East Montgomery Martial Arts
With over thirty years of teaching high-quality martial arts in our community, our reputation is second to none. Operating since 1991, our Academy offers programs for people of all walks of life in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Traditional Martial Arts.
Head Instructor - Jonathan Exaros
Head Instructor / Owner & Operator.
Jonathan has been training in martial arts since 1973. He holds multiple ranks is several styles of karate and traditional weapons training and is a Brown Belt in BJJ.
See What Our Students Say About Us
Great school with great instructors. Even during covid-19 doing outside classes it is impressive. Gets us out of the house! Recently Mr. Exaros organized a 3 month long Olympics with different events each week at home which was fun. A young girl won the grand trophy at the end that was bigger than she is... Her parents couldn't fit the trophy in the trunk of the car 😁 I am a student with both my son and daughter, and I highly recommend for kids, teens and adults. An activity for life.Robert Krzyspiak5/27/2021
We cannot say enough about this dojo. I am not one to normally write reviews about places however Mr.Exaros has been so incredible I couldn't help but speak about him, his family, and his dedication to being a treasured mentor to those fortunate enough to be a part of the dojo. I have never met someone who is so passionate about his job and helping kids. Throughout the pandemic he never stopped putting the health and welfare of our kids ahead of everything else and that continues. The way that he makes sure to continue to throw in extra activities and opportunities when others have just thrown in the towels speaks volumes of how special of a person Mr.Exaros is. Our son has been part of this dojo for many years now and we have seen him grow in not only his physical abilities to perform certain karate techniques, but also his self confidence and mental strength has grown tremendously.Michelle Farzetta3/27/2021
I studied here throughout my childhood. This is a place not only to learn self-defense, but to internalize the values that make someone a good martial artist and a better person, values like determination, courtesy, and accountability. Kids and adults can find great opportunities to train and improve themselves, whether it be in Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, or both programs.Anthony8/27/2020
Very welcoming environment where kids can learn leadership and self-confidence as well as martial arts.Jason Coleman1/11/2020
The staff is absolutely amazing. My kids are 3 and 5 and in the same class together. My younger one has really had a hard time adjusting to taking the class. They have been so patient with him and talked to me on the phone on off hours and listened to me cry about my parental struggles.Last week my youngest got his first stripe and I think he's excited for the next class! Many struggles to go, but I am so thankful for the time East Montgomery Martial Arts has taken with my children...they say it takes a village.Jennifer van Buren1/11/2020
Mr. Exaros is a great teacher! I would highly recommend this program to anybody interested in learning martial arts. It has a positive and educational atmosphere.Philip Alsher1/11/2020
sensei exaros is a wonderful teacher who has opened my son's eyes to the world of karate. he loves attending class and is engaged and motivated to increase his skills and attain higher belts. i would recommend this dojo to everyone!Jake Bertrand1/11/2020
I recommend Kokoro Kia to adults and kids. It is a great place to train. Lots of individual attention And it’s a wonderful and supportive environment.Elizabeth Kleinmann1/11/2020
I’m 37, and have been in Mr. Exaros’ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class for more than one year. Mr. Exaros provides the perfect amount of detailed instruction each class, and then opens the mats to free roll to apply what was learned. The members here roll in a controlled, respectful manner, and gauge the level of intensity that is appropriate for you. I leave feeling great from an excellent workout. I have gained an incredible amount of respect for people who study the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques.Serge Bochnovich1/11/2020
I studied here throughout my childhood. This is a place not only to learn self-defense, but to internalize the values that make someone a good martial artist and a better person, values like determination, courtesy, and accountability. Kids and adults can find great opportunities to train and improve themselves, whether it be in Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, or both programs.Anthony LaRosa1/11/2020
Great place to train BJJ. Though the school is traditional, the curriculum is up-to-date and the instructors are very knowledgable. I would recommend this school to anybody who wants to learn self-defense or train for competition.Kishan Jivani1/11/2020
I am 78 years young. For 26 of those years I have study Karate with Mr. Exaros & his Excellent instructors. He's teachings are like the old world teachings. Respect, discipline, and fallow commands, which in the long run we and the community develop fine young Men and Woman I have see many men, woman, and children come through those Dojo doors. some stay, and some leave. But the ones that stay turn out to be a GREAT parts of the community.jim keller1/11/2020
I went to the East Montgomery Martial Arts academy all throughout middle school and high school. It taught me discipline, self control, and respect. I also gained an incredible amount of confidence knowing that I had the ability to defend myself. I would recommend that anyone interested at least come in and have a conversation with Mr. Exaros, it would definitely be worth your time.Yovel Lendner10/27/2019
Our headquarters location in Horsham, PA is a 3,000 sq. ft. facility with a modern mat system for training and a comfortable waiting area for parents. Our Rec Center training facilities also offer wide open space to train in with contemporary equipment.