Making residents of Mountainside, NJ safer & healthier one person at a time since 2005!

About Our School 

´╗┐Martial Arts for Life is a family-oriented martial arts school serving residents of Mountainside, NJ and all surrounding areas. Martial Arts for Life is family-owned and operated by long-time Mountainside residents Rich and Michelle Brugger. We emphasize personal protection skills, health, fitness and life skills in a safe, friendly and positive environment to help our students increase self-confidence and become successful, contributing members of our communty.

"Martial Arts for Life is simply amazing! incredibly warm and engaging atmospher for my son to learn."

"...very respectful, helpful and nurturing environment for the kids. My son looks up to all the instructors and helpers."

"With a good balance of challenge, encouragment, high standards and healthy dose of fun, they bring much more to each session than lessons on technique and form..."

"MAFL is an amazing place...I've been involved with martial arts for a good portion of my life, and MAFL is by far the best experience!"

"My son has been attending lasses at Martial Arts for Life for over 10 years now. It was the best decison we ever made!"

"...Master and Mrs. B. are excellent role models and have a talent for bringing people together and brining out the best in their students..."

Our Programs


Discover why parents love our Little Champions program for younger children! We provide a structured approach to skill-based martial arts training that lays the foundation for progress and growth in all areas of life.


Mountainside NJ parents love our kids martial arts program. We provide modern, professional, results-oriented training. It's the perfect blend of personal protection skills, character enrichment and personal development.

Martial Arts for Life is located at 1260 Springfield Ave., New Providence, NJ (The Village Shopping Center). You can reach us at 908.464.2836.

The Village Shopping Center in New Providence is centrally located and easily accessible from Mountainside, NJ. If your child is a student at Deerfield Elementary School or Beechwood Elementary school he or she will join friends and neighbors in our classes!

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