Progress, Growth & Positive Change | Karate Berkeley Heights NJ


We’re pleased to announce that our Chief Instructor Master Rich Brugger has achieved the rank of Instructor 1 under Guro Dan Inosanto in Filipino Martial Arts and Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do.

If you saw Bruce Lee’s final film, The Game Of Death, you may remember Mr. Inosanto from the infamous nunchaku duel. A world-renowned martial arts master and member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame, Guro Inosanto has graced the big screen as well as the cover of countless martial-arts magazines.

He has studied and risen through the ranks of international fighting arts, from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Thai Boxing. Although he is perhaps best known as Bruce Lee’s disciple and protégé in the art of Jeet Kune Do, Mr. Inosanto is also widely regarded as a top authority on the Filipino martial arts, which he has been integral in teaching, developing, and popularizing in the United States. Guro Inosanto owns and operates the Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts in Marina Del Rey, California.

Martial Arts for Life is a family oriented martial arts school that offers classes for men, women, and children. We are committed to patiently helping everyone who enters the program develop leadership skills, honesty, integrity, focus and self-discipline in every aspect of their lives.

We are located at 1260 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ.  We are proud to serve  Union County NJ, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Murray Hill, Summit, Chatham and all surrounding areas.

You can reach us at 908.464.2836

Making our community healthier & safer, one person at a time.

The Village Shopping Center, 1260 Springfield Ave., New Providence, NJ 07974

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Exercise: The Keystone Habit

According to a recent study, one of the top three New Year’s resolutions for 2014 is to exercise more. Many of the benefits of regular exercise are well-known. Research has repeatedly shown that regular physical activity lowers blood pressure, enhances mood, helps achieve and maintain weight loss, and reduces the risk of many diseases. Naturally, many conscientious adults recognize these benefits and seek to take advantage of the natural momentum that is built into the start of a new year when beginning a fitness regimen.

If you are among the many folks who have made a fitness-oriented resolution this year (or you already exercise regularly) I commend you on this decision. In addition to reaping the traditional benefits of exercise, recent research indicates that you are taking a big step toward making positive changes in many areas or your life.

In his book, “The Power of Habit,” author Charles Duhigg cites studies from the past decade that show a wide range of non-traditional benefits of working out: “When people start habitually exercising, even as infrequently as once a week, they start changing other, unrelated patterns in their lives, often unknowingly. Typically, people who exercise start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. It’s not completely clear why. But for many people, exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change.”

Clearly, even minimal exercise provides benefits far beyond looking trim or dropping a few pounds. And with literally hundreds of ways to exercise and millions of workouts available for free online (a Google Video search for “workouts” resulted in 72,900,000 results) it has never been easier to get started on the keystone habit of exercise.

P.S. If you are wondering if you need to check with a physician before beginning an exercise program, check out these guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) here.

Karate Berkeley Heights NJ

Making our community healthier & safer, one person at a time.

The Village Shopping Center, 1260 Springfield Ave., New Providence, NJ 07974

Proud to offer Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Protection Strategies to residents of Berkeley Heights NJ, New Providence NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Kickboxing Union County NJ, Morris County NJ and all surrounding areas.

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We have been providing Martial Arts & Kickboxing classes to residents of Berkeley Heights NJ, New Providence NJ, Summit NJ and all surrounding areas for over a decade. If you are interested in Martial Arts training and you live in Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Summit, Chatham or a surrounding area, contact Martial Arts for Life at 908.464.2836 today!