Ithaca's source for authentic Kung Fu, Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Silat, Kickboxing, BJJ and Self Defense.

Practical self-defense, fitness, flexibility and control, as well as lots and lots of useful skills...

- Peter Specker


At Centerline, you can study the martial art developed by Bruce Lee (Jeet Kune Do or JKD). We also teach several other amazing martial arts systems.  Our practical approach to self-defense is built on a core of traditional values. 


​Martial systems that we teach...


  • Jeet Kune Do (Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu) - Bruce Lee's Martial Art for Self Defense, focused on efficiency and self expression.  The original MMA for street combat.

  • JKD Kickboxing - This class focuses on the kickboxing skills from the Jeet Kune Do curriculum.  There are many elements of western boxing and Muay Thai training in this class.

  • Kuntao Silat - Beautifully centering, yet brutally efficient, this system blends native Indonesian fighting with the internal power of Chinese Kung Fu.

  • Filipino Kali - Practical martial system from the Philippines focusing on modern weapons (primarily stick & knife, in our classes).

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) - Practical grappling style based on Japanese martial arts, popularized and cultivated in the sport of mixed martial arts.



Cultivate a lifetime of mindful strength, focus and patience our popular Kung Fu program, for kids ages 5-12.  Visit our Kids Page!




STUDENT TESTIMONIAL -  Attending Centerline's martial arts classes is one part of my life I could not ask for more out of.  I'm very happy with it. 

-Anthony G.


KUNG FU LEADS TO WELLBEING - The art of kung fu cultivates mindfulness, focus, and patience, with applications far beyond the martial arts. At any age, kung fu sets the foundation for healthy personal growth.

335 Elmira Road

Ithaca, NY 14850


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