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3121 W. Jefferson St.,
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 513-8510

About New Path Martial Arts Academy
in Joliet, IL

Meet James Johnson

Owner and Chief Instructor at
New Path Martial Arts Academy in Joliet
Black Belt

New Path Martial Arts Academy is your ticket to the #1 fitness and personal development center in Joliet, Illinois. We have been helping families get fit and stay fit, while showing them all the wonderful things that martial arts can do to change lives for the better.  

As soon as you walk through the doors, you’ll see and feel the love and passion for what we do. We are deeply committed to helping you increase your focus, discipline, and physical fitness. Our goal is to help you reach your goals, step outside your comfort zone and reach your full potential for your ultimate success in life.  

You’ll Love Our Family-Friendly Classes! There are classes for your entire family here – everything from Dutch Kickboxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing and No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu to Submission Wrestling, Karate and MMA. We have it all and all you need to do is find the perfect class for you.

Every class is loaded with new ways to punch, kick, block and defend; cardio drills, body conditioning and most importantly, a lot of FUN!

We promote a safe and non-competitive environment where everyone is able to participate regardless of age, size, fitness level or anything else. We really stress the importance of strong and lasting bonds. Making friends couldn’t be easier as everyone is here not only for their success, but the success of their classmates, as well.

People train with us for all kinds of reasons. Some people are looking for a great way to lose weight and get in shape. Other people want to learn self-defense so they can better protect themselves and their loved ones. Others want to step outside their comfort zone and become more confident… and then there are those who just want to learn something new and have fun. 

No matter what motivated you to New Path Martial Arts, kids and adults alike experience:

  • Tremendous Focus and Confidence
  • Better Goal Setting Skills, Follow Through & Accomplishments
  • Amazing Core Strength, Total Body Fitness & Hip Mobility
  • Determination, Stamina and Boundless Energy
  • Greater Enthusiasm and a More Positive Outlook on Life

Does that warrior within you want to express itself? If you’re looking for that challenging and competitive edge, Muay Thai Kickboxing is by far one of the most intense, hardcore forms of martial arts on the planet. You’ll get in the best shape of your life with that kind of high energy training.

Check out our super-low, RISK FREE web special going on right now. Our classes fill up FAST because it’s such a great deal so reserve your spot today!

Martial arts training is a LOW COST activity with ENDLESS benefits. It’s a great way to gain empowerment, total body health and fitness and recognition, no matter what age you are. It fosters community, camaraderie, and achievement. We bring all these things together for you at New Path Martial Arts.

We Make Learning Self-Defense Safe And Fun For Beginners! New Path Martial Arts specializes in teaching beginner-level students. The instructors are all experts in the fundamentals of every discipline and teach in a way that you will understand and be able to do. Starting you off on the right foot as a beginner and helping you advance to the next level safely and with confidence is our highest priority. 

And, of course, the instructors teach you and your kids in FUN and EXCITING ways so that you can’t wait to come back for more. The smiles, accomplishments and feelings of happiness and satisfaction we see in every student makes our hearts sing.

Every instructor is highly trained and always learning cutting-edge strategies to teach you so that you can be assured you’re getting the most out of each and every class.  

We would LOVE for you to become part of our growing community of martial arts enthusiasts. Where else can you go to experience so many life-enhancing benefits? Let’s just say that when the student is ready, the teacher appears.  

See for yourself why New Path Martial Arts is quickly becoming the BEST martial arts school in town. Get ready to experience the best prices, the most amazing staff, and have the most fun you’ve had getting fit!

Read below to get a feel for the outstanding leadership here. That way you can feel comfortable and ask us any questions that pop up about our amazing curriculum.

Head Instructor

James Johnson has been training in martial arts for 20+ years. He started in 1989 when he was a child with Master Kwon at Kwon’s Tae Kwon Do in Joliet Illinois.

James has also trained under several notable instructors such as Master Bill Burtch, Master James Duggan and Master Mike Taylor.

Mr. Johnson holds black belts in karate and tae kwon do, and is also ranked in jiu-jitsu under Eddie Bravo and Bang Muay Thai Kickboxing under the tutelage of Duane Ludwig.

How to Get Started

Come join our Joliet, IL Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, Adult Martial Arts, and Tai Chi. 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 (815) 513-8510 if you have any further questions. New Path Martial Arts Academy hopes to speak with you soon!

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