The Phoenix Way

Adult Class

Our program is structured for a complete Mixed Martial Arts experience. Covering all aspects of the martial arts game from the stand up, clinch, takedown to grappling. Our stand up foundation is deeply rooted in traditional Kyokushin Karate, the takedowns in Judo and the ground is Jiu-Jitsu based. Our facility was founded through the inspiration and dream to instruct young and old alike in a positive make it happen environment. We maintain a very high level of quality in our training and our commitment to you is to make you the best you can be. All students will learn and advance at their own pace and our instructors will continuously help you reset your goals so you will achieve maximum results.

Mixed Martial Arts Experience

If you’re interested in mixed martial arts (MMA) training in Monmouth County…
Discover how ANYONE can train and enjoy mixed martial arts… no matter your sex, age, fitness level or experience level… or even if you want to compete or not!

Dear Reader

The Phoenix Way has already helped scores of people just like you get in FANTASTIC shape, learn a valuable life skill of self defense and MMA as well as being a part of an outstanding community of people in Shrewsbury. Why not find out what we can do for you by giving our proven program a try for 30 days absolutely FREE!

Our program is structured for a complete Mixed Martial Arts experience. Covering all aspects of the martial arts game from the stand up, clinch, takedown to grappling. Our stand up foundation is deeply rooted in traditional Kyokushin martial arts, the takedowns in Judo and last the ground is Jiu-Jitsu based. Our facility was founded through the inspiration and dream to instruct young and old alike in a positive make it happen environment. We maintain a very high level of quality in our training and our commitment to you is to make you the best you can be.

All students will learn and advance at their own pace and our instructors will continuously help you reset your goals so you will achieve maximum results.

Our program will not only offer unprecedented self-defense skills, but to a renewed sense of confidence, physical fitness and personal growth. We truly strive to make a difference in each and every student.

30 DAYS FREE!!!

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30-Day Free Trial

We can prove our program up-and-down and give you examples of happily-involved students’ success stories (which I can do!), but wouldn’t you agree the best way to really see if our program will meet your needs is to come see for yourself?  You’ll get to enjoy our MMA training for 30 days free and that will take all the risk away for you. That’s how confident we are in our program and what we can do for you.

We know that all kinds of different people want to train MMA. From people who want to get in the cage and duke it out to people who want to experience the rush of training like a fighter without getting punched in the face. We train people who are looking for a competitive edge as a fighter as well as people who want to train for the fun of it without getting into the competitive side. 

That’s why we offer our initial consultation along with our 30-day free trial. When you see us for the first time, we can sit down with you and really get into your specific, personal needs in order to figure out what would be the best program for you. 

Many of our students come to us already knowing exactly what they want to do. But most of them tell us they just want to “give it a try” and see how they like MMA training encompassing Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Judo. Our instructors will help you make a well-informed decision so you can rest assured you’re doing the right thing for yourself.

Here’s just some of what you’ll get out of our proven-successful mixed martial arts (MMA) program:

