No matter how large a class is, no kid gets lost in the shuffle. Master Andrew manages to acknowledge each child and makes them feel special without making anyone better or less than any other one. I just wanted you to be aware of how much your school and more importantly, the people in your school have impacted our family. Your instructors are more like mentors and role models and we are proud to have them as an influence in our son's life. Sincerely
Glenn and Denise Roe
Toms River, NJ
Hi Master Dave, I first wanted to start by thanking both you and Master Paul, as well as all of the teachers, for your patience and understanding while working with Colin. Since we started karate back in November, we have felt that this has been an activity that has played a large(and important)role in Colin's development. Through all of Colin's life, there are many things that cycle where there are times when things are easy and smooth and then other times where there are big hiccups. Because of the transtion back to school, not feeling well, and the exhaustion at the end of the day(his teacher said he feel asleep on the carpet at school yesterday)we are finding that the struggles right now are in all of Colin's activities that fall after school(Karate, soccer, his private therapies)because of what he's putting in at school, we know that we will get through this cycle, but it can still be frustrating for us in "riding it out." We just want you to know that we are so appreciative of your patience in getting through this cycle with us. We know that many people who have children with special needs are not welcome in certain activities because of the challenges they face, but we have only felt the complete opposite at PPK. So thank you... Thanks again for all of your help,
Kelli Tobin
Dear Master Paul, I wanted to write this to let you know how wonderful your school is. My son Logan Boyd, was struggling prior to attending your school. He is suspected of having mild Audio processing disorder. Thanks to your program we have the son we always knew he was. Specially, Master Andrew and Sensei Pat. Logan absolutely admires them. He has made a total 180 change. Very respectful and loves going to class. They have brought out the best in Logan and I extremely grateful for that. Again just wanted to say thanks,
Allen & Daniel Boyd
Dear PPK Family, I cannot express my heartfelt thanks for the generous donation to my family during these difficult and trying times. Never in my life did I think anything like this would ever happen to us but thankfully no one was injured including the brave firefighters and rescue personnel. The fire has taken every personnel item we ever had in life including irreplaceable childhood items and time sakes. The insurance company to this day(7+ weeks later)still has not settled the claim so your thoughtlessness is beyond words and greatly appreciated not to mention much needed. Paul Prendergast Karate has always stood for everything that is right and I am proud to say I am a member of the PPK family. Someday I hope to find a way to personally thank each and every one of you who donated and spent your valuable personal time helping my family. As always Paul Prendergast and staff cannot be thanked enough offering to help in anyway possible. God Bless each and every one of you in the PPK family.
Debbie Barone
My son has been coming to Paul prendergast for 6 months and we have had an excellent experience. My son is showing more focus and received excellent feedback from his teacher at school. It’s helping him learn and show dedication. | can’t say enough good things about what this program is adding to my sons development, mentally and physically.
Kristin Jamaca
To every instructor at PPK , thank you for everything you've done and continue to do for our kids. Paul Prendergast isn’t just a school, it’s family. Yesterday was so emotional and seeing even some of the instructors cry was so heart warming that they care about our kids THAT much. For someone like myself, Cayden is only 9 he's been in the program since 3 1/2 he's grown up with all of you and | couldn't be more thankful for that. We can't wait to continue our Black belt journey.
Shawna Laczynski
| would rate this place with a million stars if | could. My son is transitioning into such a mature, active, respectful boy. All because of the staff at Paul Prendergast Karate. They taught him so much and they are unbelievable and so patient with all ages of karate. This place isn't just karate it's like a family. We are so proud of all of his accomplishments and I want to thank all the staff for being amazing!!
Allison Marie
Paul Prendergast Karate has to be the best in Ocean County. We did our research before signing my son up when he was in Kindergarten. All the other places just seemed to push your child through reach rank & it was all about the money. Now | know every business is into making money that’s how they thrive and survive however at Paul Prendergast Karate you are not just a number you are a person where the staff cares about your children. The heart, discipline, dedication, determination, commitment & respect that they enhance in your child is unbelievable. | can’t say enough about the school, Sensei, Masters and staff. Being here for the last 5years they become a second home for our children. They are a family oriented school. They truly care about your children, their issues that they might be having in school or home and they follow up to see how they are doing. The bond that my son has with the school is priceless. They teach your child if you want something in life you have to work for it. Nothing in life is free. They don’t hand out belts because you cry. You have to earn everything and do your best. Hands down Paul Prendergast Karate is the best & | highly recommend it!
