Serving West Michigan Since 1991


Develop Focus and Discipline

Building leaders, honing life skills, having fun!

Studies show that consistent martial arts training for kids helps them develop better Critical thinking skills, multitasking, and mental fortitude. 

At New Heights we use martial arts as a vehicle to help kids develop into the leaders and critical thinkers of tomorrow! Developing essential life skills that will help them inside and outside the Dojang; Confidence, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, Self- Control, Perseverance, Teamwork, and so much more!



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As a student of Martial Arts, I learn

To Stand tall and strong as the mountain of Knowledge.

To face the clouds of adversity as they mold and shape my life,

And to grow from the depths of the sea of experience

To reach personal New Heights

Judo at the Studio

Balance, Flexibility, Endurance
           Reduced Stress and Anxiety

Strengthening Mind and Body

New Heights has over 30 years experience in bringing the benefits of Martial Arts to adults and teens of all walks of life.  Martial arts can improve balance and cognitive functions that normally decline with age while helping you gain the skills needed to keep your self and your loved ones safe!

  Learn to protect yourself with practical martial arts training and stay healthy with our adult and teen programs       





Text: 1(616)300-2589  |  contact@newheightsfitness.com

338 W Washington Ave Zeeland, Mi 49464


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Mr. Pickard Began his martial arts journey in the summer of 2000 and has explored many different Martial arts styles that he includes in his training and teaching at New Heights including Boxing, Karate, and BJJ. Mr. Pickard has enjoyed sharing the benefits of the martial arts with students at New Heights as an instructor since 2007.

Mr. Josh Pickard

Owner and Head Instructor


Mr. Jipping began his training in 1979. After spending 8 years as Taekwondo/Self Defense Instructor for Hope College he opened the New Heights Fitness facility in 1991 and dedicated his training and energy to sharing his love for the arts with children and adults of all ages. Master Jipping remains committed to anyone interested in the art of Taekwondo.

Master Instructor

Mr. Rick Jipping

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Miss AliGrace began her Taekwondo training in July 2020. In April of 2021 she began training at New Heights. Since training at New Heights she not only found a love of the sport but also for teaching. She took on an instructor role in Spring 2022 and enjoys teaching the TKD KIDZ classes, beginner ranks, as well as coaching the Pink Ninjas.

Asst. Instructor

Miss AliGrace



High standards set this facility apart from the rest.


 I love it! The owner is so encouraging and the people in the class are very friendly!


Top notch instruction and training! Family friendly and very accessible for questions and helping you learn. My entire family (mom, dad and two kids) train. We absolutely enjoy every minute


This is a great place to go. My grandson is in Tae Kwan Do here. The instructors and staff are first class. I highly recommend this place.


High standards. Master Pickard really knows his stuff, and everything is taught based on practical application, not just theory. Highly recommend.