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Porta's Karate-Do Academy - 8 Reviews - 268 Wanaque Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ - Fitness Reviews - Phone (973) 835-5473

Porta's Karate-Do Academy

268 Wanaque Ave
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
(973) 835-5473
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Porta's Karate-do Academy in Pompton Lakes, NJ has the best reputation for a reason; it IS the best Dojo in Northern NJ. Most people decide to take karate for self-defense, but t...


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Authentic Okinawan Family-Oriented Dojo in NJ 4/11/2012

Porta's Karate-do Academy in Pompton Lakes, NJ has the best reputation for a reason; it IS the best Dojo in Northern NJ. Most people decide to take karate for self-defense, but the truth is, martial arts training should not stop there, at Porta's it doesn't! Self-development, character building, family-values and responsibility are keystones of a complete karate education. Yes, Karate is an education! Sensei Porta personally guides each student to grow, learn and achieve within traditional Okinawa Goju-Ryu. The founders of Okinawan karate had specific standards in allowing potential students to join their practice and knew karate training was much more than learning how to block, counter, defend, they knew karate training had to guide a person's heart and improve their character. At Porta's your child, (or you) will enjoy a safe, comfortable, non-aggressive learning environment that is personalized to ensure consistent improvement in all aspects of martial arts training, Self-control, discipline, respect and responsibility is also taught at Porta's. In today's world, these qualities are hard to come by yet are more important than ever. Porta's offers free trial classes and welcomes you to come and experience the finest in martial arts training. You will see why Porta's Karate Academy ranks above the rest and is respected not only in New Jersey but in Okinawa, Japan and world-wide! Come see for yourself, take off your shoes, and enter humbly and ready to learn. We look forward to seeing you. more

Changed my life 4/10/2012

I cannot even begin to express to you how amazing this dojo is. Porta's is a family oriented, fantastic place to learn traditional Okinawan Karate. The dojo has always been about understanding your own body, your own mind, and your own spirit. You move at a pace where you are constantly being challenged, encouraged, and motivated to be the best that you are. The dojo fosters an amazing sense of community, many of the students become life long students. I began training when I was four years old, and all of these years later, I owe the greatest changing moments to Sensei and the dojo. Without them, I would not be where I am today. The dojo gave me confidence to handle bullies, gave me the self confidence that I needed to rise above the bullies at school, and in a world where bullying is becoming an increasing problem, having the training and the sense of community that the dojo brings to all of their students is literally life changing. more

Best Karate in NJ 4/8/2012

Porta's Karate is located in Pompton Lakes NJ near major highways such as Route 23 and Route 287. Porta's Karate caters to children, as well as adults at different paces that allow anyone to train as hard as they can. Porta's Karate is Traditional Okinawan karate following Master Shinjo's training directly from Okinawa. I have been training at Porta's KArate for 15 years and have also had my son in training for 15 years. I highly recommend Porta's KArate for anyone interested in traditional Okinawan Karate. more

Start Your Life Off Right 4/7/2012

Kids will greatly benefit from the focus and non-aggressive approach that Sensei Porta takes with each of the children. I have seen many children mature into young adults that move on to fantastic colleges and universities all because of their training and confidence that they learn at the dojo. Children need an advantage in the hectic world that they live in and this school provides just that. It's worth the trip to come by and check it out- you won't be sorry. more

More Than Just A Karate School 4/7/2012

I have had the opportunity to train at other karate schools growing up and I would definitely say that Porta’s Karate-Do Academy is more than just a karate school. It is more than just learning kicking and punching. It is the basis for a lifestyle and in the traditional martial arts for becoming the best person you can be. During my 18 years of being a student of Sensei Porta I have learned more about patience, discipline and loyalty than you can learn anywhere else. It is a great place to learn for students of all ages. I have seen Sensei Porta guide his student’s lives from small children to responsible and confident adults and Black Belts. I am proud to be part of a Dojo that continues to have such a positive influence on all of its students. I certainly recommend Porta’s Karate-Do Academy to everyone who wishes to ensure balance to his or her lives. more


I have found this karate school to be the best anywhere in north Jersey. It's family oriented and still provides the best in traditional Okinawan Goju-ryu karate. Traditional karate techniques are taught in a manner that makes it fun for the children. My son trained there for 10 years, and even though he's grown and living in another state, he still finds that his training at Porta's to be superior to other schools that he has tried.\r \r My son enjoyed his training so much that I decided to join him. The adult classes follow the training schedule of the Okinawan Goju-ryu dojos. Training can be intense, but Sensei Porta considers each individual student's limitations. As a 9th degree black belt in the traditional martial art, Sensei Porta is highly respected in Okinawa as well as in the USA.\r \r If you're looking for the best in traditional karate training, check out Porta's. Be advised that the school has relocated to 306 Wanaque Ave. in Pompton Lakes. more

Porta's Karate-Do Academy 4/5/2012

I have been a student of Sensei Porta for fourteen years thus far, and have trained at Porta’s Karate-Do Academy from my childhood years into adulthood. I could not write a more positive review of this school. My training under Sensei Porta has done so much for me over these years - it has literally changed my life. If you are seeking a place where you can learn Okinawan Karate in the traditional way – under a teacher who is certified and has trained personally in Okinawa with masters who are a part of the direct lineage of Goju-Ryu Karate and Matayoshi Kobudo… If you are seeking a place where you or your child can develop confidence, self-discipline, and learn an art of self-protection in a supportive, family-like environment – look no further. more

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