Norman Yonkers' Karate Connection
Mixed Martial Arts Academy
168 Cushing Street  •  Fredonia, NY 14063  •  716/679-7685  •

About Us

The Martial Arts have risen in popularity because of its ability to provide a variety of results for each individual participant.Whether your goals are self-confidence, self-defense, personal development, fitness, flexibility or to earn a Black Belt, our school will take you there! From our pre-school programs to our martial arts fitness programs, our instructors are dedicated to helping you and/or your family achieve your individual goals.

A 1985 study found that children in martial arts, have an increased sense of responsibility, a decrease in the willingness to take foolish risks, and a higher sense of self-esteem. Adult students really appreciate the differences between martial arts training and standard exercise programs. You get in shape, learn how to defend yourself, and relieve stress, all in a safe and fun environment.

We operate with age appropriate classes; with a variety of available days and times to make it convenient for busy families. As the only full-time professional martial arts school in the area, we offer many other activities and programs for our students in addition to our classes. Our summer camps, award banquets, themed event nights, and our Kickin' Kids After School Program, all add to the special experience of attending our school. Our facility boasts two training areas, a weight room, locker rooms, and comfortable waiting area for spectators.

We encourage parents to stay and watch their children's classes. We feel it is imperative that parents be involved with their child's training to receive the most benefit from it. We host Parent Nights where each student's parent can come right into the class with them, and learn how to help them with their martial training at home. We want our parents to be our partners in helping our students to become good citizens as well as good martial artists.

We offer a variety of programs, with one to fit every budget. We believe we offer the Best Value in Chautauqua County with our facility, quality of instruction and variety of programs and class times. We are proud of our programs and believe they are worth every penny and then some! We are here for those who want the best for themselves and their children.

We also do not require you to sign a contract to join our school. We do not believe that you should sign anything which requires to you continue paying us if and when you should want, or need, to discontinue your membership. We don't need to use contracts to keep our students. They stay because they want to, not because they HAVE to.

We always encourage prospective students to visit us, as well as other schools, to find the best fit for you. Depending on what you are looking to get out of your martial arts training will determine the best place for you. We do not see the martial arts as something to do until a certain sports season begins and you can join that instead. We believe martial arts training should be a part of your life as a compliment to work, school, and other activities. Properly instructed, the martial arts can improve all aspects of your life.

For those who do decide to train with us we promise to always behave with the utmost professionalism and show a true interest in your needs and goals. Whether that is to learn self-defense, gain confidence, get in shape, earn your Black Belt, or become the next MMA Star, we will be proud to be your school.

In October 2006 we moved to our own facility after leasing in downtown Fredonia since 1990. We are very proud to be able to offer our students and families the Premier Training Facility in Chautauqua County. Please feel free to visit us. If you would like to take a trial lesson free, just give us a call or email and we can set up an appointment.