Anderson’s Martial Arts Reviews

Henry Watkins

These reviews, although sincere, are entirely too long. lol No matter you novice or black belt in another martial arts form, this academy caters to your skill set and the instructors will happily answer any question you have along your journey as a martial artist. The full curriculum is vast and to...

Luigi Almazarr

Great place. As soon as I came here I was treating like family. The space is clean, very friendly and family oriented. Class schedules vary so it's very easy to find classes that can fit around your work schedule. My girlfriend got a groupon deal for the kettlebell classes and had a wonderful time,...

Thor Moy

I have trained at Anderson's Martial Arts Academy for 6 years. During that time, I have started to develop and am progressing towards my goals of self defense and fitness. However, there are more benefits, that I had not anticipated. There is a level of camraderie that does not develop when one w...

Freya Sutran

My OH started training here mid last year and was raving to me about a Kettlebell Kickboxing class that just started. Not being a very active person, I brushed it off... that is till he told me that there was a $20 groupon for 5 classes, which I should buy OR he would buy it for me.. LOL.. Taking...

Jason O’Brian

"If you can’t beat 'em, join 'em. After about two years in NYC, and after countless times of getting my butt literally and figuratively kicked in training at my sports club by this one individual (Sifu Anderson's student), he talked me into coming to train with Sifu Anderson. His thoughts were 'Your...

Pablo Vasquez: 2006 WEKAF Men's Jr. Heavyweight Single Stick World Silver Medalist and National Gold Medalist

"I have been training with Sifu Anderson for just over ten years and I feel truly blessed to have Sifu Anderson as my guide in my martial arts journey. I cannot say enough about Sifu's innovation, passion, and his commitment to excellence with the students that he calls his 'family.' For myself, I h...

Harris Paltrowitz

“I'd just like to say that Anderson's Martial Arts has literally changed my life. I had always wanted to practice Jeet Kune Do (JKD), ever since becoming a huge Bruce Lee fan back in the 70's. I dabbled in several other martial arts over the years but never stayed very long with any of them, probabl...

Margot Bingham

"This past year I moved out to New York City to finish recording my third CD and begin training for my upcoming European tour. I have always used martial arts as a form of stress relief and fitness – it has been a great guiding light in my stressful and demanding career. When I came to New Yor...

Dwight Grant: WKA Regional Heavy Weight Champion

"I came to Anderson's Martial Arts expecting to simply learn to fight, but soon something else started to happen…not only was I building entirely new skills, but I was building a new understanding, ability, and new relationships. In time, the relationships with the staff and other students be...

Florencio

I joined AMAA in August 2009 so I could lose weight. I’ve had gym memberships in the past but didn’t commit to going because it felt like a chore. I figured with martial arts I could learn something to keep me engaged and attending. I was almost 75 lbs. overweight, taking blood pressure medicati...

Nadine Mundo: Head Instructor & Founder of Omolu Guanabara Capoeira

"I have been teaching and training Capoeira for the past 14 years and founded the New York Chapter of Omulu Guanabara Capoeira. I began cross-training at Anderson's Martial Arts nearly five years ago and have grown as a teacher, student, and martial artist because of Sifu Anderson and his Academy. A...

Andre Brown

"Simply put Anderson's Martial Arts Academy is the best school in NY and I've been to a few. The workout is crazy, I'm in the best shape of my life, and because of their attention to detail, my form is better than it's ever been. With my heart monitor I know for a fact I burn on average about 900 ca...

Jerome J

After years of hard weight lifting and numerous injuries related to that (spine, disks, neck, ect) I had given up on working out. I've always wanted to train martial arts and after extensive research, really extensive, I settled on Anderson. The moment I walked in I knew I was in the right place. T...

Paul V.

The Anderson's community is the number one reason I would recommend this facility, followed very closely by the level of training. Once you begin training you'll quickly see how supportive everyone is... You'll never see a difference in the attitude of the higher belts, and the fighters (I think muc...

