Best Martial Arts Teachers in Buffalo

Why These Martial Arts Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Buffalo Martial Arts Teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Karate Joe’s Family Karate Center

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.

Hamburg, NY 14219


Master Chong’s World Class

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.

Amherst, NY 14228


Master Gorino’s Tae Kwon-Do

Master Gorino’s Tae Kwon-Do is a martial arts education center for adults and children in the Buffalo, NY metro area for almost 25 years. Owner Master Gorino and his team of expert instructors strive to help each student reach their goal of weight loss and self-defense while boosting self-confidence. A one-month free trial program is available. Customers speak highly of their professionalism, support, and passion for the martial arts.

Amherst, NY 14226


Master Khechen’s Martial Arts Academy

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.

1200 Kenmore Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216


MSD Kenpo Karate

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.

Tonawanda, NY 14120


Pride Martial Arts

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.

Clarence, NY 14031


Southtowns MMA

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.

Blasdell, NY 14219


The Training Edge

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.

Williamsville, NY 14221


United World Martial Arts

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.

Hamburg, NY 14075


Western New York Karate Center

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.

Williamsville, NY 14221


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