Welcome to Next Level Martial Arts!

There are a few simple things that make a good martial arts school a great one. We work our hardest every day to fulfill those things, and give our students the best experience we possibly can. Here's what it takes, and what you can expect when you walk through our doors for the first time:

Knowledgeable, Passionate Instructors.

When hand-picking our instructors, we look for a few key traits: passion for martial arts, passion for teaching, a great personality and expertise. Our instructors truly care about you and your experience. They're here for every question you have and every challenge that arises.

They'll push you to try your hardest and motivate you to surpass your limits. Nothing beats having a great teacher - and we have the best.

A Clean, Up-to-Date Facility.

The best teachers in the world won't make up for a dirty facility with run-down equipment. That's why, every day, we thoroughly clean our studio from top to bottom. And we check our equipment to make sure it's in good working order, and replace it when it needs replacing. We have an incredibly spacious 5,000 square foot facility that provides all the room you need for a safe and productive training environment.

Top Notch Education.

There is no other academy around that offers the quality and level of instruction that we do here at Next Level Martial Arts. While some schools pride themselves on being a "fight gym," we pride ourselves on giving people the highest level of Martial Arts instruction around. For my staff of instructors, this is a science to us. We have spent, and continue to spend, countless hours training and educating ourselves so that we can provide our students with an amazing educational and training experience.

Beginner Friendly Classes.

Many schools will say they're "beginner friendly," but they're really not because they simply throw the beginner students in with everybody else and expect them to survive. This is equivalent to taking someone who's never swam before, throwing him in the deep end and telling him to swim back to shore. It doesn't matter how hard that person flaps his arms in the water because he doesn't have the technical and physical ability to swim. He's simply going to drown. The same is true for beginner students who enter into a Martial Arts program; that's why we have separate classes, instructors and curriculums for those students who are just starting out with us. We have a system in place that takes beginner students and helps them through a foundational program to equip them with the fundamentals they need to develop and grow as martial artists.

Unbeatable Location.

Our academy is located right on the corner of Mahoning Avenue and rt.11. Our academy is easily accessible from Interstates I-80, I-680, I-76 and rt.11. Our Austintown location is within driving distance of all major surrounding cities - including Youngstown, Boardman, Canfield, Poland, Hubbard, Niles, Girard, and Warren.


Finally, it takes the right people to make an amazing community. The environment of our school attracts people who are looking to take on new challenges, enjoy socializing with one another, and enjoy having fun. The parents whose kids train with us are caring and supportive. The adults who train with us are kind and fun. It's like a family here, and we'd love for you to become a part of it.

Why Choose Next Level Martial Arts?

People begin training in Martial Arts at our academy because they're seeking a certain benefit or goal to be met. They want to become more confident. They want to become more fit and healthy. They want to learn to be able to protect themselves. Others want to test themselves so they aspire to compete in sport Jiu-Jitsu or MMA. People begin training for a lot of different reasons, but over time they come to realize that training at Next Level Martial Arts has become so much more for them. They've learned things about themselves that they never knew before. They developed friendships with others that will last a lifetime. They realize that it's not just about fulfilling a desire, but about becoming a part of a group of people who operate like a family. It's so amazing to see the love and support students have for one another training at our academy. And we'd love for you to be a part of that.

If you're interested in learning more about our academy please feel free to call us at 330-550-4324 or email us at james@youngstownmartialarts.com. You can also receive more information about our latest trial offers by filling out the form to the right of the screen. If you already have all the information you need and you're ready to come in and check out some classes please go to the top of this page and click "our programs." Proceed by clicking on the program that most interests you. You'll then be directed to a page where you have the opportunity to sign up for one of our introductory specials. Simply click on the offer and sign up online. Shortly after that you will receive a call from us and together we'll set up your introductory class. Again, if you have any questions prior to registering for one of our easy-start trial programs simply call us or shoot us an email.

Hope to see you on the mat!