Things to do for Active Kids

Defensive Edge Martial Arts East hampton

Where is it at?

View on Google Maps

Defensive Edge Martial Arts
249 W High St
East hampton
CT
06424
Tel: 8602674448

Where are we going today?

Defensive Edge offers the following classes Basic Training Program
4-6 Year Olds
 
Students begin learning basic martial arts skills such as blocks, kicks, strikes , self defense techniques, and simple forms. Our program also incorporates a positive character development and life skills component, where monthly themes such as respect, focus, perseverance, self control, honesty, confidence, etc, are emphasized. Basic Training is a 6-9 month program where students begin their martial arts journey through the first 3 beginner belt ranks. We hav separate classes for 5-8 year old students and 8-12 year old students.
Fitness is a key element of all our martial arts programs. We help students build stroner and more flexible bodies, with increased coordination and balance.
Setting and achieving goals is a fundamental key to success in life. We set short and long term goals that are obtainable with practice, patience , perseverance and commitment.
As students experience new, exciting, and challenging martial arts skills, and continue to achieve their goals, confidence soars.
 
Black Belt Club Program
5-12 Year Olds
 
These students are commited to achieving their Junior Black Belt. This upgraded program includes sparring (which is NOT fighting), traditional competition weapons training (nunchuks, bo staff, kama, arnis), and increasingly more challenging forms and techniques.
These students are committed to achieving their Junior Black Belt. This upgraded program includes sparring, traditional competition, weapons training ( nunchuks, bo staff, kama and arnis) and increasingly more challenging forms and techniques. Black Belt Club students are also encouraged to participate in our leadership program.
Sparring
The purpose of sparring is for students to learn to maintain composure under stress and to practice timing on a live opponent. Students learn to respect each other as valuable training partners
 
Masters Training Program
 
This is our elite group of very dedicated students that have passed a Junior Black Belt test that is designed to challenge students physically and mentally. Masters students are ready to begin learning advanced martial arts skills in preparation for adult Black Belt.
Students earn their right of passage into this program by successfully completing a intensive Junior Black Belt Boot Camp. These students have reaped the rewards resulting from hard work and dedication. They are our Junior Black Belts who are mid-way thru their journey to Black Belt Excellence.
 
Teens/Adults Program
 
Teens and adults are welcome to join our karate family. We teach American Kenpo Karate and are affiliated with the American kenpo Karate Association.
At Defensive Edge, everyone is respected, and students are challenged to their level of physical and mental abilities
Forms and self defense and sparring are an integral part of our curriculum.
Traditional martial arts weapons such as arnis, bo staff, and kama are taught in this class
Students have opportunities to test their skills at sanctioned WKKA tournaments several times a year.
Email attraction

How much does it cost?

  • Adults$115.00 A Month
  • Children$115.00 A Month
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Monday-Thurdsay 2:00pm-9:30pm

What people are saying?

  • by

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    Defensive Edge is a highly respectable martial arts school that trains you to fight with honor and pride. Some of the toughest, top notch fighters come out of this school. Sensei Rick works with each person individually and makes sure that everyone is understanding key concepts to fighting techniques. Although you have the option to learn the ability to fight, you will also take in how to defend yourself and how to prevent a fight from escalating. With a great variety in classes, Defensive Edge is definitely the school I would recommend if your...Read More

  • by

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    I've been a member of the gym for about two months now, but as soon as I took the first class I loved it. All the instructor's at the gym are very nice and always welcome new students. They have all different kinds of martial art classes ranging from little kids to adults. I absolutely recommend this gym to anyone, whether you want to do it competitively or for a hobby.

  • by

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    I have been with defensive edge for a few years now.when i first started i was 210 lbs. I had low energy low self esteem and no coconfidence. I started with thai boxing and love it kru ciano is very knowledgeable easy to get along with and takes time to work with each student individually before during and after class. I then picked up fight fit, bjj and mma with sensei rick hes taught me many things about martial arts and life. I continued to lose wieght and gain confidence. Im now 155lbs in the best shape of my life and can finally say im confident...Read More

