Albany Self Defense Classes and Self-Defense training

Posted on: October 18th, 2014 by albmma No Comments

Recent Attacks spur interest in Self Defense classes, ALBANY NY

– Albany Self Defense, COLONIE SELF DEFENSE– The staff at Empire Martial Arts has been fielding more calls about self-defense classes after area police agencies said at least six women reported being attacked in recent weeks.  “I want to feel as a woman that I would be able to defend myself if anything happened to me and it’s good for just general overall fitness,” said Michele Zirilli who started taking classes last year. Zirilli started as a beginner where she learned basic defense tactics.

She eventually graduated to an advanced course where the real-life scenarios become more intense. “If you know anything and have some training that could be the difference between saving your life and going home safely,” said Teresa Zielinski, who joined three years ago. There are more than 150 students at Empire Martial Arts. Calls for beginner defense classes began increasing after a woman in Colonie told police she woke up to find a man with a knife in her bedroom. “We’ve had several calls a day where women are coming in over the next few days for self-defense and that was a reality check, ‘wow that could happen to me,’” said Empire Martial Arts owner Alan Condon. “As we go around our daily routine we get comfortable. We feel safe going to and from our house, safe going to and from work, but when that happens and you’re not aware you become a potential victim.” Those who took the class said the techniques were easy to learn and helped boost their confidence. “Most of the time, your attacker isn’t going to think you know something to do. They just assume that you’re going to be helpless, especially as a woman walking around, so this teaches you naturally and it works with your body’s natural reactions so it’s easier to understand,” said Zirilli. “Control what you can control. We all have it inside of ourselves.”

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Ready for a Change in 2014, we can help

Posted on: January 5th, 2014 by albmma No Comments

2014 can be the year you make a difference in your personal fitness and Self Defense skills.

I have many students just like you who joined us in 2013 and are now raving fans. Recently I did a survey and the top 3 answers from these new members as too why they choose to join Team Empire are:

The TOP ANSWER WAS: Beginner friendly classes.

When you start out at Empire Martial Arts, you will go through a special introductory class.  In this private class, you will be learn the basics of our program and how it will help you reach your training goals.

And the intro classes takes into account that you may be totally out of shape – one of its principal designs is to allow you too work at your own pace.

We want you to develop the necessary fundamental skills and fitness in the most efficient manner possible and we’ve found that this is the best and quickest way for our students to get maximum results in minimum time is.

Hi Alan, 
Since day one of the program, I have been impressed by the way you continually prove the point that your program is for everyone – men, women, old and young. The self defense training is taught in a way that even those who have no prior martial arts or self defense experience can learn it easily and learn it right. I know I speak for the other class members when I say that my ability to defend myself and my family from an attack has been greatly enhanced by Empire’s training. 

Jim Salada.

More tomorrow.

If you have a question or just need a little more info before you get started then

give us a call at 456-2582 

Simple Self Defense anyone can do

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 by albmma No Comments

I know we always think it will happen to someone else, but whether we want to believe it or not, bad things can happen to us.

We are creatures of habit and feel safe in our day to day routines of work, shopping etc.

But no matter how careful we are, we may find ourselves a target of an assault or of some type of violence.

Statistics show most often violent acts are committed by someone we know, but there are of course the other circumstances as well…  being mugged, accosted in a parking lot by someone just looing to pick a fight, etc.  What do you do?

A one day Self Defense class is a good start and we can schedule a Private Class for you and if you would like one of your friends can come too.

Here’s is a quick overview of what I teach in my self-defense training courses…

  • How to Double Your Physical Power: You might be surprised to find out that a few “easy to learn” principles of body balance will enable you to execute kicking and punching techniques with devastating power!
  •  Alertness
  • Self-Defense techniques and Strategies and more

So stop being afraid and  Make A Positive Change In Your Life NOW!

But only if you take action….call Cheryl at 456-2582

to book your private lesson today!


WARNING: Albany NY Highly Addictive Mixed Martial Arts! Proceed Only If You Can Handle Lightening Fast Results & Lots of Fun….

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 by albmma No Comments

How to Get in Amazing Shape Faster Than You’ve Ever Dreamed Possible Training in Mixed Martial Arts in Albany NY.

WARNING: Empire Mixed Martial Arts Training is Highly Addictive! 

Proceed Only If You Can Handle Lightening Fast Results & Lots of Fun….

Alan Condon Wanderlei Silva at Empire Martial Arts in Colonie NY

Photograph of Alan Condon, Founder of Empire Martial Arts and

UFC Fighter Wanderlei Silva after MMA training seminar at Empire Martial Arts.

What would it mean if you could . . .

Knock the stress out of your life quickly and easily

Train like a Professional fighter to get a lean, athletic look, not to mention plenty of functional strength.”


 You’ll get results quickly and easily

 You’ll shed your excess body fat quickly

 You’ll learn to manage and reduce Stress

 You’ll improve your physical balance

 You’ll increase your self-confidence

 You’ll improve your physical conditioning

 You’ll increase your flexibility

 You’ll have the body you always dreamed of

AND…You WILL Get the Body You Deserve and Be Able to Keep it!

And even more good news…

Absolutely NO Previous Fitness Experience is Required!

Maybe you even DREAM of being able to do these things!

(C’mon, it’s okay to admit! Be proud of your obsession!)

I’ll tell you what . . . If you want to accomplish any of these great goals and get in the best shape of your life . . . 

Then call me right now for a Special Private Introductory Lesson!

