5150 Martial Arts Reviews

  • Scott O'Keeffe , 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    I have been a senior ranking student for over 25 years, and I have to say that what makes 5150 Martial Arts so great is the culture and environment that lends itself to progress. The number one thing that 5150 has is great people that train there, great families who support what the Martial Arts stands for, world-class instruction. 5150 offers classes in adult kickboxing and self-defense, kids karate and self-defense, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for both adults and children. Classes are always exciting and safe. You are guaranteed to make progress at any level you're at. So, if you're an adult that wants to get in shape, and learn self-defense, or a parent who has a child who could benefit from martial arts training, 5150 Martial Arts is the place for you. Don't wait get started today

    Scott O'Keeffe
  • Ethan Grabush, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    I have been going to 5150 since I was 5 and a half. Now, I’m almost 7. In the beginning, I was nervous and scared to take class, but Sensei Irene is so nice and she made me feel comfortable. Professor is so silly; he makes all of the kids laugh. My class is so much fun and I have made a lot of new friends.

    Ethan Grabush
  • Marcella Caldas, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    5150 Martial Arts is a phenomenal facility. My 3 and 5 year old sons attend the program and absolutely love it. The instructors are beyond patient, kind and motivating. My children look forward to going to classes and always leave with the biggest smiles. Thank you 5150 for encouraging my children to be the best that they can be.

    Marcella Caldas
  • Brie Boylan Fantini, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    My family's journey at 5150 Martial Arts began a little over a year ago when my son expressed his desire to take karate classes. After his first few classes he was hooked and I soon followed. I started training in the adult kickboxing classes not too long after him and I have not been the same person since. It's an amazing place that first and foremost makes you feel like family. That combined with fantastic, knowledgeable and encouraging instructors enabled me to see glimpses of my confidence coming back. The relationships I have built there are irreplaceable and I am forever grateful for that as well. My son always strives to do his best and this dojo has always encouraged and enabled him to do that both on the mat and in the other sports he participates in. He's thrilled and proud that this is something we do together and as a mother, that unique feeling of having a child that is as proud of you as you are of them is something I always carry with me.

    I cannot say enough great things about 5150. Their heart and dedication to Martial Arts is clearly demonstrated in all the smiles of their students.

    Brie Boylan Fantini
  • Nick Terhune, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    Great people. Great technique. Its the perfect place for those looking to start or those looking to polish up techniques.

    Nick Terhune
  • Alexandra Sicher, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    My 5 year old son has been a part of 5150 for about six months now and the experience has been very positive. The environment is inviting, diverse and inclusive. Instructors and staff are always fun, warm and professional, and their passion for martial arts and commitment to the academy always shows and is refreshing.

    Alexandra Sicher
  • Cheryl Morris, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    5150 is the greatest place on earth!! Excellent supportive instructors and a real family of people who invite you right in!

    Cheryl Morris
  • Michael Chang, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    Great place for the kids to learn discipline focus, and gain some strength and confidence. I have my two boys 3 and 6 in and they love it!

    The team is amazing with their close personal attention and the community is great too!

    Michael Chang
  • Marta Hudziak, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    Great place full of positive energy. My 7 year old son loves it!

    Marta Hudziak
  • Theresa Gaviola Robertson, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    It's been almost 20 years when I first walked in this dojo and met the most amazing group of instructors and classmates! I'm proud to be a part of this academy for all these years and years to come!! Thank you Shihan O'Keefe, Sensei Shapiro and Sensei Alvarez for making 5150 THE PLACE to train, to learn, to meet great people, to earn your black belt but most of all a really fun place to be.. not only for the young ones but also for the young once. Every time I come to class I make me happy and I will continue to do so along with my boys!! Thank you.

    Theresa Gaviola Robertson
  • Katie Oneil, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    5150 Rocks! Not only have I learned self defense, but I've made some of my closest friends here. The instructors are fantastic! This is the best workout I've ever experienced. It has changed my life! Great fun for the whole family!

