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

JACKSON RUDOLPH SEMINAR #2 - via Zoom
Friday 4/3, 4 – 5 pm
FREE and counts as a class credit!! This is our weekend challenge this week.
Click here for the Zoom Link

ONLINE ZOOM CLASSES
March 16 – April 17, 2020
Updated schedule available here.
Due to COVID-19 social distancing mandates we will be holding online classes only through at least 4/17. Information and updates will be posted as decisions are passed by state and federal officials. Please continue to be attentive to further communication in the event of changes.

Click the belt level links below for easy access to your Zoom class.
White – Sr. Yellow Belts Link
Little Kicker Link
Green – Sr. Blue Belts Link
Brown Belts & Above Link
MMA Link
You MUST set Zoom user to students' name and ID number. If your user name is generic (i.e. "iPad or "Joe's Computer") or someone else's name, you will not be admitted for class. This is due to a high incidence of trolling on Zoom.
Each class has a waiting room, from which an instructor needs to let you into the class. The instructors will manually enter your ID to the attendance software before letting you in. Please be patient. You will be locked out of class if you log in late (just like with regular classes) so we will open up the waiting room 5–10 minutes before class start time and lock the class once we get started (approx. 6 minutes later).
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ONLINE ATTENDANCE CARD
Win a FREE 15-min private lesson each Friday between 1 and 4 pm!
Click here to download the online attendance card.
Just submit a picture of you/your student with the completed online attendance card and tag us on social media. The 10 students with the most points each week will win a free private lesson!