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Celebrating 48 years empowering thousands of students


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Teaching Martial Arts and Fitness in Syracuse New York for Over 48 Years

For over 48 years, World Renown Grand Masters Greg and Judy Tearney have dedicated their lives to empowering others through the martial arts with a character based curriculum of Traditional Okinawan Martial Arts, taught in a modern format, Tearney's Martial Arts has taught thousands of students to respect others, giving them self-confidence, self respect, integrity, honesty and self defense while improving physical fitness.

We teach a variety of martial arts and fitness programs with age specific curriculm to ensure our students reach their full potential. Our martial arts school lessons include Okinawan Karate, Thai Kickboxing, Krav Maga - Israeli Combatives & Self Defense, Kobujutsu - Weapons, Grappling, Arnis - Stick & Knife fighting, Personal Safety Seminars, Bully Buster Seminars, Home Invasion & Abduction Prevention, Motivational Speaking, Karate Birthday Parties, Martial Arts Demonstrations, and Character Development & "Life Skill" Enhancement.

Proudly serving the greater Syracuse metro area including Camilus, Solvay, Fairmount, Westvale, Warners, Marcellus, Elbridge, Baldwinsville, Liverpool, Skaneateles, Tully, Jamesville, Auburn and Onondaga. Contact us to learn more and to visit the school to see the difference!

Children Martial Arts

Side Kicks

Side Kicks is a a martial arts class designed for children ages 4 to 5 that teaches focus, memory, teamwork, discipline, good manners and coordination.

Karate Kids

Karate Kids is for children ages 6 to 8 that builds confidence, self-esteem, discipline, respect and self-defense skills to avoid peer pressure and bullies.

Children Martial Arts

Our traditional karate program is broken into three levels of basic, intermediate and advanced allowing your child to progress at their own rate while improving physical fitness and mental discipline.

Karate Birthday Parties

Our Karate Birthday Parties are a blast! Your child can introduce their friends to the martial arts in a fun and safe environment, playing team building games, taking a karate lesson and more.


Teen and Adult Martial Arts

Adult Karate

Our traditional Shorin Goju-Ryu Karate system incorporates circular and linear movements with a combination of both hard striking attacks and softer open hand techniques.

Thai Kickboxing

Thai Kickboxing provides a great cardio-based workout to burn fat while building strength and endurance with an emphasis on fists, elbows, knees and shin techniques.

Krav Maga

Our combative and self defense program is based on the original Krav Maga system taught directly to the Israeli military and now many other government agencies like the C.I.A.

Kenjutsu & Arnis

Kenjutsu is our traditional Samurai Sword curriculm. Arnis is a combination of Filipino stick fighting systems.


Grand Masters Greg and Judy Tearney top Syracuse martial arts instructors

Tearney's Martial Arts Celebrating 48 years in Business

Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Grand Master Greg Tearney and U.S. Hall of Fame and TV5 TopTen Women of the Year, Grand Master Judy Modafferi-Tearney head up an award winning staff of Master instructors. Students have gone on to achieve great accomplishments that includes High School Honor Rolls, acceptance into Military Academies, Division 1 Colleges, the military, along with those who have gone on to be successful in professions, vocations and businesses of their own. Tearney's Martial Arts continues to upgrade and improve on their service to their students and the community.