Mr. Adam Sackett started his karate journey at the age of 10 years old back on February 11, 1984 at the Rockaway Karate Academy. His parents Dan and Lois Sackett brought him down to the dojo along with a family friend to help increase his confidence, self control, and focus. Adam fell in love immediately with the Dojo. It didn't matter how big, fast, small, strong you were, anyone is able to train in Karate, and Adam loved that fact. Also, unlike team sports, each student received equal attention and their chance to shine and was an equal part of the Dojo team.
On June 27, 1991 at the age of 17 Mr. Sackett received the prestigious rank of Sho-Dan (1st degree black belt) from his Sensei Miss J Felenczak. On August 25, 2019 Mr. Sackett received the rank of Roku-Dan (6th degree black belt) at our karate camp.
Mr. Sackett also started attending the American Budo Kai summer Karate camp back in 1986 and was a member of the Staff for over a decade at the Camp. Mr. Sackett became an assistant instructor in 1989 and then a certified instructor in 1999. He started instructing his own class that year on Tuesday nights for kids, teens, and adults at the Kenvil Karate Academy.
Due to family and work commitments, Adam took an eight year hiatus from his karate studies, but returned in 2011 to train under his original Sensei, Miss J Felenczak. In 2011 Adam teamed with his brother Jonathan to begin their search on fulfilling their next part of their Martial Arts dream, opening their own Dojo. This dream began on October 5, 2012 with the opening of the Family Martial Arts Center in Parsippany, NJ. Mr. A. Sackett, following his own dreams opened our Scotch Plains location in 2021.
Adam has extensive training in Isshinryu Karate, Judo, and Weapons and loves to share this knowledge. His flexible and his caring teaching style have earned him many accolades.
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