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Wing Chun Kung Fu at Michael Militano Wing Chun Kung Fu Michael Militano Wing Chun Kung Fu 1 Photo

Master Instructor — Michael Militano. From an early age, he demonstrated natural talent as an athlete and fighter, but after years of studying boxing, wrestling, some Karate. Jiu Jitsu, gymnastics, and various weaponry, he found his niche in Wing Chun (under the sole instruction of Grandmaster Jason Lau). After only three years of study, Grandmaster Jason Lau appointed Michael Militano to teach, and soon thereafter, to take over the school when Grandmaster Lau left New York.

​Instructors as well as many students from other martial arts schools have turned to Sifu Militano's expertise to enhance their knowledge of fighting - and for good reason. His competitive students (of all levels) have won numerous tournaments when competing against advanced level martial artists. Sifu Militano has taught Wing Chun to law enforcement instructors, military personnel, children, the blind and visually impaired, and he was invited to train the U.S. National Guard.

70 East 4th Street
New York City, NY 10013
347-248-6924
  • Second Avenue (1100 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Bleecker Street (1200 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Astor Place (1400 ft) IRT Lexington Av
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2018.03.16
Gung Fu at Praying Mantis Martial Art Institute Praying Mantis Martial Art Institute 1 Photo

Programs:

  • Praying Mantis Gung Fu — a complete program from basic to advanced levels;
  • Grappling, Locking and Release Techniques — This twenty-four-class program, also known as “Chin Na” in Mandarin Chinese, offers knowledge and techniques to defend against grabs, holds and chokes and to immobilize assailants with effective subduing and controlling techniques. This program is especially recommended for women and law enforcement agents who frequently encounter dangerous, close-contact situations.;
  • Traditional Weaponry — The school offers traditional Chinese weapons training including saber, staff, spear, sword, daggers, 2-sectional staff, 3-sectional staff, 7-sectional chain whip and long-handled broadsword (halberd). Each program lasts from 10 to 15 classes.
100 Bowery Street
New York City, NY
917-517-8219
  • Grand Street (500 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Bowery (1000 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Canal Street (1200 ft) BMT Nassau St
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2018.03.17
Tai Chi at Praying Mantis Martial Art Institute Praying Mantis Martial Art Institute 1 Photo

Tai Chi for Health and Self-Defense.

100 Bowery Street
New York City, NY
917-517-8219
  • Grand Street (500 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Bowery (1000 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Canal Street (1200 ft) BMT Nassau St
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2018.03.17
Eagle Claw Kung Fu at Shum's Ying Jow Pai International Headquarters Shum's Ying Jow Pai International Headquarters 1 Photo

Class begins with a group warm-up and stretching, then moves to conditioning with kung fu basics: blocking, striking, kicking, jumping, turning, and stance work.

After warm-up, students learn forms (classical routines of Eagle Claw and northern kung fu techniques), self defense, and sparring. Weapons training plays a large role as well. Students get instruction in staff, short stick, sword, saber, three-section staff, spear, double-headed spear, kwan do (halberd), chain, hook swords, and daggers. Each weapon has a different purpose in self defense as well as in body conditioning.  Higher level students focus on fighting, advanced techniques, and gymnastics.

The Northern Eagle Claw system includes 25 fist forms, more than 25 weapon forms, over 25 partner (two-men or three-men) sets and the essence of the system, the 108 locking hand techniques.

71 Hester Street
New York City, NY
212-213-8805
  • East Broadway (900 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Grand Street (1100 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Delancey Street (1200 ft) IND 6th Av
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2018.03.17
Tai Chi & Qigong at Shum's Ying Jow Pai International Headquarters Shum's Ying Jow Pai International Headquarters 1 Photo

There are five major styles of Tai Chi: Chen, Yang, Wu/Hao, Wu, and Sun. Ying Jow Pai offers instruction in the Wu style. The main form consists of 108 movements practiced in a slow, relaxed fashion.

