Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center

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Address: 400 Hempstead Turnpike Suite B
West Hempstead, NY 11552
Telephone: (516)489-1278
Website: www.pbjjc.com
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Category:Martial Arts Schools

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For some time now, we've dedicated our lives to bringing the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of martial arts to the West Hempstead community. Recently, our family has expanded way beyond West Hempstead, into Franklin Square, Garden City, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, and more ! Through classes geared for men and women of all ages, shapes and sizes, our school itself has become a community of learning and growth. We'd love nothing more than for you to become a part of it. That way you too can enrich your life, learn self-defense, and get in great shape. Together, these three elements lead to a happier, healthier life. After all, for thousands of years, martial arts has been a tool for inner-growth and development. The hard work and patience required to perfect each moves builds discipline, focus and determination. The desire to advance through the ranks develops goal setting and ambition. The rush of passing tests, and seeing how far you've come builds confidence and pride. Helping you succeed in martial arts is the only goal of our West Hempstead program. Everyone here - each of our martial arts instructors - is passionate about helping you succeed, have fun, and enjoy the time you spend here. So come on by and try out the program that's best-suited for you. You can learn more about the classes our West Hempstead school offers, and call us to register for the one that's right for you. Our childrens' program, designed by a New York State certified elementary school teacher, and supported by Powerful Words, one of the leading character development programs in the country, incorporates age appropriate skills and activities to help bring out the best in your child. If you live in the towns of Franklin Square, Garden City, Lynbrook, Valley Stream, Rockville Center, Uniondale, Hempstead, or Baldwin then you are close enough to come train with us!

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"Sensei Joe and Howie are amazing ... They’re not only excellent martial artists but great people too. They are great with kids and adults. If you want to learn real martial arts from two real gentlemen ... look no further. They make it really fun ... They take what they do seriously ... but don't take themselves too seriously."
, Feb 24 2015 12:54PM Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center

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"Sensei's Joe and Howard are awesome! The classes they teach are fun energetic classes while providing great results in self confidence, self defense,and self control. These guys know their stuff."
, Feb 15 2015 11:19AM Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center

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"I cannot recommend this school enough. I have trained in the martial art Aikido for just over 14 years (I’m 21), and my first experience with Daito-ryu Aikijujitsu was with Howard Popkin Sensei and Joe Brogna Sensei at the grand opening of their West Hempstead location, two years ago. For those of you who may not know, Daito-ryu Aikijujitsu is the parent art to Aikido. Over the course of many years, these two have gone repeatedly to Japan to learn from the source, and luckily for the rest of us, they have come back to share their extensive expertise. Joe and Howard have different teaching styles, but they flow seamlessly together. They both share the crucial quality of being able to distill complex ideas and exercises into executable drills that will greatly increase your ability to feel the flow of energy, allowing you to manipulate someone’s balance with ease. If you are a parent and looking for an after school activity for your children, have them try out a few classes. From what I’ve seen, they’re a blast and I lament my inability to go back in time to partake in the fun. Having trained in the martial arts from a young age, I cannot express how influential and beneficial my training has been on my personal development. If you’re an adult, looking to learn a martial art, this is the place. As I tell newcomers, we all start where you are. I have seen people over ninety start training (my father is a Taijiquan instructor) and if they can do it, so can you. Howard and Joe will meet you at your level, and work with you to bring that level up. As I said, I cannot recommend this school and these teachers enough: In them I have found the capacity to guide me in taking my art to the next level."
, Jan 5 2015 3:31PM Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center

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"Popkin Brogna self defense is the place to be for martial arts instruction. Howard and Joe are top notch instructors with a wealth of knowledge, experience, humor, patience and skill. And both offer such complimentary, yet different teaching styles. I travel from North Carolina to train with them, as well as invite each of them to NC to offer their expertise to our school and students. Whether you are a beginner or a teacher, you should be training with Popkin-Brogna. If I had children, I would enroll them all in an instant!"
, Dec 9 2014 4:36PM Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center

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"I'm thankful to be a PBJJC student. The environment is friendly and at your own pace. When I have a stressful day, I can leave everything outside the dojo. When I leave the dojo, I'm ready to take on whatever stress that was affecting me that day with ease."
, Nov 30 2014 8:35PM Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center

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"Phenomenal: I'd give 10 stars if possible! Without a doubt, serious martial arts! Senseis Popkin and Brogna are the real deal, they have extensive traditional martial arts training rooted in true Japanese tradition( mainly Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu, and many others). Their teaching is outstanding( funny and playful, even) in how they can distill the fundamentals of a technique for even a beginner and continually add nuance where needed . The kind of Jujutsu that's taught is both for the self-defense seeker, and for those interested in having fun learning about their own body mechanics. It's a rare privilege when I get to train with these gentlemen!"
, Nov 26 2014 12:14AM Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center

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"I love this dojo, but I might be biased :)"
, Nov 24 2014 3:43PM Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center

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"Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center is a phenomenal facility with outstanding staff. If you have a daughter or son, or are looking for a workout for yourself that also gives you self-defense skills, this is the place. The instructors are knowledgeable, known internationally for their martial arts skills, and yet they are also amazing with kids. The classes are high energy with a positive atmosphere, and the kids love it! I highly recommend the classes for kids and adults. www.pbjjc.com"
, Nov 23 2014 3:04PM Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center


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