2003 Route 52, Suite D, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
(845) 440-7715

Who We Are

About East Coast Martial Arts in Hopewell Junction, NY

East Coast Martial Arts is Committed to Building Tomorrow’s Champions by providing you with the most practical and effective self-defense methods - second to none. We specialize in karate and kickboxing for both kids and adults. Offering a unique style of American Karate is what makes East Coast Martial Arts different from other Dojos.

Our school is a modern facility that appeals to families looking for a safe, fun and positive environment, where you can get the exercise you need to stay fit, strong and healthy. One of our goals is to teach martial arts to as many families as we can. We really believe in its life-changing effects, and we'd love for you to experience them too.

The overall goal at East Coast Martial Arts is to create a positive training environment where you can learn the true art of self-defense, while creating lasting friendships with your new Dojo brothers and sisters. Everyone here is upbeat and encouraging and you’ll NEVER feel out of place – we promise!

We put a lot of emphasis on having a fun, friendly environment and want you to be comfortable in all aspects of your training while you begin your journey to Black Belt. Our school is dedicated to building a strong community one black belt at a time.

Along with good martial arts technique, your child will also learn valuable character skills that will help them become SUCCESSFUL in life. And adults can hone their skills to achieve the success they’ve always dreamed of or take their current success to an even higher level.   

East Coast will not only teach you how to do epic kicks, punches, strikes and throws, but will also EMPOWER your kids with important values such as respect, courtesy, patience, confidence, self-esteem, positive attitude and having an unstoppable spirit.

Whatever your reason is for wanting to learn karate or kickboxing, you are entering the world of martial arts that will enrich your family’s life in the following ways:

  • Greater respect for self and others
  • Unbelievable mental focus and alertness
  • A ton of self-control, discipline and confidence
  • A positive attitude about life and greater happiness
  • A great workout, total body fitness and strength

And, of course, we do that in a FUN way with plenty of high fives and fist bumps! Your kids will LOVE our classes so much; they won’t stop talking about it. They’ll SMILE from ear to ear as they tell you and their friends about all the COOL new things they’re learning, how good it makes them feel and all the awesome new FRIENDS they have!

All of that will enable your child to be happy, well-adjusted and successful. They’ll be motivated to apply themselves at everything they do, get good grades in school and make better decisions.

Those are PRICELESS BENEFITS that are a lot more affordable than you may think.

Check out our SUPER LOW web special on this site for instant savings or stop by for a tour of the facility! Classes fill up FAST so reserve your spot today! 

Our highly knowledgeable and caring instructors will help your kids progress physically, mentally and spiritually in order to achieve their fullest potential. We strive to improve our service to you by continually educating and training our professional team of instructors.

With this strong mindset of always improving ourselves, you can be assured that you are part of a team that is on a lifelong quest to be the very best and share what we know with you so YOU can be the very BEST too.

Come see what we’re all about and take advantage of the best prices, the most amazing instructors, and have the most fun you’ve EVER had getting fit!  We can't wait to train with you and cheer you on every step of the way! 

Meet Our Awesome Head Instructor…

Sensei Barry Gonzalez grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York, where he started his training at the age of 9 years old. He trained at the world famous White Tiger Dojo.

Sensei Barry received his Junior Black Belt at age 12 and then started competing on the National Circuit, where he was a member of the Number 1 Junior Team Metro All Stars.

Sensei Barry started teaching when he was only 18 years old. His goal was to gain enough experience to one day open his own school. Applying the same hard work and dedication he used to earn his black belt, he achieved his goal of opening his own martial arts school in 2013. 

Martial Arts has played a big role in Sensei Barry’s life and he hopes to give back by helping others gain confidence and self-respect.

Sensei Barry’s primary focus is not only to help his students attain their black belts but, most importantly, help them succeed in all aspects of their lives through discipline and self-control.

How to Get Started

Come join our Hopewell Junction, NY Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kickboxing, Birthday Parties, Kids Martial Arts, and After School. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (845) 440-7715 if you have any further questions. East Coast Martial Arts hopes to speak with you soon!