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National Martial Arts


Our Expert Team

The highly skilled instructors at National Martial Arts are here to help athletes of all ages and experience levels gain valuable life skills like self-confidence, discipline and self-defense while helping you get in the best shape of your life.

Our Core Values

We work hard to maintain an environment of collaboration and a commitment to helping you be your very best. National Martial Arts offers clients a safe, supportive, exciting place to work out.

Our Mission

We believe strongly in the benefits of personal fitness in all aspects of your life. And throughout our fitness journey at National Martial Arts, we aim to introduce you to as many martial arts disciplines as possible.

Our Promise

We pledge to provide you with the highest level of instruction possible. After joining National Martial Arts, you’ll quickly understand that our goal each and every day is to make your experience as flawless as possible.

Kids Martial Arts

Treat your child to exciting age-specific Kids Martial Arts Classes in Poughkeepsie today! We train students of all ages, helping them develop confidence and respect while staying active and having a blast!

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Adult Martial Arts

Our Adult Martial Arts classes at National Martial Arts offer Poughkeepsie and Hyde Park the most extensive self-defense training around. Take your pick from the multiple disciplines we offer or try them all out and develop a well-rounded skill set that will keep you in unbelievable shape and prepare you for any real-world threat.

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Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Unlike the many disciplines that favor more size and strength in a fighter, Gracie Jiu Jitsu abides by the idea that you will eventually be smaller than an opponent and you'll need to overcome that somehow. With our training at National Martial Arts, you'll learn how to use leverage and technique to overwhelm a larger opponent into submission.

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Our Services

Our elite trainers offer a range of services to match your fitness goals

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Confidence & Self-Esteem

The Martial Arts instill many important values in its athletes, but none are more important than self-confidence and self-esteem. In our classes, you'll feel comfortable and empowered to build your self-defense skills in ways that will change your life.

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Discipline & Self-Control

Much like training your body to be fit, martial arts training also focuses on improving your mind and equipping you with the mental tools to succeed. At National Martial Arts, you’ll notice improvements to your focus, your mental retention of information and your entire learning process.

Self-Defense in Hyde Park - National Martial Arts


It’s no secret that the world we live in is increasingly dangerous. And the self-defense skills we teach at National Martial Arts aren’t just for show. You’ll quickly develop the most efficient array of self-defense techniques offered in martial arts that will prepare you for any real world threat.

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New Friends & Mentors

Beyond any physical and mental benefits you’ll enjoy from your time at National Martial Arts, we hope you grow to love the family we have created here. Our time training together has fostered lifelong relationships that we hold very dear. We can't wait to welcome you to the family.


What People Are Saying

Still need convincing? Check out what people are saying about us.

Justin M.

National Martial Arts (NMA), is a great place to join whether you're looking to get in shape, learn self-defense, or just blow off some steam. I've had the opportunity to train in both the boxing & Muay Thai programs and I love every minute of it. Gyms can be intimidating but NMA is the ....

Riley L.

NMA is a great school, for beginners to seasoned fighters! I've personally had the pleasure of training here over the corse of 3 yrs now and find it too be a very inviting beginner friendly environment, with semi-flexible hours "very much so compared to other local gyms & boxing clubs!", with ....

Cordelia E.

My sons started training here one year ago. We were adjusting to a new area and found National Martial Arts. We are so glad we did. My boys' love training with Master Lacey and his team and have learned many skills, not just physical, that carry over into our daily lives. the training has ....

Deacy C.

My son and I started training with Christian Lacey and the National Martial Arts team about 4 years ago. We found the local and privately owned group to be very welcoming of people at any level of fitness and skill, encouraging and generous in offering involvement in other class types, cooperative ....

Scott E.

If you don't like going to the gym and lifting weights...this is a great alternative! I take mostly the boxing class and get an awesome workout everytime. Not only am I getting great cardio and strength training, you get to learn the art of boxing too. Most people are intimidated about getting hit ....

Christopher C.

If you are looking for a great martial arts school, this is the place. My son has been training here for 2 years, and I've seen amazing changes in his confidence and his self-esteem, as well as his level of fitness. Part of the curriculum is learning conflict resolution, and how to deal with ....

The Very Best In Martial Arts In Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie

Established in 1999, National Martial Arts has evolved to be the premier martial arts training center in the Poughkeepsie and Hyde Park area. Our curriculum is the best in the industry. Countless hours of training and cultivation have gone into our courses, which range from BJJ and Muay Thai to Kickboxing and Tang Soo Do Karate.

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