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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 Clifton, NJ.

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  • 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.

5 Rings Martial Arts

Residents of Nutley, Rutherford, East Rutherford, Clifton, and Montclair are all welcome to meet their fitness goals and train in martial arts at 5 Rings Martial Arts. Programs at 5RMA include traditional Filipino martial arts, kickboxing, karate, Taekwondo, combat fitness, and classes for children and teens. 5RMA can also make arrangements for birthday parties that make kids feel extra special with fun, educational, and structured events involving martial arts and other games in a safe environment overseen by 5RMA's caring staff. This Lyndhurst, New Jersey studio aims to increase its students' self-confidence, drive, focus, and physical fitness while involving them in a positive community.

Lyndhurst, NJ(201) 438-8500


Master Chris' Absolute TaeKwonDo

Master Chris' Absolute TaeKwonDo is a martial arts studio in Wayne, New Jersey that is proud of its role teaching discipline and protection to the residents of the surrounding communities. Absolute offers kids Taekwondo classes that engage the children through a mixture of fun activities and games that nonetheless impart the basics of the martial arts technique. In addition to Taekwondo classes, the studio also offers classes in Krav Maga, which uses the body's natural instincts for self-protection in its techniques. Founder Chris Heiser is so confident in the studio's instruction that Absolute offers a 100% money back guarantee on web specials.

Wayne, NJ(973) 832-4639


Mayer's Karate and Fitness

Mayer's Karate and Fitness has more than 30 years of experience instructing students in the martial arts. Mayer's is proud of how many families in the North Haledon, New Jersey choose its facility to train their children. Mayer's also teaches martial arts to adults in a self-defense program that combines aspects of kicking, punching, striking, jujitsu, judo, tactical ground technique, defense against armed attackers, and blade and baton offensive tactics. Other training options at Mayer's include kickboxing classes and personal training options. The latter is ideal for students who want their instruction tailored to their needs as closely as possible.

North Haledon, NJ(973) 238-8600


Porta's Karate-Do Academy

Porta's Karate-Do Academy teaches martial arts to students throughout Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, and the surrounding communities. New students are eligible for the academy's free first week trial promotion. Adult programs start with a basic course that teaches the basics of Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do, develops strong self-defense skills, and teaches women's self-defense. From there, students graduate to the advanced program and to the Okinawan dance program. Porta's also offers classes in Kobudo to adults and children. In these classes, students train in using traditional Okinawan weapons to supplement their developing karate techniques.

Pompton Lakes, NJ(973) 835-5473


Sunrise Taekwondo

Sunrise Taekwondo boasts "The Best Martial Arts Classes in Rutherford," and this Rutherford, New Jersey studio does its best to live up to this claim with a full menu of classes available to adults, teens, and children. Sunrise offers several options for membership, including a VIP membership for students willing to pay for their entire year of classes in advance, a six-month membership, and a month-to-month membership. The studio also encourages parents to get in touch regarding Sunrise's offer of a free 30-day membership. Taekwondo classes at Sunrise teach techniques such as punching, kicking, blocking, takedowns, grappling, and weapons defense.

Rutherford, NJ(201) 574-5908


The Art of Self Defense

The Art of Self Defense is a family fitness center that offers a variety of martial arts and fitness classes in diverse disciplines to serve the needs of families throughout the Elmwood Park, New Jersey area. The Art of Self Defense offers classes for adults and children that increase self-confidence, self-discipline, and help students work toward their fitness goals. The center offers group classes in TRX and yoga as well as programs unique to the Art of Self Defense. These programs include Body Mechanics with Nikko, which helps students develop core strength, and a martial arts and kickboxing functional intensity training program.

Elmwood Park, NJ(201) 497-0114


White Tiger Martial Arts

White Tiger Martial Arts offers martial arts training to students in and around Wayne, New Jersey. White Tiger gives students the chance to sharpen their minds, build self-esteem, increase their discipline and self-control, and make new friends and mentors in a community of likeminded individuals. White Tiger's adult martial arts classes can accommodate the full range of student motivations, from getting in better shape and building strength to simply learning valuable self-defense skills. White Tiger takes fitness to the next level with its adult kickboxing classes. White Tiger also offers a variety of classes for children looking to start their training.

Wayne, NJ(973) 633-0500


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