71 Hester Street
New York City, NY
212-213-8805
  • East Broadway (900 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Grand Street (1100 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Delancey Street (1200 ft) IND 6th Av
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2018.03.17
Wing Chun & Chin Na at Shan Wu Kung Fu School Shan Wu Kung Fu School 1 Photo

Wing Chun Regular Classes:

  • Basic Training (performed by all) — This includes: warm up, Forms, Drills & San sik, and Chi Sao, etc.;
  • Individualized Training (based on sash level) — This includes: advanced techniques, Muk Yan Jong, Chi-Gerk, Blindfolded Chi Sao, Weapons.

Focus Classes:

  • Focus I: Forms —  at the Shan Wu Kung Fu School we recognize the major importance Forms play both as a lexicon and technical tool to teach the system, and as a medium to cultivate your Qi, internal power, and train your mind;
  • Focus II: Fundamentals — In this class students practice and analyze them in details as physical practice and intellectual understanding go hand in hand;
  • Focus III: Conditioning — This class focusses on developing endurance;
  • Focus IV: Chi Sao — This class is entirely dedicated to practicing all forms of Chi Sao. Students explore both soft and hard styles, sticking hands, Chi Gerk, Blindfolded Chi Sao, as well as combinations and counters.

Sifu Thierry Rémion — He has been involved in martial arts for over forty years, starting with Judo at the age of 11 and later Yang Style Tai Chi. He has studied and practiced Wing Chun for over twenty years under Master Yip “Terence” Chick Pui as well as Grandmaster Ip Chun both in New York and Hong Kong. He is a 3rd Generation Ip Man Wing Chun Practitioner, and a 2nd Generation Ip Chun Wing Chun disciple. For the past 17 years he had been an instructor at the Yip Pui Martial Arts Center (YPMAC), where in 2013 shortly before retiring Master Yip appointed him Daï Siheng (Senior Instructor), becoming the only one authorized by him to administer all tests and sign certificates at the Center. Sifu Rémion also studied Chin Na and Qi Gong with Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming and in 1998 become certified in the Chin Na System at the YMAA. Sifu Rémion is a permanent member of both the Wing Chun Ip Chun Academy (WCICA), and the Ving Tsun Athletic Association (VTAA).

107 Suffolk Street
New York City, NY
866-879-6686
  • Essex Street (400 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Delancey Street (600 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Second Avenue (1900 ft) IND 6th Av
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2018.03.19
Qi Gong at Shan Wu Kung Fu School Shan Wu Kung Fu School 1 Photo
107 Suffolk Street
New York City, NY
866-879-6686
  • Essex Street (400 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Delancey Street (600 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Second Avenue (1900 ft) IND 6th Av
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2018.03.19
Kung Fu at Wu Mei Kung Fu Association Wu Mei Kung Fu Association

Sifu Ken Lo — 7th Generation Master of Wu Mei Pai Sifu Lo began his martial arts training in 1963 studying with such noted masters as Sensei Iguchi, 6th Dan Judo, 5th Dan karate, all-Asian Judo champion, 1961 & 1962; Sensei Kanakogi, 6th Dan judo, 5th Dan karate, All Asian Judo Champion, 1963 & 1964; and Sensei Tadashi Nakamura, 5th Degree black belt in Kyokushinkai karate.

Sifu Lo is an active member of the Chinese martial arts community, and has sat on the Executive Board of the National Council of Chinese Martial Arts, and on the National Internal Styles Rules Committee of the AAU Chinese Martial Arts Division. Sifu Lo has been the National Vice Chairman, Northeast Regional Director and the Metropolitan Association Chinese Martial Arts Chairman of the Amateur Athletic Union. Sifu Lo is a National Advisor to the USA Wu Shu Kung Fu Federation. He is a respected member of the North American Chinese Martial Arts Federation, the Eastern United States Kung Fu Federation, and the Tai Chi Association of New York.

