Empire Dojo

Empire Dojo Is Here and Ready to Serve Forest Hill!

Why Empire Dojo is Different.

Mark your calendars, Forest Hill! Empire Dojo is getting ready to open its doors at our new location at 2205 Commerce Road, and we’re delighted to share the services our premiere martial arts studio has to offer! Be sure to take advantage of our special promotions, including our trial offer of 2 FREE CLASSES AND A FREE T-SHIRT!


Our Story

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We are Empire Dojo, and we have a simple yet powerful mission: to provide authentic, effective martial arts and self-defense training to our communities. United by this central principle, we are a team dedicated to helping students reach their highest potential, promoting a safe and supportive environment for them to become strong of body, mind, and character. In the years since our initial founding in Abingdon, our school’s successes have exceeded our highest expectations, but we remain committed to our goals to enrich the lives of our members and their families. We are now excited to grow and strengthen our presence in Harford County, as we invite you to move forward together with us in Forest Hill.


Our Programs

No matter your age or experience level, there’s something for everyone at Empire Dojo!


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Parents can give their children the gift of martial arts by enrolling them in our ages 3-12 youth programs which are designed to encourage mental, physical, and emotional development. We’re devoted to helping every student achieve success through confidence building and self-discipline, so whether your child is new to martial arts or a more experienced young athlete seeking advanced opportunities, we’ve got them covered! Here’s some of what you can expect from the youth program:

  • Effective self-defense and bully prevention skills
  • “Mat Chats” and classroom time for character and leadership development
  • Emotional management and self-discipline



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Empire Dojo is also the only martial arts school in Harford County offering certified Krav Maga accredited through the Federation of Israeli Martial Arts. Build confidence and learn to protect yourself from our experienced coaches who are ready to help you unlock your best self! Whether your goal is self-defense or fitness, anyone who enrolls in our Next Level Krav Maga program will see immediate results in the supportive and respectful atmosphere of our studio. Here’s everything you can expect and more:

  • Practical application of self-defense strategies in real-world situations
  • Improved confidence and self-possession in the face of unexpected threats
  • Increased situational awareness and reflexes
  • Improved strength, agility, and stamina


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Just as our youth programs help kids at all skill levels thrive, our adult programs also offer a wide range of training opportunities regardless of your experience. We’re proud of the culture we’ve fostered, where tradition meets modern application. Central to our adult curriculum is practical and effective self-defense, achieved through balance in physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. The techniques we teach at Empire Dojo are derived from a combination of traditional Japanese martial arts including Japanese Jujutsu, Ninpo, Ninjutsu, and Aikijujutsus. Highlights of our traditional martial arts program for adults include:

  • Stress management
  • Strength-building and total-body fitness conditioning
  • Japanese weapons training
  • Japanese culture and language

Benefits of Training at Empire Dojo

When you step onto our mats, you will receive high-quality hands-on training and one-on-one instruction from knowledgeable, qualified instructors who are committed to the quality and integrity of our martial arts programs. With comfortable and well-equipped spaces created for our members in Abingdon and now in Forest Hill, training at Empire Dojo has never been more convenient! We know your time is precious, which is why we’ve ensured flexible scheduling to accommodate your personal needs and busy lifestyle.

With the new year almost upon us, it is also time for fresh beginnings and new partnerships. Our hope is that our continued successes will keep allowing us to pursue our mission, and to better serve this community. As we look to the future, we would love for you to join our dojo family! Call or text 410-670-7666 and visit to find out how to enroll today!