About ATA Martial Arts in Hopewell, NJ

Hopewell Martial Arts:  For over almost two decades, the team at ATA Martial Arts in Hopewell , NJ have dedicated themselves to improving the quality of life for their students. Through the teaching of martial arts, ATA Martial Arts instructors have been trained to be the most effective teachers, coaches, and role models possible.

Our students learn to confront and overcome their innermost fears and doubts. This increases self-confidence. They become better-prepared to meet life’s challenges with success and life’s disappointments with perseverance.

In addition to teaching martial arts for over 15 years, they has focused heavily on developing a strong character building curriculum. The focus on confidence building and character development has led to a strong relationship with Hopewell  Public schools, Day-cares, and other area businesses. Many see ATA Martial Arts as a valuable program for area families.

Over the years the team has also designed and taught countless seminars on topics including Hopewell  Martial Arts, Women’s Self Defense, Child Safety, Stranger Danger, Cardio/Fitness, Tournament and Performance skills, Self Defense, Ground Defense and Grappling. ATA Martial Arts instructors have taught literally thousands of students, hundreds of them to Black Belt level. Many of these Black Belts have even gone on to become instructors themselves.

About ATA Martial Arts in Hopewell, NJ

Hopewell Martial Arts:  For over almost two decades, the team at ATA Martial Arts in Hopewell , NJ have dedicated themselves to improving the quality of life for their students. Through the teaching of martial arts, ATA Martial Arts instructors have been trained to be the most effective teachers, coaches, and role models possible.

Our students learn to confront and overcome their innermost fears and doubts. This increases self-confidence. They become better-prepared to meet life’s challenges with success and life’s disappointments with perseverance.

In addition to teaching martial arts for over 15 years, they has focused heavily on developing a strong character building curriculum. The focus on confidence building and character development has led to a strong relationship with Hopewell  Public schools, Day-cares, and other area businesses. Many see ATA Martial Arts as a valuable program for area families.

Over the years the team has also designed and taught countless seminars on topics including Hopewell  Martial Arts, Women’s Self Defense, Child Safety, Stranger Danger, Cardio/Fitness, Tournament and Performance skills, Self Defense, Ground Defense and Grappling. ATA Martial Arts instructors have taught literally thousands of students, hundreds of them to Black Belt level. Many of these Black Belts have even gone on to become instructors themselves.

Meet Our Team!

Eric Albrecht, M.D.
6th Degree Black Belt – Master Instructor

About Flemington Martial Arts - Instructor

Dr. Eric Jacob Albrecht has over 20 years of Tae kwon do experience, 5 years of Karate and 3 years of Gracie Jiu-jitsu. Dr. Albrecht began his martial art career in 1985 at the age of 10 under the instruction of Mr. Tim Mehrtens. Three years later he achieved his 1st degree black belt, a year later his trainee instructor status. He was ranked in the ATA’s Top Ten in the country at the age of 15, placing 8th in the 14-16 year old division. That following year he competed in the adult division of 17-32, at the age of only 16. Finishing in the Top Four in the country that year he was eligible to compete for the Title of World Champion in 1992.

During that time Albrecht was a starting defense man for East Brunswick high school varsity soccer team that captured multiple county titles and was state runner up in 1992Albrecht graduated from East Brunswick High School in the top 1% of his class and decided to attend Princeton University. In 1994 Albrecht returned to the World Champion Finals as a 2nd degree and finished in second place. While at Princeton University, Albrecht majored in chemistry / Premed. He also began his training in full contact Tae kwon do (WTF) under the tutelage of Master Ji Ho Choi.

In 1995 and 1996 Albrecht captured ATA World Titles in the Men’s 2nd Degree Division, as well as the WTF Big East Championships. After winning numerous NJ state titles in full contact Tae kwon do, Albrecht competed in the WTF Nationals in Atlanta, GA. In 1997 Albrecht claimed the World Title in the Men’s 3rd Degree Division, finished his college Tae kwon do career with one loss in four years leading Princeton to several Ivy League Tournament Tae kwon do championships. Albrecht decided to open the Black Belt Academy in February of 1997 after being accepted to Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. Later that same year Albrecht competed his thesis and graduated from Princeton with honors. He completed his residency training in Anesthesiology through Harvard Medical School – Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Currently he is a 6th Degree Black Belt and a Songahm Tae kwon do Master Instructor

