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Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center

219 Hempstead Turnpike
 2nd floor, rear entrance
West Hempstead, NY 11552
(516) 489-1278

Business Description:

For some time now, we've dedicated our lives to bringing the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of martial arts to the West Hempstead community. Recently, our family has expanded way beyond West Hempstead, into Franklin Square, Garden City, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, and more ! Through classes geared for men and women of all ages, shapes and sizes, our school itself has become a community of learning and growth. We'd love nothing more than for you to become a part of it. That way you too can enrich your life, learn self-defense, and get in great shape. Together, these three elements lead to a happier, healthier life. After all, for thousands of years, martial arts has been a tool for inner-growth and development. The hard work and patience required to perfect each moves builds discipline, focus and determination. The desire to advance through the ranks develops goal setting and ambition. The rush of passing tests, and seeing how far you've come builds confidence and pride. Helping you succeed in martial arts is the only goal of our West Hempstead program. Everyone here - each of our martial arts instructors - is passionate about helping you succeed, have fun, and enjoy the time you spend here. So come on by and try out the program that's best-suited for you. You can learn more about the classes our West Hempstead school offers, and call us to register for the one that's right for you. Our childrens' program, designed by a New York State certified elementary school teacher, and supported by Powerful Words, one of the leading character development programs in the country, incorporates age appropriate skills and activities to help bring out the best in your child. If you live in the towns of Franklin Square, Garden City, Lynbrook, Valley Stream, Rockville Center, Uniondale, Hempstead, or Baldwin then you are close enough to come train with us!


2018-03-05 00:04:03, by anita
My kids are learning so much coming to the dojo. they are learning, structure, discipline, focus. They are learning a lot, my daughter especially love the games that they play at the dojo at times.

2018-01-23 14:23:00, by Sarah G
My daughter started jujitsu a few months ago and she's been having such an amazing time. Not only is she excelling in class, but she's been able to stand up for herself which was a skill we really wanted to work on. The staff is amazing and super friendly. We love Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center!

2018-01-18 18:38:36, by Lucero Ardiles
This is a wonderful place my son and I being going for almost a year now and he absolutely loves the classes, the teachers, the place and jiu jitsu. He has learned so much since he started and I have seen the change in him myself for the better.

2018-01-18 14:21:28, by Desi
Great place for Children to build their confidence and their focus. My 4yr old son attends and he has been doing so much better in other areas such as school, and how he interacts with others. I cannot wait to see how he continues to grow while attending Popkin-Brogna.

2017-12-04 11:05:23, by Racquel Pierre
These Sensei's are truly the best. The way they teach class is not only fun but focused on discipline. My son lovesssss going there. Cant wait for my younger son to be old enough to attend. He'll definitely be going. At the dojo it's a family affair. We just love them.

2017-11-20 18:17:55, by Liz Curtin
My daughter used to hate all sports. But now, she wants to become a black belt! The warm, supportive, and fun environment created by the instructors at Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center keeps her motivated toward her goal. She loves going to class, and has become focused on her goals. She practices at home when she's not at the dojo. I love seeing the positive change in her. The confidence, the determination, the independence! Thank you Popkin-Brogna for giving her a great place to grow!

2017-11-14 10:58:44, by Anonymous
So proud of my little one who was just promoted to orange belt at Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center. Over the past year since joining, I have seen my angel grow in so many positive ways, one of the most important is confidence. Given the current environment where we are seeing why it is so important for women to have their own voice, it’s essential to teach our girls BEFORE they become women, to have their own voice and advocate for themselves!!!

2017-11-08 16:03:45, by Danielle Ishikawa
My son has been attending PBJC for about a year now. He started at only 3 and a half years old and has been the youngest in the group, but was given a chance after a trial run. It is amazing to see the growth and improvement he has displayed in such a short time. Each sensei has their own style of teaching and while they are all different, the passion they have for martial arts is very clear. Working with children of all ages requires a lot of patience and they do a great job when it comes to both having fun and providing discipline at the same time. I highly recommend this facility to anyone who is considering martial arts for their child.

