Other offerings [ Breaking Week ]

Kickside Martial Arts offers a breaking week for its advanced junior (Green Belt and above) and all adult students. During breaking weeks, students are encouraged to bring in boards or patio bricks to break with a variety of trained techniques, such as: side kick, hammer fist, palm heel, and front kick. Depending on the level of ability, students will be allowed to raise the challenge by using increasingly advanced techniques, or a higher number of boards or bricks on one break.

Students should bring four to six boards per breaking class (min). Although it is not mandatory that students bring in boards, it is highly recommended. DO NOT PUT BOARDS  IN YOUR GEAR BAG — these bags are not intended to hold boards and will tear or rip as a result of too much strain or sharp edges from the boards.

Board breaking is a required part of testings at the rank of brown belt and above. We firmly believe that the earlier students learn to break, the more confident they will be once it becomes a requirement for rank promotion. Boards may be ordered through Kickside or a local lumber yard (ponderosa pine #3 or white pine is ideal).

Kickside board orders are offered in bundles of 25 boards.
There is a $5 discount per bundle for paid pre-order boards:
6" board pre-order price: $55/bundle + tax
6" board stock order price: $60/bundle + tax
8" or 10" board pre-order price: $60/bundle + tax
8" or 10" board stock order price: $65/bundle + tax

Below are board size requirements and exact specifications. Please pay close attention to grain direction if sourcing your own boards (they won't break if cut wrong)!

Martial Arts NJ, Montgomery, Princeton,  Skillman, Rocky Hill, Hopewell, Hillsborough, Belle Mead, Kendall Park, South Brunswick, East Amwell

Board Sizes: (l x w x h)

Green - Sr. Blue Belts (kids): 6" x 12" x 1"
Brown Belts & Up (6-8 years old): 6" x 12" x 1"
Brown Belts & Up (9-12 years old): 8" x 12" x 1"
Brown and Above (13+) and All Adult Ranks: 10" x 12" x 1"

Note for breaking at a testing: There are special breaking requirements for each level. Although these requirements are reviewed in classes, students/parents should seek out an instructor to review the requirements prior to a testing. Breaks must be approved by an instructor upon submission of a testing application. Only one technique may be performed on cinderblocks at a testing for brown through probationary black belts.

Announcements

Tournament Prep Fridays:
Every Friday until Tournament, 5:30-8:00pm at Montgomery
Cost is $20 (+$5 for pizza) Save $10 if registered for tournament. 
Counts as 2 class credits!

One-Month Review:
5/17: 5:45 pm at Hillsborough
5/17: 7:00 pm at Montgomery

Creative Forms Seminar:
5/12 from 12:45–2:15pm, at Hillsborough
Breaking Week:
5/21-25, Green Belts & Up (All Rank Teen/Adults) 
Preorder forms available in the lobby. Orders due by 5/17
Click here for board breaking week details.

Memorial Day Closing:
5/26-5/28 -- no classes due to the holiday

Summer Camps:
Click here for more information on our July camps

NJMAA Invitational Championships:
6/2 and 6/3. No classes on Saturday 6/2.
Register at register.newjerseymaa.com

Primary Testing:
6/16 at Warren Middle School. No regular classes. Times to come.