• Martial Arts for Kids
    Learning self-defense is an obvious benefit of the martial arts. It is of growing concern in today's increasingly ugly society. It tends to give parents a peace of mind to know that their children can take care of themselves if they have to.
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  • Cage Fitness

    Come Ground and Pound at LEMA

    1/2 Hour High Intensity Interval Training Workout No partners and no contact!

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  • Martial Arts for Adults

    Adult students at Leading Edge Martial Arts study a curriculum of Non Competition Based Mixed Martial Arts. The instructors have put together a well rounded, hybrid style of martial arts which pulls highlights from many different systems teaching students a pratical Self Defense oriented system while keep some traditional martial arts elements.

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  • Martial Arts for Adults

    Adult students at Leading Edge Martial Arts study a curriculum of Non Competition Based Mixed Martial Arts. The instructors have put together a well rounded, hybrid style of martial arts which pulls highlights from many different systems teaching students a pratical Self Defense oriented system while keep some traditional martial arts elements.

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  • Cowabunga Special!

    Bring a ticket stub from the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movie

    and receive either:

    One month of Free Martial Arts classes with purchase of uniform

    or 5 Free Cage Fitness Classes

    NEW MEMBERS SPECIAL ONLY

We Offer Mixed Martial Arts & Cage Fitness Programs in Allentown & Bethlehem

Voted Best Martial Arts School in the Lehigh Valley 5 Years in a row!

Leading Edge Martial Arts has been voted the Best Martial Arts School in the Lehigh Valley for five years in a row. Our professional instructors pride themselves on providing our students with a best possible experience on every visit.

We offer non-competition based mixed martial arts for Men, Women, and Children. In our children’s program, our focus is on Self-Confidence, Self-Discipline, and Self-Defense. In our adult program, the focus shifts to Self Defense, Fitness, and Stress Relief. LEMA incorporates principles and concepts from many different styles of martial arts in order to develop a practical and applicable approach to every day self-defense including stand up arts such as karate and kickboxing, and grappling arts such as judo and jiujitsu, LEMA’s curriculum continues to evolve as new concepts become available.

The Cage Fitness program at LEMA is a ½ hour, high intensity, interval training program. It is the best ½ hour workout that can be found in the Lehigh Valley. In just 30 minutes, our LEMA instructors will have you dripping in sweat and beaming with exhilaration. Classes are available for Men, Women, and Children.

Martial Arts Programs

Cage Fitness Classes

5 out of 5 9 9

"I love training at LEMA becuase I'm not confined to a particular style of martial arts. We can do Tae Kwon Do one day and Grappling another."

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Sensei Rob and all the Deshis work with the children in a group but throught the class, go around and help the child as an individual."

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Lema is my home away from home. They offer fantastic classes for babies, children and adults. There staff is incredible. I have been taking cage fitness classes there for 3 years and started mma training a little over a year ago. I absolutely LOVE it there!"

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Amazing staff!! My son has been taking classes for more than 2 years and continues to be motivated. He has gained confidence and self discipline, as well as made some great friends! The adult cage fitness classes are also wonderful...amazing instructors!! LEMA is not only invested in their students, but in the community as well...they are always willing to support local organizations and schools."

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Leading Edge Martial Arts is an amazing school. Both of my boys have trained there for several years and it has helped them grow into very strong, disciplined, confident people. I would HIGHLY recommend LEMA to anyone looking for a martial arts school. Great staff, clean enviroment, all around great school!"

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Been training here for 11 years now and has been considered my second home since. Employees and instructors are great and are willing to do anything for anyone. I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for LEMA. I love you guys, you'll always be a part of my heart!"

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Sensei Joe Kortbawi and the staff at Leading Edge Martial Arts - Bethlehem are amazing! My son has been taking Martial Arts with Sensei Joe for two years and has developed skills and respect for those skills that will last him a lifetime. In addition to the Martial Arts program, the Cage Fitness program has assisted me in loosing weight and acheiving a healthier lifestyle. The Leading Edge commitment goes beyond the mat.They are very dedicated to their communities and help out many charities as well including breast cancer awareness, MDA and children's cancer."

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"My kids absolutely love taking karate classes and doing Kids Cage Fitness at LEMA.Instructors are knowledgeable and friendly. One of the best MA schools in the area."

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

My son really enjoyed Leading Edge. He had a number of friends that studied martial arts at different schools around the lehigh valley, but none of them enjoyed it as much a my son. Sensei Rob has mastered the technique of teaching the kids martial arts while still ensuring that they are having a blast. My son actually asked to go to extra classes he liked it so much. Plus I liked the fact that I never got pressured into signing any contracts. Great overall experience, staff, and facility. He truly cares about the kids he teaches.

Lehigh Valley, PA
5