12 Rt 9 North, Morganville, NJ 07751
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Who We Are

About Elite Martial Arts Academy in Morganville, NJ

Christopher Brough

Owner and Chief Instructor at Elite Martial Arts Academy in Morganville, 6th Degree Black Belt

Elite Martial Arts Academy, also known as EMA to the students, has a high-energy, yet traditional tone, for one of the most authentic and well rounded self-defense and fitness training curriculums available. Professionalism, respect, positive attitudes, gratitude, protocol, friendship and a sense of belonging are the underlying core principles of the Elite Martial Arts Culture.

"OSU!" Walking through the Dojo, you'll be actually hear the sound of respect as both children and adults bow. Everyone is always met with a smile and friendly personality. Words of encouragements are shared often.

We LOVE beginners! No matter what your starting level is, you'll get an amazing workout, gain lean muscle, and learn techniques to keep you and your family safe. Children, beginners with no martial arts background, and even top martial artists all train and learn in an environment that is friendly and fun.

Some other added benefits both our kids and adult members experience are:

  • Learning to use your entire body for self-defense.
  • Building positive body confidence through striking and footwork drills.
  • Advances in teamwork and goal-setting skills.
  • Gains in outrageous core strength, hip mobility, and flexibility.
  • Improvements in stress reduction.

Kids learn respect, adults show honor. Greetings are always loud and cheerful. Kids are met with bows, handshakes, or high-fives, sometimes taking the time to kneel down to greet each other. While talking to an adult, one must stop and pay attention to them, always addressing them with their full focus and eye contact.

Expert staff lead by example. The Staff and Leadership Team are happy, groomed, healthy, and professional. They don't use slang or nicknames, everyone is addressed by their name or title. Firm respectful handshakes, graceful bows or respected nods of acknowledgment are the "norm" in the Dojo.

Clean, safe, affordable! The dojo is modern, hygienic, clean, sharp, and professional. Everything is done by design and in its right place. It's appealing to families, women, and working professionals.

Encouraging words and appropriate physical touches or even hugs must be used. Cheerful attitudes. This is a place of fun learning. A place where people are made to feel welcome.

Where students are made to feel special and have a sense of belonging. A sense of family where there are no strangers.

We strive to make the dojo...

...a place where adults are trusted and are children respected.

...a place where a mother of a child can politely correct another child without feeling that she is stepping on someone's toes or that it is not her place.

...a culture of growth and nurturing. The Master is a big brother, or a father-figure, or a sister or mother figure. An Instructor is not only a coach, but a teacher and a respected friend.

...a place where members, clients and students understand and respect that this is a professional institution. Rules, policies and procedures must be followed and observed, and protocol must be maintained and exercised.

...a place where people have fun without being funny and everyone comes to learn and grow themselves.

...a place where people love to share and help others. No egos or false pride. No bullies or rowdy people.

Just people helping others grow in the martial arts.

Don't forget to check out our super low web-special while on site as well. These specials don't last long and classes fill up fast. Reserve your spot today so you can take advantage of the web-based, 100% risk free deal going on today.

Definitely wouldn't want you to miss out. Our owner and head instructor's bio is below so you can get a feel for the leadership at The Dojo School of Martial Arts. Looking forward to training with you soon!

About Our Leadership Team

Elite Martial Arts Academy is owned by Master Instructor Shihan Christopher Brough. Shihan started his Martial Arts training in 1985 in Brooklyn, NY, studying traditional Japanese Karate under Kyoshi Tommy Chen. Throughout his college years, he competed nationally in both sparring and weapons. However, his heart was always in teaching and sharing the martial arts that had such a profound impact on his life.

He spent much of his twenties teaching hundreds of students at his original Dojo in Brooklyn, but had a vision of spreading his passion and moving to Central NJ. In 1998 he opened Elite Martial Arts Academy with great success. In fact, many of the original students are still training with Shihan till this very day. It was also at that time that Shihan decided to expand his own training. Always leading by example, he began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

For the next several years, Shihan continued to teach his students and pursue his own studies by being a dedicated student. Since then, Shihan has relocated EMA to Marlboro with even greater success. EMA currently serves hundreds of students and Shihan proudly oversees each class every day. With perseverance and dedication, he has since earned his 6th Degree Black Belt in Kaizen Karate under Soke Tony Morrison, and earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Louis Vintaloro and Royler Gracie.

EMA is currently a proud representative for Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu under Saulo and Xande Ribeiro, as well as Kaizen Karate Do. He has also served on the teaching staff of United Professionals Instructor Seminars where he was brought in to share his passion and teaching style to help improve the teaching of other martial arts instructors.

Shihan is very proud of the staff and students of his academy. Currently servicing hundreds of students, EMA is always dedicated to the progress and growth of every individual student.

School Owner:

Shihan Christopher Brough is ranked as a 6th Degree Black Belt in Karate, a 1 st Degree Black Belt in BJJ and has been teaching for 30 years.

Head Instructor:

Sensei Hany Tawfick is ranked as a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Karate, a Brown Belt in BJJ and has been teaching for over 10 years.

How to Get Started

Come join our Morganville, NJ Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Birthday Parties, Kids Martial Arts, and Krav Maga. 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 (732) 617-1060 if you have any further questions. Elite Martial Arts Academy hopes to speak with you soon!