SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Family And Community Engagement Corp (“FACE Corp”) is a non-profit organization that operates the Goshu-Kwan Martial Arts Studio at 1733 East Second Street in Scotch Plains. They also offer other programs for youth and families, such as Mentoring, Guided Meditation, Dance, Yoga, Academic Support, and more. Their comprehensive fitness, Anti-Victim, wellness and character-building focus benefits people of all ages.

Recognizing how COVID-19 has impacted many families, FACE Corp and the Goshu-Kwan Studio has partnered with Scotch Plains Township to offer their outdoor “Mighty Moves” introductory Martial Arts fitness class on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m at Green Forest Park, through Nov. 14, 2020. Residents and non-residents may sign up through Community Pass. Master Teacher Myke Oman Washington is the chief instructor who comes with over 45 years of experience. They hope to offer many more classes through this partnership.

The all-new “G-K Zephyr Flo-Motion” class is designed for low-impact functional fitness development. Similar to Tai Chi, it improves balance, flexibility, coordination, breathing, focus, and other aspects of physical, mental and spiritual health. Like their other classes, it incorporates soulful flowing sounds and is a great stress reliever, particularly during these trying times!

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The Goshu-Kwan “eX-Team” has performed Martial Arts exhibitions and appeared at various venues, including the St. John’s Baptist Church’s Community Fair, The Railside Café in Fanwood, and Scotch Plains Day. Membership is open to age 3 and up. They are currently available for outdoor events.  Students learn not only basic and advanced martial arts skills, but more importantly, develop self-disciple, confidence, self-esteem, leadership skills, honor, respect, and other positive traits.

Operating hours at the studio vary with safely distanced, sanitary, private and semi-private classes held between 6 AM and 9 PM Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. The Goshu-Kwan Studio will offer virtual classes on YouTube, Zoom, Facebook, and Instagram starting very soon.  Learn in the comfort of your own home or on the go!

The Goshu-Kwan Studio offers space to those looking to teach private fitness classes, but do not have space for it.  For more information on this, please text/call 908-397-1785, find them on social media, or visit: www.facecorp.org

FACE Corp is working to provide more activities such as a fishing club, educational trips, and community service projects. Their programs feature Individual Development Charts for customized progress toward personal goals. Also available are family and group discounts as well as specialized group fitness training for firefighters, law enforcement personnel, teachers, EMS Responders, Municipal Employees, and others.

In addition, The Goshu-Kwan Studio has been developing a Martial Arts league that allows area youth to compete in local tournaments without the normal high costs of most martial arts competitions.They are seeking partnerships with local school districts to help enable their martial arts infusion initiative, providing many more youth with self-confidence, self-discipline, improvement in attention span, development of leadership skills, and more.

FACE Corp is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit organization, and originally began in 1950 as the Plainfield PAL.  Please join us in our efforts, to provide for team uniforms, equipment and other operating expenses.  In addition to direct funding, FACE Corp is seeking other types of assistance, such as volunteerism, advocacy, supplies, sponsorship, and partnerships with helpful entities.

FACE Corp asks Scotch Plains and Fanwood residents, businesses and government agencies to help make these new endeavors a huge success. They are working hard at perfecting a model of youth and family engagement which many communities may follow. They have certified teachers on staff determined to continue their legacy of helping youth and families. Please reach out today!

Choose “FACE Corp, because — let's FACE it — we can do better…together!”

Please text or call us at 908-397-1785 or visit today!

Find us on the web at www.facebook.com/facecorp, and www.facecorp.org.  Follow us on Instagram @goshukwan_studio.