508 North Avenue, Garwood, NJ 07027
Call Now! (908) 232-1311

Who We Are

About Hands of Life Martial Arts in Garwood, NJ

Arthur Hearns

Owner and Chief Instructor at Hands of Life Martial Arts in Garwood, 5th Degree Black Belt

Hands of Life is on a mission! We're here for you and it's our goal to help our local community reach the highest levels of respect, courtesy, confidence and discipline in their lives. Our students become pillars of the community and models of dynamic and upstanding character.

Whether you want to get fit, learn life-saving martial arts skills, or simply have a positive place for your kids to go after school - we are focused on inspiring and motivating our students to become their best!

We're all about that family life! As an academy of inspiration, motivation and leadership we help children improve their focus in home and school. We work diligently to support families so their children can reach their full potential by working together with parents and teachers, creating a powerful support group for your children. Helping them to find, and stay, on the right path in life.

Nervous to start something new even though it's really, really cool? Change can be tough and going into new things can be downright scary - we absolutely LOVE working with total beginners so don't worry!

Our students come from all walks of life and start at different fitness levels. We work with everyone from beginners to elite athletes alike. Age, fitness level, and skill level does not matter to us because we work with YOU where you start from.

No matter what your starting level is, you'll get a great workout, gain lean muscle, and learn techniques to keep you and your family safe.

Controlled, fast-paced, and fun movements are led by expert instructors.They make sure class is always FUN! And since they have DECADES of martial arts experience, they have an endless variety of drill and techniques to keep you on your toes. Many of our students have no prior experience...and they just can't get enough of our classes!

Students have tons of energy after a great workout, feel a sense of accomplishment from sticking to a plan, and make tons of friends that they can't wait to see at the next class.

In addition to all of those amazing benefits above, our students ALSO experience:

  • Boosted Self-Esteem

  • Better Teamwork & Goal Setting Skills

  • Outrageous Core Strength & Hip Mobility

  • Mind Blowing Gains in Fitness & Boundless Energy

  • Fit Friends For Life

Passionate instructors help you and your family reach YOUR goals, on your time...with our guidance of course! Our classes can be used as a highly effective training tool for personal defense, a stellar boost to weight loss and fitness gains, or even as a stand-alone martial art!

Plus...all classes are structured so all students make progress and improve from one class to the next. Positive fun, motivational support, and leadership skills all rolled into one action-packed ball of success!

Check out our amazing web special going on right now too. Classes fill up fast because it's such a great deal, so reserve your spot today!

Get ready to experience the best prices, wonderfully supportive staff, and have the most fun you've EVER had getting fit! Looking forward to training with you soon!

How to Get Started

Come join our Garwood, NJ Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Adult Martial Arts, Kids Martial Arts, Summer Camp, Birthday Parties, and Kickboxing. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (908) 232-1311 if you have any further questions. Hands of Life Martial Arts hopes to speak with you soon!