Defensivefit Combat Cross Training

Defensivefit Combat Cross Training

5.0 (5)
3 hires on
2 employees
9 years in business

About this pro

We not only teach self-defense but we cover survival skills. We also teach first aid CPR as well as bleeding control in case of a trauma situation. 

I love educating people and the ability to pass on what I have learned throughout my life time in order to make my students safer

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Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
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5 Reviews


  • Barnabas Starkweather

    The absolute best! Andre's masterful skill of multiple martial arts and his willing to extend his knowledge for his students is second to none. He is a true master. Andre takes his time, knows where to apply more techniques in order to make sure you have the abilities you require. Truly amazing!

  • Carrie Brandine

    I appreciate Sifu Andre for his knowledge, positive energy, and passion for teaching. He genuinely wants to help you learn. That being said, I would never ever ever want to be the bad guy who gets into a confrontation with him… Andre is what you might call “resourceful.” I’ve done JKD / Kali classes and training sessions with Andre. For me, it’s a fun way to work on coordination / reaction time and build memory. Although I came in with zero martial arts background, Andre has given me a basic understanding of movements and possibilities should I ever need to react. Overall, Andre’s classes are a blast, and they’ll fly by like a moment in time. 🙂

  • Chandler Robertson

    This class made me stronger and more confident in everything I do. Each class I learn more about what I'm capable of and I'm surrounded by people who support you and are willing to be beat up to help you. Andre is the best instructor around and he truly wants everyone to learn and do their best. He is great with all levels of defense background and I look forward to each class! Thanks Seafood Andre 😉

  • Elizabeth Bryant

    Well tailored self defense. Highly informative

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

For students that what to train at the school, they are asked to come in and try a class. If they feel what im teaching is what they're looking for then we register them.

For private clients, I like to talk to in person to get a feel for what they'really interested in learning.

Then we schedule a free session to show them how the lessons/training will be conducted.

And finally, if we both agree to proceed with the training we agree on compensation and schedule weekly training sessions that works for both parties.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Fitness: over 10 years of exercise training both personally and professionally.

Martial Arts: over 20 of training and over 8 years teaching.

How did you get started teaching?

I started as an assistant Instructor. Once I got my full instructorship or black belt my instructor encourage me to start teach on my own so I could develop my skills and I have continue teaching ever since.

What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 4-65 Years old.


Physically handicap 


Law enforcement 

Office professional 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Received my Blue Gloves ranking in Savate Boxe Française. French style of Kickboxing. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure you check your instructor's credentials. If you can, do a background check.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Ask about credentials..

are they still training?

do they look the part?

Ask for client references.