The Isshin-ryu School of Karate…
- Is proud to have been serving the Hackettstown Community since 1979.
- Hosts benefit tournaments yearly for charity and has done so since 1986.
- Organizes classes for children from age 5 and also has flexible class schedules for adults.
- Has 20 Black Belts, each with a minimum of 5 years of karate training and 8 with at least 20 years of Isshin-ryu Karate training.
- Hosted the 1999 Isshin-ryu World Karate Association Championships, which was held at Legend’s Resort in McAfee, NJ on August 13 & 14, 1999.
- Hosted the 2007 Isshin-ryu World Karate Association Championships, which was held at the Westin Hotel in Princeton, N.J. on June 28, 29 & 30, 2007.
- Hosted the 2015 Isshin-ryu World Karate Association Championships, which was held at the Westin Hotel in Princeton, NJ on August 6, 7 & 8, 2015.
Hanshi John E. Hughes has been studying Isshin-ryu Karate since October of 1972. On January 21, 2014 Master Kichiro Shimabuku (son of the founder of Isshin-ryu Karate) promoted him to 9th Degree Black Belt. Master William H. Duessel, 10th Degree Black Belt, with whom he has been studying since 1985, also authorized the promotion. He is one of 4 people who have earned this rank from the Isshinryu World Karate Association (IWKA).
He has been inducted into the Don Nagle’s American Okinawan Karate Association, International Association of Martial Arts and World Karate Union Halls of Fame. He is a retired teacher at Hackettstown High School, a certified athletic trainer and is currently a senior adjunct professor of English at Warren County Community College.
Hackettstown Area Dojo Schedule
232 Highway Route 46, Vienna, NJ 07880
|Age Group||Day||Class Times|
|Youth||Tuesdays||5:45 pm – 6:45 pm|
|Thursdays||5:45 pm – 6:45 pm|
|Juniors||Tuesdays||6:30 pm – 8:00 pm|
|Thursdays||6:30 pm – 8:00 pm|
|Saturdays||11:00 am – 12:00 pm|
|Adults||Mondays||6:30 pm – 8:00 pm|
|Tuesdays||8:00 pm – 10:00 pm|
|Thursdays||8:00 pm – 10:00 pm|
|Saturdays||10:00 am – 12:00 pm|
$60.00- One class per week
$90.00 – Two classes per week
$100.00 – Three classes per week
Family Rates Available
No Promotion or Testing Fees
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