East Coast Karate Youth Programs

East Coast Karate is a Premier Martial Arts School on Long Island with Locations in Seaford & Saint James.

What We Offer Our Students…

  • Confidence Building

  • Boost Self Esteem

  • Develop Discipline & Work Ethic

  • Improve Focus

  • Build Strength

  • Sense of Accomplishment

If you are looking for an activity for your child that promotes being part of a team, working towards and truly earning their accomplishments, East Coast Karate is an excellent choice.

Get Four Weeks of Classes and a Free Uniform for $79

New Student Summer Special!

• First Child $99, All Other Children FREE!!!

• