MARTIAL ARTS CENTER NYC
Become your best self
Everyone could find some more positive channels in their lives through daily challenges. El Dojo is a community that teaches more than just self-defense. It’s a martial arts academy that promotes mindfulness, strength, and confidence, welcoming complete beginners and seasoned martial artists.
Founder Luis Sevilla-Levy brings his nearly 30 years of experience, helping hundreds of students of all ages find their footing in a turbulent world. Discover the positives El Dojo classes can incorporate into your life.
Stride through the world with unbreakable confidence gained through martial arts training.
Learn how to eliminate distractions and overcome obstacles.
Discover how to successfully deal with bullies, learning to avoid and handle conflicts.
Rewards await at El Dojo
Discover the benefits of our transformative martial arts classes
Training for all skill levels
3 to 5-Year-Olds
Get the ball rolling with an exciting, fun-filled introduction to martial arts. Students will learn the art of balance and coordination, listening, and have fun throughout the class.
5 to 7-Year-Olds
Develop yourself as a keen martial artist and build confidence with our energetic, activity-packed classes. The class is designed to challenge kids to explore more about themselves, is faster paced, and more structured to ensure maximum results.
7 to 12-Year-Olds
The journey to a child's black belt starts here. They will enjoy thoughtful and energetic lessons designed to challenge them mentally and physically.
Join up with a thriving community that teaches martial arts skills that don’t only purvey self-defense techniques but help you explore your physical limits while working out with peers in a fun and safe environment.
Never should your age hold you back from trying something new. Enjoy our adult martial arts programs designed to help you think, move better, and get in the best shape of your life.
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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.”