Welcome to LEMA Bethlehem!

Leading Edge Martial Arts

2550 Brodhead Rd.

Suite 210

Bethlehem, PA 18017

(610)868-3343 (EDGE)

Email: SENSEIJOE@LEADINGEDGEMA.COM

For directions to Leading Edge Martial Arts Bethlehem, please click HERE.

The students at LEMA study a curriculum of Non-Competition Based Mixed Martial Arts. The instructors at LEMA, through their broad experience and continued studies have put together a curriculum designed to prepare a student for the realities of today's society. Concepts and techniques are pulled from many styles and systems and are melded together to form a true Hybrid System of Martial Arts giving students the Leading Edge in Self Defense.



Faces of LEMA Bethlehem

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Sensei Joe Deshi Jenn Michael Deshi Lance


Around LEMA Bethlehem

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"I love training at LEMA becuase I'm not confined to a particular style of martial arts. We can do Tae Kwon Do one day and Grappling another."

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Sensei Rob and all the Deshis work with the children in a group but throught the class, go around and help the child as an individual."

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Lema is my home away from home. They offer fantastic classes for babies, children and adults. There staff is incredible. I have been taking cage fitness classes there for 3 years and started mma training a little over a year ago. I absolutely LOVE it there!"

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Amazing staff!! My son has been taking classes for more than 2 years and continues to be motivated. He has gained confidence and self discipline, as well as made some great friends! The adult cage fitness classes are also wonderful...amazing instructors!! LEMA is not only invested in their students, but in the community as well...they are always willing to support local organizations and schools."

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Leading Edge Martial Arts is an amazing school. Both of my boys have trained there for several years and it has helped them grow into very strong, disciplined, confident people. I would HIGHLY recommend LEMA to anyone looking for a martial arts school. Great staff, clean enviroment, all around great school!"

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Been training here for 11 years now and has been considered my second home since. Employees and instructors are great and are willing to do anything for anyone. I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for LEMA. I love you guys, you'll always be a part of my heart!"

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Sensei Joe Kortbawi and the staff at Leading Edge Martial Arts - Bethlehem are amazing! My son has been taking Martial Arts with Sensei Joe for two years and has developed skills and respect for those skills that will last him a lifetime. In addition to the Martial Arts program, the Cage Fitness program has assisted me in loosing weight and acheiving a healthier lifestyle. The Leading Edge commitment goes beyond the mat.They are very dedicated to their communities and help out many charities as well including breast cancer awareness, MDA and children's cancer."

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"My kids absolutely love taking karate classes and doing Kids Cage Fitness at LEMA.Instructors are knowledgeable and friendly. One of the best MA schools in the area."

Lehigh Valley, PA
5