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Buffalo BJJ Academy

Buffalo, NY 14224
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Buffalo BJJ Academy is the first Brazilian jiu-jitsu academy for adults and children in Buffalo, NY. Also, classes in Muay Thai and birthday party rental spaces are available. They currently hold a five-star rating on Yelp! where customers speak highly of their world class instruction, friendly atmosphere, and top notch instructors. The academy is open Mondays through Fridays from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

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4.0

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Buffalo United Martial Arts Academy

Buffalo, NY 14203
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Buffalo United Martial Arts Academy offers Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, MMA, and fitness classes for adults and children in the Buffalo, NY metro area. Experienced instructors strive to change a student's life for the better and provide an atmosphere that enhances personal growth. A free class promotion for military veterans is offered and a general free class is available to all twice a month. Customers speak highly of their friendly environment, support, and diverse curriculum.

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Karate Joe’s Family Karate Center

Hamburg, NY 14219
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Karate Joe’s Family Karate Center specializes in martial arts for residents in the Buffalo, NY metro area for over a decade. Classes offered are jiu-jitsu, modern kenpo karate, family programs, adult self-defense, private lessons, and a Little Ninjas program. Shihan Joe Gutowski is a 7th-degree black belt in kenpo, 6th degree black belt in jiu-jitsu, and 5th-degree black belt in judo. He is the 2006 New York State Jiu-Jitsu Gold Medal Champion.

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4.8
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5.0 / 5 (20)
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4.3 / 5 (6)
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5.0 / 5 (1)
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Karate Ken’s

Lockport, NY 14094
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Karate Ken’s is a martial arts school in the Lockport and Pendleton, NY area for over 20 years. Programs include kenpo karate, jiu-jitsu, weapon use training, and more for adults and children starting from ages four and older. They currently hold a five-star rating on Facebook where customers speak highly of their kid-friendly environment, confidence-boosting curriculum, and dedication.

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Kenpo Self-Defense Studio

Tonawanda, NY 14150
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Kenpo Self-Defense Studio combines the principles of American kenpo with philosophies of Bruce Lee’s jeet kune do for students in the Buffalo, NY metro area. Professional instructors strive to help children, teens, and adults learn how to protect themselves while boosting self-confidence and motivation. Prospective students can sign up for a free trial class. Classes are about an hour each on Mondays through Saturdays.

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Lake Effect Martial Arts

Depew, NY 14043
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Lake Effect Martial Arts offer Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo for students in the Buffalo metro area. Head instructor and operator Michael Katilus aims to impact others through jiu-jitsu the way it has positively impacted him. He has a decade of experience as a social worker and in martial arts. A one-week trial period promotion is available for review on their website. They currently hold a five-star rating on Facebook where customers speak highly of their professionalism, patience, and support.

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Master Chong’s World Class

Amherst, NY 14228
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Master Chong’s World Class provides martial arts instruction through taekwondo for children, adults, and families in the Buffalo, NY metro area for over 25 years. Leader Grand Master Sun Chong was a head coach for the US National Tae Kwon Do Team for six years which has earned him international recognition. Training includes skills valuable in daily life such as cooperation, respect, self-control, focus, and confidence. They currently have five locations in Western New York: Amherst, East Amherst, Hamburg, Lancaster, and Orchard Park.

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Master Gorino’s Tae Kwon-Do

Amherst, NY 14226
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Master Gorino’s Tae Kwon-Do has been a martial arts school for adults and children in the greater Buffalo area for almost 30 years. Grand Master Gorino, Master Sharratt, and their team of expert instructors strive to help each student reach their goal of weight loss and self-defense while boosting self-confidence. Students speak highly of their professionalism, support, and passion for the martial arts. Locations in Amherst and Williamsville.

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Master Khechen’s Martial Arts Academy

1200 Kenmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
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With six locations in the state and North Carolina, Master Khechen's Martial Arts Academy has been teaching the residents of Buffalo for over 30 years. The school offers classes for preschoolers, children, teens, and adults. It teaches classes in styles that include tae kwon do, Muay Thai, and jiujitsu. It aims to help its students with discipline, coordination, self-confidence, and fitness. The school is praised by its clients for the instructors' patience and care with children.

