91 Commack Road, Commack, NY 11725
(631) 486-3811

Who We Are

About Innovative Martial Arts & Fitness in Commack, NY

Chris Cusanelli

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… 

  • Tremendous focus and excellent listening skills
  • Skyrocketing confidence and a sense of empowerment
  • Incredible health and fitness habits
  • Self-control and respect for others
  • Discipline and determination
  • Goal setting and follow-through skills

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:

  • 2003 Earned 1st Degree in Goju-Ryu
  • 2005 Earned 2nd Degree in Goju-Ryu 
  • 2008 Earned 3rd Degree in Goju-Ryu
  • 2009 Inspiring Instructor
  • 2010 Outstanding Program Director
  • 2011 Outstanding Program Director
  • Certified Krav Maga Instructor
  • Certified Kickboxing Fitness Instructor
  • Certified Martial Arts Tricking Instructor
  • Certified FlashOut Pro Instructor

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:

  • 2003 Earned 1st Degree in Tae Kwon Do
  • 2004-06 NY State TKD Triple Crown Winner
  • 2005 Earned 2nd Degree in Tae Kwon Do
  • 2005 CHSAA Wrestling Champion
  • Certified Krav Maga Instructor
  • Certified Kickboxing Instructor
  • Certified Tae Kwon Do Instructor
  • Certified FlashOut Pro Instructor

How to Get Started

Come join our Commack, NY Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Birthday Parties, Kids & Teens Martial Arts, and Krav Maga. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (631) 486-3811 if you have any further questions. Innovative Martial Arts & Fitness hopes to speak with you soon!