Karate in Hunterdon County

Training Mind, body and Spirit Since 1999

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

About Us

Qualified Instruction

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Head Sensei since 1999

Dein Shapiro

5th Degree Black Belt

Isshinryu Karate

Member OIKKA (Okinawan Isshinryu Karate and Kobudo Association)

Member JBK (Jersey Bushido Kai)

Modern Studio

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Classes are  held at the Hunterdon Health and Welllness Center in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey which is conveniently located  for students in central New Jersey including Hunterdon and Somerset County.  We are close to  Flemington, Clinton and Somerville. 

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Our Philosophy

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We teach classical Isshunryu Karate, self defense and martial arts  in Whitehouse Station New Jersey in a friendly non-threatening environment. We are conveniently located  to teach students of karate in Hunterdon County and  students of karate in Somerset County New Jersey. 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 4 elements: attitude/character, terminology/history, the performance of kata, and 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. 






Class Schedule

Monday Evenings

Isshinryu Karate for Teenagers and Adults

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hunterdon Health and Wellness Center, Whitehouse Station, NJ

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Monday Evenings

Isshinryu Karate for Teenagers and Adults

Weekly class

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hunterdon Health and Wellness Center, Whitehouse Station, NJ

4 Monday nights in March 2019

Self Defense for Men and Women, Adults and Teenagers

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hunterdon Health and Wellness, Whitehouse Station, NJ

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4 Monday nights in March 2019

Self Defense for Men and Women, Adults and Teenagers

Learn specific Isshinryu techniques and their self defense applications. Learn how to recognize potentially dangerous situations and avoid them. Learn ways to extricate yourself from a bad situation. 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hunterdon Health and Wellness, Whitehouse Station, NJ

First Thursday of every month

Traditional Okinowan Weapons Class

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hunterdon Health and Wellness

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First Thursday of every month

Traditional Okinowan Weapons Class

In this class, we study the Isshunryu kata for classic Okinowan weapons: bo, sai, and tonfa. The class is open ONLY to Isshinryu brown and black belts who qualify and with approval of Sensei Shapiro.

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hunterdon Health and Wellness

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Special Events

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Special Events

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Karate of Hunterdon

Hunterdon Health and Wellness, Whitehouse Station, 537 Route 22 West, New Jersey 08889

Sensei Shapiro: (908) 334-0710 sensei@karateofhunterdon.com

Hours

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