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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 Edison, NJ.

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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.

Alex Wilkie’s Martial Arts Academy

Alex Wilkie’s Martial Arts Academy has been offering clients in Bridgewater and the surrounding areas a full range of Mixed Martial Arts and training in self-defense for more than 10 years. The well-trained professionals at the Academy provide classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, grappling, and ground fighting, mixed martial arts, kickboxing, aikido which is a Japanese defensive throwing art, boxing, and Thai boxing. Other sessions include the Filipino stick and knife fighting art called kali escrima, firearms training and tactics, gun disarms, and cardio conditioning. Alex Wilkie's Martial Arts Academy has received several awards including one from the Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Bridgewater, NJ(732) 748-1580


Blue Dragon Martial Arts

Blue Dragon Martial Arts in Manalapan is owned by Master James Hsu who has been training in martial arts for over 30 years. The school's programs are aligned along age lines with Lil Dragons for toddlers, Dragon 1 and 2 for ages 4 to 8, Juniors for 9 to 13 year-olds, and Adults for 14 and over. The Lil Dragon Martial Arts Program is designed to introduce toddlers to a structured discipline and teach respect, coordination, and focus. The Adults Program is designed for anyone looking to reduce stress, lose weight, get in shape, gain self-confidence, and learn self-defense. Reviews speak of a friendly atmosphere for children to study martial arts and develop confidence, and James being wonderful with kids.

Manalapan, NJ(732) 851-5690


Brunswick Martial Arts and Fitness

The well-trained professionals at Brunswick Martial Arts and Fitness offer opportunities for people of all ages to better their physical conditioning and learn the techniques and skills of martial arts. Owner and chief instructor Brandon Alterman established the facility in North Brunswick in 2014 to improve the community and the lives of students through martial arts. Classes for children start with one for three-to-five-year-olds introducing them to basics. Kids from six to the teen years begin work on the techniques and principles of Taekwondo with its benefits of clear focus, attentiveness, self-respect, weight loss, and more. Options for adults include Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing, Taekwondo, Krav Maga, yoga, and more.

North Brunswick, NJ(732) 543-1785


Cesar-Kai Academy

Cesar-Kai Academy in Cranford says that it helps students master self-defense, boost their physique and fitness, and live a more confident, disciplined, and focused life. The owner, Mario Cesario, is a 3rd Degree Black Belt, and although the school's style is predominantly Shotokan Japanese Karate, they incorporate a full kickboxing and mixed martial arts curriculum into all of their classes. There are programs for kids including Summer Camps, Kids Martial Arts for ages 3-6, Kids Martial Arts ages 7+, Birthday Parties, and Transported After School. Reviews mention great instructors who are very interactive with kids of all ages, and a clean, bright, and open environment.

Cranford, NJ(908) 967-6571


Del Martial Arts LLC

Del Martial Arts LLC in Scotch Plains provides traditional martial arts programs to students from three years old to adult. Inclusion classes are designed for the higher functioning special needs child so that they too can experience an activity with minimal adaptations to instruction. There are programs for tots ages 3 to 5, children ages 5 and older, youths and adults, and special needs. Additional services include corporate wellness, private instruction, women's self-defense, advanced one-on-one training, and clinics and demonstrations. Reviews call the instruction top notch because the staff truly care, the kids have fun while learning, and the special needs children taking part in classes feel included.

Scotch Plains, NJ(908) 233-2284


Driven Gym

The state-of-the-art facility at Driven Gym furnishes the best training methods in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and MMA for novices and professional athletes in Woodbridge and the tri-state area. The gym offers Muay Thai classes starting at the beginner level to teach the fundamentals of stance, guard, and the foundation of the eight limbs. The intermediate levels II and III emphasize speed, power, combinations, and “clinching.” Level IV focuses on toughening a fighter mentally and physically through hard sparring. Other choices at Driven Gym include learning the simple, practical, and effective techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Nogi Jiu-Jitsu, and the MMA sessions combining boxing, wrestling, Judo, Muay Thai, and Jiu-Jitsu.

Woodbridge, NJ(732) 582-6551


Fatjo’s Mixed Martial Arts

The expert instructors at Fatjo’s Mixed Martial Arts have been placing a strong emphasis on respect and goal setting for their students in Morganville and the surrounding areas for more than 20 years. Fatjo’s children’s program teaches four and five-year-olds to focus on such characteristics as courtesy, confidence, and healthy fitness disciplines. Sessions for six to 12-year-olds offer a blend of several martial arts with the goals of building strong minds and bodies and learning self-discipline, a positive attitude, and improved self-confidence. Fatjo’s Mixed Martial Arts classes for teens and adults combine Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and submission grappling, the art of ground defense.

Morganville, NJ(732) 970-0065


Impact Martial Arts

Impact Martial Arts was founded in 1993 by 5th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor Frank Paulis and operates out of facilities in Warren and Clinton. Their classes are taught by certified instructors in Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Haidong Gumdo. The Pee Wee and Junior programs provide the opportunity for children to learn martial arts in a fun and safe environment and focus on self-control and goal setting. Adult programs are designed for those who want to develop self-defense abilities and physical conditioning and the school also provides opportunities for students to compete nationally and internationally. Reviews talk of a warm, welcoming place with amazing leadership and staff that brings out the best in everyone.

