Woodside NY's Leading Karate School

Looking for adult karate or self-defense classes? NY Martial Arts Academy is one of the top-rated martial arts schools in the Woodside NY area. At NY Martial Arts Academy, is our specialty is Jeet Kune Do. Jeet Kune Do (also known as Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do), founded by world-renown martial artist Bruce Lee, is an aggregate of principles for developing the mind and body. NY Martial Arts Academy provides a total martial arts experience by teaching you the different aspects of Jeet Kune Do, which encompass the mind, body and soul. Our classes will not only help you get in shape, lose weight, and learn self-defense, but you will also learn the philosophical elements of becoming a better person.

In 1985 NY Martial Arts Academy was the first school in the tri-state area to teach Jeet Kune Do. Since that time, there have been over 10,500 students trained at our academy. Through the years we have maintained our high standards through small group lessons, personalized attention, and constant interaction with our students. We believe in the total martial arts experience of mind, body and spirit. Let us help you cultivate your true potential through self defense, physical fitness and providing you with peace of mind!

Bored of the gym? You're in luck!

Martial arts is a great alternative because the classes are fun and inspiring. Consistency is the key to any fitness program and it is so difficult to stay consistent at the gym. A good proportion of our students got bored with a traditional gym and have been enrolled in our academy for over 6 years. If you are looking to get in great shape, make sure to ask about our JKD kickboxing classes. The kickboxing aspect of our martial art teaches real self defense but can also get you stronger, faster, and more energized.

Learn Karate School Skills With Jeet Kune Do Classes in the Woodside NY Area

NY Martial Arts Academy provides a total martial arts experience. You will also develop friendships and a common respect for your fellow martial artists. Our classes offered in Jeet Kune Do, kickboxing and grappling provide the following benefits:

Self Defense

The confidence of being able to protect oneself and/or a loved one should a situation arise where walking away is not an option. The foremost importance of the study of martial arts is to protect oneself and not to hurt others.

Physical Fitness

Being physically fit gives a person energy and confidence to handle daily endeavors, activities, as well as combative situations. The student achieves physical fitness by various strength and conditioning exercises done during the class. Being physically fit is a crucial component of being "of sound mind".

Peace of mind

With a strong body and strong mind, there is a complete individual. Training at NY Martial Arts Academy gives the student the capability of achieving high mental focus. This high level of mental focus is reached through a variety of training drills designed to sharpen mental ability and focus.

Learn Different Skills From Our Variety of Classes

Prospective students are looking for the confidence that martial arts provides. Part of that confidence derives from the ability to defend yourself and loved ones.

We have a variety of martial arts classes which will teach you the various aspects of combat and the philosophical elements of becoming a better person. Ultimately, martial arts is more about improving your life than learning technique.

The technical aspect of the classes includes elements from Muay Thai, boxing, Jiu Jjitsu, and kickboxing. Elbows and knees are prevalent in Muay Thai but are also a part of Jeet Kune Do. Bruce Lee studied boxing and fencing when developing his art. We borrow certain elements from Jiu Jitsu when addressing self defense situations on the ground. Our Karate School academy offers unlimited JKD classes in Woodside NY six days a week with specialty classes at no extra cost. This is also an academy that will teach you the different aspects of Jeet Kune Do (mind, body and spirit).

Private One-On-One Lessons

Personal attention from the instructor means accelerated learning for most students. Private lessons are great for serious students who are looking to progress as quickly as possible. Benefits of one-on-one training includes:

  • Great for anyone with a very busy schedule that wants the flexibly to train during hours where group classes are offered.
  • Ideal for anyone who prefers not to perform in front of others.
  • Offers the ability to ask a lot of questions. Asking questions is encouraged in group classes but during one on ones you have the entire hour with the instructor to yourself.
  • Ability to work on specific techniques that the student may be struggling with.
  • Gives the instructor the ability to hone in and work on your weaknesses.

Student Testimonials:

I've been a member of NY Martial Arts Academy since 2003. As a law enforcement officer, I chose this school because it teaches Bruce Lee's martial art, Jeet Kune Do. A realistic art that takes a scientific approach to self defense based on the human body and the laws of physics. The head instructor, Sifu Dino Orfanos, is not only skilled and knowledgeable, but also passionate about the art, teaching it with enthusiasm. Through seminars held by the school I've had the opportunity to meet and train with JKD greats Ted Wong & Chris Kent; Two invaluable sources in the art. Even though I joined NYMAA becuase I felt it was practical for my line of work, I continue to train there because of the good people there and the fun environment. I look forward to working out, and that's a good thing. - Law Enforcement Officer and Student of NY Martial Arts Academy
I have been training at NY Martial Arts Academy for many years, starting from the Little Neck location. As an older man, I was always weary of where I could go learn martial arts without getting treated differently because of my age. Immediately at NYMAA I felt right at home. All of the instructors are very welcoming, always greeting you and making you feel comfortable. NYMAA is somewhere where I will stay for a long time because the art they teach, Jeet Kune Do, is truly the most fulfilling art to study. Definitely try this place. - Panagiotis Papanikolaou

If you are interested in learning more about our programs and begin your journey, fill out our contact form or call us at (347) 721-3288 . We will be happy to assist you in determining if this is a good fit. If it is not a good fit, we will do our best to point you in the right direction. You have nothing to lose and our proven systems may just change your life!