David Kaplan Martial Arts

67 Mulberry Street
New York City, NY
  • 212-470-2531
  • Canal Street (1100 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Chambers Street (1200 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Canal Street (1400 ft) IRT Lexington Av

David Kaplan Martial Arts started on April, 2012.

David Kaplan is the founder of the Kaplan Martial Arts, an eclectic blend of Chinese (Shaolin Kung Fu) and Japanese (Kyokushin Karate) Martial Arts. For over twenty years David has been teaching at numerous U.S and international locations including Fortune 500 companies, The NYC Yale Club, New York University, The Avenues School, Rancho La Puerta among others.

A student of World Oyama founder Shigeru Oyama and USA Shaolin Temple founder and abbot Shi Yan Ming David has dedicated countless hours of disciplined training on honing his craft. In addition to teaching David is also an martial arts performer and dragon dancer whose credits include The Discovery Channel The Secrets of the Warriors Power, Justin Steele City Athletes and numerous Chinese New Year Festivals.

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Infrastructure
Fighting room
  • 212-470-2531
Sport classes
Qigong & Meditation
  • 212-470-2531

The class format consists of a warm up, ”breath work” which is gentle breathing combined with movement and finally instruction and practice of simple forms. During the training the participant will learn a series of basic fundamental movements as well as a short to medium length series of pre-arranged choreographed movements. Small group only, maximum 5 participants. All skill levels and ages welcome.

Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
Shaolin Kung Fu & Kyokushin Karate
  • 212-470-2531

Chief Instructor David Kaplan has been teaching children, adults and seniors.

Programs:

  • Kung Fu (Open level) — Shaolin Kung Fu classes. No prior experience necessary. The training introduces Shaolin Martial Arts to the student. Basic skills (Ji Ben Gong) include stretching, stances, kicks, hand movements, meditation and empty hand forms and sparring. All classes are between 60-90 minutes long;
  • Focus Pad / Kicking Shield Training (Open level) — Building on a sound base of well learned fundamentals we move onto working with equipment. Develop explosive power and focus using pads and kicking shields. Small group only, maximum 5 participants;
  • David Kaplan Martial Arts offers children 5 years old and up a combination of traditional Shaolin Kung Fu and Kyokushin Karate in an encouraging, fun, safe, fully insured environment.
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
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David Kaplan Martial Arts