  • You’ll experience the mental and physical “rush” that comes with MMA training (not only is it exciting, but it’s a whole lot of FUN too!)
  • You’ll get into kick-butt shape – and FAST (many of the world’s strongest and best-conditioned athletes are MMA fighters – we’ll show you how they do it)
  • You’ll develop “functional muscles” not bulky do-nothing muscles (you’ll become a lean, mean, fighting machine and get even STRONGER than you were before – even if you’re a weight lifter – because you’ll build functional muscles by doing “sport-specific” exercises and drills that make you “fighting strong”
  •  You’ll learn a mixed martial arts fighting system with an organized curriculum that takes the “guesswork” out of learning
  • You’ll learn the basic fundamental principles and techniques you need to have in order to improve as quickly as possible
  • You’ll be in a safe, structured environment – safety is our #1 concern – so you won’t have to worry about getting injured (you won’t even have to spar or get hit if you don’t want to)
  • You’ll be able to work at a pace that’s right for you so that you can personally absorb and retain all the information you learn
  •  You’ll be taught by professional instructors who are trained to “build you up” as a student
  • You’ll discover strength and conditioning exercises and MMA drills that UFC fighters use to prepare get in shape for their fights
  • You’ll be a part of a proven MMA system that gives you maximum results in minimum time (we are committed to making sure you improve every single time you set foot in our MMA facility)
  • You will transform your body into a kick-butt fighting machine (you’ll feel stronger, faster, and better than you ever have before)
  • Our instructors will “walk you by the hand” and teach you our secrets to MMA success
  • You’ll get our proven MMA training method that can take a total “newbie” and transform you into a bonafide MMA expert
  • You’ll have a variety of classes to choose from (striking, ground, mma, takedowns, beginner, advanced, sparring, no-sparring, technique-only, open mat time, etc.)
  • You will learn physical and mental preparation for the street.
  • You’ll be taught by trainers can not only fight well but more importantly, they will train YOU properly to ensure you get the most out of our MMA program and become a complete fighter (whether you want to compete or not)
  • You’ll work out in a positive atmosphere where you are treated with RESPECT
  • You’ll get help from our professional, courteous staff (we don’t try to intimidate people or show how “tough” we are; we don’t need to; it isn’t about our “ego” anyway – it’s about what we can do for YOU and how we can build you up into the best shape of your life while learning how to fight MMA in the process)
  • You’ll improve your flexibility which helps prevent injury and makes you stronger (you’ll be able to punch hard, kick higher, and be even more dangerous with your ground fighting techniques)
  • You’ll learn sneaky submission holds that end a fight quickly and efficiently without things getting messy
  • You’ll learn how to fight in “close quarters.” Fact: Close combat fighting skills can save your life (this is especially important for law enforcement and military)
  • You will learn techniques and strategies for self-defense and competition (what’s so great about MMA is that it’s one of the only martial arts where just about every single technique is something you can use on the street as well)
  • You’ll learn chokes, arm locks, leg locks and other ways to finish a fight without have to throw a single punch or kick
  • You’ll learn how to throw devastating knockout elbows, knees, punches and kicks that are designed to end fights fas
  • You’ll learn takedowns and throws so you can control where you want the fight to end up (you’ll learn how to take people down and also how to defend takedowns so you don’t get taken down)
  • You’ll experience the passion, excitement, team spirit and pride at our school by being a member of our team (whether you want to compete or not)
  • You’ll learn what works and what doesn’t work in a real fight (and you’ll be surprised at what you find out)
  • You’ll discover how to quickly take out an opponent on the feet or on the ground (MMA is about being able to control the fight situation whether you’re on the feet or on the ground)
  • You will get stronger, tougher, more endurance and stamina (you won’t get tired), and on top of that, you’ll look and feel a whole lot better
  • You’ll get exceptional service in all areas. (If you have a question about anything at all, we will answer it. If you have any problems, we’ll solve them. If you need help, we will help you. We are 100% committed to your personal development as a mixed martial arts athlete.)
  • You’ll learn our systematic training method for creating MMA champions (and even our students who don’t want to fight can rest assured they would do very well if they did)
  • You will have coaches and instructors who CARE about you and your success (we guarantee that no other school in the area has more caring and passionate instructors

A big problem many people have who want to start training MMA is that they can’t find a quality school to train at. There’s just not many good schools out there who are qualified to train people in mixed martial arts fighting. Sure, a lot of schools “say” they’re good, or throw a few MMA stickers and posters up on their windows so people might think that, but the reality is that good, quality MMA schools are hard to find. That’s the bad news… the GOOD news is that you live close by to the top MMA school in your area. And, for a limited time, we’re offering a 30-day free trial program so you can see if our proven MMA training system meets your needs.

Once you schedule a time that’s good for you to come see us, we’ll give you a tour of our academy, you’ll get a free t-shirt just for stopping by, you’ll get a free private introductory lesson and you’ll also get a free one-on-one consultation with one of our highly-trained program counselors so we can figure out if we can meet your needs.

