MARTIAL ARTS
UPPER EAST SIDE

Training for the Whole Family

1162 2nd Ave New York, NY

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MARTIAL ARTS CENTER NYC

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We believe in the transformative power of martial arts.

We are a family martial arts center that offers martial arts training for adults and children ages 3 and up from beginners to experienced.

 El Dojo NYC is run by Luis Sevilla-Levy, a martial artist of 30 years and an instructor for over 25 years. 

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SELF CONFIDENCE

Learn how to unlock your unique inner strength through martial arts training!

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FOCUS

We specialize in teaching our students how to block out distractions and concentrate on their goals.

BULLY PROBLEM SOLVING

BULLY PROBLEM-SOLVING

Dealing with bullies isn’t about winning fights but about being aware of how to avoid and handle conflicts.

WHAT WE OFFER

We are a family martial arts center offering complete training. Classes available for children and adults.

Benefits of training at El Dojo NYC:

Improved Confidence

Yes, you heard us! Training in martial arts improves your confidence. We believe that when we work hard and face challenges we build pride and confidence in ourselves.

Respect & appreciation for parents and guardians​

We reinforce the importance of honoring and respecting loved ones who care for us on a regular basis. Our core beliefs are awareness, gratefulness, and appreciation for the sacrifices made by those who raise us.

Control of emotions​

The ability to identify and control our emotions separates our kids from the rest. When a student is given the tools to control and identify their emotions they become a more well-rounded individual.

Community​

We have a great community of serious martial artists of all ages. Our parents are extremely supportive and there are friends to be made for everyone that visits our school. ​

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Tomer Mandelbaum
Tomer Mandelbaum
November 6, 2022.
It was nice to see you again mr sevila be safe
Cody Steevis
Cody Steevis
November 4, 2022.
pretty amazing i recommend it
Luis Sevilla-Levy Jr.
Luis Sevilla-Levy Jr.
November 1, 2022.
George Wimpfheimer
George Wimpfheimer
October 31, 2022.
Luis Sevilla is an excellent instructor. He is diligent and caring and experienced and made me into a better martial artist. Highly recommend.
Let's Dress Up NYC
Let's Dress Up NYC
October 20, 2022.
Recently brought my daughter in for a trial class and had a great experience. She was tentative being new and having no prior experience at all, but everyone was very welcoming and the instructor made sure to bring her in the loop without singling her out. I loved the aspects of respect, discipline, etc. The space was very clean and nicely done. I recommend checking them out.
Paul Schlader
Paul Schlader
October 13, 2022.
Mr. Sevilla has done an incredible job building confidence with my kids. Their martial arts skills have grown so much. We love El Dojo!
Shlomi D
Shlomi D
September 22, 2022.
Great family oriented Dojo. Coach is top-tier
Central Park Organic Spa
Central Park Organic Spa
August 3, 2022.
Debra Davis
Debra Davis
June 14, 2022.
My child has studied with Mr. Sevilla for a number of years. When he opened up El Dojo, my child was excited to join. Can’t say enough about the quality and safety of instruction and how nice and clean the brand new facility. Serious Upgrade!
ARTIE GOGA
ARTIE GOGA
June 2, 2022.
I just signed my son up for karate classes. First thing I noticed is that the Dojo is kept in pristine condition with an amazing staff. Mr. Sevilla has a great positive attitude and welcomed my son teaching him respect immediately . Looking forward to this journey as my son was introduced to the sport properly. Keep up the good work El Dojo

TRAINING FOR ALL AGES

Kids Program

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3 to 5 Years Old

An exciting introduction to focus, fun, coordination, and our El Dojo class structure.

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5 to 7 Years Old

This group loves our lessons in self-control and finding their inner voice. Let us help your child gain confidence while learning what it takes to be a martial artist.

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7 to 12 Years Old

Concentration, self-confidence, and attention to detail are some of the lessons learned in this group. Learn what it means to stand up for yourself while being supported in a great community.

Teen Program

We love our Teen Students. While being a teen can be tough let us help you find an exciting and accepting community to be proud to belong to.  

 

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Adult Program

Designed with an emphasis on correct techniques and teaching the student how to move properly. It’s never too late to start training with us.

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MARTIAL ARTS LIFE TIME PRACTITIONER & OUR CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

Luis Sevilla Levy

25+ Years of Experience

Luis Sevilla-Levy has headed 3 schools throughout his 25-year career.

In 2015, Luis and his wife moved to New York. His wife found a martial arts school that was opening a new location on the Upper East Side. With Luis’ prior experience in running very successful martial arts schools, he took his former dojo from 38 to 500 active students.

“I have been passionate about the Upper East Side and its people since I began teaching here. I love the children I’ve trained and the deep relationships I’ve forged in this great community.”

MARTIAL ARTS CLASS SCHEDULE


Tomer Mandelbaum
Tomer Mandelbaum
November 6, 2022.
It was nice to see you again mr sevila be safe
Cody Steevis
Cody Steevis
November 4, 2022.
pretty amazing i recommend it
Luis Sevilla-Levy Jr.
Luis Sevilla-Levy Jr.
November 1, 2022.
George Wimpfheimer
George Wimpfheimer
October 31, 2022.
Luis Sevilla is an excellent instructor. He is diligent and caring and experienced and made me into a better martial artist. Highly recommend.
Let's Dress Up NYC
Let's Dress Up NYC
October 20, 2022.
Recently brought my daughter in for a trial class and had a great experience. She was tentative being new and having no prior experience at all, but everyone was very welcoming and the instructor made sure to bring her in the loop without singling her out. I loved the aspects of respect, discipline, etc. The space was very clean and nicely done. I recommend checking them out.
Paul Schlader
Paul Schlader
October 13, 2022.
Mr. Sevilla has done an incredible job building confidence with my kids. Their martial arts skills have grown so much. We love El Dojo!
Shlomi D
Shlomi D
September 22, 2022.
Great family oriented Dojo. Coach is top-tier
Central Park Organic Spa
Central Park Organic Spa
August 3, 2022.
Debra Davis
Debra Davis
June 14, 2022.
My child has studied with Mr. Sevilla for a number of years. When he opened up El Dojo, my child was excited to join. Can’t say enough about the quality and safety of instruction and how nice and clean the brand new facility. Serious Upgrade!
ARTIE GOGA
ARTIE GOGA
June 2, 2022.
I just signed my son up for karate classes. First thing I noticed is that the Dojo is kept in pristine condition with an amazing staff. Mr. Sevilla has a great positive attitude and welcomed my son teaching him respect immediately . Looking forward to this journey as my son was introduced to the sport properly. Keep up the good work El Dojo