It's no secret that over the last few decades more people have developed problems with weight. As technology advances, it seems the physical fitness of many decreases. Everywhere you look, especially in the United States, you are bound to see some bellies protruding. Both men and women, suffer with the problem of being overweight. A lot of people blame medical conditions for causing the problem (and this may have something to do with it in some cases). However, for the majority, whether it's a few extra pounds or two hundred, the number one reason is lack of physical activity and poor nutrition. A lot of people are confused when it comes to working out. There are all sorts of routines and diets out there, and it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which would be best for you. If you're not interested in becoming a body builder, (you simply want to get in shape, and have fun doing it) martial arts might be something you will want to look into.


  • BOXING (adults)

    BOXING (adults)

    About

    The benefits of learning boxing have been recognized since the time of the ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians. The first prize fight, however, was mentioned in Homer’s “The Iliad” and occurred during the funeral games of Patroklus. The ancient Romans celebrated the sport both in and out of the gladiator’s ring. Fighters would wrap their hands with leather, which was sometimes studded with metal, and fight to the death. –Read More

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    • Sergey Stepanov

      Sergey Stepanov

    • Oleg Busying

      Oleg Busying

      Oleg Busying is not only a boxing coach, he is proficient in Thai boxing, and Judo, “I trained eight years in Judo and Sambo, and twelve years in kick boxing, karate, and now boxing,” said Busygin. “I was involved in boxing since he was 10 years old.”

      He got his start in boxing in his homeland,”Sports were very popular in Russia,” he explained. “Kids didn’t have much to do so they got into sports. For me it was boxing and kick-boxing.”

      In Russia he could not be what we call a professional, but he was a competing amateur and when his active career ended in 1989, after Busygin won an array of honors including a third place finish at 156 pounds in Kazakhstan in 1992 at the Euro-Asian in Chelyabinsk, Russia, WAC Federation. –Read More

    • Ismat Nyazov

      Ismat Nyazov

      Ismat Nyazov doesn’t just coach boxing; he teaches his students how to succeed at boxing. For this trainer, boxing is a family affair. Ismat’s two sons have followed in their dad’s footsteps into the ring.

      Nyazov was born in Kazakhstan, in the former Soviet Union. Now 45 years old, he was an accomplished amateur boxer in his country. “I am now a professional trainer,” explained Nyazov. “But because there were no professional athletes in Kazakhstan, I was not able to box professionally, but I was a highly respected amateur and I fell in love with boxing; it has been my passion since I was a fifteen year old boy.” –Read More

    • Gennady Kakurin

      Gennady Kakurin

    • Eugene Tseytin

      Eugene Tseytin

  • MMA (adults)

    MMA (adults)

    About

    When students accept the benefits of learning MMA, they take a step back in time to work alongside the Olympic hand-to-hand combat fighters of ancient Greece. Alexander the Great spread the teachings of Greek hand-to-hand fighting to India, where he worked hard to recruit athletes as soldiers. A Buddhist monk who traveled through India learned the basics of combat and took the information back to China, where the sports of judo, karate and kung fu all descended from Greek hand-to-hand combat. –Read More

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    • Dmitriy Melenevskiy

      Dmitriy Melenevskiy

      Активно занимался пропагандой ММА , снимая мотивационные видео, которые обрели популярность во всём мире. Своими кумирами считает Федора Емельяненко, Генки Судо, Джона Джонса, Андерсона Сильву, Хосе Альдо.

