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With over 20 years experience in Jeet Kune Do, I consider Dino Orfanos to be one of the finest instructors of Bruce Lee's art and philosophy.  The epitome of professionalism, Dino is a knowledgeable, skilled and passionate teacher who has made it his mission to teach the totality of JKD while remaining true to the original spirit and vision with which Bruce Lee felt his art should be perpetuated.  In addition to his expertise in Jeet Kune Do, Dino is also a certified Full Instructor in the Filipino Martial Arts of Kali and Escrima.  I am honored to not only have Dino as an official representative for my organization, but also as a close personal friend.

- Chris Kent (Co-Founder of Bruce Lee Educational Foundation & author of four of the highest rated books on JKD)

Sifu Dino Orfanos is an experienced martial art instructor that dedicates himself to perserving and perpetuating the art of Jeet Kune Do.  I have been working directly with Sifu Dino and his school since 1992.  I highly recommend and consider his academy as a source for the authentic teachings of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do

- Ted Wong (Bruce Lee's Training Partner, Sparring Partner, & Friend)

I was looking for a safe and nuturing 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

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

Before becoming a student and NY Martial Arts Academy, I researched and visited several different schools.  I choose NYMAA becuase when I first came, Sifu Dino and the students very genuinely welcomed me as a guest in their school.  Sifu Dino and the senior instructors are good instructors.  They care about what I am doing and how well I perform while helping me to become better.  I choose to continue training here because I feel comfortable and at home in this school.

- CPA and Student of NY Martial Arts Academy

NY Martial Arts Academy is a great place to train.  Classes have a cooperative, rather than competitive, atmosphere; my classmates help me learn and achieve.  Sifu Dino has a friendly and relaxed (but no-nonsense) teaching style.  He is always eager to share his encylopedic knowledge of Bruce Lee's art with his students.

- Dentist and Student of NY Martial Arts Academy

I came to NY Martial Arts Academy after trainging in another JKD school for more than two years.  I was really impressed with NY Martial Arts Academy and Sifu Dino's approach to teaching Authentic Jeet Kune Do.  I knew that this is where I wanted to train and that I was finally seeing the true meaning of JKD.  I have learned so many things here and developed a better understanding of what martial arts is and also what it isn't.  It has given me self confidence, Self-esteem and peace of mind in knowing I can protect myself & Family.  I can't get enough of the friendly students and staff that make me feel like a part of the family.  I am thankful for being taught the right way.

- Student at NY Martial Arts Academy

I have been a student at NY Martial Arts Academy for over 3 years.  It is an excellent environment to train and learn martial arts.  The instructors are very accommodating and provide first-rate instruction for students of every level.  The head instructor, Sifu Dino Orfanos, is a highly skilled and dedicated Jeet Kune Do practitioner who has a vast amount of experience teaching martial arts.  His teachings in the art, science and philosophy of Jeet Kune Do are always easy to comprehend and apply.  The senior students are also very knowledgeable.  They too are very helpful and assist in the development process of the students.  I would highly recommend this school for anyone who is interested in learning Bruce Lee's martial art... Jeet Kune Do.

- Attorney at Law and Student at NY Martial Arts Academy

I have been training at NY Martial Arts for almost two and half years now.  Prior to training in JKD, I had extensive training in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jui Jitsu at gyms throughout Queens, the Bronx, and Long Island.  These arts fail in comparison to the street effectiveness of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do.  If you are looking to learn the art and philosophy of effective and efficient fighting, then I highly recommend NY Martial Arts and the art and philosophy of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do.

Graphic Designer and Student at NY Martial Arts Academy

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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