Evolutionary Martial Arts (EMA) is a martial arts academy and fitness facility that has been operating in Hackettstown since 2003. We offer a variety of age-specific children’s programs for ages 3+ where children will learn respect, focus, responsibility, conflict resolution, and practical self-defense, all while having a blast.
Our teen programs get kids off the couch and away from the video games to get fit, healthy, confident, and motivated while learning practical self-defense skills.
For adults, we offer Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Filipino Martial Arts, women’s kickboxing, and fitness boot camps. Scheduled private lessons and morning fitness classes are available Tuesday-Saturday. Contact us today to learn more!
All of EMA’s Adult Martial Arts, Self Defense & Fitness programs are designed to meet the needs of busy students from all walks of life and physical abilities. We take great pride in providing motivating, organized, high energy classes taught by professional Martial Arts Instructors.
Meet The Team
We do some amazing work together!
SIFU DAVE FERREIRAChief Instructor / Owner
COACH DAN PAGANBrazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach
SIFU DOUG HORVILLEHead Instructor
INSTRUCTOR STEVE MACLEANInstructor
INSTRUCTOR JOBY BONGCOInstructor
INSTRUCTOR ALI LLERASInstructor
My daughter started with the Little Ninjas class. She absolutely loved it!! As a parent I was amazed at the improvement in her attention span, level of respect that was encouraged for the kids to maintain, and just the way the classes managed to be so organized. Sifu Doug is truly amazing with the kids.