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Welcome to Cutting Edge Kempo Karate.

Proudly serving Holbrook and the surrounding communities for over 30 years!

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If you are looking for a true, no holds barred, street ready fighting system that instills self confidence, builds respect and perseverance while creating the self control that it takes to co-exist in society today, look no further.

Cutting Edge Kempo Karate is open six days a week.

We offer UNLIMITED CLASSES!

Along with an intense and detail oriented adult program, we offer a wonderful curriculum for our young children, where they learn the same no fuss, no muss fighting system as our adults, but in a more fun environment. And when I say fun, I mean fun! Our kids learn how to deal with bullying situations and beyond by first learning how to avoid a potentially dangerous situation, and if need be, to fight back as hard as they can. After all, no one is allowed to lay their hands on them. They learn these skills, as well as how to treat others the way they would like to be treated, doing the things they are expected to do and being responsible for their own actions…all while smiling, laughing, and having the time of their lives. Our kids learn when it is appropriate to play and laugh, and when it is time to be serious.

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Kempo-Kanji-TRANSCutting Edge Kempo Karate offers camps for the kids when they are out of school during the year, as well as our summer camp program. We offer free Birthday Parties* where the kids have the most fun you can imagine, weapons training for those who have attained their Orange Belt, and there are no testing fees for rank through Black Belt! When you sign up for our introductory offer you get two months of unlimited training and a FREE custom uniform! Click here for a coupon that takes $20 off of our already low introductory rate!

Shihan Nick and his staff work hand in hand with many children with learning disabilities to increase hand eye co-ordination, as well as social and proprioceptive skills, while learning the same techniques as their classmates. Shihan Nick personally works with many students on the Autism spectrum both in mainstream and in private, one on one lessons tailored towards each individual’s needs. Contact us today for more information.


See what our family members have to say:

…great combination of discipline, strength, and self defense training.

So grateful my daughters are part of the Cutting Edge Kempo Family !! It is a great combination of discipline, strength, and self defense training! The confidence in both of them has grown since becoming students and I am so thankful. Shihan Nick and his staff are instilling life long knowledge in our… Read more “…great combination of discipline, strength, and self defense training.”

Stephanie Manganello
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My family has gotten a lot more out of it then I expected.

Sensei Nick and the Cutting Edge Staff are incredible. I have an 8 and 6 year old boy taking classes now and they have taught them mean skills beyond self defense . The staff has taught them discipline, responsibility, accountability, leadership and gave them confidence, while being fun. Then environment is very friendly and family… Read more “My family has gotten a lot more out of it then I expected.”

Jacinto M.
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Fun but firm

My son is 9 years old and started at cutting edge when he was 7and 1/2 he absolutely loves it. Sensei Nick makes it fun but is firm when he needs to be. He treats the kids as if they’re his own and teaches them respect. I am so glad we chose cutting edge and… Read more “Fun but firm”

Mom of 4
KidGooRoo

The best place to train by far.

Sensei Nick is a great instructor, for kids he’s incredible. My daughter trained from the time she was 4 till she went to college. she earned two black belts, and more importantly a lot of good morals and life instruction. She can also defend herself against multiple attackers. She just graduated from college with honors… Read more “The best place to train by far.”

Robert Foglietta
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Sensei Nick is… Read more “”

Scott D. Cohen
Google

Cutting Edge Kempo proved to be a PERFECT fit

My son was a student in another Dojo for almost 2 years before they unexpectedly closed.  After a month of searching, Cutting Edge Kempo proved to be a PERFECT fit!  Sensei Nick is an AMAZING instructor! In the 3 months that my son has been a student, he has grown so much.  Sensei Nick makes… Read more “Cutting Edge Kempo proved to be a PERFECT fit”

Melissa V.
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come in for a free class and judge for yourself.

My son has attended Cutting Edge Kempo since he was was five years old. Sensei Nick and his team are top notch. They teach self defense, jujitsu and weapons. They teach respect, discipline, and self control which is so important for our youth today. They offer classes 6 days a week which is very convenient… Read more “come in for a free class and judge for yourself.”

KariAnn D.
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supportive role models

I just recently enrolled in this dojo, while my husband has been training in Cutting Edge Holbrook Kempo Karate for a couple of months now and he is doing pretty well. I have 2 boys who had joined for a couple of years prior, and it will be a matter of time that my 3… Read more “supportive role models”

Arjill A.
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learning karate while also having fun.

My son loves it here! He is learning karate while also having fun. He is learning respect, discipline, self control and making friends in a safe environment what more could a parent ask… Read more “learning karate while also having fun.”

Paula S.
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What are you waiting for?!

Cutting Edge Kempo Karate is not only a place for kids (and adults) to learn the art of defense. It is a place to have fun, learn respect, discipline, and strength. Shihan Nick, and his staff are knowledgeable, passionate about their art, and offer their expertise to anyone willing to get on the mat! Would… Read more “What are you waiting for?!”