Warren, NJ(908) 834-8383


Legacy Life Center

Legacy Life Center in East Brunswick offers a range of services customized to clients' needs and goals. For kids, there is a play gym, toddler classes, children's martial arts training, and birthday parties, while for adults there is adult martial arts training, kickboxing, filipino martial arts, massage therapy, yoga classes, and paint and sip classes. Children's martial arts training for 6 to 12 year-olds teaches Tae Kwon Do in 45 minute sessions. Students progress through a minimum 4-month testing cycle for new belts. While working toward their next goal students can earn progress stripes. Reviews rate the martial arts training highly because the instructors are very patient with the little ones, and the facilities are clean and well maintained.

East Brunswick, NJ(732) 210-2447


Lionheart MMA

Lionheart MMA furnishes mixed martial arts training in their fully-equipped facility to customers in South Amboy and the surrounding areas. The friendly, knowledgeable staff members have created an atmosphere of honor, discipline, and respect in which to help individuals achieve their fitness pursuits. Classes for children include the basics of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, and mixed martial arts which includes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing, and wrestling techniques. Lionheart MMA offers adult programs in mixed martial arts, Brazilian Jui-Jitsu, MMA striking, submission grappling, and wrestling. Patrons may also sign up for private lessons as well as intensive training for martial arts competitions.

South Amboy, NJ(732) 588-5061


Master Peter’s Academy of Martial Arts

Clients in Dayton and the adjacent areas interested in martial arts can depend on the guaranteed results and innovative training techniques of the highly-trained instructors at Master Peter’s Academy of Martial Arts. The Academy’s professionals specialize in character development and physical fitness for their customers using top-of-the-line equipment in a state-of-the-art 7000 sq. foot facility. Programs begin with classes for four-to-six-year-olds emphasizing basic martial arts techniques, skills, and character development. Taekwondo Black Belt sessions for ages six to 15 focus on physical conditioning, discipline, confidence, and more. Teens and adults work on self-defense and physical fitness. MPAMA also offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and kickboxing.

Dayton, NJ(732) 823-1090


Matawan School of Martial Arts

The Matawan School of Martial Arts is one New Jersey’s oldest karate schools and has been providing programs for customers in Matawan and the surrounding areas for more than 18 years. All the School’s instructors are black belt holders with at least 10 years of experience in karate. The Matawan School of Martial Arts offers Martin’s Karate System Karate which is a form of Taekwondo blended with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Boxing, Kick-Boxing and others presented using a modern teaching system. The School furnishes classes for children, teenagers, and adults. Students learn to adapt traditional methods to advance to point competition, full contact, and “No Holds Barred” matches.

Matawan, NJ(732) 290-2099


Nava’s Martial Arts Academy

Nava’s Martial Arts Academy has been teaching students of all ages in North Plainfield and the nearby areas the benefits of martial arts training for more than 10 years. Owner and instructor Israel Nava is a fifth-degree black belt who helps students develop self-defense skills, enhance coordination, improve fitness, concentration, and confidence and learn the importance of courtesy, respect, and restraint. Children’s classes last for 45 minutes and focus on fundamental drills to improve necessary motor skills. Teen and adult sessions emphasize taekwondo tenets of self-respect, self-control, and perseverance. Nava’s Martial Arts Academy also offers instruction in Krav Maga which is an Israeli military hand-to-hand combat system.

North Plainfield, NJ(908) 754-0116


Old Bridge ATA Martial Arts

The professional instructors at Old Bridge ATA Martial Arts have been training people from all walks of life and all ages for more than 14 years. They try to inspire their students to become stronger, more confident, more disciplined and focused, and to get in the best shape of their lives. Programs for children start with classes for four to six-year-olds to improve their socialization skills, encourage physical activity, and more. Karate for kids at Old Bridge ATA Martial Arts teaches the fundamentals of taekwondo to children aged seven to 12. Adult classes focus on self-defense and combine principles and techniques from several martial arts styles.

Old Bridge, NJ(732) 696-2262


The Martial Arts Arena

The Martial Arts Arena was founded in 1998 in Matawan by owner and chief instructor John Arena, a 4th-degree black belt. Classes include strength and conditioning, IBody bootcamp, adult martial arts, kids martial arts, and kickboxing. There are kids birthday parties that are fun, structured events including pizza and martial arts training. The strength and conditioning classes have a powerful, positive effect on conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis. In addition, participants will feel great, gain lean muscle, and boost their energy. Reviews like the way that kids learn technique, discipline, focus and being part of a team, and that each year the school raises money for good causes.

Matawan, NJ(732) 583-2720


USA Karate Academy Inc.

The trained professionals at USA Karate Academy Inc. challenge their clients to work toward the ultimate goal of martial arts which is to achieve a more balanced, peaceful life. Martial arts at the most basic level involves kicking and punching and preventing being kicked and punched. Those movements and techniques are the tools for helping individuals have better control of their bodies, minds, and emotions. USA Karate Academy Inc. offers customers in Green Brook and nearby areas classes for children aged four to 12 and adults with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Physical benefits of the programs include weight loss, relief of stress, and increased physical and spiritual strength.

Green Brook, NJ(732) 433-2898


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