Murray’s Way of Life


Murray’s Way of Life in Glens Falls isn’t your typical martial arts school it’s a path to self-discovery and empowerment. We offer a variety of programs designed to ignite your inner warrior, whether you’re seeking practical skills or inner peace. Martial arts training has numerous benefits, including physical fitness, mental discipline, self-defense skills, and increased confidence. Practicing martial arts can improve one’s physical health by promoting cardiovascular health, improving flexibility and coordination, and building strength. It also helps to enhance mental health by developing discipline, focus, and stress management skills.

Chief Instructor is Grand Master R. Shane Murray

Grand Master R. Shane Murray certified grand master Moo Duk Kwan Grand Master Shane is a highly respected martial artist with 35 years of experience in Taekwondo and Combat Hapkido. He began his journey at an early age and quickly excelled in the art of Taekwondo, earning his black belt at the age of 18. With a deep commitment to martial arts and a desire to expand his skill set, he also began to train in Combat Hapkido, eventually becoming a master in both disciplines. They encourage each other to strive for personal growth and success, both on and off the mat. Overall, martial arts training and being part of a dojang community can have a positive impact on physical and mental health, as well as create a strong sense of belonging. This variant emphasizes the diverse offerings, holistic approach, and Woodside location, highlighting personal growth and community over combat skills. Contact us today and take your first step towards unleashing the champion within.


Q Will My Child Become A Bully?

A specific part of our preschool and kids martial arts classes at Murray's Way of Life is teaching respect, and teaching when to use their new self defense training and when to NOT use them. We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies. And have more humility and kindness to others through their martial arts lessons.

Q Are Parents Allowed To Watch?

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons. We love parents getting involved! And so do their kids. Even better join into some of our martial arts classes for adults. Your kids will love that you have something in common. It will build a strong family bond!
Additionally, if you wanted some ‘me-time’? Simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee. They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!

Q I'm out of shape. Am I going to be able to keep up in class?

That's what we're here for! There's no sense trying to "get in shape" before you sign up. Just get started! All that we ask is that you try your best, and you keep moving! With time, your strength and endurance will increase, and things will get easier. Yes, it will be challenging, but most of the best things in life come with hard work!