440 Lafayette Street
New York City, NY 10013
917-885-8598
  • Eighth Street – New York University (300 ft) BMT Broadway
  • Astor Place (400 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Bleecker Street (1500 ft) IRT Lexington Av
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2018.03.19
Chi Kung at Wu Mei Kung Fu Association Wu Mei Kung Fu Association
440 Lafayette Street
New York City, NY
917-885-8598
  • Eighth Street – New York University (300 ft) BMT Broadway
  • Astor Place (400 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Bleecker Street (1500 ft) IRT Lexington Av
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2018.03.19
Wing Chun Kung Fu at Gotham Kung Fu Gotham Kung Fu

Our students come from all walks of life including artists, stunt professionals, business executives, musicians, college students, actors, teachers, police officers, moms & dads and everything in between.

Private lessons can be scheduled one-on-one or for small group (semi-private) instruction.

Instructor — SiFu Dean MacLeod. He has trained in such systems as Goju-Ryu karate, Yamanni Ryu Bo-Jutsu (Okinawan weaponry), Muso Shinden-Ryu Iaido (Japanese swordsmanship), Yang style T'ai Chi Ch'uan, and alternate lineages of Wing Chun. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, he worked extensively as a bouncer and security professional, serving high profile clientele such as President Bill Clinton, Ozzy Osbourne, Olympic skater Katarina Witt, etc.

SiFu Dean is also a certified personal trainer specializing in functional strength training, and has 5 years of experience in the industry. In 2007, SiFu Dean began learning WingTsun under the International WingTsun Association. He has learning from some of the finest WingTsun instructors in the world, including Grandmaster Leung Ting, SiFu Carson Lau, SiFu Alex Richter, and SiFu Haw Kuo.

440 Lafayette Street
New York City, NY
646-389-9491
  • Eighth Street – New York University (300 ft) BMT Broadway
  • Astor Place (400 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Bleecker Street (1500 ft) IRT Lexington Av
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2018.03.23
Shaolin Kung Fu & Kyokushin Karate at David Kaplan Martial Arts David Kaplan Martial Arts 1 Photo

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.
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
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2018.03.23
Qigong & Meditation at David Kaplan Martial Arts David Kaplan Martial Arts 1 Photo

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.

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
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2018.03.23
Jow Ga Kung Fu at NYC Jow Ga Kung Fu & Tai Chi Chuan Club NYC Jow Ga Kung Fu & Tai Chi Chuan Club 1 Photo
149 Elizabeth Street
New York City, NY
917-420-1477
  • Bowery (400 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Grand Street (900 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Spring Street (900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
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2018.03.24
Tai Chi Chuan at NYC Jow Ga Kung Fu & Tai Chi Chuan Club NYC Jow Ga Kung Fu & Tai Chi Chuan Club 1 Photo
149 Elizabeth Street
New York City, NY
917-420-1477
  • Bowery (400 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Grand Street (900 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Spring Street (900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
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2018.03.24
Tai Chi Chuan & Qi Gong at New York School of T'ai Chi Chuan - Soho New York School of T'ai Chi Chuan - Soho 1 Photo

We have been teaching for over 35 years, preserving the lineage and tradition of this ancient art, while presenting it in a unique, modern, easy-to-learn method.

Programs:

  • Beginners’ Tai Chi Course;
  • Roots and Branches Qi Gong™;
  • The Eight Ways Of Tai Chi Chuan℠;
  • Advanced Tai Chi Classes;
  • Fundamentals;
  • Push Hands 1-3;
  • Open Push Hands / Sword Form;
  • Intermediate Form;
  • Intermediate Form Corrections;
  • Apprentice Program / Teacher training.
537 Broadway
New York City, NY
212-502-4112
  • Prince Street (500 ft) BMT Broadway
  • Spring Street (700 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Broadway – Lafayette Street (1000 ft) IND 6th Av
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2018.04.16
Krav Fit Program at Krav Maga Experts - Union Square Krav Maga Experts - Union Square 1 Photo

Krav Fit will enhance your strength, agility and endurance using dynamic and tailored programs that will accommodate your schedule and get you results.

