Martial artists in movies are almost always young and attractive. In some of the more imaginative martial arts movies, they literally fly through the air, defying gravity and the laws of physics. For that reason, people who are a bit older may worry that they’re too old to start martial arts training. The good news […]
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WELCOME TO Glens Falls Karate Academy
We know that finding a martial arts school can be overwhelming. At Glens Falls Karate Academy, our priority is to help you and/or your children become better versions of yourselves.
Our expert instructors are here to learn your goals, and help you achieve them in a fun, exciting, and welcoming environment. Take a minute to learn more about our facility, programs, and community through our website, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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Give your kids the lifelong gifs of personal success, confidence, discipline, and self-defense!View Program
Instead of giving into the moodiness and attitude, take them to our martial arts school instead!View Program
Martial arts classes are fun, empowering, and provide a great workout for adults.View Program
Are you tired of the same cardio workouts? Come see results and have some FUN.View Program
BENEFITS OF Glens Falls Karate Academy
Your goals are our priority. We tailor our programs to help you or your child achieve those. Whether it’s confidence & focus or fitness & weight loss, we’re here to help.
Our unique community is what makes your time with us so special. Join a community of positive, fun, and caring individuals all working towards a similar goal.
Our professional instructors are at your finger tips! Making sure that all classes are unique, fun, and safe is our instructors’ priority.
SELF-DISCIPLINE & CONFIDENCE!
Martial arts classes benefit growing children far beyond the dojo in many real-world scenarios. Our structured classes are meant to help develop coordination, physical fitness, mental strength, as well as gain valuable social skills. Through positive reinforcement, we can bring out the best in your children to help them succeed in life.
Get fit while learning martial arts
Learn self-defense, build confidence, and get in the best shape of your lives! Martial arts has tons of physical, mental, and social benefits that are suitable for anyone and everyone. Become part of something positive and learn new skills from trained martial arts professionals. It’s easy to get started—Enroll in our martial arts classes today!
We love karate, Sensei and Miss Stacey. What a wonderful program to be a part of. My son looks forward to karate each week.
My daughter started a few months ago and has enjoyed the challenges, friendships, structure, community and education that sensei Chris Murphy provides. There is never a moment she isn’t excited to go to class! As a parent I have noticed the difference in my child’s focus, attitude and confidence not only about herself but in what she is doing as well!! Thank you sensei!!!
Had the pleasure of giving a seminar there this weekend….Sensei Murphy should be very proud. He runs a top notch school with a bunch of talented students. I am very proud to have him represent us as his governing organization.
Shihan Jim Peterson
8th Degree Black Belt
Vice President of the Goshin Ryu Karate Assn.
Chris really knows his stuff, and is such a nice guy too. He’s a great teacher! We are lucky to have him in our community.
I’m in the Tuesday/Thursday adult class and I love it can’t wait to continue learning I always look forward to the next class
My daughter has been a student here for years and I would highly recommend this school to anyome looking to learn new martial arts and not be like every other martial arts school in the area! Chris is a great teacher and leader to these kids. They offer adult classes too, Come try a class and make your own opinion.
My son was looking for a new athletic activity this past Spring and decided to try karate. I couldn’t be happier with Glens Falls Karate Academy, and the positive influence Sensei Murphy has had on my son. It’s a great program for athletes of all abilities. Great place!
I had my first lesson in Goshin Ryu Karate on 1/12/2015. Even though I have a martial arts background myself in both Jiu-Jitsu and Tae Kwon Do, I found Sensei Murphy’s class to be fantastic. It was amazing to work on my sparring skills with such a knowledgeable instructor as him. I am very much looking forward to continuing my training with him.
I’ve have known Chris Murphy for several years and he is a wonderful man. His teaching style not only teaches the art of Karate, but he teaches the children pride, respect of self and others and hard work.
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