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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 Rochester, NY.

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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.

Agape Black Belt Center

Located in Rochester, Agape Black Belt Center strives to transform students mentally, spiritually, and physically through martial arts. Options include a four-lesson introductory program for students ages 4 to 16, martial arts summer camp for ages 6 to 13, and Hapkido, Judo, Tae Kwon Do for all ages. Daytime classes are available for home-schooled students. This studio is affiliated with the Korea Judo Association, World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters, USA Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts Federation, and Korea Black Belt Center.

Rochester, NY(585) 750-3048


Caparco Martial Arts

Serving Rochester and surrounding areas since 1977, Caparco Martial Arts is a family business founded by Hanshi Mark Caparco (9th degree Black Belt) and Shihan Claudia Caparco (5th degree Black Belt). Classes stress speed, agility, coordination, balance, memory, focus, dexterity, and social skills. Students can opt for training in a range of disciplines, including karate, iaido (Japanese swordsmanship), and aiki jujitsu. Beginners can opt for a three-course introductory series for $30, available for both children and adults. The school offers an affordable monthly rate with no hidden fees or contracts. Students receive a 50 percent discount on a second class within the same week.

Rochester, NY(585) 737-4602


Defense Tactics

Defense Tactics offers group training, personal training, and team building classes within the core discipline of self-defense. Clients at this studio progress through three levels of self-defense training: defender, combatant, and protector. Students can take one class a week for $60 a month, or purchase two weekly classes and get the third free. This respectful adult environment places a premium on safety and is suitable even for those with no prior martial arts training. Founder James Gibbs is a U.S. Army veteran with more than 37 years of martial arts training.

Victor, NY(585) 742-2071


Kime Karate

Kime Karate is a martial arts studio in Fairport that teaches karate, self-defense, and life skills. They provide a large, safe training center and a warm, welcoming atmosphere for both children and adults. Class options include karate for kids ages 4 and up, adult karate, and adult jujitsu. Interested students can sign up for a free trial class before enrolling. This business has an overall customer rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars on Facebook.

Fairport, NY(585) 223-2870


Krav Maga Rochester

Founded in 2007, Krav Maga Rochester is the area's only studio that features classes in Israeli martial arts and fitness. Options include street defense, fighting fit, kettle bell classes, and krav maga for women. Founder Tim Kubit is certified to teach kettlebell and MMA/combat fitness trainer as well as krav maga and has trained and competed in these disciplines throughout the world.

Rochester, NY(585) 362-1974


Leroy Karate and Self Defense Center

Leroy Karate and Self Defense Center offers instruction in a range of martial arts disciplines for both adults and children. Options include group and private karate classes for all ages and skill levels, as well as beginning karate for kids, self-defense, Aiki Jutsu, Kobudo, Iai Jutsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Judo, boxing, kickboxing, and other forms of mixed martial arts. This business serves the entire Rochester area and has a five-star overall customer rating on Facebook.

Le Roy, NY(585) 414-3181


Martial Arts America Family Learning Center

Martial Arts America Family Learning Centers has several convenient locations in the Rochester area, with classes for children, teens, and adults. Disciplines taught at this studio include karate, fitness kickboxing, iaido, kung fu, and much more. Children can receive six weeks of lessons and a starter uniform for $69, while the teen and adult new student program features three weeks of lessons and starter uniform for $30. This business was founded in 1980 and is known in the area for excellence in martial arts education.

Rochester, NY(585) 475-9250


Master Lim's Tae Kwon Do Academy

Master Lim's Tae Kwon Do Academy strives to help students develop self-control, respect, and spirit through martial arts. Programs include classes for kindergarten and first-grade students, older children, adults, families, and children who are home-schooled. Advanced classes for students who have already earned a black belt are also available. New students can enroll in a trial program with three classes and a uniform at one low price. Master Lim is a certified sixth-degree black belt with more than 20 years of teaching experience.

Brockport, NY(585) 637-4321


New Era Martial Arts

New Era Martial Arts in Rochester offers a range of programs in martial arts disciplines. They offer preschool martial arts classes for ages 4 to 6, kids martial art classes for ages 7 through teen, and adult martial arts classes. Free trial classes for new members are also available at New Era Martial Arts.

Rochester, NY(585) 424-5281


Renaissance Martial Arts

Renaissance Martial Arts provides small group classes, workshops, private instruction, and seminars in a range of martial arts disciplines. All classes include beginner, intermediate, and advanced sections, and corporate and group classes can also be arranged. Founder Sifu Cardona has been training and teaching in martial arts for more than 20 years.

Webster, NY(585) 737-5707


Rochester Martial Arts Training Center

Rochester Martial Arts Training Center strives to provide its customers with fun and fitness through training in martial arts and self-defense for all ages. Family fitness group classes even allow parents to train in martial arts right along with their children for a fun family bonding experience. New members can sign up to receive two free trial classes with no obligation.

Rochester, NY(585) 413-0835


Rochester Phoenix Martial Arts

Rochester Phoenix Martial Arts teaches martial arts programs for kids and adults in a large, brand-new studio. This traditional school offers a positive, friendly, welcoming attitude; accredited programs; and special events throughout the year. Programs include aikido and Brazilian jujitsu for both kids and adults, kids karate, full-contact karate for adults, and adult judo. Clients praise the community feel of the studio and the dojos' ability to motivate and challenge students to be their best.

Rochester, NY(585) 354-8946


Shogun Martial Arts

Shogun Martial Arts provides modern martial arts instruction grounded in traditional values. Programs include Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, personal training, and mixed martial arts for children ages 5 to 12. Students are taught to emphasize focus, manners, self-control, and respect as well as proper technique.

Webster, NY(585) 216-7883


Tatsu Do Martial Arts

Tatsu Do Martial Arts teaches an eclectic, diverse form of martial arts developed by founder William R. Cavalier, Jr., a 10th Dan who has spent decades studying Jiu Jutsu, Chinese Kempo, Shito-Ryu, Chito-Ryu, and other martial arts disciplines. At Tatsu Do, children and adults alike can take specialized classes in karate, aiki jutsu, ko budo, and other martial arts. Cavalier has been recognized by the International Karate Hall of Fame, the Eastern U.S.A. Martial Arts Association Hall of Fame, and the World Martial Arts Association Hall of Fame.

Livonia, NY(585) 943-5160


Williams Martial Arts Academy

Located in Rochester, Williams Martial Arts Academy offers classes in a range of disciplines, all of which stress fitness, patience, respect, and fun. Class options include Tiny Tigers Karate for children ages 3 to 5, Ninja Sharks for ages 5 to 9, and Mighty Dragons for ages 9 to 14. In addition, karate classes for adults are available, as well as mixed martial arts training, cardio classes, weights, kickboxing, women's self-defense, and more. Parents who work can send their kids to an after-school martial arts training program at the facility.

Spencerport, NY(585) 520-7007


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