Blue Dragon School Of Martial Arts

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The Blue Dragon School of Martial Arts is the premier martial arts school in Bergen County. Celebrating over 25 years in Bergenfield, NJ, the Blue Dragon School is one of the oldest and most experienced martial arts schools in the area.

Shifu Raymond Ahles and his instructors have dedicated their lives to bring each student only the highest quality instruction. Every class from the Kids martial arts program of Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu to the Adult Kung Fu & Qigong program of Ba Gua Zhang, pursues the ultimate goal of improving oneself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.


The most authentic Chinese martial arts disciplines can be found at the Blue Dragon School of Martial Arts. Classes are available for all skill levels from beginner to the most advanced. Students of any age can learn these traditional martial arts of ancient China, including the deeper philosophical aspects that are rare to find these days but known to change lives!

Open 7 days a week with flexible morning, afternoon, and evening schedules, there is a class for everyone.


With over 35 years in the martial arts, Shifu Ahles’ commitment to authentic training methods is unmatched. The average tenure of each instructor is over 10 years.

Blue Dragon School instructors’ unrivaled professionalism puts all egos aside, setting the stage for an amazing family friendly experience.


Striking a balance between high energy martial arts with essential life skills training, kids martial Arts programs at the Blue Dragon School serve as a foundation for positive character building that leads to a happier, healthier, more successful life.

Emphasis is placed on boosting self-confidence, improving focus, and maximizing strength of both the body and mind. These classes help students recognize the connection between what is learned in Kung Fu and using it in school, at home, and in life.

Early Skillz

Children between the ages of 3 and 4 love physical activity and anything involving play. They have a rich imagination and strong desire to be less dependent on their usual caregivers. The problem we discovered is that many children this age have a hard time with structure in a group environment like what is commonly found in most Martial Arts schools. The solution we found is to provide them with their own program that targets their stage of development in a manner that keeps them entertained while at the same time building skills that set them up for success. With that said, a structured program introducing early skill-based training in martial arts has proven to be very successful. Find out more!

Basic Skillz

Children from ages 5 to 7 are the most enthusiastic students. They love creativity and problem solving, which makes them ideal students in the Martial Arts. The problem we discovered is they are so progressive in following tasks, some teachers tend to treat them like their older peers. This is a problem because they still do not have the basic skills necessary to keep up with children ages 8 and up. As with the Early SKILLZ program, the solution we found for is to also provide the 5-7 age group with their own program that targets their stage of development in a manner that adapts to their social and intellectual curiosity while at the same time building skills that set them up for success. A structured program introducing basic skill-based training in martial arts has also proven to be very successful for ages 5-7. Find out more

Junior Kung Fu

Kids age 8 to 12 are a diverse bunch. Our Junior Kung Fu Program gives them a structured activity and exercise, but the mental benefits are amazing! Juniors love being part of the group, and in our classes they will have lots of chances to stand out, developing leadership skills, communication skills, self defense skills, and a lot more!

This is the stage of development where peers and social acceptance become a focus and can sometimes overshadow a child’s determination. They are at a sweet spot for their physical technique and the Junior program helps them by having them take more of a role in their own development while also developing an understanding of the applications and teaching of Martial Arts. Find out more.

Teens Kung Fu

What's going to go on that college application, job application, or internship application? Teens in our program develop skills and earn credentials that are relevant to their lives and will help them get to where they want to go.

Our martial arts program for teens brings a whole new level of learning and challenges physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. This age-specific training will not only provide the variety necessary to become well-rounded martial artists, it is a safe haven to develop the confidence necessary to stand up to peer pressure, make better decisions, and stay safe.

Oh, and one more thing… They will love it!


Our adult classes can provide the motivation and focus needed to adopt healthier lifestyle choices. Whether your goal is to improve physical fitness, sharpen mental focus, build self-defense skills, or get stress under control, the Blue Dragon School of Martial Arts has classes to help you achieve your goals.

Our Adults Kung Fu style is called Ba Gua Zhang, the “Eight Trigram Palm” and at a minimum of 150 years old, it is the youngest of the Chinese martial arts. Key principles of related Chinese martial arts such as Tai Ji Quan (Tai Chi), Xing Yi Quan, and even Tang Lang, “Praying Mantis” are all included within our style of Ba Gua Zhang, known for its quick, evasive footwork coupled with powerful palm striking methods to vulnerable targets so the bigger and stronger lose their advantage.

As a student of Ba Gua Zhang at the Blue Dragon School of Martial Arts you will experience a complete and well-rounded approach to training the body and the mind that includes: meditation, breathing exercises, Qigong (slow, moving meditation like Tai Chi), with advanced flexibility and mobility work (that keeps you aging gracefully and feeling young even into your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond!).

We invite you to come in, experience the quality of our instruction for yourself and meet our students - more than half of which have been with us for over ten years now! Find out more

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