BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A staple in the community for nearly two decades, Kokusai Karate Dojo hosted their 18th anniversary celebration with a carnival outside their Franklin Street location in Bloomfield on Saturday, June 8.
 
The carnival featured karate demonstrations, games, prizes, food, cotton candy, and vendor tables.
 
Kokusai Dojo, home of traditional karate warriors, helps students reach goals not only in the dojo, but on an everyday basis.  The dojo promotes the values of respect, discipline and confidence for students.
 
 
Kokusai instructors have more than 30 years of experience, including Shihan Eddie Torres.
 
“Traditional Karate is a deep part of my life – I can't picture my life without it,” says Shihan Eddie Torres.  “This is the reason I get up in the morning with so much enthusiasm, and why I work as hard as I can to make my martial arts school a great experience for everyone who comes in through our doors and decides to make a change in their life with great discipline and spirituality.”
 
Those that visited the carnival were offered a free week of classes to give the dojo a try.