Family Martial Arts Academy serves adults and children. We transform lives for the better and make the world a better place through martial arts. To get started right now, click here to schedule a free, no obligation strategy session.
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Dr. Bryan Stoops is a professional martial artist and educator based in New York City. Bryan has over fifteen years of experience as a professional educator, as well as a master’s degree and doctorate in education. Bryan wrote his master’s thesis on the topic of using the philosophy of Jeet Kune Do to make K-12 classroom teachers functional, and has spoken at UCLA on the same topic.
As a martial artist, Bryan serves his students with the following credentials:
- Senior Associate Instructor in Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino Martial Arts under Guro Dan Inosanto
- Guro Level One in Maphilindo Silat under Guro Dan Inosanto
- Mandala, 1st Hagdan in Pekiti Tirsia Kali under Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje
- Full Dog Brother “Guide Dog” since 2008 and Dog Brothers Martial Arts Instructor under Punong Guro Marc “Crafty Dog” Denny
- Associate Instructor in Wing Chun under Sifu Francis Fong
- Associate Instructor in Thai Boxing under Ajarn Chai Sirisute
- Yellow Glove in Savate under Professor Nic Saignac
- Module One Instructor in Applied Eskrima Balintawak under Master Virgil Cavada
- Full Instructorship from the Jun Fan JKD Grappling Association
- Official Representative of Guru Tharyana Sastranegara in the art, history, and style of Silat Sunda Buhun
On the subject of Bryan’s practice, Sifu Francis Fong shared the following:
“I highly recommend my student Bryan Stoops, one of my instructors in the Wing Chun Association of the USA. When I met Bryan, he was already an accomplished and skilled practitioner of the Filipino Martial Arts, Jun Fan Gung Fu and Silat under Guro Dan Inosanto and in Muay Thai under Ajarn Chai Sirisute. Bryan exhibits excellent discipline, respect, professionalism and skill. He actively pursues continual education in all of the arts by traveling to train personally with all of his instructors. Anyone taking his classes, whether they are young or old, beginners or advanced level students, will benefit from Bryan’s knowledge and insight.”
– Sifu Francis Fong
"Family Martial Arts Academy serves adults and children. We transform lives for the better and make the world a better place through martial arts"
MISSION & VISION
We form our students into small learning communities that progress together, struggle together, celebrate milestones together, and truly become family. To secure a spot (spaces are limited), click here to schedule a free, no obligation strategy session.
Family Martial Arts Academy serves students with with the following programs:
Aimed at children ages five through thirteen, this purposeful blend of martial arts from all over the world helps students learn to finish what they start, learn to follow through, and have access to rites of passage
MIND-BODY-SPIRIT FOR BUSY PROFESSIONALS
Aimed at adults with little to no prior martial arts experience, this program will help busy professionals align their minds, bodies, and spirits by developing a laser like focus that is immune to today’s constant distractions.
AUTHENTIC KALI, SILAT & JEET KUNE DO THROUGH PRESSURE TESTING
In these groups experienced martial artists will pressure test their knowledge alongside other highly experienced martial arts colleagues. No martial arts politics allowed. Only brotherhood/sisterhood in the martial arts in an ego-free, laboratory environment.
Guro Bryan is available on a limited basis for private lessons for those who cannot attend small group classes.
Monday, Thursday & Friday
External programming, private lessons, and other offerings.
3:30pm – 4:30pm: KidPersist
5pm – 7pm: Mind-Body-Spirit for Busy Professionals (Tuesday Group)
7:30pm – 9:30pm: Authentic Kali, Silat, & Jeet Kune Do through Pressure Testing (Tuesday Group)
3:30pm – 4:30pm: KidPersist
5pm – 7pm: Mind-Body-Spirit for Busy Professionals (Wednesday Group)
7:30pm – 9:30pm: Authentic Kali, Silat, & Jeet Kune Do through Pressure Testing (Wednesday Group)
Should the schedule above not work for you, or to discuss other options that will help you get the results you want, or for information on private lessons, click here to schedule a free, no obligation strategy session.
We are located at 470 7th Avenue, Suite 403, New York, New York. We are just north of 35th Street on 7th Avenue, easily accessible from several major subway lines and Penn Station.
While we cannot accommodate walk-ins, we offer completely free, no obligation strategy sessions to prospective students by phone to help make sure everyone is enrolled in the proper program. If it’s a fit, we’ll get you placed and get you training as soon as possible. If it’s not a fit, that’s okay too, and we can even suggest other options that better serve you.
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Phone: Call (347) 470-5202
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