​Phil Ross is an internationally recognized mixed martial arts instructor, trainer and wrestling coach with over 50 years of experience in Martial Arts,  Taekwondo, children’s martial arts,  catch wrestling, American Lethwei, children’s karate, kettlebells, strength training, physical conditioning, self-defense, pre-school karate, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We are proudly serving Bergen and Passaic County, New Jersey.

Our Services

  • Adult & Teen Mixed Martial Arts Classes

  • Children’s Mixed Martial Arts Classes

  • Kettlebell and Bodyweight Training

  • Personal Training

  • Self Defense Classes

  • Boxing Classes

  • Preschool Karate

  • Catch Wrestling/BJJ

  • Seminars and Workshops 

  • Online Training 


Learning karate or another martial art can have numerous mental and physical benefits. At American Eagle MMA & Kettlebells, we offer rigorous training sessions at our martial arts school. Our friendly, experienced instructors are qualified to provide martial arts classes to our Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, customers regardless of their skill levels and ages.

We also offer flexible appointment availability so that you’ll be able to choose from multiple classes that meet at different times. Our fully licensed and insured business is qualified to teach you karate that:

Features both modern and traditional methods that enable you to learn how to you defend yourself, bring you inner peace and harmony all while getting an excellent workout!

At American Eagle MMA & Kettlebells, we want the chance to provide our Ho-Ho-Kus and Bergen County, NJ based customers with safe and effective martial arts training. Our martial arts school will teach you not only self-defense but also positive mental habits.


Our System

We use Zig Ziglar’s “I Can” program to help students develop the discipline necessary to power a champion-in-life mindset. In this program, our students learn the ABCs of a martial arts black belt: Attitude, Behavior and Character. In our classes, we blend all essential aspects of self-defense so that each student acquires a well-rounded knowledge of techniques for:

Catch Wrestling & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu​
Mixed Martial Arts
Kids Martial Arts
​Strength & Fitness


To ensure that students receive the highest possible level of mentoring, our professional instructors go through a mandatory year-round training program. This allows them to give students a positive and uplifting experience each time they set foot on the mat.


We believe that clarity is power. This is why we encourage every student to have a clear goal. In relation to this, we keep our lines open so students and their parents know where they stand in terms of progress.


Level up your skills. Learn everything you need to know from martial arts experts. 

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 to learn more about our programs and class schedule.