New Generation Karate

About Us

Martial Arts classes at New Generation Karate – Martial Arts & Fitness are different than traditional sports and extracurricular activities. Studying Martial Arts is a LIFESTYLE, that enhances all areas of your life. It fosters a positive mental attitude, strong work ethic, and healthy outlet to build strength of mind, body, and spirit. The character and personal development instilled on the mat, during every class in the dojo, permeates into every other aspect of your life… home, school, work, sports, EVERYWHERE.

With consistent attendance and training, you will see improved athletic abilities, stronger focus and discipline, enhanced confidence which leads to better teamwork and leadership skills, and structured goal setting skills. Best of all, you will achieve the ability to defend yourself and your loved ones, when there is no one else around to do it for you – all while having fun with others who are on the same path of self mastery. As a family owned and operated business, our goal is to see our students thrive and develop resilience on their martial arts journey.

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About New Generation Karate Chief Instructor

The instructors at New Generation Karate are dedicated to our students’ progress and goals. We encourage our martial artists to always strive for success in every environment. Karate classes equip them with self-defense skills that protect them in any scenario. But martial arts aren’t just about self-defense – it’s about morals and ethics as well. New Generation Karate teaches students of all ages how to live a better lifestyle and make the world around them a better place. We thrive on the hard work of our students and take pride in crafting individuals that are well-adapted and virtuous.

Chief Instructor

Kyoshi Dave Herman

“I started my martial arts journey at age 7 in 1982 before “The Karate Kid” movie came out. Back then,  there was a class made up of mostly adults and just a few kids.  Class was serious, strict and really hard.  In all my years as a kid, I tried lots of sports and just wasn’t very good at them. I wasn’t very athletic, or coordinated… I wasn’t very strong or fit… I was never the first or second one picked for anything in gym class, or anything, anywhere, for that matter.  Martial Arts was the thing that turned that all around for me.  It was ok, to NOT be very good… that’s what Sensei was there for… to help guide you to a bigger, stronger, more confident version of yourself.  Like the spider that bit Peter Parker, and turned him into Spider-Man. That’s who my Sensei has always been, and still is, to me.  I opened New Generation Karate back in 1998, so that I could be that person for all who step through the doors of my dojo, who step on the mat, and who follow The Way of the Warrior.  What an amazingly empowering and indescribably rewarding journey it has been.” -Kyoshi Dave Herman

Education and Certifications

  • B.A. In Education
  • Speaks conversational Italian and Spanish
  • Trained Abroad:
    • Studied Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand
    • Studied Brazilian Jiu Kutsu in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Studied Eskrima / Kali / Arnis in Cebu Philippines
  • Active Duty Police Detective (Warrant Division)
  • FBI Certified Firearms Instructor
  • FBI Certified Carbine (Patrol Rifle) Instructor
  • NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
  • NRA Certified Concealed Carry Weapon Instructor
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Certified “Refuse To Be A Victim” Instructor
  • NYS DCJS Certified General Topics Instructor
  • NYS DCJS Certified Firearms Instructor
  • NYS DCJS Certified Patrol Rifle Instructor
  • NYS DCJS Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Certified Glock Armorer
  • Certified Colt AR-15 / M-4 Armorer
  • ALICE Training Institute Certified – Active Shooter Response Instructor
  • ALERRT Training Certified – CRASE – Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Instructor
  • Executive Protection Specialist (Armed Bodyguard / Driver)
  • SAG / AFTRA Actor & Stuntman
  • Sixth Degree Black Belt Elite Goju Karate Jitsu
  • Fifth Degree Black belt Shorin Ryu Karate Jitsu
  • Fourth Degree Black Belt American freestyle Vale Tudo / No Holds Barred

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