Stacey P
This summer | enrolled my son in the trial classes that were offered at Paul Prendergast Karate. We have tried other sports, but we couldn't find something that he truly enjoyed. There was an immediate connection between my son and the instructors, and | have seen his confidence grow more than ever. The instructors have a way of making each student feel proud and recognized, and you can see the way the students look up to all of the leaders. We of course have continued after the trial, and | couldn't be prouder of the goals my son has set for himself. Additionally, | love the fact that my son takes it upon himself to practice without being told to do so! Thank you Master Andrew, Sensei Mike, and Sensei Steve (and anyone else | may have missed!)! Ten Stars!
Patricia Lugo
We LOVE PPK! my daughter has been in karate for alittle over a year & a half and she loves it! It's more than just a place to let your child get their energy out. It’s a family. I’ve met wonderful people there and the instructors are amazing! My daughter has learned more about responsibility & being respectful & just overall wonderful qualities.
Mallory Orlando
This place has done amazing things for my child. The progress and growth | have seen is absolutely wonderful. The instructors and program are so “kid focused” and truly address the whole child. We have carried so much over into our daily lives already and | couldn’t be more grateful to have found such a special program.
Courtney R
We came to the Paul Prendergast Karate through recommendations from former/present students of the school while looking for an outlet for our son after not so successful attempts at other organized sports. To date we have been nothing less than pleased with how the classes are run and the investment that each instructor puts into the classes The instructors (Master Dave and Master Steve) use techniques to make the classes exciting and fun for the kids all while keeping within the core values and the creed of the school. It is great to see an entity that reinforces core values of personal responsibility, integrity and honesty. This program through structured regiments of class instruction and personal achievements encourages the student to work towards daily goals of a positive lifestyle in the class and more importantly at home. In the last few months, of our son being a student here, we have seen a noticeable change for the better in our son's confidence and positive attitude at home and at school. If your are looking for a great activity that will have lasting positive affects in your child's life give Paul Prendergast Karate a shot. Semper Paratus.
Michael Tallant
My girl did it!! She EARNED her Black Belt!!! | am so proud of you Jianna. | am proud of all the new black belts.You guys killed it. Well deserved!!! Thank you Master Paul for creating an environment where kids past and present have found a home where they also built confidence and as Jianna said "embraced and love herself". | am forever grateful to all of the instructors both in Brick and Tomsriver.
Jeannie Lopez-Wilmot
In just a few months I've noticed such an overall improvement in my 5 year old. His listening skills, self-discipline, and respect are remarkable for his age and | have no doubt it’s due to him being a part of the PPK family. Sensei Steve and Master Andrew are amazing at making Karate fun for the kids all while still teaching them and gaining their respect. They make it feel like you have known them forever and are part of the family. | have nothing but good things to say and highly recommend.
Cheryl Stanley
Best karate school ever! You become family. 6 years later still love everyone & everything about the school. They care about our children future leaders...
Stacey Nicole
There are not enough words to describe how amazing this place is! Every class | watch how encouraging the instructors are. They really work the students; but make it so fun and engaging. So many other places are all about the money. Paul Prendergast is 100% about their students. They are showing them how to be kind, respectful, loyal, and making sure they are prepared for whatever situation they may face.
Tina Elle
There are not enough words to describe how amazing this place is! Every class | watch how encouraging the instructors are. They really work the students; but make it so fun and engaging. So many other places are all about the money. Paul Prendergast is 100% about their students. They are showing them how to be kind, respectful, loyal, and making sure they are prepared for whatever situation they may face. We are so grateful that we are a part of this family. Hands down, this is the BEST dojo I've ever seen.
Tina Korotky
The instructors are incredible at motivating the kids and making class fun and very professional at the same time. | don’t recall ever seeing a kid in any class that was not totally focused on the lesson. Karate moves aside, my son has improved in many areas like focus, discipline, self dependence, and most of all respect. PPK is very affordable too. I can’t recommend this place enough!
Adam Krentzman
My daughter is asthmatic. Tried several sports/ activities. She was mocked over the years in all sports she tried out for. | walked my daughter in to try out in this school. Master Andrew knew immediately this is a fit. This entire organization has done nothing but build children to the best they can. My daughter is a A student, an amazing artist and her confidence is through the roof. She barely needs her emergency inhaler now. She now practices every single day. This school is amazing and | will give it 10 stars If I could!
Theresa Bernardi
My son has been going to the Toms River location for almost 5 months now and | have seen an improvement in my son's grades, his behavior all around, and for the first time ever, he's excited to be apart of something. I've tried sports, special classes, arts, etc and this is the only thing he truly has embraced. | highly recommend this place. You can tell they really care about the kids and make a point to make you feel like a "family". Master Andrew and Sensei Steve are great role models. So glad we made the decision to try it out!
Barbara Brown

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