Welcome to Up Top Martial Arts - Wayne, NJ's premier martial arts academy

We are dedicated to teaching well-rounded, reality-based self defense skills that actually work. At Up Top Martial Arts, you will find a group of friendly peers training in modern methods that are designed to get results. Each class is guaranteed to provide a first-rate workout that will give you the self defense skills necessary for virtually any situation. Get in the best shape of your life, with the ability to defend it!
The martial arts taught at Up Top Martial Arts is not bound to any particular style. Although we have our base styles, the curriculum is constantly evolving in order to be sure that the techniques taught are functional and reality based.

We specialize in teaching a variety of martial arts for all ages:

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu



Developed by the Gracie family of Brazil, come learn the art that changed the entire martial arts world nearly 20 years ago.
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Kickboxing



An exciting workout from head to toe. Come hit some pads and relieve stress.
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Mixed Martial Arts



The ultimate workout! Combining the most effective techniques of all martial arts into one exciting class.
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Kids Martial Arts



Offering both traditional martial arts in our Tae Kwon Do classes as well as a fun new BJJ program for kids.
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ericeric Hi my name is Eric Fleming, and I’ve been a student under Yanni Hronakis since I was 16....[Read More]
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MeAndClarenceMeAndClarence Up Top Martial Arts, headed by Yanni Hronakis, is the embodiment of combat sports and self defense. I’ve...[Read More]
phil_smallphil_small About 3 years ago I was starting to grow tired of working out at my gym. I have...[Read More]
rich_dicarlo2rich_dicarlo2 I took some traditional martial arts 15 years ago with a number of different teachers, and was fairly...[Read More]
Mike CarrafielloMike Carrafiello Both my son and I study under Yanni Hronakis – different disciplines for different reasons. For me, in...[Read More]