Albany's Premier Martial Arts SCHOOL

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Adult Krav Maga
in Albany

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

Adult Muay Thai
in Albany

The ultimate tech alternative that gets you active, engaged, stronger and safer. Motivation has never been easier!

Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
in Albany

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

American Ninja Warrior
in Albany

Looking for a new way to train and challenge your body? Look no further.

Teen Krav Maga
in Albany

Looking for a fitness program that your teen will actually LOVE doing...then our teen Krav Maga program is what you are looking for! It will give your teenager the tools to surpass their development expectations. We're dedicated to your teens growth and success!

Teen Muay Thai
in Albany

Looking for an activity to get your teen off the couch and to stop playing video games that they will like and want to do..then our teen Muay Thai program is what you have been looking for!!

why CHOOSE Empire Defense and Fitness?

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members in Albany. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life.

"Empire has become my stress reliever, confidence builder, and my support group."

"I'd recommend it to anyone. make that first call!!"

"This is an amazing gym. I would highly recommend Empire for learning proper self defense and getting as great workout."

"Great energy and always challenging. I highly recommend Empire!!"

About our programs

Adult Krav Maga
in Albany

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

Adult Muay Thai
in Albany

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

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.

Teen Krav Maga
in Albany

Discover why parents love our Teen Martial Arts program in Albany. It's the perfect blend of self defense, personal development and character enrichment. Find out why 100's of families, just like yours, trust Empire Defense and Fitness

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

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 of jiujitsu, 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 during a “live” roll.

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 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 martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can do sport in!  Not really suitable to practice kicks in a skirt.😳

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes.  You will find Empire Defense and Fitness in Albany have martial arts classes for kids 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 martial arts 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

We’re located at 4 Walker Way Unit #2, stop by and say hello!

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