East West Karate Academy - A Tradition of Excellence for over 25 Years
Welcome to our school! We study the Isshinryu form of Karate, which is an Okinawan style emphasizing speed, simplicity, and practical self-defense. Isshinryu translates to "One-Heart Style". And we truly have one big heart!
East West began in 1989 and in 1992, we opened a second dojo. Both were combined into one Academy in 1999. Our new location is just plain awesome with state of the art mats and equipment, super clean floors and a fun, friendly feel for your entire family!
At East West, we love what we do and it shows...
All Ages and Skill Levels Are Welcome
East West provides martial arts programs whether you're beginner, intermediate or advanced. Karate provides a healthy and exciting way to learn new skills, increase strength and focus.
Between the bows, high fives and getting to know all the new friends you'll make, there is group stretching and conditioning, basic exercises of stances, punches, throws and kicks. Students are then separated into groups according to age, rank and ability, to learn and improve specific techniques for each group.
Studying karate isn't just about the moves. you'll also learn about physical fitness, conditioning, agility and balance. That means you'll be super healthy, strong and quick! you'll never have to worry about being bullied in school...or anywhere.
Karate also helps you unwind and relieve stress and can also provide a form of meditation.
Your Goals Are Our Goals
We set short- and long-term goals to:
Our instructors are gentle but firm, and stress the importance of developing a positive mental attitude. They love what they do and because their reputation is important, they continually work on self-improvement through the art of karate.
Training, getting incredibly fit and having massive amounts of FUN don't end with just karate. Other focuses of study include:
A Healthy Balance of Learning New Skills, Getting Good at it & Having Fun
Each class is professionally planned and taught in a disciplined way to develop a proper attitude and environment for learning. But we also make it LIVELY and FUN because they're kids. Your kids...and ours. We're family here.
Our large staff increases the teacher/student ratio to keep your child safe, get the individual attention they're here for and to feel that one heart style. Students are taught to always do their best, in and out of the dojo.
Check out our super awesome web special going on right now. Register today because our classes fill up fast, especially with this fantastic deal!
Are you ready to experience the best prices, the most caring staff, and have the most fun you've EVER had getting fit? We look forward to seeing you soon!
Scott Klinger began training in Isshinryu Karate in 1974 and has been actively training for over 40 years.
He was promoted to First Degree Black Belt in 1982. Through Shihan Nick Adler, Scott is now a 8th Degree Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate, and a First Degree Black belt in Okinawan Kempo Kobudo.
Scott has traveled to Okinawa, Japan on two occasions to train with world renowned Masters and has trained in many different martial arts including Judo, Jiu-jitsu, and Kali.
Mr. Klinger also conducts his own Karate Camp in New Jersey which is an intensive multi-day program for over 100 students.
Scott has a long list of impressive awards including:
Scott has brought his expertise to many age groups in the community through programs such as Women's Self Defense and Rape Awareness seminars.
He's also designed a program for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy for Overlook Hospital in NJ.
Mr. Klinger has held demonstrations and lectures on martial arts, self-defense and family protection for many educational, athletic and social organizations throughout the United States.
He's had satellite locations for after school Karate programs including Camp Auxillium in Newton NJ, St Joseph's School Newton NJ, Kiddie Academy Sparta NJ, Oak Tree Children's Center Sparta NJ, Reverend Brown School Sparta NJ, Green Twp Public School Newton NJ and Fredon Township Schools Fredon NJ.
Scott has coached hundreds of students that have received medals at the AAU National Karate Championships since 2007. Some of which have competed internationally on Team USA in Japan, Germany, Spain and Hungary.
Our East West Family of instructors are all "home grown," meaning they are never hired from anywhere else. Each one has earned a black belt at East West. They are parents or students who have taken special training with Sensei Klinger on the methods of teaching.
Come join our Sparta NJ, facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Teen & Adult Karate, Summer Camp, and Birthday Parties . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (973) 940-8915 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!