      С 6 лет начал заниматься самбо и дзюдо. В возрасте 16 лет выполнил норматив МС по обеим видам. Неоднократно становился Чемпионом Украины и призёром кубков Европы. Владеет 2 Даном и черным поясом по дзюдо. Является инструктором по дзюдо, самбо, мма, бжж, грепплингу, муай-таю, вольной борьбе, самообороне. Из-за многочисленных травм в 2007 г перестал выступать и начал преподавать дзюдо детям и активно заниматься модельным бизнесом. –Read More

  • MMA (adults)

    About

    When students accept the benefits of learning MMA, they take a step back in time to work alongside the Olympic hand-to-hand combat fighters of ancient Greece. Alexander the Great spread the teachings of Greek hand-to-hand fighting to India, where he worked hard to recruit athletes as soldiers. A Buddhist monk who traveled through India learned the basics of combat and took the information back to China, where the sports of judo, karate and kung fu all descended from Greek hand-to-hand combat. –Read More

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    Adult Membership

  • MUAY THAI (adults)

    MUAY THAI (adults)

    About

    For centuries, students of the martial arts have understood the benefits of learning Muay Thai. This ancient form of kickboxing has a long history of use both in warfare and sporting activities. Today, modern students have the opportunity to benefit in many ways from their mastery of this ancient discipline. –Read More

    Pricing Plan

    Adult Membership

    • Miguel Rivera

      Miguel Rivera

      Bronx, NY native Miguel Rivera has been teaching Muay Thai for seven years. For the last two he has imparted his expertise on students of all ages at The Fight Factory Gym.

      “You may not be familiar with Muay Thai; it is different than American kick boxing,” explained Rivera, 43, “Where they don’t kick below the waist. Thai boxing is called “the art of eight limbs” where you use punches, kicks, elbows, and knees; it is completely different from American kick boxing.”

      Muay Thai, it is believed, is a more modern form of the older Muay Boran, or “ancient boxing.” That was a type of unarmed combat used by Siamese soldiers when they lost their weapons in the heat of battle.
      Rivera, married and the father of two boys and two girls ranging in age from 12 to 19 years old, began competing in Kung Fu at the age of 16. –Read More

  • WRESTLING (adults/teens)

    WRESTLING (adults/teens)

    About

    The benefits of learning college wrestling were known over 15,000 years ago in ancient France, where archaeologists found cave drawings of wrestlers participating in matches. Reliefs from ancient Egypt and Babylon depict wrestlers using most of the holds that are well-known today. Ancient Greeks adopted the sport and soon made it the central fixture of their famous Olympic Games. –Read More

    • Yuriy Vilenskiy

      Yuriy Vilenskiy

      Yuri Valenski. Master of Sports of the USSR ( Greco Roman & Classic style) Honored trainer of the USSR and Ukraine.

      Coached twofold Olympic champion Alexander Kolchinskii. (Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980).
      Prepared U.S. champion Arcadia Levitin and silver medalist U.S. Youth Championship, the winner of the International tournament “A” class in New York (November 2010) Dmitry Rabchinsky.

      Trains Greco Roman, Freestyle, Folk style. Classes for kids of any age. –Read More

    • Damir Zachardinov

      Damir Zachardinov

      Damir Zahardinov is an enthusiastic molder of competitive wrestlers. It is what makes him come to his station at the popular Fight Factory Gym, day after day to watch the growth of his students.

      Born in 1976 in the city of Kazan, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, he began his career as a trainer in freestyle wrestling in Tashkent in 1987. His interest in wrestling began as a youngster when a friend invited him to watch him at wrestling practice, “He called me one day and asked if I wanted to go and I said why not,” recalled Damir. “In the Soviet Union it is popular to watch practice. I then started to go to the gym and found that I really liked it.” –Read More

  • JUDO (adults)

    JUDO (adults)

    About

    The benefits of learning judo include learning the skills assembled by Jigoro Kano in Japan. Known as the Japanese Father of Physical Education and Sport, Kano created this martial art as a synthesis of some jujitsu fighting techniques and his own additional insights. Kodokan Judo was established in 1882 and, almost a century later, became an Olympic event in 1964. –Read More

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    Adult Membership

    • Victor Tatarkin

      Victor Tatarkin

      He was born in Siberia, a place that Judo trainer Victor Tatarkin describes as, “Cold but dry.”

