525 Riverside Avenue Kings Court Plaza, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
(201) 438-8500

Who We Are

About 5 Rings Martial Arts in Lyndhurst, NJ

Anthony Buzantian

Thomas Walker

Welcome to 5 Rings Martial Arts!

We are very passionate about martial arts, teaching and friendships. Our goal is to help you and your family excel in martial arts and achieve a 5-star body, mind and spirit.

Our expert instructors will help you become sharper, quicker and get in the best shape you've ever been ...one strike, kick and punch at a time. We make it fun and educational for the whole family!

Each instructor brings over 35 years of martial arts training to Lyndhurst, Nutley and surrounding areas. They love teaching martial arts to people of all ages and walks of life. So whether you're 5 or 55, already in shape or not so much, there's nothing to fear. We have students of all shapes and sizes here so you'll feel at home in our school.

5 Rings offers a variety of classes at convenient times that will fit into your busy schedule. Whether it's martial arts, boxing, kickboxing or combat fitness, they all provide a fun, safe way to get fit and develop new skills that will benefit you now and throughout your entire life. Everything from personal power and strength to self-confidence and concentration.

Our instructors have black belts and certifications in Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, and Filipino martial arts. They also have over 12 years of experience in Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai Kickboxing. We teach adults and children a practical blend of these disciplines in a FUN, SAFE and FRIENDLY environment.

Our school is family-oriented and we encourage you to get your whole family involved. You know...families that play together stay together.

KIDS can wear their pristine uniforms and do a blend of kickboxing, Filipino martial arts and western boxing. Every kick, strike and throw will empower them in amazing ways and they'll see changes in themselves physically, mentally and spiritually.

  • Fit body, quick and coordinated
  • Focused mind, longer attention span and self-confidence
  • Respect for self, parents and teachers
  • Better social skills and having a blast with all their new fit friends

Your child will develop better awareness skills and will be able to spot a potential bully a mile away. They'll know what to do to get themselves out of a sticky situation and will be well prepared to handle any bully of any size, if it comes down to that.

Our TEEN / ADULT martial arts program offers a more intense curriculum. We focus on real-world, effective techniques that can be used in the ring and for self-defense. Your teen will get good at kicking, striking and grappling in no time at all, which will make you and them very happy. They'll also be proud of what they see in themselves like...

  • Strong core, muscular arms and legs and physical endurance
  • Ability to act quickly with a calm, alert mind
  • Self-control, confidence and making good decisions
  • Improved self-image and respect for all authority

MOM & DAD can do fitness kickboxing, kettlebell training or combat fitness and conditioning and get a high-energy, heart-pumping workout every time. Imagine how you'd look with...

  • Tight abs and glutes
  • Long, lean, defined muscles
  • An incredibly strong, toned body
  • A lot more energy and stamina

Maybe you don't want such an intense workout. No need to sweat the small stuff because we also offer T'ai Chi Chuan for relaxation, meditation, stress relief, fitness and self defense. Whatever your interest is and your goals are, we'll help you achieve them.

Check out our ridiculously low web special going on right now. Our classes fill up fast because it's such a great deal...so reserve your spot today!

Having a blast, looking your best and mastering new skills are just a click away. We can't wait to train with you and celebrate all your accomplishments, big or small!

Our Fabulous Instructors

Sifu Anthony Buzantian began his martial arts training in taekwondo at the age of 9 and has devoted most of his life to it.

In 1984, he received his first degree black belt.

In 1991, Anthony began training under Master Joseph Vasile of East Coast Martial Arts Institute, in full contact Olympic style Taekwondo and Hapkido. He received his 2nd degree black belt and became an assistant instructor.

From 1991 to 1999, he trained under Master Vasile and competed extensively in full contact taekwondo tournaments.

In 2002, Anthony started to train under Sifu Don Edwards of Integrated Martial Arts. For over 8 years under Sifu Don, Anthony trained in Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Grappling, and Eskrima.

Anthony graduated from St. John's University with a degree in Psychology. He is also an accomplished musician and devotes his free time to his wife of 11 years and his 7 year old son.

Sifu/Guro Tom Walker began training in martial arts at age 7. He holds black belts/black sashes in Doce Pares Filipino Martial Arts, Shaolin Kung Fu, T'ai Chi Chuan/Taoist Kung Fu, and Chin Na (joint locks/pressure points).

Tom also has an additional 16 years of cross training in Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Indonesian Pencak Silat.

He's been a student of Grand Master Don Edwards of Integrated Martial Arts and Fitness (IMAF), Livingston, NJ for over 16 years of his 35 plus years of training.

Mr. Walker was a Martial Arts and Fitness Instructor at IMAF under Grand Master Edwards for over 12 years, teaching both Adult and Children's programs, before co-founding 5 Rings.

He taught a cyclical Martial Arts/Combat Conditioning program at Novartis Pharmaceuticals for over 6 years, as well as Women's Self-Defense programs. His classes were the most popular and well-attended courses offered in the corporate gym.

Tom is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Film and Television program. He founded, fronted and toured with the popular Indie rock band, Friday's Child, for over a decade and is an award-winning songwriter. Tom currently writes music for cable television series and produces television for network and streaming.

How to Get Started

Come join our Lyndhurst, NJ Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Birthday Parties, Filipino Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Teen/Adult Martial Arts, Kids Martial Arts, and Combat Fitness. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (201) 438-8500 if you have any further questions. 5 Rings Martial Arts hopes to speak with you soon!