Howard Beach Martial Arts

Powerful Self-Defense. Inner-Calm. Fat-Fighting Fitness.

Call Now! (718)323-2958
161-08 Cross Bay Boulevard
Howard Beach, NY 11414

About Our School

To a Howard Beach resident ready for the most awesome martial arts program around,

My name is Fred Marino, head instructor of Monkey Fist Martial Arts. I wanted to take a second to tell you a bit about our school, and what you can expect when you walk through our doors for the first time.

But just to warn you - when you come, prepare to be hooked. People fall in love with our programs from day 1, and I'm sure you will too. Here's a bit about why that happens...

Dedication.
Our expert martial arts staff is extremely, extremely, extremely dedicated to giving you the best possible experience you could ask for. They're there for every question you need answered... every boost of motivation when challenges arise... and to instill in you the wisdom that's been passed down through martial arts for thousands of years.

Our instructors care. They're here for you 110%.

It's more than kicks and punches.
On the surface, our Howard Beach martial arts program might seem like learning how to defend yourself and your loved ones. In truth, martial arts is so much more. Through the effort, dedication, and practice you put into every class...

... every area of your life will see improvement. You'll gain focus, determination and confidence that will seep into everything you do. Whether it's at work, at home, or anywhere else - you'll be changed for life.

Howard Beach Martial Arts

Martial arts is just as much about work on who we are inside as it is about the individual techniques and skills. With our program, you'll reap the full benefit of this ancient wisdom.

Fun.
And last but not least, we know how to have fun! After all, too much work is simply off-putting. When an activity is all serious focus and hard work, it's easy to burn out.

Every class is filled with smiles and laughter. You'll make friends, enjoy your time, and walk away happier than when you came.

Anyways, I hope to see you soon. Feel free to explore our site, and learn more about each of our Howard Beach martial arts programs. Then, call us when you're ready to get started.

But don't wait too long! Our classes are limited in size, and I'd hate to see you miss out.

To your success,
Fred Marino

Howard Beach Martial Arts
(718) 323-2958

  • Birthday Parties
  • Fitness Kickboxing
  • Kids Martial Arts
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Summer Camp

Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... pizza (of course!)... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show!

They'll help teach martial arts to their friends... cut the birthday cake with a real sword (carefully supervised of course!)... and break a wooden board with just their hands or feet (if they've reached this level in their training). Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

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These Howard Beach fitness kickboxing classes are dedicated to one thing, and one thing alone: to help you burn away fat in insanely-fast amounts of time. Our students are seeing incredible results, from losing up to 15 pounds of fat in just 14 days - to getting thinner than they ever were in high school or college.

If you've been craving a workout so fun you'll be hooked from the start, then this is for you. And no, these classes are not violent! They're safe, supportive, and fat-melting. Guaranteed.

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Parents are absolutely crazy about our Howard Beach kids martial arts program. That's because their kids are getting so much more than self-defense skills in each and every class...

They're learning how to set goals, and use discipline to accomplish them... They're learning that diplomacy and peace can be used 99% of the time to avoid violence... And they're gaining a profound sense of self-respect and respect for others. It's truly life-changing.

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Howard Beach MMA: Train like a pro fighter in these intense, fun, and hardcore classes. Discover powerful martial arts techniques to take down any opponent. Learn the best moves from Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing and more. And get in the best shape of our life along the way.

Plus, with our expert instructors, you'll be guided, motivated and encouraged through every class. And for any challenge or question you have, they'll be right there to help. If you're ready to get lean and toned—and learn how to fight like a pro—these are the classes for you.

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If the thought of unstoppable grappling & submission techniques gets your heart thumpin'... you'll fit right in with our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu family. Come check out our classes for yourself full of everyone from total noobs to people who have been at it for years.

But if you are brand new, no worries. We run a supportive ship here, and everyone is all about helping each other succeed. We're all about learning the most awesome martial art on the planet, while getting lean & in awesome shape, fast.

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A glimpse into our awesome summer camp: Smiling faces... kids focusing intently on learning martial arts techniques, and helping each other in partnered activities... applause and laughter as they accomplish feats that once seemed impossible... and pure goofiness as they play games and enjoy a bit of free time.

Our martial arts summer camp has lots of fun, games and martial arts. But it's also about helping kids see that with the right attitude, discipline, and focus - they can accomplish anything. Click to learn more.

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