Discover Self-Defense,
Fitness and Self-Discipline…


Dunn’s Dojo is a cooperative, non-competitive martial arts environment which allows everyone to train safely and to feel stronger, healthier and more confident, regardless of age, stage or ability.

We preserve the traditional self-defense basis of the martial arts while welcoming modern innovations in practice, instruction and leadership. It means each of our students gets a safe classroom in which to learn the martial arts, and a professional level of attention to help them reach their fitness and self-defense goals.



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Amazing Kids Martial Arts Classes

We help kids to build confidence by providing them with a space to learn, grow and participate at their own rate, so our programs aren’t geared towards tournaments or competitions. Instead, kids improve focus by doing one thing at a time, under a qualified instructor, a structured environment and with positive peer role-models.

Fat-Burning Kickboxing Classes

Kickboxing is the best stress-buster there is. Our high-energy classroom leaves you de-stressed, well-balanced and refocused. And you get a total body workout—our skill-based classes combine cardio, resistance and interval training to guarantee a fitness level you’ve never seen before.

Adult Martial Arts

Fun, challenging workouts blend traditional methods and modern self-defense techniques—You build your self-discipline, focus and fitness with every class. From greatly increasing your self-confidence, to learning how to use your time more efficiently, to developing laser-like focus to go after all of your goals (both in martial arts, and in life)… we aim to guide you through the teachings of martial arts to help you in all areas of your life.



“I’ve gained the courage to stay and reach my next set of goals!”

“Before I started training here, taking risks wasn’t easy for me. It’s still not easy…but now I know that some risks are completely worth it! I’ve found the courage to step onto the mat with complete strangers (most of whom are now my friends), and learn a new skill. Not only did I have the courage to try something new for the first few classes, but I’ve gained the courage to stay and to reach my next set of goals!”


“The instructors make sure the classes are exciting, safe, interesting and fun!”

“The physical portion of any martial arts class can be very physically demanding, but the instructors here make sure that the classes are exciting, interesting and fun! I personally enjoy going through the challenge because after a great day of training I feel successful. After every class I feel a sense of accomplishment, and I always recommend it. I want my friends and family to enjoy the same feeling of satisfaction.”


“She gets extremely upset if we ever have to miss a class now!”

At first I wasn’t sure if my child would like the program. After all, she’s only 8, so she never really sticks to anything. Boy was I wrong! She gets extremely upset if we ever have to miss a class now. And I can tell she’s more focused, more attentive, and just all around happier after starting this program.



Shihan Gene Dunn

Shihan Gene Dunn

Gene Dunn is a lifelong martial arts practitioner, and has dedicated his life to propagation of traditional martial arts to students through safe, effective, non competitive methods. His influence as an instructor and educator now reaches from his home base in Brooklyn - where he has taught for over 20 years - to as far away as Melbourne, Australia.  

He began his martial arts training in Shotokan Karate at the age of 11 and has gone on to achieve the rank of Black Belt in karate under Mr. Toyotaro Miyazaki and Mr. Kai Leung; in judo under Mr. Kyoshi Shiina; and in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Mr. Renzo Gracie.

He also holds the rank of double-black Pra Jiad in Muay Thai under Mr. Jamie Crowder.  In addition to working in boxing and wrestling throughout New York City, he has practiced extensively in the art of Kung Fu with Mr. Paul Vizzio and in Tae Kwon Do with Mr. Herb Perez and Mr. Kevin Padilla.

Brenda Ferrara

Brenda Ferrara

Brenda Ferrara is both a third degree black belt in Karate and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Shihan Dunn. As the Program Director at Gene Dunn’s Karate, she is responsible for helping to improve the lives of hundreds and hundreds of students through the Martial Arts.

Her ongoing commitment to student service helps everyone regardless of age or stage - to build long-lasting, positive relationships in the dojo. In the course of managing the administrative side of GDSK, she communicates her enthusiasm and love for training to every student on a daily basis. She continues to train alongside her husband (who is a black belt), and her two sons (who have both achieved their black belts under Shihan Dunn).


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Gene Dunn's Shotokan Karate