Dojo closed Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

The dojo will be closed this Saturday, November 3rd and our scheduled promotion test will be rescheduled. Louise DeSalvo, Sensei Justin’s mom and Sensei Ernie’s wife, passed away early yesterday and we will be attending services in her memory. Please see the information below.


Please join us in a celebration of the life of Louise A. DeSalvo, PhD — beloved Mother, Wife, Grandmother, Friend, Teacher, Author and lifelong Scholar.

Louise passed away peacefully in her home alongside her beloved husband, Ernest J. DeSalvo, MD this morning (October 31st) at 3:35am.

Services will be held this Saturday November 3, 2018 from 11:00am – 1:00pm at:

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair
67 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 744-6276
We ask that rather than sending flowers, food or gifts, that you join us in remembering Louise by making a donation in her name to the charity ProLiteracy.

Thank you all for your love and support during this difficult time. If you have any dojo related questions please contact Sempai Chris at Thank you all.

Welcome Back!!!

Montclair Shukokai will be back to our regular schedule on Tuesday, September 4th starting with our Ninja class (5-7 year olds) at 4:30pm. A big welcome back to our returning students and families, we hope to see you all this coming week.

A huge welcome also to our new students and families! We have a very exciting year planned and we are so happy to be able to share it with you.

We will be starting Monday classes on September 10th. Ninja, Samurai, and Adult at their regular times.

We are so excited for the upcoming year and to see all of you! If you or anyone you know is interested in trying us out just call or email us for a free week trial. See you all very soon!



Beach day canceled today

Due to weather conditions at the beach (it’s raining sideways!) our beach day is canceled for today. We are so sorry it didn’t work out today and we hope to see everyone soon.

Beach Day!

Montclair Shukokai will be having our beach day on Sunday, August 19th. The plan is to meet between beaches 2 and 3 in Avon by the Sea, NJ starting at 9:30am. Look for a flag designating our spot. Pizza will be provided on the beach at 12:30pm for those that have RSVP’d. Please bring all necessary beach items with you including drinks and note that there is a charge to go onto the beach.

Update: In the event of rain we will meet at 12noon at Vic’s Pizza in Bradley Beach, NJ. There is a pinball museum and arcade in Asbury Park that interested people can go to after lunch, more info available at lunch. We hope to see a bunch of smiling faces on Sunday! We miss you!

Summer schedule

For all students training over the summer we have created the following schedule based on your preferences. This schedule starts Tuesday, July 3rd and runs through Saturday, August 25th.

Little Dragons – Tuesday 4:30-5:00, Wednesday 4:30-5:00, and Saturday 10:15-10:45

Ninja/Samurai (combined class) – Tuesday 5:15-6:15, Wednesday 5:15-6:15, and Thursday 5:15-6:15

Adult – Tuesday 6:30-7:30, Wednesday 6:30-7:30, Thursday 6:30-7:30, and Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm

There will be no classes on July 4th due to the holiday and there will be no kids’ classes from July 14 – August 1. Hope to see you all on the mat!

Have a great summer everyone!!!