Isshinryu Karate Classes with instructor, Dein Shapiro

Mondays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Whitehouse Station
$35.00 per month for Members – $15.00 per class for Members
$40.00 per month for Guests – $20.00 per class for Guests

Participate in classical Isshinryu Karate, self defense and martial arts at our Whitehouse Station location, in a friendly non-threatening environment. Everyone, regardless of rank, is treated with respect. Each student starts at the beginning and progresses at his/her own pace. Along the way, one naturally develops strength, endurance, agility, coordination, self confidence, and a healthy respect for violence. It is hoped that with this knowledge and self-confidence, violence can be avoided or at least limited or contained. We believe that each person has the right to defend himself, but no one has the right to use excessive force. And no one truly wins a real fight.

Promotions are based on four elements:

  • attitude/character
  • terminology/history
  • the performance of kata
  • kumite/sparring

During the first 4-6 weeks, students learn basic and foot techniques which, if practiced diligently, constitute a system of self defense. Students do not spar until the rank of orange belt (about 6 months), and weapons are not taught until 2nd degree brown belt (minimum 3 years). This dojo has been in operation for almost 20 years.

Karate Punch CloseupHead Sensei since 1999

Dein Shapiro, 5th Degree Black Belt
Isshinryu Karate
Member OIKKA (Okinawan Isshinryu Karate and Kobudo Association)
Member JBK (Jersey Bushido Kai)

Please see the front desk for pricing or call 908-534-7600.  Must be registered for class to participate.

“The goal of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but rather in the perfection of one’s character.” Shihan Jenkins

4th of July Hours - 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM