East West Karate and Fitness


Meet Sensei Joe and Sensei Jim!

Owners & Head Instructors at East West Karate & Fitness. Our Sensei’s have been training under the expertise of Shihan Scott Klinger since childhood.  In addition to their own personal training they both have completed extensive instructor training, starting in the SWAT program at a young age, and advancing into the FIST program and on to FULL GRADE INSTRUCTOR many years ago. They have amassed several accolades in Karate competition including AAU, as well as many local competitions, and are well respected in the martial arts community. Located in Sparta Township, the academy is renowned for its traditional teaching of Isshinryu Karate and Okinawan weapons.

Under Klinger’s expert leadership, the academy has grown into a respected institution where students transform their physical strength, mental fortitude, and self-discipline through the art of karate.
In 2014, Klinger’s outstanding contributions to the field were recognized when he received the prestigious Dojo of the Year award from the Isshinryu Hall of Fame. This honor served as a testament to his commitment to maintaining a high standard of training and fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for all his students.