Learn how to protect yourself & your loved ones.
Get in great shape at the same time.
Our Bully Proof classes are causing quite a commotion amongst parents. They're thrilled at how respectful, confident, and focused their kids have become...
Take down any opponent, no matter what their size is! Wrestling, grappling, cardio drills - you’ll learn leverage, crucial life skills, and have a great time with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!
These Poughkeepsie adult martial arts classes are about so much more than "fists and feet". You'll feel accomplished, empowered, and get super fit and strong. Click to learn more!
These Poughkeepsie Muay Thai classes are not for the "feint" of heart. They're for the men and women of our town who are ready for adrenaline, action, and strength. Sounds like you? Then click now!
Sick of not getting results? Many of our members were in your shoes before they found us. But you can set that all behind. Our kickboxing classes are FUN, effective, and tone muscle from head to toe.
Quick, crushing strikes. Agile footwork. Hardcore conditioning to get you in incredible shape, help you lose weight, and bring energy and vibrancy into your life. These boxing classes have it all, and now you can get started as early as today. Click for details. (Great for competitive boxers, or someone just looking for a fun, hardcore workout.)
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...
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 accomplishments, 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.
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.
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.
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 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!
Just scroll up to the top of this page and click on the program that's right for you. You'll learn more, and have the chance to grab our amazing web special.
Or don't hesitate to give us a call if you're more comfortable signing up over the phone: (845)483-7675
Looking forward to meeting you in person!
Christian Lacey, Founder
National Martial Arts
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.
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.
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.
Have you been dreaming of learning Martial Arts? Our Poughkeepsie Adult Martial Arts Classes cater to all skill levels and physical abilities. Learning how to strike, defend, and even attack is a big part of Martial Arts, but, it's only part of the picture. If you're looking for a traditional experience, you're in the right place!
You'll learn amazing self-defense moves, get a phenomenal workout and even experience inner-growth. The instructors are some of the best you'll ever find, having committed their lives to not only becoming great martial artists... but great instructors dedicated to helping you meet personal goals.
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!
Discover the new way of toning muscle, burning fat and boosting your energy, just like tons of other Poughkeepsie men and women. Our Poughkeepsie fitness kickboxing classes are super-fun and action-packed, also giving you the guidance of our caring, passionate instructors. Mix up your fitness routine by learning real-life kickboxing techniques just like pros.
We incorporate a broad range of pro equipment and exercises such as punching bags, real gloves, and mat floors to make things exciting and fresh...while you burn calories, develop confidence and make friends. Just click now to get started risk-free!
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.
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.