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Passaic Valley Martial Arts (PVMA) is a family oriented Tae Kwon Do School and Martial Arts Academy. Led by Master Instructor Charlie DiGirolamo, who recently achieved his 6th degree black belt and has been leading by example and training for 33 years.  We welcome students from as young as 4 years old, and no adult is too old to begin training!  


We offer classes 6 days of the week


Tae Kwon Do (TKD) is an ancient Korean martial art best known for its formidable kicking techniques.  In the modern day, TKD has many benefits for students of all ages, including physical and mental improvements, along with valuable life skills.


TKD is more than learning how to block, strike and kick.  More importantly, students learn how to defend themselves without ever having to use their skills.  It is because of the Self-Control and High-Self-Esteem that comes from our training that students are not bullied into physical confrontations or displays of violent behavior.


Respect is one of the major tenets of martial arts training.  We teach the importance of having respect for oneself, respect for parents, teachers and authority figures, and also the importance of respect for others in society.


As students progress to higher levels we also teach Leadership Skills, but our main focus is Life Skills necessary to lead happy and productive lives.  Lives that can incorporate the “YES I CAN” attitude, so they can get the most out of life!​

Martial Arts are beautiful, graceful and powerful!

Regular training will no doubt provide students with health and physical benefits.  However, RESPECT and DISCIPLINE are important components of the art! 

Through training in Tae Kwon Do, students will strive to achieve and live by the following principals:- To be polite, honest, sincere and straightforward, to control emotions and continue what they start in spite of difficulties, and to foster an indomitable spirit. 

No mater what age, ​students become DEDICATED, MOTIVATED AND DETERMINED to develop themselves to the MAXIMUM of their potential  IN ALL WAYS!

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