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Ted Barnes

9 July 2019

I have been taking kick boxing lessons for over a year now with American Black Belt Academy. This family business is extremely welcoming and their knowledge of the sport is very admirable. As for my children, they have a ton of fun while growing with strength, confidence and integrity. I would highly recommend ABBA to anyone who is interested. More...


Melissa Rubin

9 July 2019

I am not usually one to write a review but I have to give credit where its due. ABBA has been one of the best experiences for my 2 daughters. They have grown in confidence, skill and always have fun. Their staff is positive and friendly to the point where you feel like you are part of the family. The facility is clean and welcoming. I would and always do recommend American Black Belt Academy. You are not going to find a more top rate place. More...


Bobby Groel

2 June 2019

Two of my kids started going here and they absolutely love it. Teaches great skills, and is a huge confidence booster for kids. Instructors are extremely nice and patient. More...


Peter Tucker

14 April 2019

Excellent - My grandson loves ABBA. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.


Terrie Lynn

9 February 2019

Wonderful experience. Outstanding staff. I love the fact that they can pick up from Berner. My son loves it there he so happy he wants to go every day. Great great great program


Inner Strength Martial Arts

22 January 2019

Beautiful school and top notch instruction!


Karina Lupo

23 November 2018

Five Stars all the way! I highly recommend American Black Belt Academy. They have an excellent fitness program with classes in the mornings and evenings. I have been training there for almost 3 years now and I’m a Mom of two beautiful girls. The results I have achieved keep me coming back for more. The trainers there are amazing and so supportive. The environment is humble and the results are real. Truly one of my favorite places to be at. Thank you to Chris and Danielle Lovarco! More...



22 May 2018

My 10 year old son is enrolled in the after school program and he and I couldn’t be happier with ABBA. My son is currently a brown belt in Kenpo Karate, and he is learning the fine art kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu taught by an excellent role model Mr. Chris LoVarco.


Dr. Lucie M. Kay

22 May 2018

(Translated by Google) Best Kenpo training !!

Best Kenpo training!!


Karl A.

19 May 2018

Just had my sons 6 yo birthday party here and he loved it. The staff was friendly and helpful. Location was very clean. Plenty of parking. The instructors were great. The party price included food, drinks, and a very unique way of cutting a birthday cake. Birthday boy also breaks wood. Would recommend. . More...


Gregory Masaitis

8 March 2018

The absolute best place to train! I can't tell you how much my son has learned at your Academy!!! I highly recommend you get your child involved...no better than American Black Belt Academy! More...


Erick Northam

22 July 2017

It was my first time there and I was impressed. Very clean organized and had a great time.


Giovanna P

22 May 2017

Great place to train! Fun environment, excellent instruction and a wide variety of classes. I look forward to attending the array of classes every night and never thought I'd be able to call myself a fighter.


Christopher Lovarco

22 May 2017

Adult classes provide a great workout and teach the most practical self defense strategies you'll find. Our children's program is designed to develop strong bodies, a healthy outlook on life, respect for adults and a successful attitude all while keeping them in great shape and teaching them how to defend themselves.


Mary Goldstein

22 May 2017

I can't tell you how this place has changed my life. I was not physically active until I came here. I fell in love with the entire program they offer. I take the American Kenpo class, cardio kickboxing class, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class. I am in the best shape I have ever been in my life and have developed great relationships with my coaches and training partners. The expertise of the staff is unsurpassable. All the instructors take the time to work with you and make sure you succeed and move forward in any class you take. It is my favorite place to be and the place that I look forward to going to every single day. I can't say enough great things about American Black Belt. More...


Scott Rudder

12 February 2017

My daughter loved the instructors. They were very nice and helpful. She will defenetly would like to return again for another camp.


Diana Sperling Morana

7 February 2017

This is such a great family owned martial arts/fitness facility! They have changed my life! Fight fit classes, kickboxing classes and booty camp classes! I didn't think I could do it, but I'm doing it!!! You can do it it too! Chris, Danielle and Renee explain, encourage and MOTIVATE! I've NEVER FELT BETTER! Try it! You will love it! #ADDICTED! More...


Mary Goldstein

27 December 2016

Met so many great people and now have a home away from home. I'm the best shape of my life and look forward to all the classes and seeing my dedicated instructors. I love this place.


Ursula Mohan

25 September 2016

American Nlack Belt Academy is an excellent place for your child or children to leave Kickboxjng, JuiJitsu, Karate weapons, etc. The staff are very friendly, nice,caring and respectable people. It is a family owned business the owners are excellent people. American Black Belt has been around for a very long time. They also offer adult classes after school and they have a summer camp and child care. I can't say anything bad about this place. I love ❤️ love love it. My son loves the staff and loves attending classes. He takes theee classes and loves them all. He had a great time tbthw summer camp also. Before we came the American Black Belt we searched for other schools, but they didn't offer what we wanted and the atmosphere was not very welcoming. When we came here we fell in love win the school and that was it. We're not leaving.....this is the place for us!!!!!! Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent More...


Pat S.

16 August 2016

Real self defense not baby sitting.


Brei Del

28 June 2016

"I love it super duper much! Thank you for teaching karate for me. I can't wait for the competition!" Riley 5 years old (almost:) We are thrilled that she has found a passion for what she does during her classes. Her instructors have been amazing and she looks forward to learning from them each week. The program has been wonderful for reinforcing positive behaviors and instilling a sense of accomplishment in our daughter. We can't thank you enough! More...


Steve P.

9 September 2015

Great place for your kids to learn and have fun. My son began at 3.5 years old and is not 6. Totally loves it, teachers are awesome as well as owner. Not only a great karate place but great for building balance and concentration, helps with other future sports as well.   Highly recommend!  The wife does kickboxing there as well and thats awesome too! More...


Jason Kopp

26 June 2014

Love this place


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Drew C.

19 August 2013

I had joined ABBA back in early 2012 and it's been one of the best experiences ever.  Many of the reviews so far have been catered around their children's programs, however I attend their adult classes and find them to be excellent.Both Mr. Chris and Mr. Dan are top notch instructors whom teach the Kenpo curriculum, however adding in an occasional mix of MMA and Krav Maga.  Each week the classes touch upon different techniques and skills, which keep everything interesting since the classes are never the same twice.Not only are you learning self defense and getting a great workout, it's also fun and a great experience.  The classes fly by and as I'm leaving for the night, I am looking forward to the next class.The entire LoVarco family is exactly that- 'Family'  Everyone is always super nice and willing to take the time to answer a question or have a quick chat.  They care about their students and it instantly shows.If you are looking for an excellent karate school on Long Island, don't go to one of the chains, make sure you check out ABBA!  I assure you that you will be pleased and impressed! More...

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