ACCESS OUR SCHEDULE
& EXCLUSIVE WEB SPECIAL

Secure your spot and get started today with our EXCLUSIVE offer!

By opting into the web form above you are providing consent for American Self Defense & Fitness Center to send you periodic text messages. Standard rates may apply. You can reply HELP at anytime or learn more. You may opt-out anytime by replying STOP.
ACCESS OUR SCHEDULE
& EXCLUSIVE WEB SPECIAL

Secure your spot and get started today with our EXCLUSIVE offer!

By opting into the web form above you are providing consent for American Self Defense & Fitness Center to send you periodic text messages. Standard rates may apply. You can reply HELP at anytime or learn more. You may opt-out anytime by replying STOP.
Viro Goonetilleke - Assistant Director of Prime Time reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
5
via Facebook

Master Fred Bargiacchi conducts his Little Ninja’s class here at Prime Time Early Learning Center in Paramus. The children look forward to his class every Thursday morning. The class is conducted for 3 and 4 year olds. The children learn so much from his class. Coordination, balance, taking turns as well as their listening skills and discipline has improved. He makes the class fun and engaging. The children love to address him as ‘Sir’ and listen to his instructions very intently and they feel really proud to wear the uniform to the class. His engagement with the children, teachers and parents are very professional and informative. I recommend his class to any little one and I am sure they will enjoy their time with him.

Laurie Sciano - Assistant Director of Tutor Time reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
5
via Facebook

We have had Master Fred teach his Little Ninjas program here at Tutor Time in Saddle Brook for over 15 years and it has constantly been our most popular elective program. Master Fred works with the children on building their skills such as concentration, listening and focusing as well as teaching them about stranger danger. I highly recommend Master Fred & his American Self Defense Center.

Agnes Rendo - Pre-K Teacher reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
5
via Facebook

Master Fred Has been coming to our center to teach the Little Ninjas program for over 15 years. Master Fred’s program is very popular and most children in my class join the sessions. Over the years I have had the chance to sit and observe Master Fred’s classes. The sessions are very interactive and promote many gross motor activities, in addition to focusing on listening skills, concentration and cooperation. Master Fred also conducts discussions with the children about stranger danger which is a very important topic among young children. The children always have tons of fun in his class.
Master Fred also is willing to share his knowledge and strategies with myself and other teachers to help us with challenging behaviors in our classrooms. He provides us with ideas on how to work with children on self-control, listening, and focusing skills. By implementing his suggestions, I was able to help some of my students with their challenging behaviors.
I highly recommend the Little Ninjas program run by Master Fred

Debra Latona - Director of Nursery Rhymes School reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
5
via Facebook

For Over 10 Years Nursery Rhymes School has been hosting the “Little Ninjas” program developed by Master Fred Bargiacchi. In contrast to other Martial Arts programs that Nursery Rhymes has hosted in the past, the “Little Ninja” program focuses on developing the preschoolers listening skills as well as their balance and coordination and not just kicks and punches. “Sir” as he is called by the children, makes the experience fun because he is enthusiastic and he enjoys working with young children. Many of my former students who attended Master Fred’s program at Nursery Rhymes have continued with great success, their Martial Arts training with Master Fred at his center in Rochelle Park. I highly recommend Master Fred Bargiacchi’s programs for pre-school age children because the program has been carefully developed with age appropriate activities with specific developmental goals in mind.

Michelle & Mitchell Kessler reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
5
via Facebook

Spring Lake Day Camp fully enjoys our partnership with Master Fred's Martial Arts Program during the summer months. They share our philosophy of “children first” creating an environment which allows children to build self-esteem and believe in themselves.

It is amazing how fast Master Fred and his team gets the attention of the children and keep them engaged. It’s always a pleasure to have them at SLDC.

Michelle & Mitchell Kessler

Owners – Spring Lake Day Camp

Ringwood, NJ

Stacey Zweil - Director of TLC reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
5
via Facebook

The Little Ninjas program has been such a wonderful enhancement to our preschool program. The children love the time they spend with Master Fred. Master Fred makes the program fun and educational. The children are learning to follow rules as well as being patient as they wait their turn. Master Fred works hand in hand with our staff bouncing off ideas to make us one cohesive unit. Little Ninjas and Master Fred get a huge thumbs up!

