"With our training about tradition, we’ve adapted our style to meet the demands of today’s world."
Our journeys into the martial arts may have begun individually, but over the last 50 (combined) years we came together as family with one pure focus – “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi
As Ocean County natives, Sensei Paul, Sensei Tim, and Ms. Jen have united to develop a true martial arts experience that will help inspire both juniors and adults of all ages regardless of ability, race and gender.
With our training rooted in tradition, we’ve adapted our style to meet the demands of today’s world by focusing on flexibility, core strength, self-awareness, and the ability to take on obstacles with confidence and integrity.
Our passion and energy level on the mats is nothing short of contagious. We urge anyone to visit the school and watch us do what we simply love to do – teach martial arts. With safety as our number one priority, you can be rest assured that you’ll be learning and training in a clean, safe and friendly school dedicated to your personal success.
Let Shore Kickboxing show you why our family has been known as “Best of the Best in Ocean County” on three separate occasions by stopping in to see how we are changing the world…
Meet the Shore Kickboxing Team
Sensei Paul has been active in martial arts for over 24 years. Paul began studying karate in 1993. During his first 12 years of study, Paul trained in Karate, Tae Kwan Do, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Arnis, Grappling and Kenpo. After earning his 1st Degree Black Belt at the age of 11, Paul followed with his 2nd Degree Black Belt in 2001. Upon graduating from Brick Township High School, Paul studied Mathematics and Education at Centenary University. During his tenure at the university, the Dean of Students gave Paul the opportunity to teach several self-defense seminars. This lead to the start of a successful cardio kickboxing program for students through the University’s Intramural Department. After graduating Centenary University in 2009, Paul returned to his study of martial arts reuniting with his mentor, Master Mike Rifkin. Under Master Mike’s leadership, Paul became proficient in American Kickboxing, Thai Kickboxing and Kali Stick Fighting. Paul then furthered his experience in martial arts instruction at Performance Martial Arts while teaching junior’s karate, adult self-defense, adult Kickboxing/MMA and cardio kickboxing before earning his 3rd Degree Black Belt in 2013.
Sensei Tim is a 3rd Degree Black Belt who has been training in martial arts for well over 20 years. Beginning his journey in the early 1990’s, Tim studied a mixed style of martial arts, including Traditional Karate, Tae Kwan Do, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, Arnis, Grappling and Kenpo. Tim continued to evolve as a martial artist by training in American Kickboxing, Thai Kickboxing and Kali stick fighting while under the instruction of Master Mike Rifkin. During the years that followed, Tim worked and managed a two time “Best of the Best Ocean County: Martial Arts School” overseeing numerous physical transformations and several successful black belt tests. Tim now brings his years of management, teaching skills and enthusiasm to Shore Kickboxing. Tim’s thirst for knowledge continued outside of martial arts at William Paterson University where he attained his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and Illustration.
Ms. Jen is a 1st Degree Black Belt who has been training for ten years in American Kickboxing. Jen began her training in cardio kickboxing classes, but she soon realized that her passion for the sport was growing. Jen dedicated herself to her craft and quickly rose through the martial arts ranks under the instruction of Master Mike Rifkin. As Jen achieved higher belt ranks, she was given the opportunity to fill in as an instructor for the adult kickboxing classes. This opportunity then developed into an Assistant Instructor position where Jen worked closely with a junior kickboxing program. Off the mats, Jen has an extensive and varied business background having worked in promotions and marketing for a local media group, raised millions of dollars for local charities, and worked in operations management in the local martial arts community. Jen holds a Bachelor of Music in Sound Recording Technology from Lebanon Valley College and a Master of Business Administration from Monmouth University.
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