Karate Classes

This on-going program has been running for 13 years through the Recreation Department with instructors from the Jersey Judo Karate Academy of Kenvil teaching the Isshinryu style of Karate. The skills learned help students develop coordination, balance, posture, and endurance. Students also gain self-confidence and discipline through progression in karate, while studying the authentic form of Asian Martial Arts. Jersey Judo Karate Academy is run by Sensei Rick Norris, a Kudan (9th degree black belt), and the Academy’s staff includes over 50 certified, fully trained black belts. Learn more about the Karate Class (PDF).

Class Details

The Jefferson Township Recreation Department’s Karate Program will begin a 10-week winter session on Monday, March 23, 2020 and continue through Monday June 8, 2020. The program is open to school age children ages Kindergarten and up as well as adults.

Classes are held in the Community Lodge at Camp Jefferson on Weldon Road at 6:30 to 7:30 pm for grades Kindergarten through 4th grade and 7:30 to 8:30 pm for grades 5 through adults.


Registration is now online through Community Pass. The program fee is $55 per person with a discount of $5 per person for each additional sibling enrolled. Log on to Community Pass, choose the activity under the season "2019 Karate for Adults and Children", register and pay the class fee.


Full payment must be received no later than 3 business dates after registration is completed. Full payment can be made online at checkout with a Mastercard, VISA, or Discover credit card subject to a 2.65% bank convenience fee. You can choose to "Send Payment" at check out and drop off a check, cash, or money order to the Recreation Department office at Camp Jefferson or you can mail a check to the Camp office postmarked within 3 business days of registration, but do not mail cash.

If full payment is not received in the camp office within 3 business days of registration, your registration faces cancellation and you/your child will not be able to attend karate class. Karate participants must be registered and the class fee paid in full before attending the first class on March 23; a late registration fee will take effect as of April 1, 2020.


Contact the Recreation office at 973-663-8404, ext. 4 or  for assistance.