Martial Posture

High-Quality Martial Arts Training For The Whole Family

At Martial Posture, students have fun by gaining physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development that they’ll use for the rest of their lives.



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Adult Martial Arts

When you join us at Martial Posture, you're sure to get in a great workout and have a blast in the process. From Karate and Kickboxing to MMA and Judo, our Adult Martial Arts classes in Philadelphia offer teens and adults the best way to learn self-defense and build well-rounded skills for any aspect of life…etc

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Kids Martial Arts

Build A Foundation Of Respect, Discipline, & Self-Defense. At Martial Posture, we're proud to offer a wide range of Kids Classes that meet the needs of every student in Philadelphia. From basic instruction for your little ones to high-energy tricking & self-defense training for older kids to enjoy, our Kids Martial Arts simply can't be beat.

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After School

Give your child an exciting way to spend the afternoon with our After School Program at Martial Posture! We're offering students across Philadelphia an awesome program packed with martial arts instruction, fun Hip-Hop lessons, and a safe, structured environment where you can trust that your child is in good hands.

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What Real Martial Posture Parents have to say:

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Felix G.

I've had the privilege of knowing and training with Ish and the Martial Posture family for a little bit over a decade and their professionalism is unmatched. I have watched them mold kids into young a...

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Robert B.

Great martial arts instruction and practice in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Adult classes are vigorous exercise combined with careful, intense, expert training. Ish, the owner, and chief instructor,...

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Paul C.

Martial Posture rocks! Great, thoughtful instructors, terrific facilities and programming, and the Admin staff, especially Marie, is fabulous. My two boys have learned a lot and their two younger brot...

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Debbie M.

Hands down the best after care , karate, and dance studio!!!  Each are individually the best.  You cannot make a better choice for your children....

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Tiffany W.

Martial posture is amazing!!! My brother Derrick White grew up with them battling Sickle Cell Disease and Scoliosis his whole life. He still managed to create lasting bonds, obtain a black belt and ul...

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Adam S.

My kids love going to Martial Posture. Wonderful instructors and supportive group of kids. It's more than a dojo. It's a true community....

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Why Parents Love Martial Posture:

Movement Based

Students and instructors alike train to have fun by getting better. Your child will gain strength, flexibility, and body awareness all while having a blast at every step!

10 Core Principles Oriented

What’s more important than movement instruction? Our classes incorporate lessons on positive attributes and attitudes that help students to develop well-rounded characteristics that they take with them for the rest of their lives.

Schedule Focused

From After School to Day Camp to Saturday classes, our programs fit to any schedule. Summer camp starts early with an option to stay late, After School picks up from four local schools, and Saturday classes give everyone the chance to train with us.

Why Kids Love Martial Posture:

Well Rounded Faculty

Our instructors bring elements of multiple disciplines including Karate, Kickboxing, BJJ, Parkour, Gymnastics, and Breakdance into class so lessons are dynamic, enriching, and exciting!

Structured Activity

Our philosophy is based on the premise that every child feels safe and cared for. Our class structure helps ensure kids can make great leaps and take risks all while trusting everything is under control.

Phenomenal Fun!

We understand making time in your family’s schedule to train with us isn’t always easy, which is why at Martial Posture we guarantee the fun students have in class will have been worth it, every time!

More About Us

Martial Posture has proudly served everyday people across Philadelphia since 1980, and we can’t wait for you to be next. We’re conveniently located in Center City Philadelphia, equipped with a two-story facility to accommodate our diverse lineup of programs. Whether you’re looking for improved fitness, boosted strength and self-defense, or a foundation of community and life skills for your child, we’ve got you covered. We’re proud to offer classes for the entire family, fit for beginners and experts alike. Just fill out the short form on your screen to get started with us today!

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Learn About the Services Martial Posture Offers

  • Confidence & Self-Esteem

    Confidence & Self-Esteem

    There are a wealth of benefits that come from healthy self-confidence from helping you manage fears and maintain a positive mental attitude. Train with us and you'll discover there is no better way to build your confidence then with the Martial Arts.

  • Discipline & Self-Control

    Discipline & Self-Control

    With self-discipline comes all kinds of beneficial improvements to your life including advanced focus, new found respect, better health & fitness along with having an easier time at work or school. The bedrock of Martial Arts is founded on teaching discipline and self-control to its students.

  • Self-Defense


    Knowledge of Self-Defense produces advantages far beyond looking cool and hoisting trophies. With these skills you'll learn to defend yourself in a variety of situations, whether life-threatening or you're being bullied in school. Not only that, but you'll gain the confidence to use - or not use - these skills to keep you and your family safe.

  • New Friends & Mentors

    New Friends & Mentors

    Our team is dedicated to your success. Whether that means pushing you to your limits, being a friend in a time of need or spending extra time to show you a technique you're struggling with, our community is here to make you feel comfortable and safe while having fun and learning effective techniques.

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