Tina Guarriello reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
5
via Facebook

Master Fred is fantastic! We brought him in to be part of a 6 week after school enrichment program and our students LOVED him! His Martial Arts class offered a great blend of character building and self-defense skills. He taught life lessons they could understand as well as proper techniques. My son was one of the students who took this class and he really enjoyed it. We look forward to working with him again in the future.

Tina Guarriello
PTO Member at East Brook Elementary School,
Park Ridge NJ

Mehtaab Kaur reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
5
via Facebook

I go there and it is the bestplace to go for martial arts

Farouk Sheikh reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
5
via Facebook

Great place for kids and adults fitness and self defense classes

Laurie Gardella Scire reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
5
via Facebook

Great place.... Sir is excellent with the members that join, he is caring, kind and will never give up on any student.

Corinne Hope Ponte reviewed American Self Defense & Fitness Center
5
via Facebook

A great staff that truly cares about all of the kids. The black belts that assist are all such amazing children. My daughter has been going here for 3 years now and it has been nothing but educational and enjoyable for her!

Request Information

About the Founder

Master Fred Bargiacchi

For over 27 years Master Fred Bargiacchi

has been teaching Martial Arts & Self Defense.

Founder of the American Self Defense & Fitness Centers and a 4th degree Black Belt, he has been teaching actively in early learning centers, private and public schools since 1992.  His passion for building children’s self-esteem is second to none.  In addition to his centers Master Fred Bargiacchi actively teaches his anti bullying program, H.E.R.O. (Helping Everyone Respect Others) to numerous private & public schools.  For more information about our programs contact our center today at 201-368-9050 or by email [email protected]  We look forward to working together with you and your child.

Our center prides itself in honoring those who protect us every day.

We offer special discounts to all our Military, Police Officers, Fire Fighters and their family.

For more information about our programs contact our center today at 201-368-9050 or by email [email protected]

We look forward to working together with you and your family.

Here is what some of our happy customers are saying...

Spring Lake Day Camp fully enjoys our partnership with Little Ninjas during the summer months. They share our philosophy of “children first” creating an environment which allows children to build self-esteem and believe in themselves.

It is amazing how fast Master Fred and his team gets the attention of the children and keep them engaged. It’s always a pleasure to have them at SLDC.

Michelle & Mitchell Kessler 

Owners – Spring Lake Day Camp

Ringwood, NJ

———————————————————————————————————————

We have had Master Fred teach his Little Ninjas program here at Tutor Time in Saddle Brook for over 15 years and it has constantly been our most popular elective program.  Master Fred works with the children on building their skills such as concentration, listening and focusing as well as teaching them about stranger danger.  I highly recommend Master Fred & his American Self Defense Center.

Laurie Sciano

Assistant Director

Tutor Time, Saddle Brook, NJ

———————————————————————————————————————

American Self Defense has been a great elective program for our facility!  Master Fred and his staff teach the children not only fundamentals of self-defense but also emphasizes the importance of developing inner strength, confidence, respect and self discipline.  We find each group of children attending his classes are fully engaged and having a blast!  I highly recommend American Self Defense.  They’ll exceed your expectations!

Allison Leandri

Director

Tutor Time, Saddle Brook, NJ       

———————————————————————————————————————

A great staff that truly cares about all of the kids. The black belts that assist are all such amazing children. My daughter has been going here for 3 years now and it has been nothing but educational and enjoyable for her!

C. Ponte

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

———————————————————————————————————————

I am so lucky to have found such a great place for my daughter. The staff and program are first rate. I look forward to many years of enjoyment and learning for her.

C. Thompson

Elmwood Park, NJ

——————————————————————————————————————————————–

Great place…. Master Fred & his staff are excellent with the members that join; they are caring, kind and will never give up on any student.

L. Gardella Scire

Rochelle Park, NJ

——————————————————————————————————————————————–

American Self Defense has been conducting classes at Nursery Rhymes for many years.  I have personally witnessed many of my students develop an increase in self-esteem, work better with others and have better concentration.  They also work on developing better coordination and a healthier outlet for high levels of energy or stress.

Dana Orlik

Pre-K3 Teacher

Nursery Rhymes School, Saddle Brook, NJ

——————————————————————————————————————————————–

October 3, 2018 will mark the eighth year Nursery Rhymes School will host the “Little Ninjas” program developed by Master Fred Bargiacchi.

