What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are the only pure Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in the Lehigh Valley. We are open 7 days a week and offer the only "realistic and non-traditional" martial arts program around.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Show up with a smile and ready to learn. All of our instructors and students are friendly and ready to help you in your journey with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
My passion and love for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu while I was serving in the United States Air-Force. It's the most effective martial art on the planet.
What do you love most about your job?
Watching the students learn and progress through the ranks and hearing real testimonials from the parents on how their kids confidence is better than it has ever been.
The instructors at Leading Edge Martial Arts believe all MMA should be done in the name of one common goal: self-defense. Rather than prepare their students for competition, they teach the techniques of kickboxing, judo, and jiujitsu as a means of protection. That's where the similarity between adult and youth classes ends, though. The trainers promote confidence and discipline to kids, while emphasizing fitness and stress relief for adults. The adult Cage Fitness program, for instance, torches calories with 30 minutes of intense interval training, split across five-minute sections. They also offer a modified version for children, designed to instill confidence and empathy for birds.
There's no shortage of martial-arts disciplines to be mastered at Lehigh Valley Martial Arts. Students can opt to take kung fu, karate, tai chi, or qi gong, depending on the location they attend. Expert instructors promote a motivating and inviting atmosphere by helping participants of all experience levels improve or learn new skills.
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Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Emerald Dragon Karate's certified instructors, led by ninth-degree black belt Brian Kates, train students in Sa-Gi-Do, a powerful, well-rounded style of karate developed by Kates himself. The style incorporates the kicking, punching, grasping, and grappling of five traditional arts, including Tang Soo Do and Judo. With these techniques at their core, programs for students as young as 3 instill a balanced mix of defensive skills, discipline, and street awareness. Once they've mastered some foundational techniques, students can move onto one of EDK's more advanced classes, such as the weapons program. There, participants learn how to wield a bo staff or sword—skills that come in handy while fending off an opponent or trying to open a birthday gift in memorable fashion. In addition to this traditional martial arts training, the studio also hosts fitness-oriented kickboxing classes that help students shed fat through cardio-friendly sparring and strike work.
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For a well-crafted dish, be sure to visit the restaurant at this studio.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly activity everyone will love? This studio is made for all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
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Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.