A Few Words
I’m Joseph Brogna, Head instructor at Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center.
As a Martial Arts instructor with 25 years extensive experience teaching children the martial arts, there is nothing better than seeing them grow firsthand.
More important than the martial arts skills they learn… is the LIFE SKILLS they develop and carry for life.
Martial arts is so much more than just kicking and punching, and getting the next colorful belt.
It’s about developing confidence, discipline, character, focus and respect….all traits needed to live a successful rewarding life!
Our classes will challenge your kids Mentally, Physically and Emotionally.
Our students learn face adversity, accept new challenges, remain calm and focused under pressure, break through their fears, and how recover quickly from failure.
Through focused practice of no nonsense martial arts moves, public speaking and personal development our students self-discipline and self-respect skyrockets.
Our instructors focus on positive reinforcement, maintaining a criticism free classroom and teaching the kids to support and celebrate each others successes!
And of course it’s a ton of FUN!
This is why Team PBJJC has been dedicated to teaching martial arts to kids in this community for the last 13 years.
We know know your kids are going to LOVE training at PBJJC and you are going to love the support we give you both on and off the mat.
Check out the links below to find out exactly how your kids can benefit from our fun martial arts classes.
If you still have questions…feel free to call us at 516-489-1278.
One of our amazing team members will gladly answer all of your questions
Does Your Child Have
They are great kids but they just don’t listen, often being told to do something a hundred times before they actually do anything.
They’re bright and intelligent, yet have trouble paying attention at home, in school or in any important situation, even being classified as an “ADD” or “ADHD” child.
They are simply shy and lack the confidence and self-esteem needed to live up to their full potential.
The Difficulties of Raising Children Are Near Endless
There really is a safe, natural and extremely effective way to take charge and positively impact every aspect of your child’s life. It doesn’t take medicine, therapy, harsh actions, or cajoling your kids to change their behavior. Instead, it is teaching your kids self-discipline, hard work, confidence, and respect. This done in a way that empowers them while also teaching them humility, and promoting health and fitness… all at the same time.
Sounds like a wonder cure doesn’t it?
But there really is something that does all that. And that’s the power of martial arts classes.
your child will grow with every class!
Children are like sponges. They absorb things quickly and easily – far more easily than we do as adults. In fact, parents can sometimes see a difference in their kids after just one martial arts class. Each additional class they attend increases their knowledge and growth.
Not only are they getting healthier as they learn martial arts, they’re also learning the value of self-discipline and respect. When you enroll your child in a martial arts class, you’re giving them much more than the physical skills we teach. You’re giving them the opportunity to thrive.
From the moment we entered the dojo for the first time, we were greeted as family. My girls have learned so much, both on the mat and off. They have been taught technique, strength training, and personal goals and values. There have been lessons in discipline which extend to home and school. I couldn't be happier with all of the senseis and sempais. The Senseis encourage the parents to speak to them about any and all issues your child may be having and they work with them to help in any way they can. They follow through on their lessons. They even contacted me when my child was sick to see how she was doing! They certainly care about their students!
We love this Dojo. My son has shown tremendous progress in self discipline, confidence and stamina. He attends all the special events for kids, he has made friends and has great respect for all the instructors. There are times that we address issues at home and at school and work through them with support from the staff. They are of the growth mindset approach and very child centered. I’ve witnessed over the past 9 months the PBJJC consistently keep it interesting and exciting for all. Give it a try you will not be disappointed!!
My 4 year old daughter started at the dojo less than a month ago. I never expected to see results so quickly! From the second we walked in, my shy and anxious daughter was chatting up a storm with Sensei Steve and Sempai Stephanie. She sat and observed the other children the first day and by the second she jumped right in. I have never seen my daughter so excited about an activity; she asks to go every day, even on the weekends. This has actually brought tears to my eyes! As a social worker who specializes in young children, I have been extremely impressed with all of the staff. My daughter is learning skills such as impulse control, having a higher self esteem, discipline, social skills and so much more. Between the pictures, the videos and the educational fb lives the PPJJC community shares, I am proud to be a member of the family.
Our son has been apart of the dojo for a little over a year and the changes we’ve seen in him are amazing. Beyond the martial arts training, which had helped him physically, he has learned discipline, patience, hard work, dedication, kindness and understanding. Everyone at the dojo is family. They are there for you no matter what and truly care about all the children (even their siblings who too young to be members now). We just had our son’s birthday party there and it was beyond outstanding! All the kids had a great time and even the parents got involved for a game of dodge ball! They even provide invitations, decorations and goodie bags! All we had to bring was the cake! The smile on our son’s face throughout the party said it all! We couldn’t have asked for anything more. We are truly grateful for being apart of this family and wouldn’t give it up for anything. So if you’re looking for a place for your children to have a great time learning martial arts and valuable life lessons Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center is definitely the place to go!
My son has been going to the dojo for about 7 months. We’ve had great experiences in class, Parent class, outings, and monthly events. The instructors are so positive and affirming. They truly care about the kids. The photos, compliments in class, videos, support group, weekly live FB wisdom for parents and most of all we just received the sweetest voice message this week as my son was recovering from the flu. His face lit up when he heard that everyone is wishing him well and missing him. Thank you for making such a positive influence on our lives!
Incredible experience with Popkin-Brogna. My kids have never been more enthusiastic about anything. They love going to class, it's never the typical parent struggle we've often had attending other activities. Amazing experience, and I look forward to seeing them grow! Thank you!
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