2017-11-01 16:30:26, by hanah
Very kid friendly environment. My boys have enjoyed learning for over a year

2017-10-03 21:01:36, by Maureen Clemente
This is a terrific individual sport with a group feeling. Within 6 weeks of starting the program , my son's school contacted me about improved focus and stamina at school. The teachers have motivated my son and helped his self-esteem in immeasurable ways. We LOVE Popkin - brogna Jujitsu Center and you will too!

2017-10-02 21:41:17, by Nadine L
This is a great place for kids to learn jujitsu and discipline. Sensei Howard and Joe are top notch and very dedicated in teaching the kids. My son loves coming here!

2017-10-02 21:39:17, by Nadine L
This is a great place for kids to learn jujitsu and discipline. Sensei Howard and Joe are top notch and very dedicated in teaching the kids. My son loves coming here. It is a fun learning environment. They also have fun events for the kids which keeps things interesting for them.

2017-08-10 18:47:13, by K N
We've been with this dojo for 5 years, our kids have grown and flourished here.

2017-06-13 21:32:08, by Grace Guo
My daughter loves going there. She thinks Senseis are super cool and super nice. They have very good and interpersonal communication with parent through a closed parents group on Facebook.

2017-05-19 21:19:49, by Espie A.
It's a great place for your child to learn martial arts and grow stronger in all aspect of their life. Sensei Steve, Howard and Joe are wonderful and shows their expertise and dedication in helping each students reach their set goals. They know how to balance learning and fun that kids enjoy!

2017-05-16 11:00:14, by Bentley Johnson
This is an amazing martial arts center. All of the Sensei are not only great teachers in the art of Jujitsu but provide life lessons for children of all ages. I recommend parents give their child/children an experience that will be beneficial to their overall well-being and enroll them with Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center.

2017-05-15 19:37:18, by K. Arri
We enrolled our daughter as a free trial on Groupon as something for her to do and to help keep her focused. Little did we know we were going to get more than that! Popkin Brogna Jujitsu has built upon the principles that we already established with our daughter: integrity and accountability. All of the Sensei’s and Sempei’s are trained in Jujitsu. The Sensei’s: Steven, Howard, Joseph and the Sempei’s: Stephanie, Nick and Amy all take a vested interest in your child’s development to help them grow and learn a martial art. Also, they have a parent class once a week where you can practice the techniques your children are learning to help them advance. What we really like is they do not do social promotions, which means your child has to really work hard to earn their belt in order to advance. They just opened a brand new state of the art dojo. They have become extended family and we plan on sending our son there when he gets of age.

2017-05-14 11:56:32, by S.Fackelman
Pop kin-Brogna Jujitsu Center is more than a dojo. This is the place my daughter went from "being bullied at school" to "wow, how can I get my child to be as confident as yours?". The place where self-respect, self-confidence, and self-control are taught. Not just for the dojo, but for life.

2017-05-13 13:52:15, by Anonymous
Hands down- best money spent! My two boys 4 and 7, both attend classes at this awesome dojo. It has proved to be exactly what they both needed- a place to build self-confidence, gain greater self-discipline, learn the incredible skills of jujitsu and so much more! Best of all, they are having a ton of fun and look forward to going to class each week. I love this place!

2017-05-12 09:49:30, by Vanessa
I was interested in signing my child up for Jujitsu classes and was having trouble finding a center I felt comfortable in. We tried a few places, but I was not impressed. My son was 4 at the time I contacted Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center. We tried it out; he was a little hesitant at first. The instructors were very patient and allowed him to take his time to grow into the class. I liked the diverse in the center. They have amazing start-up packages so we gave it a shot! My son is 6, a yellow belt preparing for high-yellow!! They hold great events and parent / child classes which we started attending! I would highly recommend Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center!

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Hours: Mon: 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM Tue: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wed: 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM Thu: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fri: Closed Sat: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Sun: 7:00 AM - 10:15 PM

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