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4.7
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4.5 / 5 (114)
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4.9 / 5 (88)

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MSD Kenpo Karate

Tonawanda, NY 14120
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MSD Kenpo Karate specializes in teaching AKKI kenpo to children and adults in the Buffalo, NY metro area. Owner and instructor Robert served in the Army for 20 years which is where he perfected his technique. He strives not just to have a two-year black belt mill, but teach each student how to lead a fulfilling life. Customers speak highly of their effective teaching methods, clean studio, and passion for educating children.

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5.0 / 5 (15)

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Pride Martial Arts

Clarence, NY 14031
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Pride Martial Arts specialize in mixed martial arts for adults and children in the Buffalo, NY metro area. Classes include taekwondo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, self-defense, personal safety, bully prevention, and fitness. Instructors strive to help students develop a positive mindset which guides them toward specific goals for self-improvement and overcome life’s obstacles. Customers speak highly of their judgement-free environment, support, and patience.

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Southtowns MMA

Blasdell, NY 14219
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Southtowns MMA focuses on fitness and strength through various programs for children and adults in the Buffalo, NY metro area. Programs offered are Brazilian jiu-jitsu, MMA, karate, cardio kickboxing, Kids MMA, submission, and women’s self-defense. Customers speak highly of their communication, patience, and effective workouts. Owner and head instructor Nick Pasquarella has been teaching martial arts to all ages for almost two decades.

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5.0 / 5 (5)
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Spar Self Defense

Tonawanda, NY 14150
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Spar Self Defense specializes in authentic Krav Maga training programs for students of all levels in the Buffalo, NY metro area. Other self-defense programs include gentlemen’s fight club, women’s self-defense, reality-based self-defense, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kids and teens Krav Maga, warrior classes, and more. Their 12,000 square ft. facility has three training rooms and a separate reality room setup for scenario training. Also, a full-service shake bar and pro shop are available.

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The Training Edge

Williamsville, NY 14221
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The Training Edge specializes in Krav Maga, kids karate, and fitness kickboxing for residents in the Buffalo, NY metro area. Expert instructors strive to teach adults and children the valuable life skills such as self-defense, goal setting, confidence, discipline, and leadership. Classes are available on Mondays through Saturdays throughout the day. Customers speak highly of their experienced trainers, challenging curriculum, and confidence-boosting techniques.

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5.0 / 5 (81)
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4.8 / 5 (21)
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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United World Martial Arts

Hamburg, NY 14075
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United World Martial Arts provide K.I.C.K. Fit and karate programs for students in the Buffalo, NY metro area. Masters Butch Klawon and Sam Sanchez both aim to teach and inspire each student through self-defense and motivating exercises and techniques. Classes are also available for children and teenager between the ages of 4 and 14. They currently hold a five-star rating on Facebook where customers speak highly of their effective curriculum, passionate instructors, and positive environment for children.

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Western New York Karate Center

Williamsville, NY 14221
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Western New York Karate Center provides Isshin-Ryu Karate to children and adults in the Buffalo, NY metro area. Isshin-Ryu Karate emphasizes an even application of hand and feet techniques, natural stances without motion, low-line kicks, and more. They offer a two-week trial program of unlimited classes for $20. Customers speak highly of their positive atmosphere, support, and nurturing environment.

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4.9 / 5 (28)
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5.0 / 5 (13)
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4.5 / 5 (3)

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WNY MMA

Buffalo, NY 14207
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WNY Mixed Martial Arts is a fitness studio providing various MMA classes for children and adults in the Buffalo, NY metro area. Experienced instructors offer classes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, submission wrestling, boxing/kickboxing, MMA, women’s only fitness, kids MMA, and bullyproofing. Their brand new 9,000 sq ft facility has a 20’ foot MMA cage, a boxing ring, 2,000 sq ft mat space, weight training area, a locker room, showers, and much more. A free 30-day trial package is available for review on their website. Customers speak highly of their patience, talented instructors, and full-service facility.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Keanu Reeves know martial arts?

The fighting styles used by Keanu Reeves in the Matrix and other films aren't just for show, and come from years of training and practice. Keanu Reeves has formal training in karate, jiu-jitsu, wushu, boxing, krav maga, and aikido.

How much do kids\' karate classes cost?

Kid's karate classes generally cost the same as adult classes, running $40 on average, based on location and other factors. Private lessons are more expensive and can cost up to $100 for a 30-minute session.

Which martial art is best for my child?

Karate has been a popular option for children since the eighties, as it does not use weapons and offers a healthy full-body workout. Children enrolled in Karate classes will learn not just to train their body, but their mind as well.

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