6157 Jericho Tpke., Commack, NY 11725
(631) 486-3811

Commack Martial Arts

Life-changing classes in self-defense, fitness & weight loss, and a more focused, confident life.

About Our School

The 5 Unexpected, Life-Altering
Effects of Martial Arts.

Hi and welcome!

Want to take control of your life but you’re not sure how to do that? Maybe you're looking for a new way for your kids to work off some of that boundless energy they have, while learning and growing, in a positive environment.

Maybe you just want to do something amazing, fun, and exciting for yourself because you DESERVE it.

Our Commack Martial Arts school can certainly help you with all that and so much more.

At first glance, most people think Martial Arts is a way to get fit and learn self-defense. Well, that’s very true, but...

Martial arts is a lot more than just kicks and punches! Imagine how amazing your life will be with superior physical fitness, greater mental focus and clearer thinking, lightning fast reflexes, and a healthier body to take you well into your golden years? 

Luckily, we don’t have to imagine it because we see these things in action – in every student in every class. 

Our students continuously tell us how Martial Arts enriches their lives in ways most people only dream of. Seriously. And it will do the same for you.

These life-changing benefits are more "subtle" than the physical benefits you see from our classes. While you can see lean muscle forming, and feel the effects of cardio training within the first couple of weeks, the benefits below are felt on a deeper, personal level. And the side effects are remarkable.

Just by reading this far, you have proven that you are ready to do something good for yourself, take the leap of faith into the action-packed world of Martial Arts, and live a truly amazing life!

Change can be scary, but we’ll be there the entire way to guide and support you. You CAN have it all, and we can’t wait to hear all about the awesome things it does for you. 

Here are a few life-changing benefits you can expect…

#1 Confidence Booster

Learning new skills and trying new techniques are challenging! But when you commit and keep at a challenge, and come out on top, you realize you're stronger and more capable than you ever thought possible!

You’ll feel more confident when you see that on a regular basis and more sure of your ability to handle any life challenge that comes up. Both kids and adults feel their self-esteem and confidence soar quickly!

#2 Tons of Focus

Because the techniques are challenging, they require your full attention. You have to concentrate hard on listening to the instructor, then performing what they taught you.

The neat thing is that this intense focus naturally pours into all other areas of your life too.

Adults find themselves focusing more easily at work. Kids pay better attention and focus more in school. And all of that turns into greater SUCCESS for YOU.

#3 Your Best Fitness Ever

No matter what your starting fitness level is, each one of our students improves from where they were when they took their first class. From total beginner to elite athletes. We strive to make sure each class is loaded with challenging and fun exercises that work your entire body.

You’ll be so focused on performing the techniques that some of the world’s top performing martial artists do, and having so much FUN, that before you know it, the class is over, and you not only learned powerful martial arts...

... but you got a great workout, too! Being physically fit BOOSTS energy and mental clarity. It REDUCES stress and anxiety… and so much more.

#4 Feeling Like You Belong Here

Many martial artists claim they always felt like an “outsider” before they found Martial Arts. Some of our students just never got into organized sports in school or felt that social clubs weren’t for them.

But the same students that tell us how they “never fit in” or weren’t popular seem to come alive in class! We provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where we all want each other to succeed. We don’t have bullies or students trying to one up or outdo each other.

Our members and instructors are all about support and friendship. Kids and adults easily make a lot of friends here and, as a result, our one big happy family thrives.

We provide the kind of environment that fosters friendship, encouragement, and motivation. The sense of fulfillment you get after every class will bring a big smile to your face.

#5 Loads of Fun

Working out and having fun… say what? Yup, our classes are a blast! Martial arts is a way of life for us and we want you to have a happy and successful life too. We work hard, but we also play hard.

Did you know that the average adult laughs only about 20 times per day? That’s it. Our classes focus on your wholeness, which includes your physical, mental and spiritual health and well-being.

Laughing and smiling are part of every class here… and so are high fives and fist bumps.

Ready to make your life better? Here's how you do it:

Check out the class menu and click on the program that's right for you. You'll learn more about it and have the chance to grab our amazing web special!

Still have questions? Give us a call; we'd love to hear from you: (631) 486-3811

Chris Cusanelli

Chris Cusanelli, Founder
Innovative Martial Arts & Fitness
(631) 486-3811

Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... pizza (of course!)... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show!

