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Take the first step in your martial arts journey.

Water's Edge Martial Arts, conveniently located off 690 at Bridge Street, is the only certified martial arts school in the Syracuse, NY area that is authorized to offer Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts.

Our specialty is street defense combatives as well as competition based training. WEMA instructors have decades of experience ranging across multiple martial arts systems, and fitness instruction, each with their own specialties. Join Water's Edge Martial Arts in Syracuse and unlock your hidden potential.

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Street combat techniques /Bruce's Lee's System


Traditional and Non-Traditional Weapon Training


Modern Combat


Self Offense

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Jeet Kune Do:
MW:   5:30-7:00 pm 

MW:   9:00-10:30 am
Th:      5:30-7:00 pm
Sa:      12:00-2:00 pm

JKD Skills
TTh: 9:00-10:00 am
Sa:    10:45-11:45 am

Street Combatives
F:         5:30-7:00 pm

Competition Training
Invitiation Only

Muay Thai
TTh:  7:10-8:40

T:    5:30-7:00 pm
W: 7:10-8:40 pm
Sa: 9:00-10:30 am


Results Matter

At the heart of both JKD and Kali are self-defense techniques that are realistic and experience based. Quite simply, they are effective in real world scenarios. 

      If you're looking to bring out the best in you, you've found the right place. At Water's Edge Martial Arts, we believe that the warrior spirit is about transforming your body and mind into a place of physical and mental strength together with a winning mindset, both in training and in life. 

      Join Water's Edge Martial Arts to nurture the warrior within, enhance your self-esteem, and take your practice to the next level. With our wide variety of classes for all skill levels, everyone is truly welcome.

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Martial arts is a physical activity. Through the programs at Water’s Edge Martial Arts, students will develop their endurance, responsivity, and of course their strength. Strength comes in two forms: physical and mental. Physically you will become stronger. Bruce Lee was a huge proponent of maintaining a strong physicality through training. He also believed in dev eloping a person’s mindset as being a critical factor in martial arts success. WEMA utilizes the same approach.


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The ability to concentrate on the moment is a critical tenet of any martial arts program. At WEMA, the ability to focus and read situation, intents and distances is part of the curriculum that is taught, tested and enhanced over and over again until it becomes second nature. And then we still teach, test and enhance it.


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Adaptability is a key tenet of WEMA. Students learn a variety of techniques that run the gamut from street combat to weapons disarms to advanced sparring and much more, all aimed at preparing a student for whatever life throws at them.

What makes WEMA special?

Water’s Edge Martial Arts is dedicated to bringing together students from all walks of life in a safe, supportive environment. With a focus on realistic fighting techniques, WEMA provides students with the skills, both mental and physical, to meet life’s challenges. 

     In our experience, students are rarely aware of their hidden potential. We excel at bringing these potentials to the surface. Through WEMA, students will gain confidence, strength, and resilience enhancing both their lives and the community at large.  And we do all of it with a budget friendly rate.

Come check us out today. It's time to quit dreaming and start training!

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