    Katie Oneil
  • Jota PE, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    Awesome place!!! Staff is very friendly and my son really likes it alot.. I went through alot of places before-hand and even though they offered me a free trial class, my wife and I amd my son felt more comfortable at 5150 martial arts... P.s Again staff is awesome

    Jota PE
  • Michelle Morris, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    My boys started training at 5150 over 3 years ago. They have built confidence, strength and great friendships. My youngest even convinced me to try the adult class and I've been hooked ever since. Can't say enough good things about our 5150 family!

    Michelle Morris
  • Francine Rykman, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    These guys are the best ! We had my son's 5th birthday party here too! This place is amazing !

    Francine Rykman
  • Randi Kaunitz O'Connor, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    My son and I both train at 5150. Everyone is so supportive and motivate us to do our best. We have learned so much and have gotten so much stronger both physically and mentally as well. I have met wonderful people who have helped me come so far. I'm doing things I never thought I would be able to. We go as often as we can and love it! Shihan Scott and Sensi Irene are awesome instructors.

    Randi Kaunitz O'Connor
  • Sharon Thompson, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    If you live in or near West Nyack, 5150 Martial Arts is the place to train! It will boost your confidence, stamina and focus. The jiu-jitsu program offers tremendous self-defense skills and it will strengthen your core as well! The experienced instructors will help you meet your goals. -- Sharon, a student under Shihan Kevin McLaughlin in Colorado

    Sharon Thompson
  • Brenda Bonet Beaumont, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    My son Tyler has been taking classes since January and he loves it. It has really helped him with focusing. Thank you!!!!

    Brenda Bonet Beaumont
  • Danny Macmillan Jr., 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    I taught a seminar here on the 11th February 2016, the facilities are top notch and the instructor/owner is even better I wish I lived in New York

    Danny Macmillan Jr.
  • Chris Pritchard Pma, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    Best school, best instructors. The school is always clean , visual and smell. Professional staff. Great choice of classes. 5*

    Chris Pritchard Pma
  •  Kristofer Hardin, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    If your looking for effective martial arts and want to build the qualities needed for success enroll today!!!!

    Kristofer Hardin
  • Carrie Elamir, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    Wonderful classes and wonderful staff! Highly recommend!

    Carrie Elamir
  • Eileen Mollahan, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    Great place, great people, great for kids & adults alike!

    Eileen Mollahan
  • David Adiv, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    Great place

    David Adiv
  • Susan Carlson Crimi, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    Amazing people!

    Susan Carlson Crimi
  • Maria Minchala, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    I love it !

    Maria Minchala
  • Lee Lazarow, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    Amazing place, amazing people, and an amazing experience! The classes don't just teach martial arts as they also focus on life experiences, positive values, and interaction with others. I have watched my children's confidence level skyrocket in a short amount of time. I strongly recommend 5150.

    Lee Lazarow
  • Angela LoPiccolo, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    Ever since starting Kickboxing at 5150 I have been noticeably stronger and have felt healthier. The teachers are great, the classes are fun and everyone is super friendly. Highly recommend!

    Angela LoPiccolo
  • Jim Gates, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    Two of our children train at 5150 and we could not be happier. We feel the instructors do a great job keeping the kids focused while also allowing them to have fun. All of the Sensei's and Professor strive to make a personal connection with the kids. They call our children by name in class, even when it has been months since our last Jiu Jitsu visit. :-) We appreciate the effort 5150 puts into not only training the children but bonding with the families. We could not be happier with our decision to try 5150.

    Jim Gates
  • Jason Eng, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    My first interaction with 5150 came at a high school track, where I saw students and parents running around the track working out together. As a parent that wanted to enroll my kids in a martial arts school, I immediately liked how involved the parents were with their children's training. Soon afterwards, not only have we enrolled the kids, but my wife and I are members of the school as well. Professor O'Keefe and Sensei Shapiro are great teachers, they have incredible patience with the kids and the are encouraging. But I also like how they are firm and demanding as well. While they're able to keep the kids motivated with encouragement and fun, they also don't allow fooling around to get out of hand.

