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About Our Classes and Programs

Kids Martial Arts

Respect, focus, and confidence are the most important things kids walk away with in our classes. That's because our Sparta kids martial arts program is about more than "punches and kicks". It's about helping your child succeed in life.

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Adult Martial Arts

Our Sparta Kickboxing class works your entire body, burning calories from head to toe. That means every time you come, you'll shape those trouble spots and get slim and toned everywhere else. Plus, it's a TON of fun!

Get Started Today! We're running an amazing web special that includes 3 classes + FREE Uniform ($49 value!) for just $19.99! Get it now while it lasts, just click here.

Summer Camp

Most summer camps are nothing but games and... more games. Don't get me wrong - games are great for kids! But wouldn't you like your child to also spend their summer growing and learning skills that will help them succeed in life?

Introducing our Sparta Summer Camp: The perfect blend of super-fun games, important life lessons, fitness, self-defense skills and more. Your child will not only have a blast... they'll also gain powerful skills and traits to help them get ahead in life. Call now to learn more. But hurry! We sell out fast! (Spots are limited).

Birthday Parties

Martial Arts Birthday Parties are loved not only by kids... but by parents, too. Why? Because we do a lot of work to ensure your child has an AMAZING time - while you get to relax! You're welcome to help out as much as you'd like, but you can also hang back and enjoy the company of your friends and family.

Your child will love the party, too. In fact, kids rave about these things for months after they happen. But because of this our martial arts birthday party schedule fills up fast! Call now to secure your spot.

About Sparta, NJ

Sparta, NJ, Sparta Township is a township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 19,722, reflecting an increase of 1,642 (+9.1%) from the 18,080 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,923 (+19.3%) from the 15,157 counted in the 1990 Census.

Sparta, NJ, with surrounding areas in Lafayette, Andover, Newton, Fredon, Green, Sparta, Branchville, Ogdensburg, Byram, Hopatcong, or Jefferson, is home to East West Karate Academy, a Martial Arts facility focusing on programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Summer Camp, and Birthday Parties.

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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!

Our Instructors:

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.

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