84-33 Jamaica Ave. 2nd flr. , Woodhaven, NY 11421
Questions? Call Us: (718) 850-5500

Martial Arts in Woodhaven

Fun, challenging classes for self-defense, fitness, confidence, discipline, focus & more.

The 5 Unexpected, Life-Altering
Effects of Martial Arts.

Welcome to the family!

Our Woodhaven martial arts school might just seem like a place to get fit and learn self-defense... but to us it’s so much more. When you train with us you’ll experience a place where you fit in, no matter what your background or fitness experience is.

You’ll get into the best shape of your life, learn super-cool self-defense moves, and experience changes that absolutely completely change the lives of our new students. Sure you’ll get stronger, and maybe never have to ask for help opening a pickle jar again, but the subtle change of our students minds are what amaze us the most.

We’ll help you get next level fit, but below are a few of the more subtle changes our students experience in our classes as well.

More Confidence

One of the first things both children AND adults notice when training with us is a big boost in confidence. And it makes sense when you think about it.

After all, martial arts is challenging. Yet when you persevere in the face of challenge, and come out on top, you realize you're stronger and more capable than you thought.

Realizing that makes you feel more confident. You feel more sure of your ability to handle whatever other challenges life throws your way.

This goes for kids, too. Their confidence boosts quickly as well.

Increased Focus & Mental Clarity

Since the techniques are new, they require your full attention. As you concentrate hard on listening to the instructor, following along with what they taught you, and then remembering what you learned when you get home...

...the intense concentration starts to naturally flow. It pours into all other areas of your life including work, school, and even other activities and sports you do for fun.

Adults are able to focus better at work, reaching goals easier while kids report doing better in school all around.

Let’s Get Physical

Our classes are a blast and based on functional fitness. We use positive reinforcement and high fives instead of military style yelling and endless hours on a treadmill.

This means that each of our classes is loaded with challenging, fun exercises designed to enhance your self-defense skills. Dynamic striking, high intensity intervals of cardio training, and movements that mimic how the human body should move are our focus.

Don’t worry if you feel as though you won’t be able to keep up. We work with all levels from total beginner to pro athlete. And you know what...they all sweat the same at the end of our workouts!

Gain a Sense of Community

Many martial artists claim they always felt like an “outsider” before they found martial arts. Some of our students just never got into organized sports in school or felt that social clubs weren’t for them.

But the same students that tell us how they “never fit in” or weren’t popular seem to come alive in class! We provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where we all want each other to succeed. We don’t have bullies or students trying to one up each other. Our members and instructors are all about support and friendship. Kids and adults both make friends with the other members, and as a result, our community thrives.

We provide the kind of environment that fosters friendship, encouragement, and motivation. It's truly great to experience.

You’ll Have FUN Again!

Reignite your passion for life in our awesome classes! No two workouts are ever the same and you’ll rock your body to the core with fun, functional movements.

Gain lean muscle, increase your flexibility, and learn dynamic movements which are super-secret to martial arts conditioning. You’ll never hear military style yelling and we don’t use body shaming, ever. Just fun, positive motivation so you can be at your best.

Our students work hard, but they play even harder! Laughing and smiles are part of every class.

Ready to give us a shot? We’ll make it super easy for you.

Simply scroll up to the top of this page and click on the program that's right for you. When you click on the program you’ll learn all about our super secret web-special too!

If you're more comfortable signing up over the phone, give us a call. We’d love to chat: (718)850-5500

Looking forward to meeting you in person!

Mayo Academy
Sonny Mayo

Sonny Mayo, Founder
Mayo Academy
(718) 850-5500

Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show!

They'll help teach martial arts to their friends... cut the birthday cake with a real sword (carefully supervised of course!)... and break a wooden board with just their hands or feet (if they've reached this level in their training). Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

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Join our Woodhaven Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) class and learn how to handle yourself while laying on your back or standing up. We can handle all levels of experiences plus our classes are packed with fun and action activities to keep you engaged.

We'll teach you powerful grappling and submission techniques so you can tone your body by practicing these techniques. We have friendly instructors who will help you get into great condition and attain awesome success in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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Kids of all ages as well as their parents love these Woodhaven kids martial arts classes. That's because they focus beyond martial arts. Kids are taught self-discipline and respect as well as focus and confidence. The kids are better-behaved everywhere they go, their sense of respect improves and they perform better in school.

Our classes are results-focused and there are an array of fun activities and games for kids of all ages. Every age is perfectly catered to and the kids love these classes as they perfect their martial arts techniques and learn new ones.

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These Woodhaven boxing classes have everything a beginner, advanced, or expert boxer could ask for. Intense, top-notch conditioning... expert guidance for flawless technique... and a class full of inspiring students who all keep each other motivated, pumped up, and doing your best. Use our site navigation to head on over to our boxing page where you can learn more about our awesome program.

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Powerful self-defense techniques, great shape and super-fun! That is what you get by joining our Woodhaven self-defense classes. Our classes are organized and conducted in the most engaging, exciting, and challenging settings both for pros and beginners. Our members just love it!

We love to keep our members having fun and enjoying themselves as they master self-defense, that's why our classes are packed with fun activities. We'd love to help you master these techniques too. Join our classes today and learn great techniques now!

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Kali/Silat is one of the most efficient forms of self-defense on the planet. After observing and studying many forms of martial arts, Filipino warriors realized that it all comes down to the angle of attack. Every martial art on the planet relies on the same angles, even if the moves look and feel different.

That's why in every class, you'll learn this efficient, powerful form of self-defense. You'll be able to protect yourself and your loved ones against any opponent, no matter their training or experience.

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Woodhaven Kickboxing is such a powerful way to lose weight, get fit, and get in shape. These fitness kickboxing classes develop strength and stamina in your arms, your core, and your legs. That's because every kickboxing move works almost your entire body. Even a punch requires the twisting of the hips, which builds core / ab strength, and the stability of the legs, increasing strength there as well.

When you combine that with our great body-weight exercises, passionate staff who will push you and motivate you to do your best, and fun atmosphere, this program is definitely a great one for achieving your results.

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