2104 Merrick Mall, Merrick, NY 11566
(516) 208-9588

Merrick Martial Arts

Learn how to protect yourself & your loved ones.
Get in great shape at the same time.

The 5 Ways We Change Lives,
For Both Kids & Adults.

Dear neighbor,

Hi and welcome!

Have you been wanting to take control of your life for a while now but have been unsure how to do that? Perhaps you're looking for a new outlet for your kids to work off some of that extra energy while learning and growing.

Our Merrick Martial Arts school can certainly help you with those things. At first glance, most people think Martial Arts is a way to get fit and learn self-defense...which it is. But did you know...it's so much more than kicks and punches! Our students are amazed at how it truly enriches your life in ways most people are not prepared for.

These life-changing benefits are more "subtle" than the physical benefits you see from our classes. While we can see lean muscle forming, and feel the effects of cardio training within the first week, the benefits below are felt on a deeply personal level and have some phenomenal side effects.

Please read below to see how our students' lives have changed from their adventures into the action-packed world of Martial Arts. We can't wait to see how your life changes from our classes too!

#1 Tons of Confidence

Martial arts is tough. Whether it’s strictly to get fitter or you’re in it to win it and become one of the world’s leaders in martial arts, trying something new is challenging both physically and mentally.

But...as you push yourself and listen to your instructors as they cheer you on you will get a HUGE surge of confidence! You’ll also get in amazing shape which brings better body confidence right along with it.

You’ll be able to pat yourself on the back with pride as you achieve things you once thought impossible. Even if that means completing one single push up, perfecting a difficult new technique, or even watching your kids progress through their training.

#2 Better Focus

Taekwondo is so much fun! You’ll learn all sorts of new skills and techniques like striking drills, defensive moves, and even super-secret functional cardio drills. But...when you learn a new skill you have to concentrate hard on listening to the instructor, then performing what they taught you.

The neat thing is this intense concentration naturally pours into all other areas of your life as you develop laser like focus. It’s one of the most amazing side-effects of karate or taekwondo - many call it getting in the zone, unlocking your untapped potential, or peak performance.

Whatever you want to call it, one thing is for certain - you’ll learn how to focus your mind to perform tasks you once thought impossible.

#3 Boosted Physical Fitness

Whether you’re an elite athlete looking for a competitive edge or if you’re a total beginner and think a burpee is a bodily function, we take pride in meeting all of our students where they are. Our passionate and caring instructors work with YOU to meet your fitness goals.

In a positive and motivating environment, you’ll get a great workout, practice dynamic martial arts specific conditioning, and have a blast. Before you know it, the class is over, and you not only learned powerful martial arts...

... you got a great workout, too. Being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and confidence as well.

#4 Gain a Sense of Community

Many martial artists claim they always felt like an “outsider” before they found martial arts. Some of our students just never got into organized sports in school or felt that social clubs weren’t for them.

But the same students that tell us how they “never fit in” or weren’t popular seem to come alive in class! We provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where we all want each other to succeed. We don’t have bullies or students trying to one up each other. Our members and instructors are all about support and friendship. Kids and adults both make friends with the other members, and as a result, our community thrives.

We provide the kind of environment that fosters friendship, encouragement, and motivation. It's truly great to experience.

#5 Breakup with Boredom, Have FUN!

Stuck in a fitness rut or tired of hitting up bootcamp style classes just to be yelled at on your personal time? Ugh, who can blame you... luckily our classes are NOTHING like that. Action-packed and totally fun, focused on your success, and always changing. No two workouts are the same and we use positive motivation.

No military style yelling or body shaming, ever.

Both kids and adults both work hard, but also play hard too. Laughing, smiles, and high fives are part of every class.

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Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts is the development of Classical Chinese Kung Fu and the best of modern Mixed Martial Arts. We're a modernized system of self-defense that includes the most effective techniques available.


What if you're a total beginner or nervous to start something really cool but new? That's ok!


