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Poughkeepsie Martial Arts

Learn how to protect yourself & your loved ones.
Get in great shape at the same time.

About Our School

The 5 Unexpected, Life-Altering
Effects of Martial Arts.

Dear Friend,

Our Poughkeepsie martial arts school might just seem like a place to get fit and learn self-defense.

Well, we do help people with that too! But there are some more "subtle" things that happen when you train in our programs.

Here are a handful of those life-changing things people walk away with...

Sizzlin’ Self-Confidence

Something amazing happens when you start to move your body and incorporate physical fitness into your life...it creates an anchor. An anchor for more happiness, for a feeling of accomplishment, and a really big boost in confidence! You’ll have a network of passionate instructors and classmates ready to support you as you strive to bust through your martial arts and fitness goals.

As you progress through class you will realize how amazing and capable you can be. Realizing that makes you feel more confident and sure of your ability to handle whatever other challenges life throws your way.

Both kids and adults experience this and it’s one of the greatest things to see as a teacher. Wallflower students blossom into dynamic leaders in the classroom while adults tackle everyday tasks with gusto and a "can do" attitude.

More Focus

Because the techniques are challenging, they require your full attention. You have to concentrate hard on listening to the instructor, then performing what they taught you.

The neat thing is this intense concentration naturally pours into all other areas of your life.

Adults find themselves focusing more easily and intensely at work. Kids pay better attention and focus better in school.

You’ll Get Fit

Each class is loaded with challenging, fun exercise. But because you're so focused on performing techniques, and having so much fun, you hardly notice it. Before you know it, the class is over, and you not only learned powerful martial arts...

... you got a great workout, too. Being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and confidence as well.

Community Values

Oh boy, your family is about to grow... big time! We're a tight-knit group here and our students are all about support and friendship. As you struggle through tough training times, and laugh through wins and victories, you’ll have your martial arts family at your back.

Friendship, motivation, and high fives are a part of every class. As you train together, you and your classmates will form an amazing bond. It's truly great to experience.

You'll Have FUN!

You’ll have an absolute blast in class! Sure, sometimes things will be tough and training can get intense. But we like to break up the intense focus and concentration with lots of laughs, encouragement, and light-hearted humor.

Laughing and smiles are part of every class!

We have a blend of unique elements in all our Kids Martial Arts classes; techniques, discipline, respect and fun. The outcome: disciplined kids who are well-behaved with a great sense of respect everywhere they go. Parents of the students love our classes too for they have seen their kids perform better in school.

All our classes are filled with fun activities and games. Kids are taught new martial art techniques as well as being helped to improve and master old ones.

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Our Poughkeepsie Bully Program (Gracie Bully Proof) helps children deter bullies and avoid them in the first place altogether. It starts with confidence, because bullies only pick on kids who feel weak and insecure. So the first thing we will do is build up your child's confidence and self-esteem. Most bully situations can be talked down, so we also arm children with proven verbal skills to end fights before they ever start.

But we also teach kids effective self-defense through martial arts because sometimes, though rarely, confidence and verbal techniques just aren't enough. The ultimate goal is to keep your child safe and happy.

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Are you looking for special classes where you can learn powerful submission and grappling techniques? You've found them. Plus: We'll get you into great shape! Our Poughkeepsie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) class is what you could be missing...truly friendly, action packed and suitable for all levels.

Our instructors are friendly and passionate and they will help you to tone your body fast. You will learn great Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques so you can handle yourself at standing up position or even if you're on your back.

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If you are looking for a fun form of exercise that keeps your body moving and challenges your mind - while learning self-defense - martial arts is guaranteed to hit the spot.

Learn exciting, powerful techniques, get in great shape fast by using your body in new, calorie-burning ways... and have great fun as you make friends with other people on the martial arts journey. Our classes are designed for people of all experience levels, too - from beginners to pros.

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In traditional kickboxing and boxing matches, when two opponents "clinch" or "hug", they're instantly separated. However, this happens in street fights, yet there's no ref to blow the whistle.

In our Poughkeepsie Muay Thai classes though, you'll learn how to fight your way out of this position. In fact, that's where the knee and elbow strikes of Muay Thai come in handy the most. Click now to learn more and get started today!

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You can call our Poughkeepsie  kids martial arts classes "family classes" because the parents of our students love these classes as much as their kids. And why not when the end-result is discipline and great sense of respect for kids of all ages! We focus on a well-rounded student; well behaved everywhere and a good performer in school.

Kids love our martial arts classes because we blend fun activities and games, and still dedicate pure focus time to learn new techniques while perfecting the old ones.

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These Poughkeepsie boxing classes have everything a beginner, advanced, or expert boxer could ask for. Intense, top-notch conditioning... expert guidance for flawless technique... and a class full of inspiring students who all keep each other motivated, pumped up, and doing your best. Use our site navigation to head on over to our boxing page where you can learn more about our awesome program.

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Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... pizza (of course!)... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show!

They'll help teach martial arts to their friends... cut the birthday cake with a real sword (carefully supervised of course!)... and break a wooden board with just their hands or feet (if they've reached this level in their training). Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

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