About Us

Welcome to Legends Martial Arts located in Monroe Township, NJ. Family owned and operated, we have served the greater Monroe area since 2012. Our #1 goal is to; train, nurture and develop; strong, healthy, confident individuals that will go out and make a positive impact in their community. In our fun and safe training environment, students encourage one another to trust, believe and achieve. All of our Instructors have trained numerous years in various styles and are all Nationally Certified to teach the best quality classes. We view each student as an individual and are committed to helping every student become the very best they can be.

Our Programs

The programs at Legends Martial Arts are designed for children 4 through adults. Each program emphasizes a strong foundation of the basics of Martial Arts and Defense. Alongside your Martial Arts foundation, students also gain a powerful understanding of core character development values.

Tiny Tigers

Our Tiny Tigers is our 5 – 7 year old program will introduce your child to the world of Martial Arts. Starting your child in a quality Martial Arts program at an early age greatly assists in their growth and development. The skills and techniques they learn are useful not only at Legends Martial Arts but tend to shine through at home, school, and other daily settings. Teachers will definitely notice a difference in your child! Social skills, communication, and awareness are all highly valued traits in society and are a large part of our Tiny Tiger program.

Karate For Kids

Karate for Kids is designed for children ages 8 – 12. This program lays a strong foundation in the fundamentals of Martial Arts and Self Defense. Core values + traditional Martial Arts = Self Confidence, which is what our students demonstrate. Students also learn how to handle and become an advocate over the growing epidemic of bullying.

Leadership Program

Our Leadership program is for those that want to take their training and leadership skills to the next level. This dynamic program introduces the next generation of Martial Arts and Leadership. Train to be a great leader by experiencing public speaking, public debates, prepare for college and job interviews. Your child will be exposed and introduced to life skills they will need to succeed in life. Take your skills to the tournament circuit and compete for State and World Titles. There’s no limit to your imagination.

Teen and Adults

There are so many wonderful benefits to a Martial Arts program. Increase you strength, flexibility, cardio, mental capacity and so much more. As you set goals and achieve them, you will begin to notice improvements in multiple areas. Whether you are a student in school, on the job or just in everyday life, Martial Arts training makes a difference. You don’t have to be a victim. You can experience victory in everything you do.

Meet Our Instructors

John Clerigo About Us

John Clerigo: Owner/Chief Instructor

• 4th Degree Black Belt
• Started Tae Kwon Do in 2004
• Nationally Certified Instructor since 2008
• Level 3 National Tournament Judge
• CPR Certified

Protech Weapons Instructor Certifications:

Mid-Range Jeong Bong (Staff)
Single Bahng Mahng Ee (Stick)
Single Ssahng Jeol Bong (Nunchaku)
Oh Sung Do (Broad Sword)
Gumdo (Sword)
Combat Bahng Mahng Ee

2016:

• World Top Ten Finalist -Traditional Weapons, Sparring and Combat Weapons
• North East District Champion – Traditional Weapons, Sparring and Combat Weapons
• NJ State Champion – Traditional Forms, Traditional Weapons, Sparring and Combat Weapons

2015:

• World Top Ten Finalist – Traditional Weapons and Sparring
• North East District Champion – Traditional Weapons
• NJ State Champion – Traditional Forms, Traditional Weapons, Sparring and Combat Weapons

2014:

• World Top Ten Finalist – Traditional Forms, Sparring and Combat Weapons
• North East District Champion – Traditional Weapons & Traditional Weapons
• NJ State Champion – Traditional Forms, Traditional Weapons, Sparring and Combat Weapons

2013:

• NJ State Champion – Traditional Forms, Traditional Weapons and Sparring

2012:

• NJ State Champion – Traditional Forms and Sparring

2011:

• World Top Ten Finalist – Sparring
• NJ State Champion – Traditional Forms and Sparring

2010:

• World Top Ten Finalist – Sparring
• NJ State Champion – Traditional Forms

2009:

• World Top Ten Finalist – Sparring
• NJ State Champion – Sparring

2008:

• NJ State Champion – Sparring

2007:

• NJ State Champion – Sparring

2006:

• NJ State Champion – Traditional Forms, Traditional Weapons and Sparring

Scott Paul About Us

Scott Paul: Head Instructor

• 4th Degree Black Belt
• Started Tae Kwon Do in 1985
• Nationally Certified Instructor since 1992
• Level 3 National Tournament Judge
• CPR Certified

Protech Weapons Instructor Certifications:

Mid-Range Jeong Bong (Staff)
Single Bahng Mahng Ee (Stick)
Single Ssahng Jeol Bong (Nunchaku)
Oh Sung Do (Broad Sword)
Gumdo (Sword)

2016:

• Tournament of Champions – Bronze Medalist – Xtreme Forms, Xtreme Weapons
• World Top Ten Finalist – Traditional Forms, Traditional Weapons, Creative Forms, Creative Weapons, Xtreme Forms and Xtreme Weapons
• North East District Champion – Traditional Forms, Traditional Weapons, Creative Forms, Creative Weapons, Xtreme Forms and Xtreme Weapons
• NJ State Champion – Traditional Forms, Creative Forms, Creative Weapons, Xtreme Forms and Xtreme Weapons,

2015:

• World Top Ten Finalist – Traditional Forms, Traditional Weapons, Creative Forms, Creative Weapons, Xtreme Forms, Xtreme Weapons
• North East District Champion – Creative Weapons, Xtreme Weapons
• NJ State Champion – Traditional Forms, Creative Forms, Creative Weapons, Xtreme Forms and Xtreme Weapons,

2014:

• World Top Ten Finalist – Traditional Forms, Combat Weapons
• North East District Champion – Traditional Weapons, Creative Forms, Xtreme Forms
• NJ State Champion – Traditional Forms, Traditional Weapons, Sparring, Combat Weapons, Creative Forms, Creative Weapons, Xtreme Forms, Xtreme Weapons

2013:

• NJ State Champion – Traditional Forms, Sparring and Combat Weapons