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Best Martial Arts Schools in New York City
2021

Why These Martial Arts Schools?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored New York City Martial Arts Schools 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.

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Amerikick Martial Arts

Amerikick Martial Arts is a national martial arts organization that provides professional instruction and world-class training for students of all ages in the Brooklyn area. The association was established in 1967 and has since offered programs involving sport karate training, weapons training, extreme martial arts, sparring, kickboxing, Muay Thai, modern boxing, jiu-jitsu, taekwondo, and Filipino Arnis. Past students commend the team of Amerikick Martial Arts for cultivating a warm, professional, and productive learning environment.

Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Karate Do Ken Wa Kan

Karate Do Ken Wa Kan is a martial arts academy that provides personalized instruction to children, teens, and adults in the Astoria area. The school specializes in conducting traditional karate training which involves lessons such as traditional Japanese karate kata, fighting skills, and traditional Okinawan weapons. Karate Do Ken Wa Kan's team also teaches boxing and self-defense programs. Past students commend the teachers at Karate Do Ken Wa Kan for their supportive, kind, and personable nature.

New York City, NY 10011

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Shotokai USA Karate Dojo

Shotokai USA Karate Dojo is a martial arts school that offers traditional karate training to children, teens, and adults in the Bayside area. Its team is composed of seasoned competitors and instructors that have substantive years of experience in a variety of art forms including traditional Shotokan karate, self-defense, judo, traditional Japanese jiu-jitsu, and iaido. Chief instructor Master Toyotaro Miyazaki has graced the covers of Black Belt magazine, Karate Illustrated, and Official Karate Magazine.

Bayside, NY 11360

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Urban Martial Arts

Urban Martial Arts is a martial arts school that offers quality fitness programs to students of various age groups in the Brooklyn area. The center specializes in high-energy fitness kickboxing classes for adults and also offers karate after-school programs, karate sports summer camps, and karate classes for kids and teens. Urban Martial Arts has been featured in The New York Daily News, Fox Business, Inc., Entrepreneur, Crain’s New York Business, and The L Magazine.

Brooklyn, NY 11230

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