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Hands of Life Martial Arts

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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 2005, Hands of Life Martial Arts has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.

908-232-1311

508 North Avenue, Garwood, NJ 07027

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Hands of Life Martial Arts Owner

Hi, I’m Arthur Hearns.

I KNOW HOW DIFFICULT AND CONFUSING
FINDING A MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL CAN BE.

I remember when I was a child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When I opened my school in 2005, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Garwood by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership, and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programs at Hands of Life Martial Arts are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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TRADITIONAL MEETS MODERN: SELF DEFENSE & AWARENESS SKILLS FOR THE REAL WORLD

You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. Our adult programs are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defense strategies in a fun, focused environment. 

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Hands of Life Martial Arts

Our Facility

• 1200 Square-Foot Main Training Area With 16 Foot Ceilings
• Zebra Mats for Maximum Safety & Hygiene
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Family Bathroom
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars

What Makes Hands of Life Martial Arts Different From other
Karate Schools?

We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.

Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified, and professionally trained to teach martial arts.

Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.

Our Promise at Hands of Life Martial Arts:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age

WHAT IS KARATE

Karate is the style of martial arts practiced by Hands of Life Martial Arts students.
The journey from White Belt to Black Belt is one of incremental learning and skill development, that students of any age and fitness level can embark on.

FUN, EXCITEMENT & PREPARATION: STUDENTS & PARENTS LOVE MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENTS!

One of the most fun parts of martial arts training is the ability to test your skills by competing in a tournament. Tournaments are not only fun for competitors, but they also become a great social experience for parents as well!

From sparring to forms to team demos, these awesome competitions are not only a place where our students can test their skills, but also a place where team spirit is built, fears are overcome, and character is developed. Most importantly, they are tons of fun!

One more reason you will love martial arts at Hands of Life Martial Arts!

  • Arthur Hearns

    Arthur Hearns

    Chief Instructor/Owner

    5th Degree Black Belt