Thaxton Martial arts

 Isshinryu Karate


Thaxton Martial Arts  teaches  the

Art of Isshin-ryuKarate which was

created by Master Tatsuo Shimabuku

of Okinawa, and taught to the U.S. 

Marines Corp.  Our  form  of  Isshin-ryu

Karate  is  also  called  American IsshinryuKarate.  In our program you will learn the Isshinryu system of self defense and exercise.

Our Students

The  Thaxton Martial Arts  dojo is a culturally  diverse  family.   Our students come from various ethnic backgrounds, are male and female, children and adult.  Currently, our students  range  in  age  starting  as young as six years of age through the late fifties.  Depending on the maturity of the student, we accept students from age  six  through  senior  citizen.  

Thaxton Martial Arts offers experienced instructors with 14 years experience in the art of Isshinryu Karate.  Our black-belts have also cross -trained in other arts such Shotokan Karate and Kick Boxing, and literally have taught thousands of students through the years.

Our Staff


Training:  Isshinryu Karate, Martial Arts, Self Defense, Sparring, Kumite, Weapons, Tuite, Pressure-Point Manipulation, Pain Compliance, Exercise

New classes are starting in July and September.  We accept students from age 7 through senior citizen.  This is a belt-ranked program in Isshin-ryu Karate where you learn the following disciplines. 

1. Techniques and applications in blocking, punching, striking, kicking and stance, 
2. Mechanics and principles behind proper technique, balance, power, energetics and movement, 
3. Various Isshin-ryu  katas (formal exercises) that teach self defense principles in movement.  
4. Various Isshin-ryu  weapons katas (formal exercises) that teach self defense using bo staff, sai and sword.
5. Sparring, also known as kumite, with other students in controlled matches, 
6. And last, various applications and principles in self-defense, knife defense and pain compliance using pressure point and joint manipulation.

Tuition costs are $45 per month, plus a one-time $85 registration fee.   Call 908-444-0805 to register!    Increase your strength, flexibility, stamina and health.  Reduce stress.  Drop pounds.  Increase your safety.

Kata (Open Hand & Weapons) - May 1st, 2014 marks the start of our 8-week kata training classes.  Kata is the official exercise of the martial arts.  It teaching movement, application of martial art technique, balance, timings and self-defense through its movements.  During this course we will teach the Isshin-ryu open-hand and weapon katas.  We will also decipher some of the meanings of these katas to show various self-defense, joint and pressure point attacks contained therein.  This is an excellent course for those wanting to broaden their system of exercise and foundation in the martial arts.   We also offer private lessons and physical condition training.  The cost of private lessons is $20/hr.   Call 908-444-0805 to register!   

Tournament News-  Congratulations  to  our  students  who  recently  competed  in  the  KSK  Karate  Youth  Challenge  Tournament  at  South  Plainfield Middle School, South Plainfield, NJ on June 14th, 2014.   In particular, Matthew Calora took 1st in kata and weapons in the black-belt division.  Also, Samir Parwani took 3rd in sparrning.   We are also proud to mention Julian Brillion, Kush Patel,  Shiv Sharma and Thein Tran competed.   The dojo is very proud of all of you, and the example that you set!  Oosh! 

We will next compete at the Don Nagles AOKA World Open Karate Championship Tournament on Saturday September 20th, 2014 at the Marist High School, Bayonne, NJ.  Come cheer us and the other competitors on! 

Belt Promotion News-  Congratulations  to  Kamini Patel on her new promotion to black-belt.  Kamini tested on June 17th and showed incredible spirit.  We are all so proud of you!

Knife Defense - March 1st, 2014 marks the start of our knife defense classes.  This is an 8-week course that teaches self-defense in threat scenarios of a stationary mugger, and against a mobile attacker wielding a knife or stabbing object.  This course is offered on Saturdays mornings from 9:00am - 10:00am.  The cost for this course is $75.  (Attendance is free to existing students of Thaxton Martial Arts.)   Call 908-444-0805 to register!   

New Market Fire Co.,   801 S. Washington Ave,  Piscataway,  NJ  08854     (908) 444-0805