Martial Arts in Wallingford Center

Up to 86% Off at Baran’s Kenpo Karate

Baran’s Kenpo Karate

Wallingford Center

$70 $19

Students build discipline, mental focus, and self-confidence during classes taught in a supportive and inclusive environment

Up to 84% Off Karate and Kickboxing Classes

A.F.A. Karate

Branford

$120 $19

Kids and adults build self-defense skills, reduce stress, and boost self-confidence during karate and kickboxing classes

Up to 91%% Off at Connecticut Krav Maga

Connecticut Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

$200 $20

Internationally certified instructors teach the premier self-defense method used by militaries and police forces around the world

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

American Colleges Of Kombido

West Haven

$315 $173

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50% Off Services

Rinzin Wangchuk Academy of Martial Sciences

West Haven

$80 $40

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Up to 65% Off at East Coast Training Systems

East Coast Training Systems

East Coast Training Systems

$115 $40

Martial arts instructors teach students of all ages and abilities American/Filipino Kun Tao techniques while motivating them to get fit

Up to 74% Off at Hard-Core Self Defense

Hard-Core Self Defense

Shelton

$125 $39

Certified Israeli Special Forces instructor teaches adult men krav maga self-defense techniques

55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA

American Martial Arts Academy

Shelton

$100 $45

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Up to 87% Off at Villari's Martial Arts Centers

Villari's Martial Arts Centers

Newington

$139 $20

Skilled instructors guide students through the ins and outs of the shaolin kempo karate style to improve self-defense skills and confidence

Up to 79% Off Classes at Yang's U.S. TaeKwonDo

Yang's U.S. TaeKwonDo

Newington

$90 $19

Students ages four and up develop self-confidence and self-discipline as they master the art of taekwondo

Up to 71% Off Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes

Competitive Edge

Canton

$60 $19

World class instructors teach effective Krav Maga techniques for dispatching armed assailants while boosting self confidence in students

Up to 88% Off Karate Classes

Karate Kids Love

Unionville / Farmington

$239.99 $29

Karate classes for children help foster discipline, respect, physical fitness, & self-defense in a fun & creative way

Up to 87% Off Classes at Steve DeMasco's Shaolin Studios

Steve DeMasco's Shaolin Studios

Multiple Locations

$225 $29

Shaolin-certified instructors teach students of any age how to defend themselves and build confidence

Up to 75% Off Aikido and Capoeira

Plus One Defense Systems

West Hartford

$130 $35

9,000 sq. ft. facility with about 2,000 sq. ft. of mat space along with showers and a lounge with WiFi access

Up to 67% Off Kids' MMA Classes at Underdog Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

CrossFit Hartford

Parkville

$80 $29

Ages 8–13 gain learn self-defense techniques from pros in an MMA program that combines striking, wrestling, and Brazilian jujitsu grappling

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

56% Off Martial Arts

Karate World

Old Saybrook

$90 $40

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49% Off Martial Arts

Kobukai Jujitsu

East Hartford

$99 $50

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45% Off Martial Arts

Unity Karate & Holistic Arts

Manchester

$125 $69

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Up to 82% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Us Taekwondo

US Taekwondo

Center

$139 $29

Students build self-confidence, discipline, and self-defense skills while improving their physical fitness in martial-arts classes

Up to 66% Off Classes and Uniform at White Tiger Taekwon-Do

White Tiger Taekwon-Do

Bowers

$155 $59

Instructors here take students under their wing to help them reach goals, be they physical or mental

Up to 64% Off at Dragon Karate

Dragon Karate

Manchester

$60 $29

Kids, teens, and adults are introduced to the sport of karate during classes led by Sensei Cheryl

Up to 65% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

The Academy of Martial Arts & Personal Development

Manchester

$99 $35

Black belt masters lead students of all ages through self-defense techniques of tae kwon do, hapkido, and cardio-kickboxing

Up to 75% Off Thai Kickboxing or Jiu-Jitsu Classes 

Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Manchester

$100 $25

Self-defense-focused jiu-jitsu classes or muay thai kickboxing classes for kids or adults

86% Off Youth Karate Classes

Clayton's Kenpo Karate

South Windsor

$205 $29

Kids’ karate classes teach tykes to block, strike, and grapple, as well as build confidence and respect for others

Up to 89% Off Martial Arts for Kids or Adults

Karate America

Karate America

$160 $19

Dedicated instructors teach children and adults effective self-defense techniques that boost confidence

