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Okinawa Kenpo Karate Academy 

Shihan Brian DeGori, 6th Dan
Kioshi Ron Dargan, 7th Dan


Pitman Business Plaza
72 East Holly Avenue
Pitman, NJ 08071

(Rt. 45)
West Deptford Township
Mantua, NJ 08051

617 Auburn Ave
Suite 403
Swedesboro, NJ 08085

Rated in the Top 100 Schools in the Nation by the International Martial Arts Association (IMAA)

With locations in Pitman, West Deptford, and Swedesboro, the Okinawa Kenpo Karate Academy is led by Shihan Brian DeGori & Kyoshi Ronnie Dargan. The OKKA has been a part of the Gloucester County community since 1995. Founded on the principles of respect, mental focus, and self-discipline, the dojos (schools) have grown to more than 800 students. The OKKA is a Black Belt school.

 The organization is assisted by Kioshi Ron Dargan, 7th degree black belt, national and international martial arts champion and International Body Building champion.

**Kioshi Dargan owns and operates the West Deptford location.

The Swedesboro school is led by Sempai Brian Theurer. He was promoted to Black Belt by Shihan DeGori in 2002 and currently holds the rank of 3rd degree.

The Pitman school is led by Sensei's Charles Walker, Ryan Sickles and Amanda Cosgrove. All three instructor have been training with Shihan DeGori for over ten years. Mr. Walker is a retired Chief of Police and holds the rank of Yondan (4th Degree). Mr. Sickles and Ms. Cosgrove have both been traing since they were around the age of five and both hold the rank of Yondan.

The OKKA has been rated in the Top 100 Martial Arts schools in the United States by the International Martial Arts Association. Expect great things at an OKKA school. 
We also offer Mixed Martial Arts, grappling, PILATES and Tai Chi. Call for more information. 
(856) 589-5551

We offer Private Lessons in:

Mixed Martial Arts
Muay Thai

The OKKA staff are firm believers in a strong family focus with community involvement and support. The school as a whole participates in community events each year including parades, elementary school demonstrations and after school programs, tournaments, demonstrations, and self-defense seminars. A group, company or school can call Shihan Brian DeGori at 856 589-5551 and request information regarding any of these scheduled events, or to schedule an event for your group, company or school.

There is a strong emphasis on safety and professionalism within the staff. It is important that everyone leaves a class with the same smile they brought with them to class. Respect between both students and instructors is critical to creating a safe, productive learning environment for everyone involved.
The facilities are open to all. Appointments are required (children are our most valuable resource and we would will keep the OKKA a safe place for our families and their friends) and may be scheduled by calling any of our schools. We offer family Programs! CALL NOW to see just how much fun martial arts training with family and new friends can be.



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