Established in 1999, National Martial Arts has become a reputable and experienced school of martial arts in the Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County area.
The curriculums that are taught at National Martial Arts are the best in the industry. Countless hours of training and cultivation have gone into our courses. No matter what your experience or fitness level we will try to find the program that best suits you.
Students are given the option to focus on one style or multiple styles of martial arts that we offer. Our main focus at National Martial Arts is the knowledge and experience that you, as a student, will gain.We believe that the curriculum and quality of our instruction is what keeps students coming back.
Please feel free to try a week of classes before you decide whether this is the school for you. We offer a laid-back approach to making your decision on a martial arts school.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. Please give us a call to set up an appointment to start taking lessons or to just stop in and observe classes.
"My daughter (Samantha Morais, 6 Years Old) joined National Martial Arts about 1 year ago. She absolutely loves her Tang Soo Do class and her instructors. She has learned so much in the short amount of time she has been there. She always has a smile on her face during class and loves to “practice” her newly-learned moves on her father at home (lol). Samantha has learned respect, determination, self-defense and has boosted her self-esteem. I am also very thankful to the wonderful staff members who are always friendly, polite and professional to all the parents and guests. I am excited to see what she will accomplish in the coming years!"
A Very Happy Mommy, Gladys Morais
"Being the son of a single mom and having 2 younger sisters, I have had feelings of anger and negative feelings of “"why me”" when I have needed advice and wanted answers to the questions existing within me. You are one of the many reasons why I am maturing. You have given me a goal to work towards. Boxing has allowed me to channel the trapped anger inside of me for not having my father around when I love him very much. I’'m still very loved and lucky. I do have a very loving Uncle who also represents a guiding light to me. Having you as a boxing coach and Gina and Jeff as instructors has taught me discipline and I am behaving in a more mature manner."
"I want to thank you and the National Martial Arts & Fitness center as well as instructors Gina and Jeff for taking an interest in my grandson Rahdrym. He has undergone a change right before my eyes. Though it has been quite a journey, it has also been well worth it. He had internalized his anger to a great extent in his life prior to taking an interest in the art of boxing. His boxing training has increased the confidence with which he makes his personal decisions and he does not hesitate to seek your advice. Rahdrym'’s attitude is more upbeat and it touches my heart to see him growing into a young man. Sincerely and with much appreciation."
"I remember the first day my son, Ariz, took Tang Soo Do class. He said that he was terrified to even watch the class. I asked him to try one class and if he didn't like the outcome we would walk away forever. A year and a half later he became energetic, focused and had self discipline and respect. I will highly recommend this class to all the parents and guardians. Thank you Master Lacey, Master Steiner and to Jeff for teaching him and showing the proper techniques. He really enjoys your company."