  • by

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    Defensive Edge is a great place to be a part of. We were instant family. The team is always friendly and approachable. You can get a sense of their dedication the moment you walk in. My daughter absolutely enjoys jujitsu. Sensei Danny is one of the kindest we've met. He is truly amazing with the kids. He took the time to be a part of my daughter's school project. Sensei Rick is tremendously enlightening. I leave there knowing a different self-defense move each time. FightFit is hands down the best workout ever. You honestly see results...Read More

  • by

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5


    As soon as I enrolled at the Defensive edge martial arts academy when I was four years old, my family and I was instantly welcomed into the Defensive Edge family. Over the years the great classes have certainly helped me run faster, jump higher, get stronger and have had many other obvious physical benefits on my body. More importantly for me, the mental and internal benefits are what have changed me into the sixteen year old Sensei I am today. Becoming apart of this family has completely changed the way I view and think about every situation...Read More

Submit a review

by Jake Nazzaro

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Defensive Edge is a highly respectable martial arts school that trains you to fight with honor and pride. Some of the toughest, top notch fighters come out of this school. Sensei Rick works with each person individually and makes sure that everyone is understanding key concepts to fighting techniques. Although you have the option to learn the ability to fight, you will also take in how to defend yourself and how to prevent a fight from escalating. With a great variety in classes, Defensive Edge is definitely the school I would recommend if your looking for professional advice, and teachers who want to see you improve and succeed. If you are not looking for a fighting class and your just looking to get in shape, Defensive Edge offers a fight fit class which will test your strength and endurance to the apex. The prices at this school are very affordable and the staff is very understanding to financial hardships, so if you feel like you cant afford it, they will make it very affordable. Try Defensive Edge and you will not be disappointed!

by Daniel Navarro

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

I have been with defensive edge for a few years now.when i first started i was 210 lbs. I had low energy low self esteem and no coconfidence. I started with thai boxing and love it kru ciano is very knowledgeable easy to get along with and takes time to work with each student individually before during and after class. I then picked up fight fit, bjj and mma with sensei rick hes taught me many things about martial arts and life. I continued to lose wieght and gain confidence. Im now 155lbs in the best shape of my life and can finally say im confident and happy with where i am and i owe it all to defensive edge. weather you want to get in shape learn how to defend yourself or become a fighter or want your child to develope good habits and self discipline this is the place to go!!

by Christine Mitchell

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Defensive Edge is a great place to be a part of. We were instant family. The team is always friendly and approachable. You can get a sense of their dedication the moment you walk in. My daughter absolutely enjoys jujitsu. Sensei Danny is one of the kindest we've met. He is truly amazing with the kids. He took the time to be a part of my daughter's school project. Sensei Rick is tremendously enlightening. I leave there knowing a different self-defense move each time. FightFit is hands down the best workout ever. You honestly see results in 2 weeks. My girls and I love Defensive Edge :)

by Max Casa

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5


As soon as I enrolled at the Defensive edge martial arts academy when I was four years old, my family and I was instantly welcomed into the Defensive Edge family. Over the years the great classes have certainly helped me run faster, jump higher, get stronger and have had many other obvious physical benefits on my body. More importantly for me, the mental and internal benefits are what have changed me into the sixteen year old Sensei I am today. Becoming apart of this family has completely changed the way I view and think about every situation and I am very thankful for that. The dojo teaches all ages not only what core values are but how to live by them along with teaching them how to live with confidence, respect, self control and how to stand up to even the meanest bully. Whether it's the ability to respect, focus, defend oneself, listen, to never give up or the martial arts, everything they teach at this place is top notch, very effective, practical and useful! Nowadays I cannot imagine my life without ever becoming a member of defensive edge. Whether it's going to learn some more martial art techniques, perform a killer workout, teach the kids classes or just going to hangout with some of my best friends, it's hands down the best investment of time someone could ever put their time into. Easily 5 stars and I would give it more if I could. The owner Rick Alford is brilliant and I am very thankful for all he has done for me and my family. The question is why wouldn't you come on down and try it out. Join the family today!

The Weather

Thursday

Conditions: Mostly Cloudy
Temp: 64° F / 17° C
Humidity: 75 %
Wind: NE - 10 MPH

Friday

Conditions: Rain
Temp: 59° F / 15° C
Humidity: 78 %
Wind: NE - 12 MPH

Saturday

Conditions: Rain
Temp: 60° F / 16° C
Humidity: 90 %
Wind: NE - 10 MPH

Not found what you're looking for?