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January 2019 As this newsletter is coming to you prior to January, Mrs. Hughes and I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2016.           As I type I think back on the training that we have done in the Hackettstown area since 1979. A number of the original students […]


DECEMBER 2018  As the Christmas and New Year’s holidays are approaching a quick reminder to see me to order equipment that may be desired by December 13th. All items are priced at our discounted rates.             I have four (4) of Hanshi Duessel’s DVDs of the hand and weapons katas – ($40)             I have […]


November 2018 ST. JUDE’S CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL KICK-A-THON – NOVEMBER 5 to 10.  SPONSORSHIP FORMS WILL BE ARRIVING AT THE DOJO SHORTLY! AMERICAN ISSHINRYU DAY WITH THE MASTERS – $60.00 for the day, INCLUDING LUNCH!  (Non-American Isshinryu members pay ONLY $85 and your AI Lifetime Membership is INCLUDED!)     The schedule of presenters is as follows:  […]


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13th – AOKA TOURNAMENT – BAYONNE, NJ – MARIST HIGH SCHOOL – DOORS OPEN AT 9 AM – TOURNAMENT STARTS AT 11 AM. AMERICAN ISSHINRYU SEMINARS – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10th – PARSIPPANY HILTON If you think of passion as the flame that burns white hot in the heart of every person, then inspiration […]


SEPTEMBER 2018  CONGRATULATIONS to the students who earned promotions since our last newsletter. Junior Orange Belt – Emma and JJ Taylor Junior Green Belt #1 – Ralphie Donica Brown Belt #2 – Abby Brown Brown Belt #1 – Ken Aten Third Degree Black Belt – Andrea Aten, Scott Conroy, Bob Kulick  Many things go into […]


  AUGUST 2018 KARATE TRAINING SESSION AT HANSHI’S SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th.   MARK YOUR CALENDARS. INFORMAITON AND REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AT THE DOJO.  CONGRATULATIONS to the students who earned promotions:     Junior Green Belt #1 – Ellalynn Aten     Junior Purple Belt #2 – Samantha Herinrich   THE 2019 I.W.K.A. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS WILL BE HELD JULY […]


JULY 2018 KARATE TRAINING SESSION AT HANSHI’S SATURDAY AUGUST 18th.   MARK YOUR CALENDARS. MORE INFORMAITON WILL FOLLOW.   CONGRATULATIONS to the students who earned promotions: Junior Yellow Belt – Michael & Nikolas Hollman, Petey Donica     Junior Green Belt #2 – Madeline Ridge, Dylan Schulze     Junior Purple Belt #1 – Daniel & Rachel Tankel, Anthony Coletta   […]

JUNE 2018

JUNE 2018 RULES – ARE FOUND IN THE STUDENT HANDBOOK.  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ONE, GENERALLY EMAILED WHEN A STUDENT JOINS THE DOJO, CHECK WITH HANSHI. Dues should be paid the first week of each month. If you have a problem, let Hanshi know. There are no promotion fees, but we ask that you […]


MAY 2018 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STUDENTS AND PARENTS WHO SUPPORTED OUR 33rd ANNUAL BENEFIT TOURNAMENT.  Though it was a smaller event, the competition was good, and everyone should feel good about being a part of something that has raised in excess of $200,000 for charity. We are working to improve our visibility on the internet.  […]


April 2018   Remember that our 33rd Benefit Tournament is at Hackettstown High School on April 22nd. Pre-register and save money. Registration the day of the event is from 8:30 to 9:45 or when the person’s event runs. We generally are completely done by 3PM. We can use help in a number of area during […]