Classes are every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, with advanced classes from 8 to 8:30 and Saturdays from 10 am – 11:15, with advanced classes from 11:15 to 12:00.

If you would like to start training, email to let us know.

After you have started training with us, please fill out the registration form. The good news: you only need to fill this registration form out once!

Pay your fee here: paypal

We charge a monthly fee for membership, on a sliding scale from $0 to $140 per month, based on individual annual income (if you share income with another person, combine your incomes and divide by 2).
Annual Income             Monthly fee
Less than $10,999……………..$20
$20,000 – $29,999………………$50
$30,000 – $39,999………………$80
$40,000 – $49,999………………$110
$50,000 – $59,999………………$120
$60,000 – $69,000………………$125
$70,000 or more………………..$140
Full-time student………………$65

Or you may pay our per-class rate of $20 (annual income of $39,999 and under) or $25 per class (annual income of over $40,000).  Please email us at if you have questions.

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yuko_kickYuko Uchikawa began training in Goju-Ryu Karate at Brooklyn Women’s Martial Arts in 1992, then trained in Jeet Kune Do and Ba Gua for seven years before returning to Goju Karate. She the co-founder and self-defense instructor for Ruckus Safety Awareness, an organization that provides Empowerment Self-Defense trainings in New York City and Japan. She is also a mediator and has a private practice in mediation as well as works part time as a Restorative Justice Coordinator at a Brooklyn high school.

Joy Romanski has been training at CAE since 2005. She teacjoyhes both karate and self-defense. Joy lives in Park Slope with her spouse and two children, and works as a climate scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in Manhattan.
Cora coraSangree has been studying martial arts for 30 years. She has trained extensively in Karate and Tai Chi, and in addition she has studied Arnis and Akido. She taught karate for Brooklyn Women’s Martial Arts for over 20 year and has taught self- defense workshops for women, children, teens, mothers and daughters, elderly women and LGBTQ+ people.
Her once-a-month Tuesday evening class is a mix of yoga and sparring at all levels, from beginner to advanced, and is a wonderful way to experience the power of both yoga and the martial arts.

Corrin Eckert-Chu has been studying IMG_0933 (2).JPGmartial arts for 25 years, since her very first self-defense class, and has been training in GoJu Karate at CAE since 2000. She is currently a co-teacher in the adult self-defense program for CAE. Her other martial arts are Northern Wu style Tai Chi Sword and Saber, Chen style open hands, and the Xing Yi Quan linking form, all through the lineage of the Wu Tang Physical Culture Association.

01214865b649d1208020ab48c87b152ff469158a58.jpgKathleen Offenholley has been training in Goju karate for nearly 30 years. She has also studied Tai Chi, boxing, and Qigong. Her day job is teaching math at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, where she specializes in math games to combat math anxiety.