Our students come from all walks of life and start at different fitness levels. We love to work with beginners and elite athletes alike. 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.


Absolutely NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Our skilled instructors will teach and develop a curriculum that works best for you! A complete program and full body workout to get students in prime physical shape.


We take the best techniques of Traditional Chinese Kung Fu and apply the fundamental skills of:


Learn fighting skills so you and your family can SURVIVE violence. We don't teach brawlers and we never encourage our students to be the ones starting "stuff" up. We teach honor, respect, and ability. Always.


Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts is not your average Martial Arts Academy. Our program is dedicated to our students physical, mental and emotional development. Amazing kid-friendly programs start as young as 4 years old and progress from there.


Students develop the Fundamental Skills, first. After they become accomplished at so many diverse skill sets such as punching, blocking dangerous strikes, kicking, wrestling, throws and grappling and submission escapes they are able to move on to age appropriate classes.


Our Children's Classes:


Expertly designed to bring out the best in your child! In our complete child development course we focus on building character and reinforcing good behavior both at home and in school. Full of character development skills, lessons on Martial Arts and athletic development drills - your kids will have an absolute blast!


Adults love our classes too!Students use our classes 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. Check out some of our most popular adult class offerings below:


KICKBOXING -a fun safe and mentally stimulating workout! All the technical skills of Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Sanshou based off Chinese Kung Fu - none of the body contact or injury prone movements!


As you scorch calories, you'll become familiar with the most cutting-edge fitness exercises such as calisthenics stretching that elite martial artists use. The exercises are challenging...but totally do-able!


How it works:

  1. We train you with a heavy bag so you develop the skill and sexy body of a Kickboxing Goddess.

  2. There is no contact to the face or sparring - just the fun and exciting workouts of a Kickboxer.

  3. You smash, hit, and release all of your stress and tension on the bag and focus pads for lean, sexy arms and a strong mind.


You'll feel great throughout the day and feel proud of yourself for dedicating the best hour possible to your health!


KRAV MAGA Self-Protection and Fitness for REAL WORLD and Real Life Situations!


Also known as, Contact Combat, krav maga is the official fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces and required training for scores of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies nationwide. It's the most efficient self-defense system for real-life situations, emphasizing practical defenses against real attacks.


Here are some benefits of Krav Maga both men & women enjoy:


You and your family will have peace of mind knowing you have a unique skill set to defend yourself. As you perfect the skills of a real life warrior, you'll have a lot of fun learning simple movements, to keep you safe for life such as striking with elbows, following through with intense knee blows and so much more.


Check out our super-low web special going on right now. Our classes fill up fast because it's such a great deal, reserve your spot today!


Get ready to experience the best prices, the most amazing staff, and have the most fun you've EVER had getting fit! We can't wait to train with you. Please read a little about our owner and founder below. This way you can get a better feel for the vibe and leadership skill at Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts.


See you soon!


Ivan Pellei has been involved in the martial arts since 1985, is ranked 4th Degree Black Belt and holds the honorable title of Sifu. He studied classical Chinese Kung Fu in the tradition of Choi Lei Faht and Tibetan Lama Pai. In addition, Sifu Ivan is also ranked as a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, studies Krav Maga and has been involved in the Keysi Fighting Method and continues to train with them even after their branch changed to Defence Lab in 2012.


Sifu Ivan is also trained in Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai. With his extensive martial arts knowledge and experience, Sifu Ivan has taken the very best of the styles he has trained in and developed it into a free-flowing and highly functional system for the benefit of the student to survive modern-day violence.


In addition, he has an English degree from St John's University and has been a financial advisor at New York Life and Northwestern Mutual. Sifu Ivan is highly committed to his students success in martial arts and is currently taking on apprentices and trainees.


Sifu Ivan Pellei is grateful to all of the great Martial Arts Instructors that he learned from and trained with through the years, such as:


In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


In Krav Maga


Keysi Fighting Method


Defence Lab


Muay Thai


Muay Thai and Kickboxing



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