99 University Place
New York City, NY
212-400-4813
  • Union Square (600 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 14th Street – Union Square (800 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 14th Street – Union Square (900 ft) BMT Broadway
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2018.04.16
Krav Maga at Krav Maga Experts - Union Square Krav Maga Experts - Union Square 1 Photo

Programs:

  • Civilian Instructor Course (CIC) — This program offers the most advanced curriculum of up-to-date techniques and tested implementations. The course has 2 parts: The 1st part covers P1 through P3 material, which includes the history of Krav Maga and its evolution, fundamental instructional skills and lesson development. The 2nd part progresses to P4 and P5 of the curriculum. This includes lesson construction, safety protocols, vulnerable points of the body, extensive attack principals, and advanced defensive skills;
  • Counter Terror — Each workshop is a uniquely tailored scenario incorporating Krav Maga military tactics, techniques, and strategies that are used in the Israeli Special Forces to combat or prevent terrorism. Each workshop is taught by Expert Krav Maga instructors from Israel with combat and training backgrounds in Counter Terror and Military Krav Maga. The Krav Maga Experts Counter Terror workshops incorporate simulated violence, using audio and practical effects;
  • Rape Prevention — This workshop series will focus on self-defense situations at different settings (home, street, college campuses, etc.). Each workshop takes different scenarios as the Krav Maga Experts instructors teach you Krav Maga self-defense techniques that will help you be your defense;
  • Security — The course is designed to provide theoretical, practical and operational skills required to maintain a high level of security. The Krav Maga Experts security courses include a number of main subjects: Hand-to-Hand Combat (Krav Maga), Lectures, Tactical Drills;
  • Law Enforcement — The courses are designed for law enforcement units, special forces and security operatives. The Krav Maga Experts combat training courses include intensive tactical training, which combines realistic scenarios and on-scene solutions to varied situations. Each combat training course can be modified to the specific problems and needs of the client;
  • Personal Training;
  • Women Self-defense;
  • Youth Classes include Outreach Programs & Summer Camp.
99 University Place
New York City, NY
212-400-4813
  • Union Square (600 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 14th Street – Union Square (800 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 14th Street – Union Square (900 ft) BMT Broadway
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2018.04.16
Ground Fighting at Krav Maga Experts - Union Square Krav Maga Experts - Union Square 1 Photo
99 University Place
New York City, NY
212-400-4813
  • Union Square (600 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 14th Street – Union Square (800 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 14th Street – Union Square (900 ft) BMT Broadway
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2018.04.16
Wushu & Tai Chi at Natural Chinese Martial Arts Natural Chinese Martial Arts 1 Photo 1 Video

Taoist Martial Arts progress clearly and intelligently from beginning skills to advanced abilities. The School of Natural Chinese Martial Arts offers complete training in the chief systems of Traditional and Taoist Martial Arts. Learning the fundamentals one system usually takes 2 years. Once one system is finished the others are much easier to learn.

Instructor Classes are are all small and semi-private.

There are three levels of study:

  • Complete System: This level is for students who want to learn the complete system of Natural Chinese Martial Arts;
  • Single System: This is for students who wish to focus on one system. Each system contains Taoist Philosophy and Chin-Chiao Each system usually takes two years. After one system has been learned, the others are much easier to understand and usually take one year each to learn;
  • Tai-Chi & Taoist Longevity: This is for students who have little interest in martial arts but wants to benefit from Taoist theories of following nature and cultivating energy.

Each system consists of 6 sections. It takes an average of two years to learn the basics of each system and achieve a 1st degree Black Belt. During the course of regular, weekly study, all the skills are developed. However, each section can be studied via intense private or seminar study.

77 8th Avenue
New York City, NY 10014
212-967-3978
  • Eighth Avenue (100 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 14th Street (600 ft) IND 8th Av
  • 14th Street (1000 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
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2018.04.17
Aikido at Shin-Budo Kai Shin-Budo Kai 1 Photo

Classes:

  • Basic Aikido/Genkido;
  •  Advanced Aikido;
  •  Basic Weapons;
  •  Advanced Weapons.
77 8th Avenue
New York City, NY 10014
212-691-1378
  • Eighth Avenue (100 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 14th Street (600 ft) IND 8th Av
  • 14th Street (1000 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
Sport class for
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2018.04.17