Sparring class on hiatus

Our Friday night Sparring class (6:30-7:30) is on hiatus until 6 weeks before the next tournament. We are expecting the next tournament at the end of February but we don’t have a confirmed date yet. We will announce when the class resumes. All other Friday classes remain the same.

Thanksgiving schedule

Team Montclair had a great turnout and great results at the tournament on Saturday! All of our competitors made us proud and showed great sportsmanship and attitudes in addition to their karate awesomeness. Thank you to all of our dojo parents for making the day a success! Without your support and effort the team and the tournament would not have been a success. We are so grateful for you all!

Montclair Shukokai will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Wednesday, November 21st through Saturday, November 24th so that all of our students, families, and staff can celebrate the holiday with their family. We will have a special Little Dragons class on Tuesday, November 20th at 4pm so that you can come to a class this week.

Happy Thanksgiving!

ASKU tournament November 17th

There will be a tournament on the 17th in Metuchen, NJ (Sportsplex). We will have our regular Little Dragon and Ninja classes that morning, Samurai and Adult will be canceled.

Entry forms and other information have been sent to your email address on file with the dojo and the forms are due this week. The absolute deadline is Tuesday, November 13th at 7:30pm. Please get your forms in early.

Go Team Montclair!!

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!