American Eagle MMA & Kettlebells

American Eagle MMA & Kettlebells

5.0 (3)
Best of 2019
1 hire on Lessons.com
6 employees
31 years in business

About this pro

Martial Arts and Fitness Center Bergen County, American Eagle MMA: BJJ, Taekwondo, Kettlebells, Personal Training, Nutrition and Self Defense for the Whole Family

Whether you’re a martial arts expert who wants to learn a new discipline or a beginner who wants to get in shape in a different way, American Eagle MMA & Kettlebells has a self-defense and martial arts course for you. Our dedicated, professional staff is qualified to instruct our Bergen County NJ, customers of all ages in rigorous yet understandable classes.

We strive to teach our students a mixture of self-defense, self-confidence and inner peace, through a combination of modern and traditional styles, and a blend of mental discipline with physical fitness. Our BBB-accredited business offers the following types of instruction to our clients:

  • Self-defense for children, adults, and groups
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Karate, and Taekwondo classes
  • Boxing and Kickboxing classes
  • Preschool Karate
  • Kettlebell and Bodyweight Based Fitness Classes
  • Private Instruction
  • Nutritional Counseling

Call American Eagle MMA & Kettlebells today to enroll in a self-defense, martial arts or fitness course that will teach you a variety of skills. We value our Ho-Ho-Kus and Bergen County customers and hope you’ll choose to learn martial arts or fitness training from our certified, skilled and attentive instructors.

Master Phil Ross: Chief Instructor

Master Phil Ross is the area’s most decorated and accomplished martial artist and fitness instructor. Listed are his ranks and important certifications. He achieved his Sho Dan (1st Degree Black Belt) in 1986. At the time he was Ranked #6 Nationally in the Light Heavyweight Kumite Division by Karate Review, as a Brown Belt. 30 years later, he earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Here’s the breakdown:

8th Degree Black Belt Combative Arts, East-West Martial Alliance: Professor Jon Collins

3rd Degree Black Belt, Taekwondo: Dr. Michael Evangel

2nd Level Instructor, Shamrock Submission Fighting: Frank Shamrock

1st Degree Bando Black Belt: Dr. U Muang Gyi

1st Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt: Professor Mitch Coats/Checkmat BJJ

In addition to the Martial Arts, I’m a Master Tactical Instructor in CDT (Compliance Direction Takedown) under Tom Patire, a Master RKC Kettlebell Instructor with Dragon Door as well as a PCC, Progressive Calisthenics Certified Instructor with the same organization.

He was also victorious in over 300 Martial Arts contests, a Coach in the UFC for over 4 years, Captain of the NJ World Karate Team in 1994 and fought for the WAKO World Title in 1989 and in that same year, was a featured performer on the Wide World of Sports.

It is my passion to see students develop their martial arts skills, build their bodies, become confident and achieve. It's our goal to equip our students with tools that will last a lifetime. 

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Credentials

Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Brian Lee

    I only attended for a couple weeks because I didn't want to give up my kettlebell training while I was in NJ for business and man am I glad I picked American Eagle MMA & Kettlebells. Phil, Nicole, and Scott are absolute pros and provide top notch instruction. Only regret is that I'm not able to stick around NJ to train at their gym for longer, but you can bet I found my go to gym to keep training when I'm back for a extended period of time. Train hard all.

  • Anna Cacciola

    My son has been going there for a little under a month and loves it. It is amazing how much he has learned In such little time. I highly recommend this place. Phill Ross is always there and gives my son so much confidence and motivation to get better every time he hits the mat. Great place.

  • John R Pierson

    I've known Master (Professor) Phil Ross for over 30 years now and consider him a brother. I achieved 3rd degree Black Belt with Phil and would not have dedicated a third of the time I did if it were not for Phil's gift at getting inside all his students and reaching that point that brings out the best. If you want your son or daughter or even yourself to learn how to brush the dust off and get back on the horse again, Phil is the man to teach them. We train so we don't fight. But should that line be crossed God help them.



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FAQs


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

We set up an appointment and interview the student. Find out their goals, any medical concerns and then we select the program or personal instructor that best fits their needs.  


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

8th Degree Black Belt Combative Arts, East-West Martial Alliance: Professor Jon Collins

3rd Degree Black Belt, Taekwondo: Dr. Michael Evangel

2nd Level Instructor, Shamrock Submission Fighting: Frank Shamrock

1st Degree Bando Black Belt: Dr. U Muang Gyi

1st Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt: Professor Mitch Coats/Checkmat BJJ

In addition to the Martial Arts, I’m a Master Tactical Instructor in CDT (Compliance Direction Takedown) under Tom Patire, a Master RKC Kettlebell Instructor with Dragon Door as well as a PCC, Progressive Calisthenics Certified Instructor with the same organization.

4.0 GPA in Exercise Science with the American Military University Masters program. 


How did you get started teaching?

I've always wanted to teach people what I've learned in the realm of Martial Arts ad Fitness. I have a great deal of experience and enjoy helping others achieve. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I currently work with students as young as 3 and as old as 80. Some are high level athletes others are people who just want to move better. Most of my studnets fall somewhere in between. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My oldest daughter winning in her fitness and power lifting contests. It was great to see her achieve! 


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

Check their background and their credentials. How long have been been teaching, who did they learn from and how muc education does the teacher have? Also, go in and meet with them. It's important to have a good rapport.