(718) 287-5500
965 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230

About Urban Martial Arts
in Brooklyn, NY

Meet Sensei Serge Sognonvi

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Urban Martial Arts in Brooklyn
5th degree Black Belt

Urban Martial Arts is a martial arts studio in the Ditmas Park section of Brooklyn, NY that offers fitness kickboxing classes for adults, a transported karate after-school program, a karate sports summer camp, and karate classes for kids and teens.

Whether you want to find a welcoming environment to get fit, strong, and healthy, a home to improve your current martial arts skills, or a positive outlet for your kids to release all their boundless energy... at Urban Martial Arts, you will grow physically, mentally and spiritually while accomplishing all your personal goals.

All Levels Welcome! We love working with total beginners, elite athletes, and everyone in between. No matter what your age or current fitness or skill level is, we will work together as a team to help you advance your skills quickly and safely so that you become the best martial artist you can be… and the best version of yourself in whatever you do and wherever you go.

Our classes are so much more than just killer kicks, powerful punches and terrific throw downs. While kids do have a blast putting the POW in their punches, we also cover important life lessons in every class so that your child will begin to have the tools for success at a young age.

With karate training, kids and teens find that doing chores around the house, studying, and doing homework get a whole lot easier. And our fitness kickboxing classes give adults the ability to focus more at work and start to take on bigger challenges that further their confidence and career.

Focus. Discipline. Value. World class experience combined with optimal value give you the best of both worlds. We greatly value our students and our teaching ability so you get high quality, affordable training. You will gain incredible life-saving knowledge from our expert instructors, without breaking the bank or compromising on quality.

While the training and techniques we teach will get you in the best shape of your life, the lessons learned will unwind and sharpen your mind and your focus, discipline, and self-esteem will SOAR!

Some additional life skills you’ll experience in every lesson include:

  • Courage and confidence
  • Honor & humility
  • Respect for self and others
  • Goal setting & follow through skills
  • Value and importance of family
  • And, of course, a ton of FUN!

All those skills will help your child to become bully-proof, have the courage to expand their horizons and reach for the stars, and help them get better grades in school. This sets the stage nicely for their success now and in the future.

Adults find that Fitness Kickboxing is a great way to reduce stress, worry, and anxiety… while having fun and feeling good about themselves and their accomplishments.

Don’t miss the SUPER-LOW web special going on right now, but only for a limited time! Classes fill up fast so grab this 100% RISK-FREE special now!

Urban Martial Arts is proud to have a highly qualified, professional staff and a state-of-the-art facility. That means it’s always upbeat and positive, clean and safe. You’ll feel incredibly inspired while having FUN and training your butt off! Get ready to unleash that giant within you no matter what age you are! 

You’ll feel proud of all your accomplishments, big or small, and happy that you made an EXCELLENT decision to improve your life with us through martial arts.

Come join our caring family of martial artists and see for yourself how you can get unbelievably fit, acquire life skills for success, and get more value for your money here. See you soon!

Head Instructor

Sensei Serge Sognonvi [pronounced Surge Sun-Yo-Vee] is the owner and head instructor of Urban Martial Arts, a martial arts studio in Brooklyn, NY. Urban Martial Arts has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the New York Daily News, Fox Business, Inc, Entrepreneur, Crain’s New York Business, and The L Magazine.

Sensei Serge won the New School of the Year award from leading martial arts association United Professionals in 2009 and was named one of “five urban entrepreneurs you should know” by BrandMakerNews in 2010.

Sensei Serge has practiced martial arts for over 20 years and holds a 5th-degree black belt. He started his training at the age of 11 and achieved his 1st-degree black belt at the age of 15.

He currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Master Renzo Gracie. He fought on the competitive circuit for five years as a nationally rated fighter in the North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) and the Professional Karate League (PKL).

Sensei Serge was a member of the Metro All-Stars, which was the No. 1 team nationwide for five consecutive years. He was also one of the top 10 nationally rated fighters in the junior black belt division.

Sensei Serge is a born and bred New Yorker. He grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.

How to Get Started

Come join our Brooklyn, NY Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Fitness Kickboxing, Birthday Parties, Summer Camp, and After School. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (718) 287-5500 if you have any further questions. Urban Martial Arts hopes to speak with you soon!

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