Up to 55% Off Martial Arts Classes

Academy of Fighting Arts

Brookfield

$95 $45

A 5th-degree black-belt teaches kids and adults the strikes, blocks, and grappling moves of Kun Tao, an American-Filipino martial art

55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Soul Fighters Mixed Martial Arts & Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Brookfield

$120 $54

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Up to 81% Off Kids’ Karate Classes

Kickaro's Martial Arts & Fitness

Danbury

$74.52 $19

Classes for ages 4–16 instill students with confidence, fitness, and focus in addition to hand-eye coordination and self-defense

45% Off Martial Arts

Zandri's Martial Arts

Brookfield

$49 $27

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Up to 62% Off at L.I. Traditional Tae Kwon Do

L.I. Traditional Tae Kwon Do

East Setauket

$150 $59

Tae Kwon Do students build discipline, confidence, and self-defense skills

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Calasanz Mma And Fitness Center

Norwalk

$368 $202

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55% Off Martial Arts

Villari's Martial Arts

North Windham

$138 $62

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Up to 66% Off Karate Classes

United Martial Arts Center

Port Jefferson Station

$129 $45

Karate classes for 3-year-olds to adults help students get fit, feel confident, and learn how to defend themselves

Up to 64% Off Martial-Arts Classes

East Coast Black Belt Academy

Middle Island

$149 $59

Kids' classes teach tykes the basics of karate, and adults focus strictly on Okinawan martial arts while learning moves and getting fit

Up to 63% Off Karate Classes

Kempo Martial Arts Dojos

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Get fit while mastering the self-defense techniques and skill sets of karate across a two-month period in up to seven classes per week

Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Kickboxing Coram

Coram

$90 $14

Skilled instructors guide students of all levels through MMA, Jiu-Jitsu, and other techniques to improve strength, speed, and confidence

Up to 79% Off Classes at Michael Pam’s Black Belt Champions

Michael Pam’s Black Belt Champions

Selden

$72.50 $19.99

Certified trainers guide students ages 4 and older through self-defense classes, kids karate, fitness kickboxing, and Brazilian jiujitsu

Up to 85% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Vinjo's MMA

Medford

$62 $10

Black-belt instructors impart self-defense skills to students and help them build strength, endurance, and discipline

Up to 68% Off Krav Maga Classes at Smithtown Krav Maga

Smithtown Krav Maga

Nesconset

$200 $69

Helmed by owner with decades of martial-arts instruction experience; krav maga fighting and self-defense techniques

Up to 77% Off Kung Fu Classes

Long Island Kung Fu

Shirley

$125 $29

Kung Fu masters help adults and kids develop a healthy body and foster self-discipline in Kung Fu classes for those as young as four

Up to 87% Off Unlimited Classes atMillennium Martial Arts

Millennium Martial Arts

Smithtown

$149 $25

Increase fitness and flexibility in karate classes utilizing the Ryukyu Kempo methods of striking, blocking, and grappling; uniform included

Up to 77% Off Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform

YB World Taekwondo Academy

Hope Street Shopping Center

$107 $29

Grandmaster with 32+ years' experience oversees contact and no-contact martial-arts classes to teach hand-eye coordination and burn calories

Up to 86% Off Kids' Martial Arts Classes at C3 Athletics

C3 Athletics

West Side - Waterside - South End

$200 $29

Kids aged 5–11 participate in Brazilian jujitsu, boxing, and kickboxing classes where they learn self-defense and self-confidence

Up to 81% Off Karate, Ju Jitsu, or Kickboxing Classes

Laureano Martial Arts

Ronkonkoma

$75 $19

Instructors lead classes geared toward building self-defense skills and self-esteem

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At Connecticut Martial Arts, classically trained martial artist and fifth-degree tae kwon do black belt Master Steven Doyon leads a team of instructors who teach both the physical techniques and the philosophy of martial arts. Fitness-kickboxing classes teach participants to punch and kick as they shed weight. Muay thai kickboxing classes focus on the martial art's core techniques in intense lessons. Kids' martial-arts lessons teach youngsters to defend themselves against bullies as they acquire discipline and focus.

