About Us

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Dear Friends and Future Karate Students!

Thank you for visiting us at the Official Website for the Karate Quest Dojo!  Our facilities in Warwick,  NY (located at 63 Wheeler Ave next to the Hudson Valley Dance Center of Warwick) and Port Jervis,  NY (located at 22 U.S. Hwy 6 in The Hub-same plaza as Planet Fitness) have been serving the local area since 1996.  We teach the martial arts to men,  women and children ages 5 and over.

webkar2We specialize in working with people who have little or no experience in the martial arts and have a nice way of introducing the etiquette and techniques involved with learning the martial arts.  The benefits of training in the martial arts include…

  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Leadership Skills
  • Weight Loss and Control
  • Skills of Personal Discipline
  • Good Health and Fitness
  • Increased Energy
  • Practical Self-Defense Skills and Stratgies
  • Improved Ability to Communicate Clearly and Effectively
  • Family Closeness…for Couples…or Parents Training with Children
  • …and Lots of Fun in an Environment that will Challenge You!

webkar3We also have advanced training programs for those who have studied the martial arts before and are interested in developing high levels of ability and personal growth.  Our dojo (training hall) primarily practices Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate-Do,  a martial art considered practical and highly effective for self-defense.  At the advanced levels students may be invited to practice Ryukyu Kobudo (“Ancient Martial Way”),  the weapons martial art from Okinawa (weapons practiced include the bo,  sai,  tonfa,  nunchaku,  kama and eku).

webkar4The teaching staff is led by Glenn Finke,  who became a martial arts student in 1979 and has been a full-time martial arts instructor since 1994.  In addition to winning numerous awards in state,  national and international tournament competition Mr. Finke has traveled to Okinawa (“The Birthplace of Karate”) to train with world-class teachers as well as research the history and culture that shaped the art.  The other teachers at both dojo have a minimum of ten years of training experience and bring their own experiences to help in the development and growth of the Karate Quest Dojo students.

Both of our dojo feature:

  • Fully Matted Safety Training Floors suitable for all types of Martial Arts Training.
  • Great Locations with Plenty of Parking.
  • A Large Amount of Traditional and Contemporary Martial Arts Training Equipment.
  • Flexible Class Schedule.
  • Excellent Climate Control.
  • Private Individual Changing Rooms.
  • Martial Arts Pro-Shop.
  • Plenty of Seating for Parents and Guests to Watch Classes.

We would like to invite people who are new to our dojo to take their FIRST KARATE CLASS WITH US FOR FREE!  We will also give you a complimentary tour and private consultation before you take your first class.  Simply call the dojo nearest to you (Port Jervis 845-858-5425 or Warwick 845-988-9223) or fill out the registration form on this page (we will get back to you a.s.a.p.).  Please note that this offer may not be combined with others, is for residents who live locally to our facilities and is for new members only!

Thank you for reading.  See you in class!