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.


Monday 6/1
Zoom Link (Same password as Green/Blue Belt Classes - check your emails)
5:00 pm: For Sr. Red not testing in June
6:00 pm: For Sr. Red eligible in June 

Friday 6/5
Click here to register
3:00 pm: Black Belt Weapons
4:00 pm: Black Belt Open Hand
5:00 pm: Intermediate Rank Open Hand Forms
The virtual tournaments are good practice for testing, but they do not count towards black belt tournament credits.

Saturday 6/6, 11AM for ALL
11:00 am: Green & Sr. Green, Livestorm automated link to come
11:00 am: Blue & Sr. Blue, Livestorm automated link to come
11:00 am: Black Belt Live Seminar, Zoom Link (Same pw as White/Yellow Classes - check your emails or contact us)

Thursday 6/11
Zoom Link (Same password as White/Yellow Classes - check your emails)
4:00 pm: For senior red belts who need a stripe or are eligible to test in June

Friday 6/12 (Note: We are using 2 different Zoom links)
3:00 pm: White – Sr. Yellow, Zoom Link (Same pw as White/Yellow Classes)
4:00 pm: Green & Sr. Green, Zoom Link (Same pw as White/Yellow Classes)
3:00 pm: Blue & Sr. Blue, Zoom Link (Same pw as Green/Blue Classes)
4:00 pm: Brown – Red, Zoom Link (Same pw as Green/Blue Classes)

Saturday 6/20, White – Red ONLY
Virtual links to be provided. We will offer live testing option, if permitted
11:00 am: White - Sr. Yellow Belts
11:30 am: Green – Blue Belts
12:15 pm: Brown – Red
*Sr. Red and Black Belts levels require a live testing.* Therefore, we will run that testing one week after we are allowed to reopen for in-person classes. Please be vigilant in checking your email (and spam folders). Information will also be posted to the website.

March 16 – May 31, 2020*
Updated schedule available here.
*Due to COVID-19 social distancing mandates we will be holding online classes only for the time being. 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 "zoombombing." (Entering Zoom meeting ID directly into your "Join" window, instead of clicking the links, will allow more flexibility to update your user name).
Each class has a waiting room, from which an instructor needs to let you into the class. The instructors will manually enter your student 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).

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!