TJ Coakley

Owner, Chief Instructor
Brief info

Sensei TJ is a 5th degree black belt (go dan) and a licensed Okinawa Kenpo Karate instructor. Sensei TJ is retired from the corporate world and in addition to his martial arts responsibilities, is a certified personal trainer and adjunct professor at Rowan University.

"I teach martial arts because I want to give the lessons it teaches to the future of our society - our children. Karate develops the whole child - physically, mentally, and emotionally. Martial arts are about determination, goal setting, and commitment."

"Fran and I raised two children and martial arts played a key role in our parenting arsenal. It taught our children many valuable lessons about life, and continues to do so as they move into adulthood."