The Shoreline's Best Martial Arts School


Experience martial arts training at its finest! Join Valley Shore Martial Arts and hone your skills in any of the systems we offer: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga, and Kempo Karate in a safe, clean, and supportive environment. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to helping you reach your full potential, both in the martial arts and in life. Whether you're looking to simply improve or just want to learn, we have a class that's perfect for you. Come train with us and be part of a community that values self-improvement, lifelong learning, and fun!


The instruction here is of such High Quality. Master Keith takes a lot of time to give personal instruction and takes the time to break down techniques into individual parts which is so helpful because I retain it so well that way. He sets the tone for a safe environment and I feel that my core group of friends is here. Very grounded people. Quality people. We are also comfortable helping each other. I could say more but this review would be very long!
Master Keith is very careful with his students and sensitive to their needs (for instance, if a woman does not want to spar with a guy, he respects that, but encourages her to do so for the experience). He covers a broad range of self defense moves, plus a mixture of classes with Krav, Karate and Ju Jitsu. He won't let white belts get beat up too badly either. He offers potential students a week of free classes which is great! Try before you buy!
Kate B.
Master Keith is a wonderful and extremely talented teacher and master. He is great with children, very patient and kind but no nonsense! It has been amazing to watch my 5 year old son get stronger and have better listening and self control skills! Could not recommend enough for kids, teens, adults, everyone!
Michael L.
It's an environment of respect and teaching. When I was a kid, martial arts school was an environment of smaller kids not wanting to get beat up by the bigger kids. Not at VSMA. It's about learning defense with the hopes of never needing to use it.
Matt R.
Master Keith is truly a master in his instruction of Krav Maga. I learned so much about self defense especially as it pertains to women. Practice was important and he “gently” kept me disciple and in track. I feel confident I could defend myself and get the hell away if ever I’m in a place of danger.

Give them a call today!!
Celeste E.
Krav Maga Student
After one year of classes, my mental and physical health have significantly improved. The non-competitive, supportive environment makes VSMA ideal for every person who walks through those doors. Master Keith is always willing to find a way to make a technique work despite some of my limitations.
Lindsey M.
BJJ Student
Valley Shore Martial Arts provides martial arts classes to Essex, Ivoryton, Centerbrook,  Killingworth, East Haddam, Haddam,
Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Clinton, Madison, Guilford, Old Lyme, East Lyme & surrounding communities
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