THE ART OF SELF DEFENSE in Elmwood Park, NJ offers classes in fitness, self-defense, and martial arts. Our experienced instructors will guide you through our programs as you gain strength and a deep understanding of the martial arts. Our group and yoga classes emphasize core strength, form, and balance.

Kid’s Classes

Our Martial Arts program is designed to build confidence in kids, giving them the tools to prevent and discourage bullying. Our inspiring instructors will help your child develop their confidence and leadership skills to help them tackle life’s challenges in a positive manner.

We are committed to creating a safe classroom environment for all levels and ages.

Adult Classes

Our adult Martial Arts / Mixed Martial Arts programs are fun, safe, and extremely effective. Develop your physical ability and understanding of martial arts in our safe, friendly, high-energy environment. From day one you will be hitting pads and learning to react to attacks in strategic ways.  We will get you into great shape as you learn new life skills.


Our Vision –
To provide a wide variety of Martial Art tools that are vital for everyday health and well being. Promoting physical fitness and Martial Art fitness for kids as young as 3 years old to adults. The Art of Self Defense promotes a family friendly atmosphere; with multiple class options.

My family and I believe a family that KICKS together stays together!

Our Mission –
We are committed to serving our Martial arts and fitness family by providing the highest level of physical fitness; with promoting the highest positive mental attitude. We will grow spiritually and physically with one body, mind, and soul!

Benefits you can expect from training in our facility:

Fitness – The principles of the functional fitness classes are based on the design of the human body. Our total workout; combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning; balance; flexibility; boosted energy and a serious dose of confidence each time you leave class.

Self-defense – This self defense program is a modern martial art self-defense system.  Try out our system made up of 6 disciplines; Muay Thai Kickboxing, jiu jitsu, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, and Sirum (Korean Wrestling).

This program is made for modern times.

Self-confidence – This does not come naturally for many people. Through Martial Arts, as students accomplish new goals, their confidence level increases. Martial Arts instill a sense of discipline and self confidence that can carry over to all aspects of life.

“A black belt is a life style”