      He arrived in the US in 1992 at the age of 32, now 52, and recently a father for the second time, he began his life in combat sports in Russia learning Sambo, a Russian form of Judo that is a very popular discipline there. The word “SAMBO” is an acronym for SAMooborona Bez Oruzhiya, which in English means “self-defense without weapons.
      “When Judo arrived in my country,” he recalled. “I started to practice it because I liked it.”
      He has been training people in Judo and Sambo for the past fifteen years here in the US, “After I stopped competing.” He has been a member of the training staff at the Fight Factory since it opened its doors four years ago. –Read More

  • SHOTOKAN KARATE DO (adults/teens)

    SHOTOKAN KARATE DO (adults/teens)

    About

    The benefits of learning Karate Shotokan Do became apparent in the fifth or sixth century C. E., when a Buddhist monk named Bodhidharma brought the practice with him from India. On the trek from India to China, Bodhidharma used his hands to defend himself from predators and robbers. When he settled in China, he combined his methods with the strength and discipline of yoga to develop a strong martial art. –Read More

    • George Machabeli

      George Machabeli

      George Machabeli, a fourth degree black belt in Karate, was born twenty-six years ago in Georgia, in the former USSR, and arrived in the USA in 2006.

      He teaches Shotokan Karate Do, which is traditional Karate. It is something that he began learning at the very young age of four, “I’ve been in this sport for 22 years,” said Machabeli. “I am a 44 time Georgian and International Champion, and three times World Champion.”

      “For two years I have brought a team to the World Championships. As a matter of fact we were in a tournament only recently and our team of fourteen won a total of fourteen medals. Five first place, five second place, and four third place medals.” –-Read More

  • WOMEN KICKBOXING

    WOMEN KICKBOXING

    About

    Kickboxing classes for women only.

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    Adults Membership

    • Miguel Rivera

      Miguel Rivera

      Bronx, NY native Miguel Rivera has been teaching Muay Thai for seven years. For the last two he has imparted his expertise on students of all ages at The Fight Factory Gym.

      “You may not be familiar with Muay Thai; it is different than American kick boxing,” explained Rivera, 43, “Where they don’t kick below the waist. Thai boxing is called “the art of eight limbs” where you use punches, kicks, elbows, and knees; it is completely different from American kick boxing.”

      Muay Thai, it is believed, is a more modern form of the older Muay Boran, or “ancient boxing.” That was a type of unarmed combat used by Siamese soldiers when they lost their weapons in the heat of battle.
      Rivera, married and the father of two boys and two girls ranging in age from 12 to 19 years old, began competing in Kung Fu at the age of 16. –Read More

  • SELF DEFENSE (adults)

    SELF DEFENSE (adults)

    About

    Self Defense with Gi and weapons & MMA Jiu Jitsu with Gi.

    Pricing Plan

    Adults Membership

    • David Furi

      David Furi

  • WRESTLING (adults/teens)

    WRESTLING (adults/teens)

    About

    The benefits of learning college wrestling were known over 15,000 years ago in ancient France, where archaeologists found cave drawings of wrestlers participating in matches. Reliefs from ancient Egypt and Babylon depict wrestlers using most of the holds that are well-known today. Ancient Greeks adopted the sport and soon made it the central fixture of their famous Olympic Games. –Read More

    • Yuriy Vilenskiy

      Yuriy Vilenskiy

      Yuri Valenski. Master of Sports of the USSR ( Greco Roman & Classic style) Honored trainer of the USSR and Ukraine.

      Coached twofold Olympic champion Alexander Kolchinskii. (Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980).
      Prepared U.S. champion Arcadia Levitin and silver medalist U.S. Youth Championship, the winner of the International tournament “A” class in New York (November 2010) Dmitry Rabchinsky.

      Trains Greco Roman, Freestyle, Folk style. Classes for kids of any age. –Read More

    • Damir Zachardinov

      Damir Zachardinov

      Damir Zahardinov is an enthusiastic molder of competitive wrestlers. It is what makes him come to his station at the popular Fight Factory Gym, day after day to watch the growth of his students.