And I’m so confident in these lessons, I’ll even give you a Free t-shirt, too! Because I know you’ll be back for more! 

Call Alan Condon Now 518.456.2582

Empire Martial Arts
4 Walker Way
Colonie,NY 12205


Albany NY Fitness Training – Are you ready to knock some stress out of your life, get toned and BURN that stubborn BODY FAT

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 by albmma No Comments

Discover the “Little Known Secrets” Albany Fitness Training that is key to Quickly becoming Stronger, Healthier, More Energized and Confident while learning priceless Self Defense that could save you or your family!

You may only be interested in learning how to defend yourself should the need arise. But there are several other benefits to joining our programs as well. 

We help you manage Stress

We improve your physical balance,

We teach self-confidence,

We develop your physical fitness training and conditioning

We increase your flexibility

We teach Self Defense

Quality Adult Martial Arts Training In A Safe, Friendly Atmosphere

In our programs, your safety and satisfaction are our greatest concerns. As a professional full-service martial arts school, we take our job very seriously. That’s why we spend individual time in each class working with every student. From the time you take your first class to earning your first belt and beyond, our friendly and encouraging staff will be right there beside you, helping you all the way.

This is Your Moment…It’s Time To Inject Some Excitement Back Into Your Life!

 Call us today to get started 456-2582


Have you ever wanted to try a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school in Albany NY to see what Grappling is all about

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 by albmma No Comments

Find Out Why Brazilian  JIU JITSU in Albany NY at Empire Martial Arts is The Proven Secret For Self-Defense, Fun and Getting In Shape FASTER Than You’ve Ever Dreamed Possible!

Absolutely NO Previous Experience is Required! 

 We Specialize in Turning Beginners Into Unstoppable Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athletes!

 You’ll discover one of the most acclaimed combat systems in existence today

You’ll dramatically enhance your motor skills, coordination, reflexes, balance and  agility

You’ll build strength, flexibility, speed and power

You’ll quickly develop the Self-Confidence & Self discipline to achieve more in your life 

 At its core, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the most dynamic and effective martial arts systems in the world. And at Empire Martial Arts you can learn all of the Little Known Secrets of Brazilain Jiu-JitSu in a family atmosphere.

This is Your Moment…It’s Time To Inject Some Excitement Back Into Your Life!

Call us today to get started with our special Trial Program at the Capital Region’s Premier Albany Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School


Albany Fitness, Albany Self Defense Training – Don’t make 2014 a Mistake……

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 by albmma No Comments

Most people have made Albany Fitness, Albany Self Defense new year’s resolutions.  Few people act on them to achieve them.

Want to know the length an average Albany NY Fitness or Albany NY Self Defense New Year’s resolution succeeds?

Typical Resolutions last about four days.

On January 1, 2014 people make their new year’s resolutions.

They Say “This year is going to be different.”

They Say “I’m going to lose weight.”

“I’m going to exercise regularly.”

“I’m going to get a better job.”

The problem is widespread lack of Action.

Just look at the health clubs and gyms.

From January 2 they are packed for the first week.

You may have to wait to get on a cardio machine.

But come in two weeks later…

It’s empty.

Why do so many people fail to achieve what they want?

Think of a car.

It’s filled with gas.  It’s fully tuned and ready to go.

Just one thing.

No one turned on the key.

Well, that car isn’t going anywhere.

And the key that gets all change going is your mindset and your

All change comes from the mind.

And if you are in a peak state – and know how to hold this state,
you can not fail.

Want the key to make all your resolutions a success?

It’s time to change your life…for good.

Now and forever.

ACT NOW !!  Give Empire Martial Arts a call  456-2582 and we will help you make 2014 YOUR BEST YEAR EVER

I Look forward to your success. Call Alan or Cheryl today at 456-2582

Empire Martial Arts
4 Walker Way
Colonie, NY 12205

Albany Kettlebell Training “Who Else Would Like to Learn How to Use This Ancient Fitness Tool to Sculpt Their Body Into a Modern Day Masterpiece?”

Posted on: January 1st, 2014 by albmma No Comments


Albany Kettlebell Training Has Become Extremely Popular Lately…

and For Very Good Reason…

Kettlebell Training Burns Tons of Calories and Boosts Metabolism For Hours, Even Days!  You’ll Drop Weight Like Never Before!!

Kettlebell Training Produces Strength at Extreme Ranges of Motion

Kettlebell Training Exposes Your Weaknesses & Corrects Imbalances

Kettlebell Training Creates Strong Yet Flexible Joint Structures

Kettlebell Training Has Endless Exercise Variations with Just One Affordable Tool

Kettlebell Training Teaches Your Body How to Absorb Force and Redirect It – Injuries Will Become a Thing of the Past!

Kettlebell Training Teachers Your Body How to Contend With a Constantly Changing Center of Gravity – Improve Life Function!

Kettlebell Training Improves Your Cardiovascular Fitness

Kettlebell Training Eliminates the Need for a Large Training Facility – No More Expensive Health Club Memberships!

Kettlebell Training Allows You to Reduce Your Overall Exercise Time

Kettlebell Training Allows You To Never Miss Your Workout – Some Workouts Only Take 4 Minutes!

“Now’s Your Chance to Learn How to Use This Incredible Exercise Tool and Discover the Beautiful, Healthy and Fit Body Inside You!”

 Call us today and get a jumpstart  on 2014,



Albany's #1 Family Fitness & Personal Training Center