High-Quality Martial Arts Training For The Whole Family

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Martin W.

January 06, 2020

I meet & have known Master Dumphy since I was a pre teen his dedication to helping other grow is seen in the great student he has and the respect he gives and receives from everyone around him. Master Dumphy school is where you go or send your children if you want to learn from someone who can truly help you become the best you possible.... Read More

Whitney T.

January 06, 2020

Well, when I started going to IFC Martial Arts and Fitness, I was 12 years old and was bulled because I have Cereal palsy. And when I was 16 years old and couldn't do it anymore I was a red sash with a black stripe when my next sash was going to black sash. I was stronger and more sure of myself . After all these years being absent I am now 33 years old and a first degree black belt in Karate . An... Read More

Corey I.

January 06, 2020

I can't recommend this martial arts school highly enough. The instruction there is excellent and the classes are highly enjoyable. The school is located in a beautiful, brand new facility with spacious, fully-equipped rooms for both self-defense and fitness. They offer a wide range of classes for all ages and levels -- external martial arts like x-treme fitness kickboxing, lei tai (Chinese kickbox... Read More

Ninoy B.

January 06, 2020

Kung-fu and Tai'chi school (Tien Shan Pai).  Discipline, physical and mental strength and self-defense are some of the things you'll learn from Master Joe Dunphy.... Read More

Gabriela P.

January 06, 2020

My 6 yr old daughter started at IFC Martial Arts and Fitness about 1 year ago and it has been the best experience for her. Using a mix of playful interaction and discipline at a level that can be understood by a child, Master Joe and his extremely patient staff has been able to teach her the fundamentals of Kung Fu, some self-defense moves, and helped her self-esteem.  She excitedly looks for... Read More

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Confidence & Self-Esteem

There are a wealth of benefits that come from healthy self-confidence from helping you manage fears and maintain a positive mental attitude. Train with us and you'll discover there is no better way to build your confidence then with the Martial Arts.

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Discipline & Self-Control

With self-discipline comes all kinds of beneficial improvements to your life including advanced focus, new found respect, better health & fitness along with having an easier time at work or school. The bedrock of Martial Arts is founded on teaching discipline and self-control to its students.

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Knowledge of Self-Defense produces advantages far beyond looking cool and hoisting trophies. With these skills you'll learn to defend yourself in a variety of situations, whether life-threatening or you're being bullied in school. Not only that, but you'll gain the confidence to use - or not use - these skills to keep you and your family safe.

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New Friends & Mentors

Our team is dedicated to your success. Whether that means pushing you to your limits, being a friend in a time of need or spending extra time to show you a technique you're struggling with, our community is here to make you feel comfortable and safe while having fun and learning effective techniques.

Learn More About IFC Martial Arts and Fitness

Welcome to IFC Martial Arts and Fitness, the premier Martial Arts facility in Gaithersburg. We proudly serve families in the local community and beyond with the highest quality Karate classes and a wide range of self-defense and special events programs. Whether you have been training for years or you're just getting started, we have something for you. Our Kids Martial Arts program offers high-quality training for students as young as 4 and adults can take advantage of our classes or our real-world self-defense system.

Join us at IFC Martial Arts and Fitness today and push your body like never before with high-energy classes and constant support and motivation. Our staff is dedicated to your success and we'll be there every step of the way to help make your goals a reality. Take the first step today by filling out the short form on your screen. We'll be happy to answer all of your questions right away and get you on the path to success in no time!


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