    As a member of the adult class, I feel like I am constantly pushed to get better, and I leave each class looking forward to the next one, even as I am exhausted from the intense workout. My family and I are currently in the kickboxing and self defense classes, but look forward to starting Jiu Jitsu too.

    If you're looking for a fun, safe environment for you family to learn self defense and martial arts, 5150 is the place the be. The community here is great, and the higher ranking belts are really helpful to those of us that are just starting out. There is a sense of family and friendship here, and we're happy to be a part of it.

    Jason Eng
  • Mickey Durivage, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    Family atmosphere with friendly people who always push themselves to their limits and beyond. No patty cake pads.

    Mickey Durivage
  • Sheira Schlair, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    Fantastic positive energy here; has helped my daughter develop confidence and focus, all the while having fun! Such a welcoming and warm place

    Sheira Schlair
  • Jennifer Gannon, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    I have two daughters who are polar opposites. One is beyond hyper and confident, the other is shy and not as confident in herself. 5150 Martial Arts staff connected with each of my daughters, making them each feel special as individuals. They keep the girls laughing and serious all at once in class and bring out confident, self-disciplined girls. Additionally, as a parent sitting and watching, waiting till class is over you feel welcomed, respected and understood. There is no push to give more than you or your children want to give to the study of Martial Arts, simply guidance. The girls always leave with smiles on their faces and a sense of accomplishment in their heart. If you are looking for a place to bring your children to study Martial Arts I highly recommend you come to 5150 Martial Arts!

    Jennifer Gannon
  • Lisa Russo, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    I chose this school based on the reviews and I am so glad I did. I enrolled my son last year when he turned 3. He loves it!!!! It has really helped him with focus, balance, coordination, patience, confidence and it is a great workout. An added bonus is the great birthday parties they have there. We had 20 kids ranging in age from 3-7 and everyone had a blast! Everything about this school is great!

    Lisa Russo
  • Debi Makely, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    What a great place!!!! My son took classes for a year and I was encouraged to try it out! The instructors are awesome!!! The place is so welcoming....truly a family atmosphere!!

    Debi Makely
  • Laura Laufeysdottir, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    I have been training at 5150 Martial Arts for over 10 years. I started when I was six and the instructors here have become like family to me. I have grown up in the dojo and martial arts is the only form of sport I take part in and I wouldn't want it any other way. This school has helped me through so much and have helped me become the confident person I am today. Learning self-defense has made me feel much more comfortable and safe when I'm out, and kickboxing makes me feel empowered and proud of myself. I am proud to call myself a martial artist and I plan on continuing my journey with 5150 for many years to come.

    Laura Laufeysdottir
  • Erica DeLalla, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    My son has taken classes at 5150 for a few years now and find some challenging and enjoyable. He is eight years old and tends to be introverted and a bit anxious and the classes have really helped him feel more confident. The instructors have been patient and understanding while challenging him to do his best and help him gain confidence he needs. I would highly recommend 5150 martial arts to both children and adults!

    Erica DeLalla
  • Jennifer Schmidt, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    My daughter has been with 5150 for nearly 2 years and is a high brown belt. She is 11, and before this has never stuck with an activity for more than a single season. She loves it here, both the karate and the community. If we would drive her, she would come six days a week. She also helps out with the younger classes, because she enjoys the process so much. We have found that it has helped her discipline overall, in school and at home. The staff is dedicated to knowing and helping each individual child, and we completely trust them with her.

    Jennifer Schmidt
  • James Farkas, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    My son, who recently turned 9, has been studying karate at 5150 since he was 3. He began as a tiny thing, what they call a "kinderkick", and is now a first-degree junior black belt. 5150 gets my highest recommendation as a place where, in the context of learning martial arts, children can deeply increase their levels of focus, discipline, motor skills, self-confidence, respect for others, and a host of other extremely positive bi-products that can be applied to all aspects of life and learning. My son is an excellent student, athlete and musician, and to a good extent I attribute his successes in areas outside of karate to the skills he has developed from an early age at 5150. The teachers at the school are outstanding. They strike the perfect balance between no-nonsense mentors providing serious instruction with a nurturing, loving, family environment. In their work with children, they never forget that they are dealing with kids, and their use of humor goes a long way to keep little ones motivated. They are insightful in evaluating children based on their individual characteristics and they are willing to push them along with a firmer hand as appropriate. My son has cemented lasting friendships with other children attending 5150 and his love and respect for his teachers, teachers who have been their consistently over the course of six years, is really a joy to watch. If you're thinking of enrolling your child in a martial arts school, I recommend 5150 Martial Arts without reservation.