In contrast to other Martial Arts programs that Nursery Rhymes has hosted in the past, the “Little Ninja” program focuses on developing the preschoolers listening skills as well as their balance and coordination and not just kicks and punches.

“Sir” as he is called by the children, makes the experience fun because he is enthusiastic and he enjoys working with young children.

Many of my former students who attended Master Fred’s program at Nursery Rhymes have continued with great success, their Martial Arts training with Master Fred at his center in Rochelle Park.

I highly recommend Master Fred Bargiacchi’s programs for pre-school age children because the program has been carefully developed with age appropriate activities with specific developmental goals in mind.

 Debra Latona

Director

Nursery Rhymes School, Saddle Brook, NJ

——————————————————————————————————————————————–

Kidville Montclair had the pleasure of working with Master Fred Bargiacchi as an instructor for a martial arts program at our facility. The program serviced children ages 3-5. During the time Master Fred was able to support the children in a way that made them feel secure in confident in the beginning stages of martial arts.

Master Fred also communicated with parents on the importance of programs and supported the parents with guidance on how to get their child to listen, focus and follow directions.

The children grew in confidence and gained a wealth of experience and knowledge. The students loved going to class each week and never liked to miss a class. Our overall experience with the Little Ninjas program was positive, and we recommend other facilities to participate in this educational program for children.

Arielle Wright

Director

Kidville, Upper Montclair, NJ

——————————————————————————————————————————————–

Master Fred Has been coming to our center to teach the Little Ninjas program for over 15 years.  Master Fred’s program is very popular and most children in my class join the sessions.  Over the years I have had the chance to sit and observe Master Fred’s classes.  The sessions are very interactive and promote many gross motor activities, in addition to focusing on listening skills, concentration and cooperation.  Master Fred also conducts discussions with the children about stranger danger which is very important topic among young children.  The children always have tons of fun in his class.

Master Fred also is willing to share his knowledge and strategies with myself and other teachers to help us with challenging behaviors in our classrooms.  He provides us with ideas on how to work with children on self-control, listening, and focusing skills.  By implementing his suggestions, I was able to help some of my students with their challenging behaviors.

I highly recommend the Little Ninjas program run by Master Fred

Agnes Rendo

Pre-K Teacher

Tutor Time, Saddle Brook, NJ     

——————————————————————————————————————————————–

The Little Ninjas program has been such a wonderful enhancement to our preschool program. The children love the time they spend with Master Fred. Master Fred makes the program fun and educational. The children are learning to follow rules as well as being patient as they wait their turn. Master Fred works hand in hand with our staff bouncing off ideas to make us one cohesive unit. Little Ninjas and Master Fred get a huge thumbs up!

Stacey Zweil

Director

TLC, Saddle Brook, NJ

——————————————————————————————————————————————– 

Master Fred Bargiacchi conducts his Little Ninja’s class here at Prime Time Early Learning Center in Paramus.  The children look forward to his class every Thursday morning. The class is conducted for the 3 and 4 year olds. The children learn so much from his class. Coordination, balance, taking turns as well as their listening skills and discipline has improved. He makes the class fun and engaging. The children love to address him as ‘Sir’ and listens to his instructions very intently and they feel really proud to wear the uniform to the class. His engagement with the children, teachers and parents are very professional and informative. I recommend his class to any little one and I am sure will enjoy their time with him.

Viro Goonetilleke

Assistant Director

Prime Time Early Learning Center

Paramus NJ

——————————————————————————————————————————————–

A special thank you to Master Fred Bargiacchi, Ms Debbie and all the amazing instructors at American Self Defense. They are truly a special group of people dedicated to teaching our children not only self defense but sportsmanship, respect, belief in yourself and accountability…with a bunch of fun mixed in!

A. Hakim

Saddle Brook, NJ

——————————————————————————————————————————————–

My son absolutely loves the Little Ninja program.  It is clear that Master Fred has a gift for connecting with and engaging preschoolers.  I am very impressed with my son’s focus, attention and participation, which is clearly a testament to Master Fred’s skills and ability to engage.

P. Lembesis

Paramus,  NJ

——————————————————————————————————————————————–

Master Fred does a great job engaging students and is great at instilling discipline and listening skills.

W. Chan

Fair Lawn, NJ