A B (AB)
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he goes above and beyond with the kids.

After reading several articles on the many benefits of martial arts for children such as improving focus, socialization, and self control (including self discipline and respect), I signed my son up at Cutting Edge Kempo Karate last year and have seen him gradually improve academically & socially.  Sensei Nick is amazing with the kids, teaching… Read more “he goes above and beyond with the kids.”

Brooke D.
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The instruction is top notch

Cutting Edge Kempo is a great place for both kids and adults to take classes! I began studying there at the same time as my son who is 5. The instruction is top notch and everyone gets the personalized attention they need. Kids have a blast but are learning a very involved skill set at… Read more “The instruction is top notch”

Jeremy E.
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They also teach real life lessons…

They welcomed my son, and he flourishes there! They take the time to explain the moves in a way that’s easy to learn. They also teach real life lessons of responsibility, courage, integrity, and the human bond. Plus excellent karate! Highly… Read more “They also teach real life lessons…”

Crystal Gooss
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highly recommend

My son has been going here for over 2 years and it’s been such an amazing experience. Sensei Nick has taught not only my son, but myself so many things. I highly recommend Cutting Edge… Read more “highly recommend”

Megan Schwert
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Best decision I have ever made.

My son started at Cutting Edge Kempo when he was 4 years old. Best decision I have ever made. Sensei Nick and his team are top notch. They taught my son more then just karate. They help instill the fundamentals of just being a good human being. Try them out and I guarantee you will… Read more “Best decision I have ever made.”

KariAnn Cisco
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Great facility!!

My son has been going for 4 years and loves it. Sensei Nick is amazing. You move at your own pace. The community is like a family. Great for confidence building… Read more “Great facility!!”

Kerrycec
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this is it!

If you’re looking for a place to send your child or yourself to learn personal, physical and emotional strength.. this is it! We’ve been part of the family for over 2 years and it’s been a fantastic… Read more “this is it!”

Megan S.
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I can’t recommend them enough!

Our son started here 6 months ago and loves it. We’ve noticed a huge difference in his confidence and emotionally health as well as his physical health. Sensei Nick and the other instructors are hands on and encouraging. They aren’t just teaching them karate skill they are mentors for the children. I can’t recommend them… Read more “I can’t recommend them enough!”

Deanna B.
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You literally have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

Sensei Nick is one of the most talented and dedicated martial artists I’ve ever met. Even though I only trained under him for a short time, I still carry the lessons he taught me to this day. Anyone interested in practical, effective martial arts should give his style of kempo a try. You literally have… Read more “You literally have everything to gain and nothing to lose.”

Ed I.
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Self Defense & More

Sensei & his staff are wonderful martial arts teachers & confidence builders for all ages. Highly… Read more “Self Defense & More”

sherirz
KidGooRoo

TOP NOTCH

Shihan Nick and all of his assistants are TOP NOTCH, the Kempo system is one of the greatest learning experiences of my life. If you’re looking for a 1000% legitimate karate school, this is… Read more “TOP NOTCH”

Gene Combs
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moral values

Teaches not only self defense but moral values as… Read more “moral values”

Luis A. Del Rio
Facebook

I will never forget my first day there at Kempo

Best experience if my life. My father is and was my main influence into martial arts. He was a pioneer in his style as well as my first sensei. When purchasing a uniform from Holbrook with my father; I was seven at the time and I was watching the class at the time completely mesmerized… Read more “I will never forget my first day there at Kempo”

Victoria Caceres
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you have to earn every bit of what you get

I personal love this place I love the people I love Shihan Nick because you have to earn every bit of what you get and it’s a safe learning environment and the staff members and the instructors are… Read more “you have to earn every bit of what you get”

Jeffery Ward
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teach discipline and the art without fear and without gymnastics

My girl has been going to Kempo since she was five. They are good people who gently teach discipline and the art without fear and without gymnastics. She says it’s fun too. They have a trial rate of $49 for 2 months that includes the cost of the uniform. I joined recently too. It’s a… Read more “teach discipline and the art without fear and without gymnastics”

Melinda Danziger
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…it has helped his self esteem as well.

My son is autistic and has been attending Cutting Edge Kempo Karate for several years now. He is currently a half blue belt. Sensi Nick and all the other staff have been wonderful with him and it has help his self esteem as… Read more “…it has helped his self esteem as well.”

Jami Slater
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Great Staff!

My daughter went to a birthday party at Cutting Edge Kempo Karate and had so much fun. She had absolutely no interest in karate before the party and by the time we left had basically laughed for an hour straight. The Sensei was fantastic with the… Read more “Great Staff!”

