(845) 355-4462
2376 US-6, Slate Hill, 10973

Han Ho Martial Arts

Spark the adventure of self-discovery, empowerment,
and unlimited potential while getting in great shape!

Improve Your Life With Secret Martial Arts Benefits

Hi and Welcome!

We’re thrilled to share our passion for martial arts with you. For some, our Slate Hill Martial Arts school might seem like all the rest – just another place to get fit and learn self-defense - but to us it’s so much more!

There’s no doubt that you’ll get into the absolute best shape of your life, but you’ll see some other “subtle” changes start to happen too. More often than not, they’re life-changing to our new students. When you train in our programs, your life will never be the same again...in many good ways!

Here are just a few of those life-changing benefits that our students experience...

More Confidence

One of the first things both children AND adults notice when training with us is a big boost in confidence. And it makes sense when you think about it.

After all, martial arts is challenging. Yet when you persevere in the face of challenge, and come out on top, you realize you're stronger and more capable than you thought.

Realizing that makes you feel more confident. You feel more sure of your ability to handle whatever other challenges life throws your way.

This goes for kids, too. Their confidence boosts quickly as well.

Remarkable Focus

Martial arts is challenging and requires your full attention. As you concentrate on listening to the instructor, then performing what they taught you, you start to build crucial links in your brain that increase your ability to focus… and for longer periods of time. 

What’s great is that this intense concentration naturally pours into all other areas of your life. 

Adults report being able to not only focus better at work, but they’re able to release things and clear their mind at the end of the day, as well. Kids benefit too as they pay more attention at school and at home. 

Physical Fitness

Each class is loaded with challenging, fun exercise. But because you're so focused on performing techniques, and having so much fun, you hardly notice it. Before you know it, the class is over, and you not only learned powerful martial arts...

... you got a great workout, too. Being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and confidence as well.


We're a tight-knit group here. And our members and instructors are all about support and friendship. Kids and adults both make friends with the other members, and as a result, our community thrives.

We provide the kind of environment that fosters friendship, encouragement, and motivation. It's truly great to experience.

You'll Have FUN!

Working out and fun? Yup! Our classes are a blast! Martial arts is a way of life for us and we want you to have a good life too. We work hard but we play hard too. 

Did you know that the average adult only laughs about 20 times per day? Our classes strive to make you above average in every way - and that includes your mental well-being.

Laughing and smiles are part of every class as well as high fives and TONS of support.

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Welcome to Han Ho Martial Arts… where Respect, Confidence and Discipline Make a Better Person… and a Better World!

Han Ho Martial Arts is not "just another martial arts school." We are a personal empowerment center that combines the absolute best in personal development, life skills and success strategies with a world-class curriculum, top-shelf instruction and a state-of-the-art facility. We believe that to BE your best, you must TRAIN with the best.

We provide superior training in traditional martial arts including Taekwondo, Hapkido and Haedong Kumdo, as well as other specialized programs such as Mixed Martial Arts. We are also known for instruction of local police authorities in our exclusive Police Defensive Tactics Program that offers intensive and practical situational training for officers.

From beginner through advanced, whether you’re looking for a traditional school, MMA, or self-defense skills that take you to the next level, Han Ho is the place for you!

We respect each student as an individual and will help you achieve your PERSONAL BEST.  Each student is empowered to realize their full potential at their own pace to develop courage, confidence and skills for success in life.

Our phenomenal staff approaches the martial arts as a unity of mind, body and spirit. We teach respect and discipline in a nurturing, team environment. Not only will you get into better physical shape, you’ll also develop stronger mental focus and concentration. You’ll also learn a skill that can save your life or that of a loved one. How’s that for a little peace of mind in an increasingly violent world?

Training with us here at Han Ho Martial Arts empowers your entire family to become well-rounded martial artists on the mats and contributing members of society off the mats. Get ready to accomplish so much more than you ever thought possible with challenging, realistic goals… and whole lot of FUN! 

Our awesome instructors and exciting classes will give you…

Every one of our classes provides these PRICELESS benefits and you’ll be amazed at how inexpensive it really is to learn self-defense, master your mind and get in the best shape of your life.

Be sure to check out our Ridiculously-Low Web Special we’re having right now or stop by for a tour of our state-of-the-art facility! This Special is 100% Risk-Free, but for a Limited Time Only… so be sure to sign up Today!

The instructors here are fantastic! Not only are they passionate about martial arts, they’re eager to help you achieve your goals and seeing you succeed – both on and off the mat.

Your life is about to change in amazing and unexpected ways and we look forward to being part of your exciting journey to greatness!

Head Instructor

Master Mike Barnard is currently a 6th Dan Master in Tae Kwon Do. He has both USTA and Kukkiwon certifications. He started his training with two-time Korean National Champion, Grandmaster Ki Chung Kim. 

Ki Chung Kim was one of the first Korean Tae Kwon Do instructors to teach in the United States. Master Kim was also renowned for developing world champions Mark Williams, Herbert Perez, and Keith Kelly.

In his competition years, Mike Barnard's point style victories lead him to fight professionally as a kick boxer.

Master Barnard continued instruction of Tae Kwon Do under the leadership of Grandmaster Richard Chun (9th Dan). 

Grandmaster Chun was the founder and President of the United States Taekwondo Association (USTA) and was one of the highest ranked Tae Kwon Do Masters in the world. Grandmaster Chun is a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame and the Taekwondo Hall of Fame. Even though Grandmaster Chun passed away on November 15, 2017, Master Barnard continues his association with the Richard Chun Taekwondo Headquarters and some of the highest-ranking Masters in the world.

Master Barnard is currently a 4th Dan Master in Hapkido. He is a lifetime member of the World Hapkido Association, a WHA Internationally Certified Instructor, and continues his teachings and studies under the guidance of Grandmaster Tae Jung. 

Grandmaster Jung is a 9th Dan Black Belt and President of the World Hapkido Association.  Grandmaster Jung studied in Seoul, South Korea where he trained with Grandmaster Inshik Hwang, a 2nd generation master taught by the founder of Hapkido, Grandmaster Yong-Sool Choi.

Master Mike Barnard is also known for his work in Police Defensive Tactics. He has been the Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Port Jervis Police Department for the past nine years. His law enforcement work also includes training current members of the FBI, NYPD, State Police, Orange County Police Academy, to name a few.

Over the past decade, Master Barnard also developed a Practical Self Defense Program for Women. This program has been featured at several events including:

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