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Founded May 10, 1980

In 1980, Sensei Art Beins, with the consent and express permission of his instructor, Grandmaster Raymond Gay, founded the United States Black Cat Kenpo Karate Federation and opened Art Beins Karate in his hometown of Howell, NJ. Since then, Sensei Art Beins has achieved the rank of 10th degree Grandmaster, and the organization has received hundreds of national and international accolades.

These accomplishments and accolades include, but are not limited to:

  • Asbury Park Press, 4-Time, Reader’s Choice Contest, Best of the Best for Monmouth County, New Jersey.
  • Action Martial Arts Magazine’s 2006 National Karate School of the Year.
  • World Family Sokeship’s 1995 Karate School of the Year.
  • Has promoted over 650 outstanding Black Belts.
  • Raised over $300,000 for charities.
  • Hosted the longest running cable martial arts TV show, Karate and You, for 8 years.


Art Beins Karate has earned an extraordinary reputation for producing outstanding students and instructors, making it one of the most sought after self-empowering styles available as well as one of the most successful martial arts schools in America.

KNOWING RIGHT FROM WRONG

“Many wonderful things. Building self-confidence, increasing my attention span, which in-turn greatly helps with my school work, greatly improves my self-motivation and self-esteem, improves physical fitness, provides me with a much greater sense of right from wrong.”

—Brianna White, Student

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