For over 19 years we have been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time with our specialized Martial Arts training and coaching. At Empire we strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members in Albany. The Empire staff take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve and develop as well as succeed in their personal goals.
Throughout all of our programs, students will learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves because we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life.
Most frequent questions and answers about our Martial Arts Programs
All of our classes are open to all skill levels, beginner through advanced. We focus on the fundamentals, which are simply the most effective parts of the art. We also do a lot of specific drilling and training, which teaches you how to apply techniques and movements.
No, not at all! We find that people start at varying fitness levels. But, you will find that you do get fit by doing our Albany martial arts classes. Isn’t that the point though? A fun workout that gets results!
Truthfully, the journey to Black Belt is an individual one. Everyone can progress at a different pace. There is no judgement on students for how long it does take. What we can tell you, is that it is SO WORTHWHILE!
The self defense skills you will master can truly be life-saving!
However, the other benefits of striving for Black Belt, like perseverance, never giving up, commitment and self discipline lead to life-long success.
You will find that your Instructors at Empire Defense and Fitness Albany, NY are dedicated to helping you on your journey to Black Belt or whatever your personal goal may be.
We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area. To take advantage of our limited time offer…. The fastest way is to fill in form .
Additionally, you can always call us, we would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our Albany, NY martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!
Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can move in! Not really suitable to practice in a skirt.😳
Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes. You will find Empire Defense and Fitness in Albany, NY have martial arts classes for teens and adults that are a great workout and lots of fun! Most students are grinning from ear to ear by the end of the class. I am sure you will be too!
Not at all. In fact, many students starting in our adult martial arts classes would describe themselves like that before they started. So you will fit right in! Give yourself some time, and you will be astounded at how much you improve! You’ll find that our very experienced Instructors, are trained to keep their teaching simple. So even the most uncoordinated person will develop ‘ninja-like’ skills! Come see for yourself!
We are located at:
8 Corporate Circle Albany, NY 12203
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