The trainers at Monkey Fist MMA have baked the full-body workout benefits of intense martial-arts training into classes accessible to students of virtually all fitness levels. Leading groups through the fundamentals of boxing and muay thai kickboxing, skilled and upbeat instructors bestow students with the practical skill set of self-defense while ramping up their metabolism as they throw a steady barrage of punches, kicks, and evasive maneuvers.
Master Victor Ying—head of NY Self-Defense & Fitness—and his team of instructors truly train students to improve body and mind. In addition to hosting classes that draw techniques and philosophies from various martial arts styles—such as tai chi, brazilian jujitsu, and Tae Kwon Do—the staff also teaches students how to play everything from chess to the piano and the guitar, and instructors can even help with homework. This guidance in physical as well as intellectual pursuits helps visitors become more well-rounded individuals while developing invaluable, lifelong skills. To round out the studio's repertoire, the instructors also lead calorie-incinerating Zumba classes for both kids and adults, ensuring that students stay active and have fun.
Sensei Anthony Diaz and the staff at Ridgewood Martial Arts have been teaching kids, teens, and adults how to defend themselves since 1997, the year danger was invented. Although their specialty is shotokan kickboxing, they also offer boxing and general martial-arts lessons. Each lesson is a workout in itself, but for an exclusively fitness-minded session the team also schedules calorie-scorching circuit-training classes.
Steve Gentile was 22 and training for his first go at the Golden Gloves Tournament after winning the Spanish Gloves the year before when he woke up short of breath. He was soon diagnosed with severe asthma, but despite this setback, Gentile continued to fight with the help of his mentor Jimmy Archer – adapting to his asthma and bruising his way to the quarterfinals the following year. Asthma placed his dreams of turning pro out of reach, but Steve couldn’t quite walk away, fighting in charity tournaments during his nine years with the NYPD beginning in 1990. This love of the sweet science only intensified with time; he opened his first boxing gym in 2007 and now, as the owner of Core Boxing, Gentile spreads the gospel of the sport he loves to a new generation of fighters, some of whom have gone on to the Golden Glove Tournament themselves. Steve shares his extensive knowledge with amateur fighters as well as first-time students looking to get into fighting shape. During group classes and private instruction, students 14 and up learn in-ring fundamentals including timing, footwork, and proper form.
For more than 25 years, the martial-arts masters at USA Martial Arts New York have worked toward one goal: to improve their students’ mental and physical strength. They achieve this goal through an assortment of martial-arts and cardio classes designed to help students of virtually any age and skill level to master control of their bodies while gaining self-confidence and discipline. Students looking to shed calories without the monotony of the gym can heave blows into heavy bags during cardio kickboxing classes.
Tiger Schulmann's youth training programs teach youngsters focus, discipline, confidence, and self-defense against unruly pickle jars. Tiger Schulmann, the man and legend, draws on his undefeated experience of winning more than 100 competitions to create a comprehensive martial-arts style that educates adolescents on how to fuse body and mind for a healthy, assertive lifestyle. The professional instructors have all trained with Schulmann and teach classes in a safe, all-inclusive environment. This deal is valid for all Tiger Schulmann MMA locations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Florida.