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30 Days Free
We are confident you’ll love our program just as much as our current happily-involved students.
“If you’re thinking about giving MMA a try, whether you want to compete or not, then this will be the best decision you can make for yourself.”
Don’t you owe it to yourself to at least give it a try? Don’t wait. Call us NOW.
732-890-5039
Ask for Anthony
Give our amazing 30-Day Free Trial Program a shot so you can experience the thrill of MMA training with us!
You Really Can’t Afford Not To Try “The Phoenix Way‘s 30-Day Free Trial Program”
It’s easy to get started right away. Just give us a call.

Student Testimonials

The Phoenix Way
5.0
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belle rodriguezbelle rodriguez
18:34 15 Apr 24
Attended the FAST self defense class. Amazing!! The instructors and staff were so welcoming and friendly. What I loved was this has a hands on class. Which I personally think is the best way to learn. We went through different situations one might come up against and how to defuse first and then protect yourself should one need to. I left feeling empowered, and more confident in moving forward during a difficult period of my life. I thank Phoenix Way for that.
K. Scott CosmeK. Scott Cosme
15:23 25 Mar 24
Amazing workshop! The instructors worked with the entire group in unison & individually. It’s safe to say we all walked out with a new sense of confidence. I’ll be attending the next one.
Nikki HulsebergNikki Hulseberg
14:00 23 Mar 24
An amazing and positive environment! You can really tell they’re a community and working to build each other up! I highly recommend checking them out!
Jeremy BrinsdonJeremy Brinsdon
12:40 08 Apr 23
The Phoenix Way is a unique school for training in Karate and mixed martial arts. Shihan Anthony is a dedicated teacher who channels the strength, discipline and values of Kyokushin Karate into his students and the surrounding community. As a new student with some training in other styles, I am tremendously impressed with what is being delivered to students here. There is respect for the formality of traditional martial arts within the structure of The Phoenix Way. At the same time, there is a contemporary approach, integrating traditional kata with real world applications for self-defense. This standing, striking martial art has enormous power, cultivated from hard training and proper technique. The space is impeccably clean, organized, and fully equipped. The students here are dedicated, friendly, and very helpful to beginners. The kids here are shaped into strong leaders. Check this place out, it is the real deal!
Christina DeMartinoChristina DeMartino
00:24 02 Mar 23
Our boys 7 and 9, started at the Phoenix Way a few months ago. They both walk out of there with more confidence. They are excited to share what they learned. The mat chats are later discussed because they are eager to share what they talked about. It would be great to be able to watch them in person!I sent the message above with 4 stars but I have to make a change. Recently I noticed that every time our boys come back from class it is one of my favorite times. They come in, they want to practice what they learned. That leads them to playing other games and communication is clear and kind! They are not looking to go on screens but to continue hanging out and enjoying each others company. I truly believe it is a carryover from their time spent in class. It is a gift!
A Google User
A Google User
00:24 02 Mar 23
Our boys 7 and 9, started at the Phoenix Way a few months ago. They both walk out of there with more confidence. They are excited to share what they learned. The mat chats are later discussed because they are eager to share what they talked about. It would be great to be able to watch them in person!I sent the message above with 4 stars but I have to make a change. Recently I noticed that every time our boys come back from class it is one of my favorite times. They come in, they want to practice what they learned. That leads them to playing other games and communication is clear and kind! They are not looking to go on screens but to continue hanging out and enjoying each others company. I truly believe it is a carryover from their time spent in class. It is a gift!
Danielle RoselandDanielle Roseland
00:44 11 Feb 23
Joining The Phoenix Way as a brand new adult karate student was one of the best things I could of done for myself. My experience so far has exceeded my expectations and I look forward to attending every class I can. The community of students and instructors are amazing!
Katherine EngelKatherine Engel
15:04 15 Jan 23