      Born in 1976 in the city of Kazan, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, he began his career as a trainer in freestyle wrestling in Tashkent in 1987. His interest in wrestling began as a youngster when a friend invited him to watch him at wrestling practice, “He called me one day and asked if I wanted to go and I said why not,” recalled Damir. “In the Soviet Union it is popular to watch practice. I then started to go to the gym and found that I really liked it.” –Read More

  • SHOTOKAN KARATE DO (adults/teens)

    SHOTOKAN KARATE DO (adults/teens)

    About

    The benefits of learning Karate Shotokan Do became apparent in the fifth or sixth century C. E., when a Buddhist monk named Bodhidharma brought the practice with him from India. On the trek from India to China, Bodhidharma used his hands to defend himself from predators and robbers. When he settled in China, he combined his methods with the strength and discipline of yoga to develop a strong martial art. –Read More

    • George Machabeli

      George Machabeli

      George Machabeli, a fourth degree black belt in Karate, was born twenty-six years ago in Georgia, in the former USSR, and arrived in the USA in 2006.

      He teaches Shotokan Karate Do, which is traditional Karate. It is something that he began learning at the very young age of four, “I’ve been in this sport for 22 years,” said Machabeli. “I am a 44 time Georgian and International Champion, and three times World Champion.”

      “For two years I have brought a team to the World Championships. As a matter of fact we were in a tournament only recently and our team of fourteen won a total of fourteen medals. Five first place, five second place, and four third place medals.” –-Read More

  • SELF DEFENSE (teens)

    SELF DEFENSE (teens)

    About

    Self Defense with Gi and weapons & MMA Jiu Jitsu with Gi.

    • David Furi

      David Furi

  • BOXING (kids)

    BOXING (kids)

    About

    The benefits of learning boxing have been recognized since the time of the ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians. The first prize fight, however, was mentioned in Homer’s “The Iliad” and occurred during the funeral games of Patroklus. The ancient Romans celebrated the sport both in and out of the gladiator’s ring. Fighters would wrap their hands with leather, which was sometimes studded with metal, and fight to the death. –Read More

    Pricing Plan

    Kids Membership

    • Ismat Nyazov

      Ismat Nyazov

      Ismat Nyazov doesn’t just coach boxing; he teaches his students how to succeed at boxing. For this trainer, boxing is a family affair. Ismat’s two sons have followed in their dad’s footsteps into the ring.

      Nyazov was born in Kazakhstan, in the former Soviet Union. Now 45 years old, he was an accomplished amateur boxer in his country. “I am now a professional trainer,” explained Nyazov. “But because there were no professional athletes in Kazakhstan, I was not able to box professionally, but I was a highly respected amateur and I fell in love with boxing; it has been my passion since I was a fifteen year old boy.” –Read More

  • MUAY THAI (kids)

    MUAY THAI (kids)

    About

    For centuries, students of the martial arts have understood the benefits of learning Muay Thai. This ancient form of kickboxing has a long history of use both in warfare and sporting activities. Today, modern students have the opportunity to benefit in many ways from their mastery of this ancient discipline. –Read More

    Pricing Plan

    Kids Membership

    • Miguel Rivera

      Miguel Rivera

      Bronx, NY native Miguel Rivera has been teaching Muay Thai for seven years. For the last two he has imparted his expertise on students of all ages at The Fight Factory Gym.

      “You may not be familiar with Muay Thai; it is different than American kick boxing,” explained Rivera, 43, “Where they don’t kick below the waist. Thai boxing is called “the art of eight limbs” where you use punches, kicks, elbows, and knees; it is completely different from American kick boxing.”

