AMAA offers one of the most highly respected, quality mixed martial arts programs in the nation. The choice to join AMAA is a choice to join a distinguished, time-honored martial arts academy that is rich in tradition, lineage, and reputation.
Founded by Sifu Dan Anderson in 1996, Anderson’s Martial Arts Academy continues to grow in its size and stature. However, it remains committed to the task of providing students with the most practical and effective self-defense skills – rooted in the principles of martial arts.
Anderson’s Martial Arts Academy is not a gym, we are an academy of higher learning and standards. We are a teacher’s teacher. We are professionals. Masters. We are eternal students of our arts. We give freely and with quality. Our arts and education are not accumulated commonly, easily or generally. From our students we demand respect, action, bravery, loyalty, trust, humility, integrity and kindness.
“Excellence can be obtained if you care more than others think is wise.
Risk more than others think is safe.
Dream more than others think is practical.
Expect more than others think is possible.”
ATTENDEES SINCE 1996.
“AMAA is my home away from home. Training her not only provides me with strength physically but strength mentally as well. It has made me more confident in my career and my day to day interactions. There is a deep wealth of knowledge and professionalism from Sifu Anderson and all of the amazing instructors. I can not suggest enough!!!”
“This is an amazing Academy. Instructors are focused and patient. I began studying martial arts to help conquer social anxiety and I cannot praise this place enough for its very friendly and inviting nature. Doesn’t matter your level of knowledge, the instructors will take their time with you and even teach according to your learning method. Facilities are clean and tidy and the gym is accessible to students all day. I intend of attending again this summer.”
“Anderson’s was my first taste of martial arts since I was a child, and when I started I was pretty nervous, shy, and lacking in confidence (both on the mat and off). AMAA helped with all of that. It’s a family of super humble people who will support you every step of the way. I took Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Sifu Anderson and I quickly gained a new obsession – highly recommend it. Informative, enjoyable, inspiring and a great workout. If you’re looking for a good place to start in martial arts, Anderson’s will quickly become your home away from home.”
“Six months ago I decided at 35 I wanted to study martial arts via Muay Thai and Stick fighting. Anderson’s was the most welcoming place I looked at and since training there have found a camaraderie amongst the students and teachers, all with an inspiring sense of commitment.
The possibilities for personal and physical accomplishment utilizing the training methods of the school seem endless.”
“Just registered this week and completed my first Kali – Weapons class yesterday. What a terrific experience. Everyone is out to help each other. I walked in cold and the instructors were patient and generous with their tips and demonstrations. I was also impressed with the instructor/student balance. For a class of maybe 12, we had 4 instructors. Overall, in financial terms, I can’t recommend this institution more on the sole basis of projected ROI.
Go in, take their intro lesson and you will not leave without joining.”
“I’ve been coming here for about 5 years. It’s definitely one of the best places to learn martial arts as it has something for everyone. I first started taking the Kettlebell Kickboxing classes and eventually started learning martial arts. They offer all types of arts and some great instruction not the mention they are always bringing experts and legends in various arts in for seminars. Everyone who teaches are either fighters or have spent many years training so you can trust that you’re learning correct technique and form. Beyond that, the group of people you train with and eventually become friends with are really the best. Whether you’re looking to train for interest, self defense or to get a workout in, you’ll be able to find what you need here. Staff is the best and the gym is clean.”
“Sifu Anderson often says AMAA is family & it’s so corny, but it’s true! I love going there and I love how strong and fast and skilled they’ve made me. I’m proud every time I get to put on my green belt for Phase 2 Jeet Kune Do class. If you want to get in shape, be more disciplined and learn how to defend yourself, come to Anderson’s.”
“I have training in world class gyms, and this is my favorite. I’ve been a part of the AMAA family for 10 years now and I can confidently say this place right here IS the most well rounded training studio in NYC. From fitness, competition to self defense, Anderson’s Martial Arts Academy is where it’s at. The instructors are thorough, friendly, and bad ass. The head of the school, Sifu is a secret weapon, extremely knowledgeable and has a personality that makes you want to come to class and excel. I had the best experience and only wish he had more academies across the country. Along with the Boxing, Muay Thai and BJJ, who else teaches knift fighting? The only problem is that there aren’t enough hours in the day to take all of the stuff offered at this school.”