Karate Dojo Berkeley Heights NJ
WE ARE LOCATED IN THE VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER: 1260 Springfield Ave., | (908) 464-2836


We will NEVER sell, rent or share your information with ANYONE. We will contact you to schedule your child’s first lesson.



Katie Travia

Our son has been attending classes at MAFL for over 2 years now. Master B and Mrs. B have been amazing, and we couldn’t be more pleased with our son’s progress. The team is supportive, positive and teach lessons to their students beyond just martial arts skills. We are so grateful for their programs and classes.

Luke Hodges

We have benefitted immensely from Martial Arts for Life for several years now. Our four children have improved their conditioning, poise and confidence under the guidance of Master B, Mrs B and their staff of outstanding young instructors. With a good balance of challenge, encouragement, high standards and a healthy dose of fun, they bring much more to each session than lessons on technique and form. Thank you MAFL!!

Katalin Sarkardei

We love Martial Arts for Life. Mrs. B and Master B are super dedicated to the kids. They are creating a very respectful, helpful and nurturing environment for the kids to learn karate as well as how to be more confident. Love how they know every single kids’ name even from the beginning. My son looks up to all instructors and helpers. Thank you!

Elisa Probst

My son has been attending classes at Martial Arts for Life for over 10 years now. It was the best decision we ever made! Master & Mrs B are not only excellent instructors but also wonderful people. I have watched my son grow as a person physically and mentally. He is, in a large way, who he is because of MAFL. Strong, confident and a leader.

Shannon O'Reilly

Martial Arts for Life is simply amazing! Master & Mrs. B have created an incredibly warm and engaging atmosphere for my son to learn. We have been fortunate enough to be part of the Martial Arts for Life family for over three years and my son still runs into class excited to learn, excited to challenge himself & excited to grow!

Emma A.

Our experience at MAFL has truly been amazing. Master B. has a wonderful way with the kids. He commands respect while also showing the students respect and kindness. Both my boys have been at MAFL for four years and are still very engaged and interested in progressing further, just recently having achieved their black belts. They look forward to going to each session, and certainly Master B., Mrs. B, and the dedicated student teachers have made it well worth it! Highly recommend it.

Ali Solomon

Both of my children grew up with Master and Mrs. B. We could not be more grateful! Master and Mrs. B. are excellent role models and have a talent for bringing people together and bringing out the best in their students. Pizza nights, 5k’s, town events, busy week night practices, and of course graduations helped our kids build confidence and character. One of the best decisions we made!

Sal Perniola
MAFL is an amazing place. Both Master & Mrs. B are excellent instructors. My two children are students, and I too attend the adult classes. MAFL is a positive environment which allows for a great workout. Everyone is motivated to do their best, both in class and in their personal lives. I’ve been involved with martial arts for a good portion of my life, and MAFL is by far the best experience!
Kelly Broedlin

Martial Arts for life is fantastic. My son started there about 3 years ago. He has learned so much and has gained confidence in himself. Master and Mrs.B provide all of their students with a wonderful learning environment both in person and over Zoom. I was truly amazed at how they quickly transitioned to an online format this past spring to accommodate the stay at home orders. My son continued his training twice a week online and continued to learn at the same pace as before the pandemic hit. The studio is now open again and my son has returned to in person classes. He is absolutely thrilled to be back In person and continuing on his journey to be becoming a black belt. I highly recommend Martial Arts for Life!

Berkeley Heights Karate Dojo


Since 2005, we have been working with families like yours to develop Confidence, Physical Fitness, Self-Discipline & Personal Protection Skills.

Age Appropriate Curriculum

Your child will participate in a proven, age-appropriate martial arts curriculum that has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding experience.

 Safety & Efficacy

Martial Arts for Life is a full-time, professional facility. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, enjoyable experience for ALL of our students. Our proprietary children’s curriculum has been designed with your child’s safety in mind. In addition, we have a fully padded training floor (which is cleaned daily and disinfected).

