Nava's Martial Arts Academy
North Plainfield, NJ
Since its establishment in 2007, Nava's Martial Arts Academy has specialized in the instruction of Taekwondo to adults and children as young as 4 years old under his direction.
Students enrolled and graduates of the academy have demonstrated not only their skill in the art, but also competence in life, self-assurance, respect for others and high degree of honor and courage, all of which are essential to the mastery of TAEKWONDO.
We enrolled our son in Nava's Martial Arts when he was four years old to improve his coordination and increase his confidence. Master Israel has provided instruction in the art of Taekwondo in a non-threatening environment providing individual attention as well as an emphasis on perseverance, respect, and responsibility. I have seen my son develop an understanding of effort and rewards. He has become more outgoing and willing to try new things. He has become more disciplined. Although he is apprehensive at times to go to class, he always leaves happy and proud of what he was able to accomplish. It is a pleasure to watch the interaction between my son and Master Israel; a relationship based on mutual respect. Master Israel is a true master. He serves as an instructor and role model; he practices what he preaches. I would recommend Nava's Martial Arts for children of all ages.
-Maggie and Bart Adamczyk.
My son is 10 and he has been going to Nava's Martial Arts Academy for 6 years now! I know Martial Arts have helped him in his life, as he walks with confidence where ever he goes. When we started there, I was impressed with my son's fellow students; they all were willing to help my son with his techniques. This is a direct reflection of Master Israel and how he teaches. Plus, this training goes beyond the Dojang, with a chore chart that is a parent's best friend! The chart is for the parent to grade their child on their behavior (respecting their parents, teacher, and fellow students) chores around the house (cleaning up toys, room or taking out the garbage) basically instilling responsibility even at a young age. I whole heartily recommend Master Israel and his Martial Arts school!
Master Israel is a rare teacher. He totally enjoys teaching his classes, from the little kids just starting out all the way up to teen elite fighters and adults. He has that sense of knowing just how much to push each of his students to excel in Taekwondo and in life.
My kids (my son is now 15 and my daughter is soon turning 13) have studied under Master Israel since his school opened and we couldn't be happier. He is totally hands on and teaches each class himself (a rare thing). Master Israel has helped them reach their potential, both personally and competitively. My children have excelled under Master Israel. They have competed at both US national championships and in international championships. Master Israel has exposed them to international and Olympic training both here and abroad.
I also need to mention the adult Krav Maga class. Krav Maga is self-defense that anyone can learn. It doesn’t matter what exercise class you've tried, you haven't done anything like this. Krav Maga is both for women and men. Doesn't matter if you're in great shape or out of shape. You'll come out tired and you'll learn something new.
Whether your child needs some regular exercise, help gaining self-esteem, or has a desire to become an elite athlete, you will find it with Master Israel at Nava's Martial Arts.
I used to go here for the night Krav Maga classes. The most intense work out you will ever get. Great master who will push your to your limits. This is a must if you’re looking for a no joke real life self-defense class that you can use in the real works. Classes were priced cheaper than anywhere else I checked.