Adult Martial Arts  

Happy Adult Martial Arts Students
great Adult Martial Arts workout in Albany, NY


Since 2004… Adults all over the Albany Capital District area have turned to Empire Defense & Fitness for their Adult Martial Arts training.

You will discover (just like they did!😉) why there is no better way to improve your fitness and health while learning kickboxing and practical self-defense skills.

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Are you just fed up with the typical gym routine?

We have many current clients that struggled with "The Gym" - "DVDs" - "Home Fitness Equipment" and "FAD Diets".....NONE of it worked for them.

They were tired of being tired all the time and not getting the results they wanted....and needed!

Most of them were making excuses because they lacked the motivation to do workouts that they didn't like or enjoy.

Adult Martial Arts
Happy Adult Martial Arts Students

Real Members. True Stories. Life-Changing Results.

Brett Doty
Brett Doty

Otis Elevators

Joining Team Empire is the best decision I ever made. I've been in the Krav Maga class for almost 6 yrs and hands down this is the place to be if you are serious about self defense, getting healthy, getting stronger, having more energy more confidence. Alan knows exactly how to push you to get the best out of you and knows just how to tweak you to get you to that next level of awesomeness.

Stephanie Buckley
Stephanie Buckley


No workout is the same. Alan challenges students physically and mentally. There's no getting "bored with the same routine" nonsense here. Each class I take is a different, total body, a** kicking workout and focused on improving not only my physical being, but my mental being. You push yourself when you want to quit because he encourages and supports you, and when you feel and see results, it keeps you coming back for more. Classmates are equally supportive. It's Team Empire and everyone's there to succeed.

Toni Franklin
Toni Franklin


Empire is the best fitness experience I have ever had. The owner instructors are excellent mentors! They are knowledgeable, motivating, kind people. Workouts are structured but ever changing, challenging, and fun. Other participants are friendly, supportive and committed. Empire is not just a gym or a class. It’s a community of great people with common goals who will support you on your fitness journey. I have never been a gym person and I am shy, awkward, overweight, and uncoordinated Lol. But I feel at home at Empire. Give it a try! You will love it!



NO! Our classes are specifically designed to meet the needs of a brand new student that is attending for the very first time. Many new students think that you should get in shape on your own before starting training, but that is the furthest thing from the truth. You’ll absolutely love the easy and relaxed environment we have here at Empire as it will allow you to come in and learn no matter what type of shape you are in.

JUST YOU and some energy! 

Oh, and make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can move in! 

Also be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes. Most students are grinning from ear to ear by the end of the class and I know you will be too!

As a professional full-service Adult Martial Arts & Fitness school, we take our job very seriously…. So that’s why we spend individual time in each class working with every student. From the time you take your first class and beyond, our friendly and encouraging staff will be right there beside you, helping you all the way. Your safety and satisfaction are our greatest concerns.

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Contact Us

8 Corporate Circle

Albany, NY 12203

Phone: (518) 456-2582


Our Hours

Mon/Wed: 9:30a – 12:30p & 3:30p – 9:30p

Tues/Thurs 3:30p – 9:30p

Sat: 9:00a – 12:30p

Stop in and say “HI!”

Happy Adult Martial Arts Students

We look forward to working with you to help you achieve your health and fitness goals

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Empire Defense & Fitness provides classes to Albany, Colonie, Guilderland, Latham, Delmar, Troy, Clifton Park & Niskayuna communities.

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