A Guide to Martial Arts Studios in Hudson County

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Martial Arts are any of several arts of combat and self-defense. Karate, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, and Krav Maga are just some of the most popular martial arts practiced around the world. Learning how to defend yourself can always come in handy + provide peace of mind, and can also serve as an excellent workout. For those in the Hudson County area, there are countless types of martial arts studios available for people of all ages, including kids. Read on for a guide to martial arts studios in Hudson County. 

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ATA Bayonne Karate {434 Broadway, Bayonne}

ATA Bayonne Karate has offered professional martial arts training in the tri-state area for almost 30 years. The dojo offers classes for adults + kids as young as three. Classes incorporate physical fitness, self-defense, and traditional Songahm Taekwondo taught with a focus on life skills in a supportive, positive environment. ATA Bayonne Karate is offering a special deal for children’s classes where you can buy eight for $69 and your child gets a free uniform. 

High Impact Martial Arts {421 54th Street, West New York}

High Impact Martial Arts was founded by Sensei Lester Martell in order to bring state-of-the-art martial arts training to Hudson County, New Jersey, and its neighboring areas. Martell began his martial arts training back in Cuba at just 4-years-old when his dad, a well-known Cuban wrestling instructor taught him to wrestle. This Cuban-owned studio offers Adult Judo, Kids Judo, Kickboxing, Submission Grappling, and Mixed Martial Arts for men, women, and children of all levels. 

Hoboken Fight Club {38A Jackson Street, Hoboken}

Hoboken Fight Club is an ideal place to learn Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for people of all ages. Students will learn everything from the basics in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, including self-defense, ground-work, takedowns, throws, and more as well as the basics in Kickboxing to more advanced Chute Boxe Muay Thai techniques. The studio also offers private training for those interested. 

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NM Academy of Survival Martial Arts {3600 Bergenline Avenue, Union City}

Jeet Kune Do is the main martial art taught at NM Academy in Union City and is heavily inspired by Martial Artist Bruce Lee. The studio also teaches Wing Chun, Kung Fu, and Jiu-Jitsu. People of all ages are welcome to train, including kids. Two intro classes start at $20 and one trial class is free. 

Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy {721 West Side Avenue, Jersey City}

PIMA Academy in Jersey City is the U.S. headquarters of Doce Pares Filipino Martial Arts Academy originating in the Philippines. Founded in 1981 by Grandmaster Arnulfo “Dong” Cuesta, the dojo focuses on Eskrima – a Filipino Martial Art known for lighting fast movements utilizing weapons {sticks, knives, swords, and dagger} as well as empty hand trapping and striking techniques, including takedowns and locks. Doce Pares Multi-Style Eskrima + karate classes are offered for kids + adults. PIMA Academy also offers a free trial class to those who seek to try the sport.

Prime Taekwondo {720 Monroe Street, Hoboken}

At Prime Taekwondo, “benefit all mankind” is their motto. The focus of the dojo is to ensure that students have the right posture, right mind, and right behavior. The studio offers classes to people of all ages including kids as young as three. There is also private training for those interested. You can also enjoy a birthday party at Prime for up to 15 people and includes games, training, and board-breaking.  

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Renzo Gracie Jersey City {143 Columbus Drive, Jersey City}

Renzo Gracie in Jersey City offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for adults + kids 7 days a week. The story of the Gracie family is filled with more than a hundred years of tradition, generations of sons and daughters carrying the torch, + masters, and students of all creeds reaching all corners of the world. Master Renzo Gracie {grandson of Grand Master Carlos Gracie} founded The Renzo Gracie Academy in 1996 in New York City and brought Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Brazil to the East Coast. The dojo offers free trial classes for anyone who is interested in giving the sport a shot.

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Senshi Tori Mixed Martial Arts {789 Broadway, Bayonne}

Classes are geared for men and women of all ages, shapes, and sizes at Senshi Tori. The dojo offers kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing + more. Owner Ramon Rivera is a San Dan 3rd Degree Belt and has dedicated his life to training in multiple disciplines such as Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, American Wrestling, Freestyle Submission Grappling, Judo, Kali, Street Fighting, Karate, and Boxing.

United Taekwondo Center {7705 Bergenline Avenue, North Bergen + 2006 Bergenline Avenue, Union City}

United Taekwondo Center was founded in 2000 and since then, more than 30 centers have been established in New York, New Jersey, and Korea. With multiple locations around NJ, United Taekwondo is a great place to get started on your martial arts journey. The studio offers training to adults and children as young as 3. 

Universal Warrior Mixed Martial Arts  {1683 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City + 250 Broadway, Bayonne}

At Universal Warrior Mixed Martial Arts you’ll have a large selection of numerous martial arts to choose from including karate, mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and Judo Jiu-Jitsu. 

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Yarleen is a lovable Leo and a proud Jersey girl with Cuban roots. She’s an actor and freelance writer with an affinity for poetry, astrology, and fried plantains. Born in Jersey City and raised in West New York, where she currently resides, this Hudson county native can usually be found with an Americano in hand, or any caffeinated beverage really. A St. Peter’s University alum with a degree in Communication and Media Culture, Yarleen was News Editor of her college newspaper, while also reporting for the Hudson Reporter and The Jersey Journal. When she’s not on stage, enjoying a new hobby {currently rollerblading}, or typing away at her laptop, you can catch her running along the waterfront listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers or exploring NYC galleries.