777 Walnut Avenue,
Cranford, NJ 07016
(908) 967-6571

About Cesar-Kai Academy
in Cranford, NJ

Meet Mario Cesario

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Cesar-Kai Academy in Cranford
3rd Degree Black Belt

Cesar-Kai Academy is a Martial Arts Academy dedicated to developing the vital learning, leadership and life skills our students need to succeed. The professional staff at our Cranford facility exemplifies what it means to be an outstanding instructor and mentor to students of all ages.

Although our style is predominantly Shotokan Japanese Karate, we incorporate a full Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts curriculum to all of our classes.

There are countless benefits to becoming a member of Cesar-Kai Academy. As a Martial Arts school, Physical Fitness and Self-Defense are cornerstones to our curriculum. We realize that people learn in different ways — some are more visual, while others are more physical, for instance. In our private introductory lessons, we take notice of your response and tailor our teaching methods to accommodate your individual way of learning.

Our philosophy is to make sure that every single student ends class sweating, smiling, and smarter!

Character Development is also an essential component of our program. The performance of all of our students inside of our dojo is as important to us as their successes beyond it. When it comes to school performance and behavior at home, our team works with all students to accomplish goals that demonstrate progress and success.

Ensuring that our students become skilled with essential character values such as Respect, Discipline, Confidence, and Concentration, and how to apply them to everyday situations, is the foundation that CKA is built upon.

Our school was founded by Sensei Mario Cesario, who began his training at the age of 12 and realized martial arts was his calling in life. He quickly became an assistant instructor, then a third-degree blackbelt. But it wasn't enough. Sensei Mario trained harder, competed in tournamnets, and taught martial arts throughout New Jersey.

This led him to following his true passion in life: opening his own school, and helping New Jersey residents like you experience the life-changing benefits of martial arts.

We invite you to click a program below, learn more, and register for your first class. We can’t wait for you to join our family.

How to Get Started

Come join our Cranford, NJ Shotokan Karate & Kickboxing facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, and Birthday Parties. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (908) 967-6571 if you have any further questions. Cesar-Kai Academy hopes to speak with you soon!

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