beginning students are welcome to attend their
first classes wearing loose, comfortable
clothing (shorts are not recommended).
A traditional martial arts uniform is
recommended as well as a pair of boxing gloves.
Ladies should wear a t-shirt or appropriate
undergarment under their uniform top.
Sparring gear will be required starting at the
yellow belt level.
through adult sizes) for the karate and
kajukenbo classes can be purchased from the
class instructor at discounted prices.
enrolled in the judo class are encouraged to
purchase a judo uniform. These uniforms
are designed for the pulling, grabbing, and
wear-and-tear of judo.
addition to uniforms, students are also
encouraged to purchase their own sets for
forearm and shin/instep pads for sparring.
Boxing gloves, head gear, and a chest protector
should also be acquired over time (we have all
of this gear available for use free of charge,
but most students wish to use their own).
We purchase our uniforms,
belts, and training equipment from
Karate Depot, and
gear from sizes extra small to extra
large--use is included in the monthly tuition.
Advanced students should plan to purchase their own electric
epees (with body cord) and practice
sabers. For those who are interested in
participating in tournaments, additional gear
(e.g., two electric weapons and body cords,
plastron, lame, chest protector, knickers,
socks, shoes, etc.) will be required.
Our fencing gear was
Absolute Fencing in New Jersey. We
have been very pleased with their prices,
products, and customer service. We also
have a club account with
Physical Chess--be sure to check them out as