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Albany's Best Martial Arts school

Find out why so many people in Albany turn to Empire Defense and Fitness for their martial arts training. Adults just like you have discovered how to maximize their potential and accelerate their development! Request more information or Get Started Today!

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Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
in Albany, NY

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been made famous by combat sports. You will learn one of the most acclaimed grappling systems in place today.

Adult Krav Maga
in Albany, NY

Transform your entire body into a striking machine, while learning a skill set that could save your life.

Adult Muay Thai
in Albany, NY

The ultimate tech alternative that gets you active and engaged as you get stronger. Motivation has never been easier!
why CHOOSE Empire Defense and Fitness?

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.

We strongly believe that Martial Arts Classes are for everyone, regardless of age or experience levels

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.

What Some Amazing Students Say About Empire's Martial Arts Classes!

About our programs

Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
in Albany, NY

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is grappling at its finest.. It is the premier grappling system for both sport and reality combat. 

Adult Krav Maga
in Albany, NY

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals people have when looking for Adult Martial Arts in Albany, NY. It's time to give yourself a work out and get the results that you want.

Adult Muay Thai
in Albany, NY

Want to KNOCK the STRESS out of your life and have FUN doing it? Then our Muay Thai in Albany, NY is for you.

Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
in Albany

Grappling at its finest.. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the premier grappling system for both sport and reality combat. 

Teen Muay Thai
in Albany

Parents love our Teen Martial Arts program in Albany, because it's the perfect blend of gross motor skills, personal development and character enrichment. Find out why so many families, just like yours, love and trust Empire Defense and Fitness

American Ninja Warrior
in Albany

Total-body strength, incredible fat burning workouts, and plenty of high-energy ninja warrior challenges. At 518 NINJA, we will teach you skills from rock climbing and parkour, as well as speed, agility and balance.

Frequently Asked Questions

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!

Empire Defense and Fitness

Albany, NY

We are located at:

8 Corporate Circle Albany, NY 12203

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