Since 1990, Thomas Clifford’s Martial Arts has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.
3 North Main Street, Pearl River, NY 10965
I remember when I was a child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!
When I opened my school in 1990, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Pearl River by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership, and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.
• 2,000 Square-Foot Main Training Area With 14 Foot Ceilings
• Swain Gold Medal Olympic Mats for Maximum Safety
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Men's & Women's Locker Rooms
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars
We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.
Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified and licensed to teach martial arts.
Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.
"Two kinds of people train at TCMA; Black Belts and future Black Belts.
After earning the rank of Black Belt, many students continue to train at our Dojo, holding themselves to extraordinarily high personal standards. Some of our Black Belts and former classmates continue their journey in other Martial Arts systems.
A few have opened schools, furthered their training, and pass on the lessons of a legacy that has spanned many lifetimes. Others find a new path of self-mastery and pursue their progress and proficiency with some of the strategies that they learned on our mat.
This is success. It is why we have a Dojo. Kaizen, the spirit of continuous improvement, is the cornerstone of our philosophy.
The value of Thomas Clifford's Martial Arts has been, and always will be, a direct reflection of the thousands of students - past, present, and future - who always leave the Dojo better than they found it. Many classmates are active members of the school, embracing a healthy lifestyle, advancing in rank, and enjoying the adventure of the Martial Arts."
-Kyoshi Thomas Clifford