within two months! Martial arts is also great cross training for other sports because of the fitness benefits involved.



Dear reader, To The Parents Who Want to Raise a More Confident Child As a parent, there are pivotal, proud moments we remember the most… When they walk through the door beaming, and show us their report card with...


Skills That Last a Lifetime:

Fill out our contact form for more information about our programs and to see if this is right for your family. If it is, great! If it is not, we will be happy to point you in the right direction. We will even suggest another activity or martial arts school if we cannot fulfill your needs. You have nothing to lose, and this experience might change your child’s life forever!

Read Reviews from Our Students

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 Phyllis Trilivas'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 Dimitra Stellatos'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 popping up'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 Kimberly Ross'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 Marcia S'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 Víctor Santamaria's Rating
My daughter loves it here, and I can see improvements in her character. Lenny Lam Lenny Lam's Rating