Respect & Courtesy

Martial Arts techinques are, by nature, designed to injure others when applied. Because of this, our instructor team greatly stresses the importance of respect, courtesy, and restraint. It has been proven time and time again that children who are skilled in martial arts tend to be extremely respectful, considerate, and composed.

Proven Confidence-Building System

Our program will increase your child’s confidence for two specific reasons. First, every child participates and competes against against her own potential rather than against other students. Second, our program is built on the concept of setting your child up for success by giving her a series of realistice short-term goals that she can attain quickly while keeping her focused on exciting long-term goals.

Karate Berkeley Heights
The Martial Arts for Life “Ten Point Success System
  • Positive Role Models:  The biggest asset of Martial Arts for Life? Easy. The instructors. What you will notice (and so will your child) is that we care about each student individually. We are totally committed to helping each child reach his or her potential. We are life-long Martial Artists who have a great love of helping others benefit from the Martial Arts.
  • Physical Fitness. It’s hard to feel good about yourself when you are out of shape physically or when your athletic skills have not been fully developed. Our belief is that regardless of how un-athletic a child may seem, there is an athlete inside all of us. When a student feels their physical skills skyrocket it’s not long before their self-image will follow suit.
  •  A High Energy, Exciting Environment:  Many kids have grown accustomed to virtual activities (computer and video games, tablets, etc.). Participating in an exciting, high energy environment, focused on on actual activity, will give your child a very real sense of achievement!
  • Regular Incentives for Effort and Achievement: The belt system of Martial Arts, regular positive feedback and recognition of accomplishment, and systemized incentives for improvement will lead your child into the “Yes, I Can!” attitude you’ve always wanted for him or her.
  • The “Message of the Week.”: Regular exposure through our “Message of the Week,” to systematic instruction, accompanied by exercises in the lessons of respect, discipline, focus, persistence, courage and confidence. Most of our Martial Arts for Life parents name this as their favorite part of the program!
  • A Proven System of Skill Development: No fancy theories or hard to understand concepts here. Our instructors are experts in teaching the actual SKILLS of listening and focus. In fact, we’ll be teaching these to your child the very first class.
  • A Series of Positively Constructed Challenges that will build your child’s self-confidence. You will be delighted as you see your children confidently move outside their comfort zone. As the weeks go by, you will smile with pride as your son or daughter moves from challenge to challenge, their confidence soaring at each new accomplishment.
  • An Atmosphere of Respect: You will watch with satisfaction as your children learn to give respect and earn respect. Most importantly, they learn the essential lesson of Self-Respect.
  • Order and Structure. Even though the atmosphere is friendly and supportive, Martial Arts training is not “play time.” You will be delighted to see how your children develop focus and persistence in our orderly, structured environment.
  • A Friendship Based Environment: If you are expecting the old, harsh, authoritarian, military style Martial Arts training, you are going to be sadly disappointed. When you visit us, you will find a friendly, supportive environment. That atmosphere of friendship, support, and respect will give your child the support system he or she needs to succeed!

Against Bullying Berkeley Heights NJ

Martial Arts for Life is a Member of The Martial Artists Against Bullying Movement

Martial Arts for Life is one of approximately 300 Martial Arts schools worldwide that is proud to provide the Martial Artists Against Bullying curriculum to our students. The mission of MAAB is to educate, inform, and help eradicate bullying in our local communities.

Awareness, Avoidance & Assertiveness Training

Awareness – How to identify predatory behavior

Avoidance – Realistic ways to avoid being a target of bullying

Assertiveness – How to stop the bullying behavior

The goal of this program is to minimize the effects of predatory behavior in grade-school and middle school-aged children. This will be accomplished through role playing, small group discussions & physical training.

Self-Defense & Personal Protection

The self-defense benefits of our program could be described as “practice the fight so you don’t have to.” As your child trains he will become more confident in his ability to defend himself. As this confidence increases, his need to defend himself will decrease naturally because he will carry himself in a more confident manner. Our program includes preventative self-defense as well as physical self-defense. Your child will learn how to recognize potentially dangerous situations and how to avoid confrontations.


WE ARE LOCATED IN THE VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER: 1260 Springfield Ave., | (908) 464-2836