61 Newtown Rd
Danbury,
CT
US

Candlewood Fencing Center's 6,000-square-foot facility gives fledgling fencers and seasoned pros the tools they need to develop their skill with sabers, foils, and épées. Seventeen lunge workout stations allow students to hone attacks, and three electronic speed stations train reflexes to parry an incoming thrust or jury summons. The center is equipped with solid wood floors that are built with bounce, making lessons and sparring practice easy on students' joints.

272 White St
Danbury,
CT
US

  • Certified Tai-chi instructor Bob Klein draws from his zoology career when teaching animal-inspired exercises
  • He has been featured in several magazines including Tai-chi Magazine
  • Tai-chi classes encompass slow, fluid movements as well as more dynamic styles
  • Other classes include Tai-chi for self-defense and Tai-chi massage

87 Tyler Ave
Sound Beach,
NY
US

At Steve DeMasco's Shaolin Studios, Grandmaster DeMasco and his staff of instructors illuminate students of all ages in the nuances of Martial Arts. Himself a vastly experienced practitioner of Martial Arts, DeMasco specializes in kung fu and teaches his pupils not only the fundamentals of the sport, but also the importance of self-respect, discipline, and not just learning from old kung fu movies. Each instructor here also brings their own high level of cred to their classes. As practitioners of Shaolin martial arts—the ancient predecessor of all martial arts—they're all internationally certified by the Shaolin Temple in China.

5 River Rd
Wilton,
CT
US

Years before he would teach hand-to-hand combat to Special Forces candidates or have his studio voted the best of 2011 and 2012 by CT.com, Andrew Scala was stuck in traffic. As he inched down a clogged I-95 on his way back from New York and his job as a sales representative, he made a decision that changed his life. The next day, he quit his job, sold his car, and bought a plane ticket to Japan, where a friend was studying martial arts. He arrived three days later, beginning an eight-year stay in Hokkaido, where he eventually trained daily beneath the great-grandson of a samurai. At one point, he and two of his colleagues were invited to demonstrate their skills in front of more than 300 high-ranking Japanese military officials. Andrew not only mastered styles such as aikido, karate, and iaido, but also immersed himself in Japanese culture and learned to speak fluently, opening the door for the lifelong bond he shares with his teacher. Today, Andrew runs Darien Martial Arts Academy based on a philosophy that values integrity, honor, and self-discipline alongside physical skill. He lavishes his rich depth of knowledge upon students, teaching them the basics of Japanese with each lesson. As they grow curious, he relates the modern practice of martial arts to tales about the "truly intelligent and also fierce" nature of the samurai, erasing misconceptions along the way. "All those things are useful tools for helping children get motivated, not just for martial arts, but to become good students, good musicians, good athletes, good people," Andrew said, noting that as they train their minds with martial arts, the benefits spill into other aspects of life. His students bring in their report cards to show him their successes—and they also know that "if a student is good [at the academy] but he's starting to be disrespectful at home, he comes here and he pays for it here." He trains all ages of students, who typically begin with karate and then train in other styles or master weapons—the long and short staff, sword, and chain. He periodically brings his best students on trips to train at his old dojo in Japan, watching them develop a lifelong love of Japanese culture as they see him integrate easily into his old home. But though he takes martial arts seriously, Andrew makes classes fun and encourages each of his students. He's known for telling jokes and keeping the sessions lighthearted. "You don't have to be mean to be strong," he said. "The strongest guys I know are also the funniest guys I know."

300 Heights Rd
Darien,
CT
US

Growing up in Sao Paulo, a city of nearly 20 million people, Gui and Joy Torres didn't stand much chance of bumping into each other. But fate had a plan, sending them both thousands of miles north to New Haven, Connecticut, and bringing them together at a capoeira event. Filled with playful, passionate movements, capoeira's 400-year-old fusion of dance and martial arts sparked a romance, and Gui and Joy soon married.

After marrying, the couple launched Brazilian Roots Cultural Center to help others cultivate fitness, creativity, and friendships. During classes for kids and adults, Gui draws upon years of experience as a capoeira teacher and performer, which includes gigs at Yale University and the Museum of the City of New York. Students weave cunning kicks, escapes, and acrobatics into a game more fun than hopscotch with a baby kangaroo. The classes also double as music performances as students learn to play traditional instruments and sing in Portuguese. Joy funnels her yoga and dance training into relaxing Vinyasa classes. In addition to hosting classes, the 2,700-square-foot studio showcases art in an airy gallery space.

128 Center St
Wallingford,
CT
US