      Muay Thai, it is believed, is a more modern form of the older Muay Boran, or “ancient boxing.” That was a type of unarmed combat used by Siamese soldiers when they lost their weapons in the heat of battle.
      Rivera, married and the father of two boys and two girls ranging in age from 12 to 19 years old, began competing in Kung Fu at the age of 16. –Read More

  • JUDO (kids/teens)

    JUDO (kids/teens)

    About

    The benefits of learning judo include learning the skills assembled by Jigoro Kano in Japan. Known as the Japanese Father of Physical Education and Sport, Kano created this martial art as a synthesis of some jujitsu fighting techniques and his own additional insights. Kodokan Judo was established in 1882 and, almost a century later, became an Olympic event in 1964. –Read More

    Pricing Plan

    Kids Membership

    • Victor Tatarkin

      Victor Tatarkin

      He was born in Siberia, a place that Judo trainer Victor Tatarkin describes as, “Cold but dry.”

      He arrived in the US in 1992 at the age of 32, now 52, and recently a father for the second time, he began his life in combat sports in Russia learning Sambo, a Russian form of Judo that is a very popular discipline there. The word “SAMBO” is an acronym for SAMooborona Bez Oruzhiya, which in English means “self-defense without weapons.
      “When Judo arrived in my country,” he recalled. “I started to practice it because I liked it.”
      He has been training people in Judo and Sambo for the past fifteen years here in the US, “After I stopped competing.” He has been a member of the training staff at the Fight Factory since it opened its doors four years ago. –Read More

  • WRESTLING (kids)

    WRESTLING (kids)

    About

    The benefits of learning college wrestling were known over 15,000 years ago in ancient France, where archaeologists found cave drawings of wrestlers participating in matches. Reliefs from ancient Egypt and Babylon depict wrestlers using most of the holds that are well-known today. Ancient Greeks adopted the sport and soon made it the central fixture of their famous Olympic Games. –Read More

    Pricing Plan

    Kids Membership

    • Yuriy Vilenskiy

      Yuriy Vilenskiy

      Yuri Valenski. Master of Sports of the USSR ( Greco Roman & Classic style) Honored trainer of the USSR and Ukraine.

      Coached twofold Olympic champion Alexander Kolchinskii. (Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980).
      Prepared U.S. champion Arcadia Levitin and silver medalist U.S. Youth Championship, the winner of the International tournament “A” class in New York (November 2010) Dmitry Rabchinsky.

      Trains Greco Roman, Freestyle, Folk style. Classes for kids of any age. –Read More

    • Damir Zachardinov

      Damir Zachardinov

      Damir Zahardinov is an enthusiastic molder of competitive wrestlers. It is what makes him come to his station at the popular Fight Factory Gym, day after day to watch the growth of his students.

      Born in 1976 in the city of Kazan, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, he began his career as a trainer in freestyle wrestling in Tashkent in 1987. His interest in wrestling began as a youngster when a friend invited him to watch him at wrestling practice, “He called me one day and asked if I wanted to go and I said why not,” recalled Damir. “In the Soviet Union it is popular to watch practice. I then started to go to the gym and found that I really liked it.” –Read More

  • SHOTOKAN KARATE DO (kids 6-9)

    SHOTOKAN KARATE DO (kids 6-9)

    About

    The benefits of learning Karate Shotokan Do became apparent in the fifth or sixth century C. E., when a Buddhist monk named Bodhidharma brought the practice with him from India. On the trek from India to China, Bodhidharma used his hands to defend himself from predators and robbers. When he settled in China, he combined his methods with the strength and discipline of yoga to develop a strong martial art. –Read More

    Pricing Plan

    Kids Membership

  • SHOTOKAN KARATE DO (kids 3-5)

    SHOTOKAN KARATE DO (kids 3-5)

    About

    The benefits of learning Karate Shotokan Do became apparent in the fifth or sixth century C. E., when a Buddhist monk named Bodhidharma brought the practice with him from India. On the trek from India to China, Bodhidharma used his hands to defend himself from predators and robbers. When he settled in China, he combined his methods with the strength and discipline of yoga to develop a strong martial art. –Read More

    Pricing Plan

    Kids Membership

  • SELF DEFENSE (kids)

    SELF DEFENSE (kids)

    About

    Self Defense with Gi and weapons & MMA Jiu Jitsu with Gi.

    Pricing Plan

    Kids Membership

    • David Furi

      David Furi