I have 3 boys (11, 9 & 7) and we have been at The Phoenix Way since 2018. I can honestly say they have learned so many skills beyond the martial arts training. It’s not just about the physical skills – they have learned a tremendous amount about mental health, respect for others, respect for themselves & social skills. Their confidence has grown, they are physical + mentally stronger because of the training and it transfers into other aspects of their lives. I’m so grateful we found Anthony and The Phoenix Way.
Dave SDave S
15:32 08 Dec 22
Great class, great teacher. He really cares about each student, both from a karate as well as on a personal level. Good people.
Luke H GordonLuke H Gordon
02:46 22 Aug 22
Phoenix karate is a great experience. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to get fit, train in martial arts, or build confidence in their abilities. I’ve been going to the Phoenix Way for 12 going on 13 years now and I wouldn’t give up that time for anything. The Phoenix community is incredibly welcoming and full of nice, well natured people. Shihan Codispoti and Omar are great teachers, always attentive and adept.
Ryu WashburneRyu Washburne
23:32 21 Aug 22
My children started training at Phoenix in 2019. Their abilities have developed tremendously over that time. What I find even more important is that the confidence they have gained has translated to other aspects of their lives. This includes academics and team sports. Shihan Codispoti and his team provide top notch instruction. What I have always admired about his program is that his students who started their training when they were my kids’ ages still come back to train even in their 20’s. I’ve always thought that this was a real testament to the relationships that Shihan Codispoti builds with his students. I can’t imagine my kids’ lives without Phoenix now. As a parent, if you’re looking for a fun, safe environment for your kids to learn a great skill and make friends, I highly recommend Phoenix. As for myself, I have always enjoyed being active; weightlifting, kettlebells, basketball, etc. When the pandemic shut everything down Shihan Codispoti invited me to train with him over Zoom. I took him up on the offer and have been training with him ever since. If you’re looking to challenge yourself physically while being with a great group of people then this a wonderful opportunity for you too.
Finn SheehanFinn Sheehan
18:24 21 Aug 22
When my dad signed me up for The Phoenix Way I was a bit nervous on how my first class would go. It ended up being great! The community and people there are so kind and welcoming and the instructors are amazing! And I met some new friends my age that I now normally talk with everyday even after class! I totally recommend joining The Phoenix Way. It’s filled with great people and a amazing community. Osu!
Renee KellyRenee Kelly
21:58 04 Feb 22
Our daughter Morgan started at Phoenix Way over a year ago. She has gained self confidence and pride. She is strong, proud and loves her Phoenix Family. Anthony is professional, talented and a wonderful coach. He is knowledgeable and always positive. The assistant coaches are just as amazing which speaks volumes for Anthony. I am so impressed with the positive change we have seen in our daughter!!
Chloe TracyChloe Tracy
21:11 04 Feb 22
The Phoenix Way is an incredibly positive and safe martial arts school that I have been training at for 18 years. The camaraderie between training partners is superb, the technique and conditioning taught in each class is engaging and knowledgable, and the Phoenix community is welcoming and encouraging for each individual to rise above. Anthony Codispoti is legendary in the fight game and is disciplined in numerous styles. I highly recommend anyone that’s searching to learn a functional skill, become fit, and train with the best instructors to join The Phoenix Way!
Ed MortonEd Morton
21:50 03 Feb 22
The Phoenix Way has been amazing for our children. Both have gained so much but most of all confidence and inner strength. They have come to understand their limits are much higher than they ever thought. The Phoenix Way teaches martial arts for all levels and abilities this is a great place to train and a community to be part of.
gia bellagia bella
18:41 01 Sep 21
I looked at several karate schools and picked The Phoenix Way simply because Sensei Anthony is a great role model for my son. He genuinely cares about the children and emphasizes important values such as confidence, focus and kindness. My son is learning karate and self defense and having a lot of fun in the process. Within minutes of meeting Sensei Anthony I knew I picked the right place for my 8 year old.It’s like being part of a small family that makes sure to cheer each person on as they gain new skills and further develop old ones. *HIGHLY RECOMMENDED* 🥋
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