They'll help teach martial arts to their friends... cut the birthday cake with a real sword (carefully supervised of course!)... and break a wooden board with just their hands or feet (if they've reached this level in their training). Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

Parents are absolutely crazy about our Commack kids martial arts program. That's because their kids are getting so much more than self-defense skills in each and every class...

They're learning how to set goals, and use discipline to accomplish them...They're learning that diplomacy and peace can be used 99% of the time to avoid violence... And they're gaining a profound sense of self-respect and respect for others. It's truly life-changing.

With enemies at every border, the Israeli Defense Forces needed to develop a self-defense system that wasn't just effective... it was flawless. Not only that, it had to get men and women in great shape, fast.

Discover their system right here with our Commack Krav Maga classes. Get your body in great shape. Make friends. Have fun. And let your stress out in every class with these exciting classes.

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Welcome to Innovative Martial Arts! We are the premier martial arts school in Commack, New York and you’ll quickly see that our facility is so much more than just training and getting a good workout. It’s about YOU having a better life… however you imagine it to be.

Maybe you want to get physically fit, stay active, reduce stress, or learn self-defense techniques to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Innovative Martial Arts and Fitness is the PERFECT place to get all that and more… with every epic kick, powerful punch and fast jab. Whatever your reason is for taking up martial arts, we guarantee that your goals are our goals… and your success is our success. You just bring the goals list and we’ll handle all the details.


Our Kids Program is a FUN way for your child to discover new things about themselves, their strengths and hidden talents and to develop life skills that will put them on the fast track to success in school.


It’s a great way to expose your kids to other ethnic groups and personalities, where it teaches them about acceptance and how to get along well with others. You’ll find a lot of teamwork, sharing, and positive reinforcement here. In fact, you’ll lose count at how many high fives you get during class!


Martial arts is an EXCELLENT way for both kids and adults to connect with their body, mind, and spirit as they gain… 


All of our programs are high quality and very affordable. In fact, we like to call it “affordable excellence.”


That’s why we’re sharing this crazy-low WEB SPECIAL with you right now! Enroll today and watch you and your family THRIVE after the first class! Check out our awesome 100% RISK-FREE programs and see which one is right for you!  


Are you nervous about trying something new? There’s nothing to worry about at all. Our awesome instructors will make sure you feel safe and are safe in every class. They’ll teach you in a way that you understand and are able to do all the techniques and body movements properly. In no time at all, you’ll be a pro at kicking, punching and blocking.    


Martial arts is a discipline that teaches you POWERFUL ways of making your life better – no matter what age, shape, size or fitness level you are right now. Training with us will help you feel happier, more empowered, and less stressed. The things that used to anger, worry, or bother you won’t nearly as much anymore, if at all.


Our first-class programs will slowly and gently push your child to become better and better. All the new friends they make here will motivate and encourage them to do more and try harder. There’s no shortage of smiles here because there’s a lot of progress, pride and happiness here.


Goals become accomplishments. Imagination and ideas increase. Dreams come true.


Our instructors are highly qualified, friendly, and LOVE what they do. It’s not just a job for them. They’ll take you and your family under their wing and make sure you’re given the absolute best training you can get.


Are you ready to experience the best prices, the most caring staff, and have the most fun you’ve ever had getting fit? We can’t wait to train with you and help you reach your full potential!


Meet the Instructors

Chris Cusanelli began his journey in martial arts at the age of 10 with traditional Karate and earned his 1st degree black belt at the age of 15. While in college, he found Jeet Kune Do "JKD" and other martial arts including: Muay Thai, Wing Chun Gung Fu, Kali and Brazilian JuJitsu.

Throughout his journey, he has taken part in community service projects and established FlashOut performance team, which is a group that inspires martial arts athletes to strive for excellence and to excel in sport martial arts.

While continuing his passion to teach and inspire others, it led Chris to open Innovative Martial Arts. His love for the arts and passion for helping others are shown in his teaching every day.

Certifications & Awards:

Michael Singer also started studying martial arts at the age of 10 with Tae Kwon Do and for several years, he was active in many competitions, winning state championships in forms, sparring and weaponry.

In high school, he found Jeet Kune Do and other arts including: Silat, Muay Thai, Wing Chun Gung Fu, Kali and Brazilian JuJitsu. In college, he competed in Kickboxing and gained valuable experience as an amateur fighter.

Since then, Mike has expanded his fitness lifestyle by competing in INBF and NPC bodybuilding shows.

You can see Mike’s love for the arts and passion for helping people in every class he teaches.

Certifications & Awards:

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