Nitin Agarwal, M.D.
3rd Degree Black Belt – Owner & Certified Instructor

About Flemington Martial Arts - owner

Dr. Nitin Agarwal is the owner of ATA Martial Arts in Flemington, NJ. He has over 15 years of martial arts experience in the disciplines of Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, and Krav Maga. Dr. Agarwal began his martial art career in 1996. He earned his 1st Degree Black Belt in 1999, followed by his 2nd Degree Black Belt in 2001 under the tutelage of Master Wayne Materi in Fargo, North Dakota. In May of 2007, Dr. Agarwal graduated from The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ. Shortly after, in 2008, he earned his 3rd Degree Black Belt under the tutelage of Dr. Eric J. Albrecht, a 10 Time World Sparring Champion. Under the instruction of Dr. Albrecht, Dr. Agarwal also earned his Corner, Center, and Chief Judge Certifications for ATA sanctioned tournament competitions. Dr. Agarwal graduated from The College of New Jersey with Honors in May of 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. In March of 2012, he earned his Black Collar recognizing him as a Certified ATA Instructor and School Owner. He graduated from medical school at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in May of 2014. Currently, Dr. Agarwal is a Neurological Surgery resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

In his spare time, Dr. Agarwal has also dabbled with several musical instruments, including the piano, violin, and guitar. He has also enjoyed the sports of swimming, track and field, golf, tennis, and soccer. Community service also has played a very important role in his life and will continue to do so as he becomes a medical professional. Moreover, he has a passion for assisting others with academic and standardized test tutoring. Dr. Agarwal also holds the following certifications awarded by the American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Oxygen Administration for the Professional Rescuer, and Lifeguarding/First Aid. Additionally, he is certified by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support as well as Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. Dr. Agarwal is deeply dedicated to martial arts and strives to earn his 4th Degree Black Belt and extend his knowledge in the disciplines of Taekwondo, Krav Maga, and Jiu-Jitsu. Along with his staff, he has designed and led countless seminars on topics such as Women’s Self Defense, Child Safety, Stranger Danger, Cardio/Fitness, Tournament and Performance skills, Ground Defense, and Grappling. Among his many goals for the students, staff, and families of the academy, Dr. Agarwal emphasizes his priority is to build a close-knit community that shares a common passion for the practice of martial arts.

Mr. Jake Taylor
Instructor

jaketaylorMr. Jake Taylor is an Assistant Instructor at ATA Martial Arts Academy in Flemington, New Jersey. He is currently our after-school coordinator, where he is instrumental in helping children find focus and structure through martial arts. Mr. Taylor is training to earn his 1st degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, as well as his certification in Krav Maga.

Mr. Taylor is a 2014 graduate of Hunterdon Central Regional High School and is studying for his Associate’s degree at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC). He is majoring in criminal justice with a minor in theater.

Mr. Taylor has resided in Hunterdon County since birth and enjoys staying active in his community. He is our business sponsorship liaison. His easygoing personality is an asset, as he travels throughout the county on a weekly basis networking with other businesses.

Mr. Taylor is an advocate for moving beyond one’s physical and mental limitations. Through his after school program, he uses the life-skills he has learned through martial arts to show his students that their personal goals are always obtainable.

Mr. Christopher Snow
Instructor

Mr. Christopher Snow is a Certified ATA Instructor and the Head Taekwondo Instructor for ATA Martial Arts in Flemington, New Jersey. Mr. Snow has over 15 years of martial arts experience in the disciplines of Taekwondo, Krav Maga, and Jiu-Jitsu. He began his martial art career in 1996 under the instruction of World Champion, Master Tim Chewning. At the age of 8, Snow earned his 1st Degree Black Belt at which point he was a member of the SWAT (Special Winning Attitude Team). Snow’s training enabled him to become captain of the Legends Martial Arts Demonstration Team. After enrolling in the Leadership Program, Mr. Snow became a certified instructor in all ATA Protech Weapons and Xtreme Martial Arts. Snow also trained at West Point, receiving certifications for gun and knife defense which he has used to help train many, including the Washington Township Police Department. He is a regional competitor and also certified as a chief judge. Mr. Snow is a NJ State Champ in Sparring and Traditional forms for the year 2010. After graduating from the leadership program in 2005, Snow also served as an assistant program manager for the ATA Martial Arts Academy in Monroe, NJ. In October of 2008, Mr. Snow earned the rank of 4th degree black belt. In his spare time Mr. Snow volunteers his time at the Monroe Township Volunteer Fire Department as a firefighter. Snow has also earned his First Aid and CPR/AED certifications through the Monroe Township Volunteer Fire Department. Throughout his high school years, Mr. Snow was an accomplished Varsity football player, setting two school records and excelled inside the classroom as an honor roll student. During the summer, Mr. Snow has been actively involved and dedicated to his community, holding and coaching football camps. Mr. Snow even toured with The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in New York City and Philadelphia.


Meet Our Team!

Eric Albrecht, M.D.
6th Degree Black Belt – Master Instructor

About Flemington Martial Arts - Instructor

Nitin Agarwal, M.D.
3rd Degree Black Belt – Owner & Certified Instructor

About Flemington Martial Arts - owner

Mr. Jake Taylor
Assistant Instructor

jaketaylor

Mr. Christopher Snow
Instructor