At Mercer Academy of Martial Arts

Looking good is not enough...

These days it’s easy to find martial arts fitness classes wherever you go. Kickboxing, Tae Bo, Cardio. It’s become the latest rage of the fitness industry. || read more

What You Will Learn

Practical and Reality Based Self-Defense

Students will learn to defend against standup aggression, the most common type of attack on the streets. || read more

Tang Soo Do/Karate

Katas, Hyungs (Forms) of Karate

Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean martial arts. Students will learn the techniques of fighting with the body’s natural weapons. || read more

Flexible Memberships

No Contracts

We offer a variety of flexible memberships and family plans with no long-term contracts or hidden fees. || read more

Little Dragons

For 3 - 5 year olds

We provide the opportunity for the child to learn basic karate drills, follow instructions, work in small groups, take turns and most of all have fun!
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"Master the Art of Self-Defense"

American - Karate - JutitsuWe have spent years developing and perfecting our proven method of self-defense. This easy to learn system incorporates the natural strengths and body movements of each student while improving any weakness. Combining this with a street-wise application, the student becomes a uniquely trained, skilled and knowledgeable martial artist.

The techniques you will be learning here have been designed to work with your art and sport and can be applied practically in realistic situations. If you can avoid a dangerous situation by negotiating, or by some other non-aggressive means, we strongly suggest that you do so!

Master Ron Jones - 6th Dan - Owner

Master Ron Jones -6th Dan - Owner Master Ron Jones is Chief Instructor and owner of Mercer Academy of Martial Arts. Master Jones began his training in the Korean Art of Tang Soo Do in 1980 in Trenton, NJ. Grandmaster J.C. Shin, President of the World Tang Soo Do Association, was Master Jones' first instructor, and from whom he received his first Dan black belt. He also trained with Master Charles Irwin and Master Denis James for many years while at Shin karate, then went on to train under the late Master Denis James and the American Korean Karate Association.

Master Jones was the first student of Master James to receive a 4th Dan black belt. While teaching for and training under Master James, Master Jones started the Jones Karate Club at the YWCA Princeton, as well as Center Stage Karate in Florence, NJ.

Master Jones, now a 6th Dan black belt, is a dedicated and inspiring teacher of karate. He brings the teachings of his various instructors into the dojo, continuing in the tradition of a true martial artist. Along with his energy and enthusiasm in the classroom, he is a Master at recognizing a student's strengths and encouraging each student to reach his/her full potential. His commitment and dedication to his students and to the martial arts world have helped hundreds of students lead a more disciplined and focused lifestyle, and have in turn inspired Master Jones to continue his pursuit of success in the martial arts field.

Master Jones currently trains Gracie jiu-jitsu with Phil & Rick Migliarese at Balance Studios in Philadelphia (www.balancestudios.net), and Bryan Bentley at Mercer Academy. || read more

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Flexible Memberships

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New Membership Special

For just $99 you can train twice a week for 6 weeks!!
This introductory offer includes a new uniform, and is available to new members only.
Come in for a free trial class today!

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Little Dragons

For 3 - 5 year olds.
We provide the opportunity for the child to learn basic karate drills, follow instructions, work in small groups, take turns and most of all have fun! More...