    James Farkas
  • Kelly Malice, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    My 4 & 6 year olds love this program! The instructors are incredible! The environment is warm and loving. Each of the instructors have built a rapport with my kids that has helped them to blossom in all aspects of life! They have become more confident, more driven, stronger, more focused, and better behaved! The staff is wonderful to work with and extremely accommodating! We couldn't be happier! So glad we listened to our friend's referral!

    Kelly Malice
  • Adam B, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    My 16 year old son and I have been attending 5150 Martial Arts for about 18 months now. We have both just received our blue belts in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and are very happy to have found such a great place to train! This would not have been possible without the awesome instructors and students at 5150. They are very professional, knowledgeable and made us feel right at home! They have also been very patient and supportive throughout our Jiu-Jitsu journey as sometimes our outside schedules can get in the way of training. As a bonus, if you are a UFC or MMA fan such as myself, 5150 also provides you access to some of the greatest minds ever in the sport. Seminars with Master Royler Gracie and Professor David Adiv, the head of Gracie Academy of NJ, are open to all students on a regular basis. We have discovered that Jiu-Jitsu is not just a martial art but it is also a big family who supports each other. We are proud to be a part of Team 5150!

    Adam B
  • Lainie Murrell, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    5150 has become a home away from home for my whole family; from my 3-year old on up, we've all found a place we want to keep coming back. Of course, the reason I started going over two years ago was for the workouts, and those are vigorous and varied. We never have the same class twice, which is a big plus for me; I become easily bored with repetitive workouts. They are always fun but challenging, mentally as well as physically. I keep going (along with my whole family) for many more reasons, but the biggest reason is the great people there, both instructors and fellow classmates. They are what make it a home away from home from us. After Hurricane Sandy, the first people we turned to were our 5150 classmates and teachers, as our own extended family lives very far away. And our 5150 family came together and helped one another. It's really an amazing place.

    Lainie Murrell
  • Jacqueline Vasquez, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    I truly love everything about the school. They really care about every person that walks through their door. Its had such a HUGE impact on my son's life especially since he couldn't sit still when he first started a year ago.Their are extremely patient and are so involved in each child's progress. I have also decided to join and take the adult kickboxing classes which are so freakin awesome! Thank you to the 5150 crew for having an amazing impact to my family and the community. You guys ROCK!

    Jacqueline Vasquez
  • Mary Beth Kuderna, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    5150 really knows what they’re doing and genuinely cares about the individual student. As a knowledgeable and caring team, they use their expertise to personalize their programs when and where they can to each student’s needs. For example after numerous surgeries, I thought I was stuck in place feeling the way I did. But with their help and the fun we have in each class, I’m doing more than I thought possible and don’t I plan on looking back.

    Before participating in any class, they take the time to understand any health concerns and personal goals. Always encouraging, everyone here is very attentive to individual progress. The atmosphere is very supportive from the sensei to fellow students.

    Mary Beth Kuderna
  • Jenifer Stone, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    I walked into the school not really sure of what I was getting into. I thought I'd try it and see how it went, as my original goal was just to lose weight. It all started with my first jab. I never realized I would love it so much! I love the class setting, where everyone learns together but at their own level and ability. Before I knew it, I was there for 1 year, going to classes a few times a week and advancing in belt rank. I am far more confident and fit than before. I found a new family at 5150, where all instructors push you to be your best, and where all classmates encourage you to keep going. I'm eternally grateful to be a part of this wonderful school.

    Jenifer Stone
  • Cassie Vursta, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    What confidence my 3 kids have now! Such a welcoming environment, 5150 teaches the kids to respect themselves and others. Flexible schedules, affordable pricing for families and positive environment.

