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Sensei Steve Gettinger

Dr. Steve Gettinger began his martial arts training in the 70s and studied under Master Miyazaki. Because of his dedication to the martial arts, he was awarded the Hall of Fame award by Master Miyazaki in 1981.

Dr. Gettinger is a Chiropractor by profession but is well versed in the proper execution of karate techniques so as to avoid injury, allowing karate-ka to enjoy the benefits of training throughout life. His desire is to foster awareness in students and the public that karate-do is a "way" to develop not only physical health and fighting ability, but spiritual well-being, and happiness. 

Sensei teaches the Saturday 12pm class.

Master Toyotaro Miyazaki

Master Miyazaki, was born in Tokyo, Japan. He began his karate training at the age of 15 under Master Tomasaburo Okano at the Kenkojyuku Dojo. He trained in Kenkojuku Karate (Shotokan Style) in Japan until his mid twenties before coming to the United States. Upon arriving in the United States he quickly achieved fame as one of the fiercest karate competitors in both Kata and Kumite. His skills brought him to be on the cover of Black Belt Magazine, Karate Illustrated, and Official Karate Magazine. He is truly a living legend in Karate with a dedicated following. He has produced hundreds of black belts, national/world Champions and instructors.

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Sensei Jeffrey Weber


Sensei Weber has been a student of Master Miyazaki since the early 70s and continues to train and teach at the dojo.

Sensei Weber instructs children and adults with an energetic and enthusiastic personality, while striving to maintain and continue the tradition of Master Miyazaki's karate.

Sensei Weber teaches throughout the week and on Saturdays.
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Sensei Paul Vizzio

Sensei Vizzio has been training and teaching with Master Miyazaki for decades. He holds multiple championships and titles in martial arts and boxing. He is famous for holding World Championship titles consecutively throughout 23 years. Sensei Vizzio is well known in the martial arts world as a fierce competitor and has graced many covers of Martial Arts Magazines.

Sensei Vizzio instructs on Mondays and Thursday afternoon/evenings.
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Sensei Kai Leung

Sensei Leung started training in the martial arts in 1964, obtained his black belt in 1967, and began formally teaching in the early 70's. Sensei has achieved countless accolades over the past four decades include top ten ranking by Karate Illustrated Magazine in 1982 and the all American Open Championships in 1984, which he won at Madison Square Garden. Sensei has taught Shotokan karate-do for Master Toyotaro Miyazaki for many years, establishing himself as Master Miyazaki's highest ranking disciple.

Sensei Leung instructs the 7pm class on Tuesdays.
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Sensei Caron Keppler

Sensei Keppler has been training with Master Miyazaki for decades. Sensei Keppler has achieved many National Championships, many of which have been under Master Miyazaki's Tournament teams. 

She continues the tradition in training current students and guiding them to be the next Karate tournament champions.

Sensei Keppler teaches Tuesday Afternoon and is the Team Miyazaki tournament Coach.