Thomas Clifford’s Karate Academy in Nyack, New York, offers an array of activities including for Adults and Children in Karate, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu and Submission Grappling. Our school is also active in community activities, such as engaging in demonstrations to help various charities and other events such as testing and outings.
Head Instructor Thomas Clifford has been training in martial arts for more than 20 years, and has traveled to China, Taiwan and Brazil to work with some of the world’s greatest martial artists and teachers. Already a 5th degree black belt in karate, Clifford is training with David Adiv and Royler Gracie toward becoming one of the few American black belts in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, one of the most admired martial arts forms in the world. Clifford, whose influence has been felt throughout the United States through his work with national martial arts boards and professional organizations, is chief instructor at Thomas Clifford Karate Academy.