    Cassie Vursta
  • Stephanie Dolce, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    The people are awesome- the kids learn & everyone gets healthy and learns self-defense.

    Stephanie Dolce
  • Mary Petriello, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    I've been a student for about 7 months, and couldn't be happier with this program. Classes have just the right amount of challenge and change daily, so they are never boring. Aside from the physical benefits, I've gained confidence and self esteem I was lacking, thanks to the patience and motivation of the dedicated instructors, who are completely committed to helping me develop both mind and body. And an added bonus is the comradeship and support of my classmates! It really is a wonderful, healthy atmosphere, and I wish I had found this sooner.

    Mary Petriello
  • Jaclyn Miller, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    My child has been attending 5150 Martial Arts for almost 4 years. 5150 has been a lot more than learning how to kick, punch, and defend yourself... the instructors instill values that I support in my home--being respectful of yourself and others...being a positive person with an outstanding attitude... being responsible for yourself and not only sympathetic, but empathetic of others. My child leaves his sessions and you can tell that not only has he had a great physical workout, but his attention and level of focus is improved. A great perk for busy families: your kids can go to any session appropriate for their age and ability... so, one week if you are busy on Wednesday, your "usual day" for example--you can go any time that week when that class is offered so you don't miss your class! If you go on vacation for a week and your child normally goes twice a week... go 4 times the week you come back! no phone call or arrangement necessary. I would definitely recommend 5150 Martial Arts to anyone who wants to instill confidence, self-discipline, and the skill to protect & defend themselves. It's a positive place where you truly feel at home.

    Jaclyn Miller
  • Jordan Turner, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    5150 has been a great place for my daughter. They have truly taken her in and due to their nurturing and enthusiasm 5150 has become a second home for her. She has grown in confidence and athleticism.

    Jordan Turner
  • Rebecca Lazaroff, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    Both my children and I have been taking classes at 5150. Their program for kids is amazing. It teaches focus, attention, responsibility and self esteem, and all the while the kids are having FUN! For me, aside from one of the best work outs I've ever had, I'm challenged both physically and mentally each class. Shihan Scott O'Keeffe and Sensei Shapiro are encouraging and challenging, so I'm always super motivated to bring the best I've got to each class. The quality of instruction, training AND the quality of classmates are top notch. Love this place!

    Rebecca Lazaroff
  • Ourania Grimes, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    After much consideration and research into a sport for one of my children that was not doing well in traditional team sports, we looked into karate. We asked friends and family for recommendations. Finally we were sent an initiation for a fundraiser - a month’s trial for $99, with all monies going back to our school.

    After coming out of the trial class, my kids almost cried when we told them we would think about it and they would have to wait until their trial was over to formally sign up. After only the first week, we felt that the staff treated our kids as if they had been there since birth. And that has never changed. They can also sense the moods of the kids coming into class and come out and have casual conversations with the parents. This is the first sport I have enrolled my children into where we feel so comfortable and involved. If there are any issues we can rest assured that their sensei(s) will help us through them. Almost one year later, three of our four are in karate, two on their way to black belt, with the youngest looking to get to the advanced class with his siblings as soon as he can! The 5150

    family is a wonderful, close-knit family.

    Ourania Grimes
  • Amy Franchi, 5150 Martial Arts Testimonials

    5150 Martial Arts is a phenomenal martial arts school with amazing instructors. Each of my family members has been a student at one time. Currently my 6 year old son and I are students and we look forward to classes throughout the week. As an adult, I love the exercise, skills work, and teamwork that 5150 Martial Arts offers. This has quickly become a passion of mine and I look forward to the years ahead. For my children, 5150 Martial Arts offers a supportive and structured environment that positively impacts all of the other parts of their lives: school, relationships and self-esteem. 5150 offers a variety of workshops aside from their regularly scheduled programs and is always looking for new ways to engage their students. Shihan and all of the Senseis are unbelievable people and teachers and I would not go anywhere else.

    Amy Franchi


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