Below you will find more information on each program that we are currently offering. Most of our programs can be done in-person, virtually (online) or a combination of both (hybrid).  

Kempo Karate

Adults Program

Valley Shore Martial Arts believes that developing and maintaining a sound body and mind are critical to getting the most out of life.

Students will study the Kempo Karate system while learning how to avoid dangerous situations. In this class, the instructors will offer realistic scenarios and drills, allowing students to prepare in the event that a dangerous situation cannot be diffused. Most adults notice improvements in weight reduction as well as improved toning and strengthening of muscles. This class challenges both the body and mind in order to increase energy, stamina and fitness level which in turn will contribute to a longer and happier life and a true sense of well being.


Youth Karate Program


This program has been specifically designed for children 7 – 13 years of age. The Youth curriculum introduces more substantial martial art skills along with the concepts of focus, teamwork and discipline. The purpose of this program is to help the student develop as well as get them ready for the Teen Program. The Youth program offers daily lessons starting at age 7. These lessons develop self-esteem, confidence and self control. The class will also teach discipline, help channel aggressive energy while developing lifelong self defense skills. The classes are exciting and will also encourage positive work ethics and academic values. The environment, though demanding, is one of achievement through individual growth. By focusing and trying hard, our students realize that they can be highly successful in Martial Arts and also in every day life.


Little Dragon’s Program

The Little Dragons program has been specifically designed for children 4 – 6 years of age with less focus on techniques and a greater focus on cognitive and social skills.  Our instructor has extensive experience with children and the class is designed to be fun and kid friendly. Our Students will learn the building blocks of Kempo Karate as well as gaining physical and mental benefits. Students will practice both social and emotional skills. The in class drills improve fine and gross motor skills, balance and coordination. Discipline and respect for both themselves and others will also be practiced during each class. This class is 30 minutes and runs 2 times per week. This class prepares most children for Youth Karate Classes.


Krav Maga


Krav Maga is a realistic self-defense program that anyone can use, regardless of size, strength, or fitness. Krav Maga emphasizes simple and practical techniques, real life scenarios, and intense training.


Krav Maga is a practical and realistic self defense system that teaches how to prevent, deal with and overcome all kinds of violence & attacks. Krav Maga prepares the trainees in the subjects of self-defense, self-protection, fighting and combat skills, as well as skills to defend others, all in unique and comprehensive teaching method.


 Krav Maga was developed in Israel, under realistic demands and conditions for the battlefield. Founded and formed by Imi Lichtenfeld (Sde-Or) and continues to advance and be modified by the top instructors of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).


Krav Maga has a unique and logical approach. It is easy to learn and retain, performed naturally and intuitively, and practically be used under stressful conditions. An essential part of Krav Maga is its teaching process, methodology and ways of training. Proud members of the Krav Maga Association (KMA). The Krav Maga Association has been training under the Chief Commanders and Head Instructors of the Israeli Defense Forces for years. The Chief Commander of the IDF for Krav Maga is in charge of ALL hand to hand combat taught within the entire Israeli Military, including the elite forces and Israeli Police.


In a world that is saturated with Krav Maga instructors, the KMA instructor team stands apart. Our years of experience in Krav Maga and our experience training with the Commanders and Head Instructors of the IDF is second to none. Very few Krav Maga instructors today can claim that they are trained by the same instructors who certify the Krav Maga trainers in the Israel Military.




Combative Jiujitsu (jiu-jitsu) is a blend of traditional Japanese Jiujitsu, Brazilian Jiujitsu, Vale Tudo (anything goes/everything allowed), Russian Sambo and Krav Mag. Combative Jiujitsu incorporates striking vital spots of the body such as the eyes, throat and groin along with grappling techniques to achieve positional control, chokes, joint locks, holds and submissions. We train for the real world, no rules street fight. Combative Jiujitsu was created for realistic self-defense, however removing the striking to the vital areas such as the eyes, throat and groin; Combative Jiujitsu could be used in sport juijitsu match, submission match or MMA match. The Combative Jiujitsu program is taught under the Krav Maga Association and developed by Professor Marty Cale Owner and Chief Instructor of the Krav Maga Association. 



TRX Class

 TRX is a one hour full-body strength workout that utilizes a person’s own body weight.  Instead of relying on machines or dumbbells, a TRX is used.  This also helps with balance. You will be using your core for the entire class.  In addition to strength training you will also get a cardiovascular workout.  The class is highly customizable to everyone attending the class.  Students can work at a pace that is appropriate for their individual fitness level.


Programs on Hold


After School Karate Program

Valley Shore Martial Arts offers a unique program for children attending Essex Elementary School.  The After School program will begin once the student’s school day ends. Parents can arrive at the Dojo any time between 5 and 6 pm.  The school will deliver the children directly to the Studio where an instructor will be there to greet each student as they step off the bus.  Once inside the studio the participants will have time to enjoy a snack, socialize, relax, do homework or play a game with the other students and the instructor.  Following this, there will be a one-hour martial art lesson.  Once the lesson is over students are free to participate in a game, read or work on homework.  In the event of a half day or early closing the instructor is in direct communication with the region 4 school system and will arrive at the bus stop early.  This program is fun and adds a personal touch with frequent celebrations for birthdays, holidays or just because!  A trip to Scoops on the last day of the program has become an exciting and much anticipated tradition!  This program runs Month to Month. No contracts required.




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