About us

World Class Martial Arts Welcomes You!


While the story of this martial arts club is not as tumultuous and vivid as some stories out of ancient Chinese,Korean or Japanese epos tales, still we have more than 23 years of our own proud history. It was in 1996, when the founder of World Class Martial Arts, Master J Custode was still considering whether to go New York Law School to get  a law degree or pursue a career of his passion,teaching martial arts. Luckily for the thousands of students he has taught since, Master Custode decided that founding a school of his own turned out be the best decision he could have ever made. Maybe you can call it a decision,or maybe was it fate,  you can even call it destiny .During the past 23 years Master Custode and his colleagues have achieved a level of success unsurpassed by any martial arts school of it’s kind, helping thousands of children,teens and adult in becoming the absolute best they could be. What an Honor and a privilege it has been to serve Denville and the surrounding communities and to be a part of so many wonderful peoples lives. World Class Martial Arts Became the Best TaeKwonDo Training & KickBoxing not because we are the biggest school of it’s kind….We became the biggest because we are the best Martial Arts School of it’s kind!

World Class Martial Arts is located at 510 Hallmark Plaza Route 53 Suite 2b Denville, N.J. 07834. We have the entire top floor of the Hallmark Building, 4000 SF  with an spacious and comfortable waiting area for Parents and students . We have been teaching students of all ages at this location since 1996.

Currently we offer:

  • TaeKwonDO Sparring
  • Children’s Martial Arts
  • Karate Birthday Parties
  • Adult Martial Arts
  • KickBoxing
  • Strength Training & Conditioning
  • Cobra Self Defense

World Class Martial Arts is absolutely the best choice when it comes to quality and value!

We have been teaching quality traditional martial arts for over 23 years. Our reputation is built on a solid family value oriented foundation ;where our students personal growth, self esteem,and self confidence has become the conner stone of our success.

Self-Confidence builds Self -Defense are students  are not only given the martial arts skills to defend themselves but also the self-confidence and moral compass knowing where and when it is appropriate to use their skills. With power comes responsibility!

Our children learn to Stand up with the STRONG and stand up for the WEAK. We teach our children to have Courage and to do what is right, even when they are afraid! Our students make decisions based on the confidence they have in themselves , they do not make decisions based upon weather or not others are going to like them! That is the philosophy behind traditional martial arts! Teach children to become leaders not followers!

We are not a MMA (Mixed Martial Arts Facility) Too many “schools” have become the “ALLmart” of Martial arts. Offering a one stop shop of different fighting sports, where value is placed on one student winning and their opponent losing. If the instructors lack a good moral compass or integrity so will their programs!

Children are like little sponges…Good Role models are an important part of their personal growth and development. Young Children & teens should not be exposed to grown men training without shirts & proper clothing.  Elaborate tattoos and alternative life styles openly displayed can send the wrong message to young children.

Many fighting sports facilities lack properly educated instructors when it comes to working with children! Instructors may hold a high ranking belt, good fighting skills or even a professional title…But they were never required to take the mediatory ethics training offered by Traditional Martial Art Organizations for coaches and Instructors who work with children.

Traditional Martial Arts with a certified professional Instructor can help your child develop , self confidence, self discipline and self defense; a harmony of valuable skills that will last a lifetime.




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Our Testimonials

Always Have Something Nice to Say About Us

During my college years I was a little bit into boxing. But a lot of time has passed since then, so I was not practicing any martial art, until recently. The kickboxing classes held here have captured my interest after a friend of mine told me about it. Now I attend those on an almost regular basis, trying to recall what I’ve learned before…
- Jane Basphalt