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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored martial arts teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best martial arts teachers in Manchester, NH.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Bedford Martial Arts ACademy

Bedford Martial Arts Academy offers multiple martial arts programs throughout the Bedford, Goffstown, Amherst, Merrimack, Manchester, Hollis, New Boston, Dunbarton, Londonderry, Derry, Milford, and Hooksett areas. Owner and Master Instructor, John Stewart first began practicing martial arts as a child and began teaching at age 12. Stewart previously worked as a Police Officer and is also a Certified Emergency Care Provider. Bedford Martial Arts Academy boasts numerous accolades in the local area and is an A+ rated, accredited business with the Better Business Bureau. Bedford Martial Arts Academy hosts multiple martial arts programs for all ages, as well as summer camps, after-school programs, self-defense classes, birthday parties, and Mommy and Me classes for extremely young children and guardians.

Bedford, NH(603) 626-9696


Bodywork Karate School

Established in 1980, Bodywork Karate School has been a local cornerstone of martial arts in the Concord, New Hampshire area. With nearly four decades of experience, Bodywork Karate School offers multiple programs with flexible scheduling for both adults and kids interested in martial arts. Bodywork Karate School boasts over twenty instructors, including seven Masters, each with their years of practicing and teaching. In addition to Karate, Bodywork Karate School also offers weapons training and a youth instructor apprenticeship program that helps students become leaders. Interested clients can try a free lesson by appointment as well as utilize special deals available on their website.

Concord, NH(603) 225-5620


Checkmate Martial Arts

Checkmate Martial Arts in Manchester, New Hampshire is a martial art school that offers martial arts programs for kids and adults. Checkmate Martial Arts houses many practitioners of various disciplines and gives classes on Jujitsu, Muay Thai, Judo, Slackline, and Full Contact Chess. In addition, Checkmate Martial Arts also provides adult self-defense courses, youth-oriented martial arts which teach physical education as well as social and mental skills, the LEO Program for Law Enforcement, and firearms training. Though most classes are group sessions, Checkmate Martial Arts can, at a request, provide private instruction at a designated location. Checkmate Martial Arts does not require contracts or hidden fees and frequently offers seasonal deals on their website.

Manchester, NH(603) 674-9017


Karate International Windham

Located in Windham, New Hampshire, Karate International Windham is a martial arts academy focused on Karate martial arts. Owner and Chief Instructor Joe Costa first began practicing martial arts in 1991 and is a 6th-degree Black belt. Costa established Karate International Windham with his wife and kids in 2002 and continues to both operate and instruct the establishment. Karate International Windham offers karate programs for both adults and kids at least at the age of 4. Additionally, Karate International Windham also provides defensive Kickboxing programs which are designed to teach basic self-defense while providing a workout. Karate International Windham also frequently hosts various activities during major holidays, as well as day camps, birthday parties, and award ceremonies.

Windham, NH(603) 898-5367


NH Kicks Taekwondo Family Fitness

Located in Concord, New Hampshire, NH Kicks Taekwondo Family Fitness is martial art school specializing in Taekwondo. Instructor Daniel Jung is an experienced practitioner of Taekwondo and holds a 7th degree Black Belt and an 8th degree Black Belt in the discipline. He has been teaching for over thirty years and previously opened a Taekwondo school in Massachusetts where he provided many afterschool programs before currently teaching in his Concord, New Hampshire. In addition, he previously coached the Massachusetts state gold medalists and the state Taekwondo team. NH Kicks Taekwondo Family Fitness offers multiple programs for all ages, and also provides a summer camp program and a Concord Recreation Department Program for beginner members.

Concord, NH(603) 714-5472


RTH Martial Arts & Wellness, LLC

RTH Martial Arts & Wellness, LLC is a physical fitness center located in Weare, New Hampshire first established in 1990. Formerly known as Riverside Taekwondo Hapkido, RTH Martial Arts & Wellness, LLC is a family owned and operated establishment that provides multiple martial arts programs as well as a variety of physical fitness programs. Headed by Grandmaster Michael Couhie, Couhie is an 8th Dan in Taekwondo and a 6th Dan in Hapkido with over 55 years of training in the discipline. He is an inductee of the World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame and is President of the New Hampshire Hapkido Association and the New Hampshire HoKwonDo Association. RTH Martial Arts & Wellness, LLC’s complete programs include Taekwondo, Hapkido, self-defense workshops, gun self-defense workshops, yoga, RIPPED, Zumba, and swimming. In addition, RTH Martial Arts & Wellness, LLC also provide after-school programs based on Taekwondo, as well as summer vacation camps.

Weare, NH(603) 529-5425


Strikeback Dynamic Defense Systems

Strikeback Dynamic Defense Systems is a martial arts school that offers multiple disciplines and freestyle martial arts. Located in Merrimack, New Hampshire, Strikeback Dynamic Defense Systems is owned and operated by Bill Spinney and Lisa Spinney. The Spinneys are Black Belts in Kempo Karate and have been providing services through Strikeback Dynamic Defense Systems since 2000. Strikeback Dynamic Defense Systems offers multiple martial programs in Kempo, Ju-Jitsu, Aikido, and Karate for all ages, as well as cardio kickboxing classes, weapons training, self-defense, and a bag work boot camp. Although most programs are group-oriented and family friendly, Strikeback Dynamic Defense Systems does offer private instruction as well.

Merrimack, NH(603) 262-9299


The Martial Arts Zone

The Martial Arts Zone of Manchester, New Hampshire is a martial arts school that offers multiple disciplines and styles including self-defense, Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Kenpo Karate, Kickboxing, Filipino Kali, and Mixed Martial Arts. The Martial Arts Zone boasts a 3000 square foot facility which includes zebra matting, heavy bags, changing rooms, lockers, a pro-shop, and a 20-foot Octagon cage. Their instructors are experienced Black Belts and hold certifications in Cesar Gracie, Ed Park Kenpo Karate, and Filipino Kali. Additionally, they possess the only Cesar Gracie certified Black Belt Instructor on the East Coast, an invaluable resource for those interested in Jiu-Jitsu. Classes are available for all ages starting at 4 years old.

Manchester, NH(603) 206-5716


Woo Kickboxing Academy

Woo Kickboxing Academy is a martial arts academy located in Londonderry, New Hampshire that serves the Southern New Hampshire area. Woo Kickboxing Academy offers multiple programs beyond kickboxing such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, personal training, life coaching, and massage therapy. Owned and operated by Roger and Barbara Woo, the Woos are kickboxing veterans and have multiple accolades to their names. In addition, Woo Kickboxing Academy is officially affiliated with the Brazilian Top Team Boston and boast a Black Belt Instructor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Woo Kickboxing Academy does not require any membership fees or contracts and even provide a complimentary first lesson.

Londonderry, NH(603) 845-6374


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