KelseyL
KidGooRoo

Extraordinary for both children and adults

Cutting Edge kempo is extraordinary for both children and adults. My 3 years old daughter joined the dojo approximately 3 months ago. Her first experience with martial arts was at a near by dojo where they put more emphasis on playing instead of learning. At first we thought it was normal for her age. Before… Read more “Extraordinary for both children and adults”

Ketley J.
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teaches them discipline, perseverance, respect for self as well as others.

Sensei Nick is an amazing influence on the children. He not only teaches them karate but also teaches them discipline, perseverance, respect for self as well as… Read more “teaches them discipline, perseverance, respect for self as well as others.”

Marguerite Hachem
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I have recommended Cutting Edge Kempo to others and will continue to do so.

My son Mikel has been a student of Sensei Nick and the rest of the instructors at Cutting Edge Kempo for approximately 5 years now. He has learned so much about martial arts as well as life in general. He has such strict discipline as well as the utmost respect for others. It is with… Read more “I have recommended Cutting Edge Kempo to others and will continue to do so.”

Mom of 3 H.
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If you are looking for a place to grow as a person and learn martial arts…

My son has been going here for four years. Not only is my son learning martial arts the right way, he is learning to be a better human being. Sensei Nick has a personality that people are drawn to, and this is especially evident with children. Sensei Nick talks about how to treat people, deal… Read more “If you are looking for a place to grow as a person and learn martial arts…”

Tom Halecky
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Love

Great facility. Kids Iove It. Instructors are simply the best. I may consider taking a class it looks like so much… Read more “Love”

Kevintay
KidGooRoo

There is no challenge that he could not conquer!

Fantastic place and reasonably priced. The Sensei’s and instructors are fantastic with the children. Sensei Nick is great with any type of child, including ADHD children, special ed children, and those that are slow learners. He realizes that all children are different and learn at different levels, but makes it know that they all have… Read more “There is no challenge that he could not conquer!”

charmedfreak
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Awesome experience

Cutting edge Kempo Karate not only teaches children how to defend themselves, it also teaches them life skills. Once you join you become part of the family! Sensei nick and his staff really care about the children and are great positive role models. Your child will be taught how to deal with real life situations… Read more “Awesome experience”

Kmeyer

Thank you

Welcomed back with open arms? Absolutely! Treated like a fluffy puppy? absolutely NOT! Thank you Shihan… Read more “Thank you”

Kim Schiano
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Self Defense & More

Sensei & his staff are wonderful martial arts teachers & confidence builders for all ages. Highly… Read more “Self Defense & More”

sherirz
KidGooRoo

…look no further…

I’ve been training here for almost 20 years and have no plans of stopping any time soon. Our system isn’t flashy, nor is it “pretty” so if you’re looking for a place to break boards and learn how to flip, or if you’re looking to try and “get” a black belt in a couple years,… Read more “…look no further…”

Matt Harrington
Google

well worth it.

My son spent 8 years there (8 to 16) and learned how to handle himself by consistent training…it was well worth… Read more “well worth it.”

Mickey Visco
Facebook

Great place

Great place to learn some confidence and skills. Kids love it all the instructors are great. Flexible… Read more “Great place”

Erin lauro
KidGooRoo

You will train hard and learn much.

Sensei Nick is the ultimate professional. You will train hard and learn much. He will not give anything away, you will earn it. I trained with him for years . I highly recommend him for adults and kids. My daughter trained with Sensei Nick starting when she was four she just graduated college with honors.… Read more “You will train hard and learn much.”

Robert Foglietta
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I’ve lost over 20 pounds

I’ve been going to Cutting Edge Kempo for over a year and a half now. During my time here, I’ve lost over 20 pounds and gained not only self confidence but a Kempo family. Sensei Nick has been supportive in every step of the way. Nick has been training for many years and can teach… Read more “I’ve lost over 20 pounds”

Alan Wagner
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we have never felt more at home than at Cutting Edge Kempo.

Shihan Nick’s love and dedication to martial arts is second to none. My family has been to a couple different dojos and we have never felt more at home than at Cutting Edge… Read more “we have never felt more at home than at Cutting Edge Kempo.”

Michael LeHat
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Our students travel from all over Long Island to experience the best Karate classes around, so if you are in Holbrook, Holtsville, Bohemia, Ronkonkoma, Farmingville areas...or even as far out as Riverhead...stop in and check out a class for free. Whether you are looking for a Karate class for your child, or an adult class for yourself, we know you won't be disappointed.



A quick tutorial on how to tie a Karate Belt


At Cutting Edge Kempo Karate we are a brotherhood. Family. We train strong to remain strong, and look out for our Kempo brothers and sisters. This is not a sport but a way of life, something you carry with you everywhere you go and cannot be taken from you.

Come in today and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

Self defense for all ages