durand_photoShihan Durand Howard is a 9th Degree Black Belt and Founder of Blue Life Karate. Precise in his teaching yet warm in his delivery, Durand has the ability to teach the core principles with an element of fun that keeps kids and families coming back. His personal achievements include:

  • 12 Time NJ State Karate Champion
  • 3 Time World Champion
  • 2 Time National Champion
  • U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • World Karate Union Hall of Fame
  • Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame
  • Trained Champions for 24 years


Welcome Families!

At Blue Life Karate, we understand the difference between the training needs of children and the training needs of adults. The curriculum for children is structured to be exciting and fun, with the added bonus of building a set of life skills such as focus, discipline and accountability that is invaluable. We do this through our children’s Blue Life Budo Ninjutsu program. The curriculum for adults is structured to teach realistic self defense application for possible personal protection by the study of Pekiti Tirsia Kali, a close-quarters combat system which is in my study the most effective system available.Thank you for visiting Blue Life Karate and Kickboxing Centers. We are proud to be the area’s most preferred Martial Arts training center for children, teens, and their parents.

We achieve this mission by teaching the martial arts as a complete discipline of mind, body, and spirit. Our training methods are fun, informative, and are engaging for the whole family.

If you are interested and would like to explore martial arts as an avenue to enhance your mind, body and spirit, please feel free to browse our web site and sign up for a free intro class. I am sure that your experience will be a rewarding one.

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Warm Regards,

Shihan Durand Howard