Win Your Fight

STAND OUT is a professional and innovative martial arts school offering precisely-engineered self-defense and Wing Chun programs for you to become an intelligent fighter, ready to take on everyday life’s challenges with enhanced...


The S.O Advantages

  • Professional Instructors

    Our instructors are not only brilliant martial artists, they are teaching experts.

  • Clear Path

    Students start on a clear path with reachable goals.

  • You Count

    We foster an environment where everyone counts.

  • Prime Locations

    Across NYC: TriBeCa, Midtown, Central Park, Upper West Side.

  • Prices on Display

    Our prices are publicly displayed -- they don't change based on what you are wearing.

  • No Contract

    Worry free. Start and stop at anytime.

  • Trial Class

    Give us try without spending much.

  • App to Track Progress

    We are serious about giving you visibility on your progress. We have an app for that.

Enhance Body & Mind

The Building Blocks of Our Classes

  • Learn and practice down-to-earth, life-saving defense techniques against today's common street attacks. They will become second nature.

  • Learn the principles and body mechanics of a renowned fighting system, Wing Chun. Adapt to your opponents and defeat them regardless of their strength and speed.

  • Progressively build a healthier body and mind. Condition yourself to handle stressful situations, even tired.


Essential Fighter

Our Starter Program

Essential Fighter is our starter program, a 3- to 4-month journey to ignite the fighter in you!

The program is packed with self-defense techniques and an initiation to Wing Chun, an effective close-combat fighting system. It includes:

  • Essential fighting logic
  • 25+ core fighting movements
  • 15 attacks and defenses at different ranges
  • Effective responses to 10 popular self-defense situations
  • Conditioning workouts

Classes are typically 2 times a week. See schedule.

Training Locations


Transparency Means Trust

Trial 1-on-1 Class

1-on-1 class with the full attention a seasoned coach. After a brief warm-up, you will learn pragmatic self-defense techniques, on top of fighting logic and skills. No prior experience or particular body conditioning is required.

  • Not a preview, but a regular class with a full agenda
  • Rich content, including self-defense, and fighting logic & skills
  • A seasoned coach to help you succeed

Trial Class $39 (applied as credit*)

*Should you enroll in one of our private training plans within the next two (2) weeks following your trial class, we will apply its price as a credit.

Private Training - Accelerate your Learning

1-on-1 training with a seasoned coach. 2-on-1 training is also available upon request.

  • Fully dedicated coach
  • Time and location that work for you
  • Program tailored around you
  • One S.O Fighter uniform (perf. T-shirt)
  • Progress tracking with our app
  • Worry free: stop at anytime

Monthly Plans:

Casual (4 classes) $415 / mo.
Driven (6 cl.) $540 / mo.
Accelerated (8 cl.) $665 / mo.
Add a guest to any plan $75 / mo.

Trial Class $39

Group Training

Admission to all regular, group classes. We conduct at least 6 classes a month.

  • One S.O Fighter uniform (T-shirt)
  • Regular personal progress reviews
  • Preferred rates for private training
  • Progress tracking with our app

Spring 2024 $795
Registration is still open. Prorated tuition available.

Summer 2024 $595 (when pre-registered)
Pre-register here. 24 classes at our UWS location. Details to come.

Corporate Events / Private Group Training

We will work with you to develop a group class or program to achieve your goals.

  • Professional instructors, with unparalleled experience within corporate, nonprofit, and school environments
  • Class or program tailored to your goals
  • We can host or you can host, provided your space meets our safety requirements
  • Simple terms and conditions
  • Flexible cancelation policies

Contact us with your goals, anticipated attendee count, preferred date and time, and location, and we will provide you with a quote.

Get Started

Take on the challenge

Win Your Fight

Rod, Head Coach & Founder

    "I have always been passionate about teaching. Seeing students progress and get above the bar they set for themselves, is one of the greatest feelings I have experienced.

    With STAND OUT, my goal is to imprint on my students a fighting logic and skills for the streets, and more importantly, for everyday life's challenges — help them grow a confidence- and perseverance-coated skin that shields them from bad hits while progressing towards their goals. Ultimately, stand out against all odds."

    — Rod Berger, Head Coach & Founder

    Rod has studied and trained Grandmaster Ip Man (a.k.a. Yip Man) Wing Chun and self defense over the last 10 years. He proudly earned a 2nd-Level Technician certificate from City Wing Tsun, a highly-regarded Wing Tsun school.

  • Jeremy A.

    Great instructor. The class is a modern view of the martial art. Instructor is very attentive and make you feel like you have almost a private session. In summary, it's a great class - good workout.

  • Sophie J.

    Awesome! As a complete beginner I had two classes with the intro pass and I will definitely come back. I tried several martial arts classes and this one seems finally to fit with me. Good vibes, the teacher was nice and accurate while demonstrating the techniques and advanced students very friendly and helpful. Also a good workout!

  • Julia D.

    Great school of martial arts ! Rod is a very good teacher who helps me to build up my self confidence in every day challenges.

  • Florent L.

    Great class, good pace, and the instructor is professional and patient.

  • Anders L.

    Rod is a very dedicated and passionate instructor whose enthusiasm is contagious.

  • Marbar NYC

    Rod is a great instructor with excellent attention to detail. Whatever your level, he will give you the direction you need to push yourself to the next level. Give it a try, you'll be wanting more!

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Tribeca 380 Broadway, 5th Floor New York, NY 10013 UWS 131 W 72nd St New York, NY 10023 (646) 956-2010 text/call @standoutnyc IG

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