Tom D.

If you're considering taking up martial arts then I highly recommend giving this academy a try. The rotation of the curriculum keeps things fresh and develops an understanding of multiple styles. The instructors are attentive to all the students and do all they can to help you improve. And last but ...

Mark

I have been taking private lessons with Gus for a number of years now. You won't find a better instructor. He has taken the time to work with me to develop a program for me that addresses my strengths and weaknesses. Further, his proficiency in all of the arts he teaches is simply excellent. Fin...

Sonny T.

There is many insightful classes and all the instructors are well qualified and supportive toward your training and growth. This place is filled with friendly and motivated people that are ready to improve their martial arts skill....

Ildefonso S.

Amazing! Is all I can say about Andersons. All of the staff is skilled superbly! They bring to us seminars with Masters and pro Fighters ! Simply cannot go wrong here. I've been training for about 3 months now and I love how one on one the Instructors help you with your technique and support. Now th...

Thomas L.

They have relocated to a new first floor space, which is incredible large, modern, and bright. Everything that was awesome about Anderson's before is still awesome plus they have an even better space, with Kettlebell Kickboxing on first floor and BJJ/Muay Thai in the lower level....

Stacey O.

WOW- I am so so so grateful I found this place. Let me first say I was a total beginner to martial arts when I found Anderson's. Sifu Dan Anderson has a reputation in NYC for developing some of the best martial artists and fighters in the area, and in the country for that matter. Although he is know...

Mathew S.

This is a great place to train. Sifu Anderson takes great care in structuring a program that delivers on its promise to make you a better fighter and get you in great shape at the same time. I was in reasonable shape before, but 7 months of training at Anderson's have knocked off that stubborn last ...

Joseth S.

All I have to say is that it is such an honor to train with the martial arts experts at Anderson's. Sifu Anderson is an amazing mentor that teaches you practical methods that you can apply in real life situations. No BS here. And the fact that Guru Dan Inosanto has seminars every Summer here is ...

Rob K.

I've been training here for a little over a year now and I would recommend this place to anybody who wants to strengthen both their mind and body. The variety of styles you can choose to train in here is incredible and that was really what made me look into AMAA in the first place. In addition to ...

Liz L.

Anderson's Martial Arts is my biggest crush. Their studio has gone through some amazing transformations from when I first joined. The place looks amazing. I remember the first day I went for my free intro session. Dasha was so personable and Gus did my private with me. He was such a good teacher ...

Andrew W.

Before I came to anderson martial arts - I was overweight, lazy, and discouraged. I hated the monotony of the gym and would never push myself to my full capabilities. However, all that changed when i ended up purchasing a Groupon for the female kettlebell class. Though I was sore and exhausted af...

James Ho

Sifu Anderson is great and the other instructors are top notch. They offer classes in lots of styles but their Level I class is best for beginners. There the instructors give you a good foundation in lots of different styles and you can choose to pursue one that fits with you. The classes are also g...

Polina Kudrow

Top quality martial arts Academy in the city. They've been open for over two decades and are well known and highly respected in the arts of Brice Lees Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Filipino Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Boxing & Brazilian Jiujitsu. I love the community and I love the people. They offer a free day...

I'm not a gym person. I'm also not a work out person. Hell, I'm just not active, period. And then I found Anderson's. [cue angelic chords] My friend has been training here for six years now, so he knows how much has changed since "the good ol' days," but still loves it and trains daily. I'd...

Great gym. Excellent coaching staff that is committed to getting you results regardless of your goals and abilities. Can't say enough good stuff about these guys!...

Note that my review will focus on the disciplines I chose to specifically study, which are: Panantukan (Filipino Boxing) Filipino Kali (Stick Fighting) Jeet Kune Do Jeet Kune Do Street Fighting How I found out about AMAA - I first read about AMAA on a website, how to fight like Jason Bour...