East West Karate and Fitness

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About Our Students

“My husband served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War era and was stationed for part of his time abroad on Okinawa. It was there that he studied Isshinryu Karate under the tutelage of the founding master himself, Tatsuo Shimabuku. When we lived in Randolph, our 3 children studied Karate at an Isshinryu Dojo in Rockaway under a trainer named Scott Klinger who went on to become the Sensei of East West Karate. The instructors are all competent and caring, and my grandson has enjoyed the martial arts experience that they provide. He has not only benefitted from learning the techniques the students are taught but has also widened his already expansive circle of friends in the process.”

Carol Tacinelli (Noah Fall’s Grandmother)

Congrats to all who participated in the Golden Rule Tournament, we are so proud of your ability and your great sportsmanship!

Stuart Askin 1st weapons 4th kata.

Jonas Fuderanan 1st weapons 1st kata 3rd kumite.

Aiding Hickey 4th weapons 2nd kata.

Cooper Romash 4th kata.

Paisley Tallent 1st kata 4th kumite.

Xavier Downs 3rd kata.

Gwenn Gibbons 1st kumite 2nd kata.

Jonas Fuderanan1st kata 1st weapons.

Zach Fuderanan 2nd weapons 1st kata 3rd kumite.

Zach Fuderanan Grand Champion Kata.

Liam Askin 3rd weapons 2nd kata 4th kumite.

Stuart Askin 1st kata 4th kumite.

Ryan Beebe 1st weapons 1st kata.

Edreece Sharafi 1st kumite.

Tom Askin 3rd kumite.

Riley Byrne 1st kata 2nd kumite.

Ayla Ponce 2nd kumite

Grant Weir 3rd place kata

A trophy will be soon forgotten, the experience you earned will last a lifetime… use it well!

East West Winter Shiai

East West Karate and Fitness of Sparta held its annual Winter Shiai Competition on December 2nd.   New owners and advanced black belts Sensei Jim Malaro and Sensei Joe Malaro led the program that hosted over 50 students ranging in age from 4 to 66.  East West Founder and Sensei to the Malaro’s, Shihan Scott Klinger was a special guest, the Malaro family is proud to be continuing the legacy of this program here in Sussex County.  

The event focused on “Kata” also knows as the traditional forms used in Isshinryu Karate and on Kumite(sparring), student performance was outstanding!

Many students were promoted to their next rank level, received competition awards, and yearly performance recognition awards.  The event was a complete success

 East West Karate & Fitness offers classes for all ages and skill levels, and is located at 564 Lafayette Road, Sparta. For more information please contact 973-459-4177.  You can also visit www.eastwestkaf.com

Happy Parents/Happy Students

“We have been part of the East West Karate family since 2015. The black belts are knowledgeable, attentive, caring and supportive. They personally know all of the students. They have a clear understanding of individuals strengths and opportunities for growth. The interaction of higher belt ranks and lower belt rank students within classes creates a supportive environment. We enjoy being present as fellow classmates make progress and advance. Our children are excited to continue their training with Sensei Jim and Sensei Joe at East West Karate and Fitness.”

The Dolan Family

A Great Family Excels at East West Karate & Fitness!

We have our 3 daughters enrolled at East West and there is nowhere else we would rather have them learning. It starts at the top and THIS FAMILY GETS IT, and they care, they teach the important things in life that are sometimes forgotten about outside the dojo. As long as they are here, we will be. We’re looking forward to watching our girls learn and progress over the years! The Vorst Family

HARD WORK & PERSEVERENCE PAYS OFF!

Cole-Hard work always pays off.

Two years ago-you received your blue belt promotion in karate.

One year ago-tears for not being ready while your peers were and moved on.

Tonight-nothing but MORE tears… but this time happy ones, as you received your purple belt promotion.

Cole, you were on the verge of giving up so many times. But you never did. You kept going. You Pushed through. Which makes this belt promotion, the best one yet. Mama couldn’t be prouder of you kiddo ❤️

A huge thank you to Jeff Beebe for being his rock.

Sensie Jim and Sensie Joe for believing in him. Scott Klinger for all you’ve done over the years. Spotted Leopard for always being honest. And a friend.

Amy Lynn Alvarez Dolan for bringing out the sap in me 🤣.

Congratulations buddy! My busted foot prevented you from jumping in my arms tonight. But I’ll be ready to catch you when you get your brown belt! 🥋

East West Karate Academy Friends and Students

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.