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 2 Weeks
Introductory Trial
Ages 4 & Up


1211 GAR Highway, Swansea


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Ages 4-6

Montella's Karate Academy is the ideal place for your young child to begin their martial arts journey. Our goal is to build a strong foundation for them to grow upon, while teaching them the importance of respect and self-discipline. 

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Ages 7-12

At Montella's Karate Academy, we strive to provide an environment that helps our students build a positive mindset and increase self discipline and confidence. Our programs are designed to help students achieve success in school, in the martial arts, and in life. We are committed to teaching our students the values of hard work, dedication, respect, and discipline that will help them reach their goals and become the best version of themselves.

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Teen/Adult Karate

Our classes are designed to reduce stress and increase focus, while providing students with the physical and mental benefits of effective self defense to increase your confidence and develop your skill.  Join us today and start your journey to becoming your best self!

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Welcome to our school. I am Christopher Montella, Chief Instructor of Montella’s Karate Academy. Our focus is on a student’s personal development through the martial art of kenpo karate. We are dedicated to bringing the highest level of instruction and services to our students and families. We strive to provide excellence through a rewarding and engaging martial arts curriculum that places our student at the center of developing a healthy mind and body. All classes are taught by certified master level black belt instructors.

Shihan Chris Montella, Chief Instructor Montella's Karate Academy

Chief Instructor - Shihan Chris Montella

Shihan Chris Montella began martial arts training in 1986 and received his black belt in 1995 under kenpo karate authority Professor Nick Cerio. Shihan Chris has over 25 years of teaching experience and currently holds the rank of 7th degree black belt. He continues to train under Grandmaster Steven Lombardi (10th Dan) to increase his own martial arts knowledge in order to deliver the highest level of instruction to all students of Montella’s Karate Academy.



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“I love Montella's Karate Academy! Shihan Chris provides a welcoming and supportive environment in which to learn the art of Kenpo. I started karate in my 50's. Shihan Chris is patient and not only explains techniques but the theory behind them. It is a great place to learn."

Andy A.

"My son is always excited for karate lessons.  He loves going and enjoys being in the dojo. Shihan Chris and Shihan Wendy are awesome with children."

Amanda W.

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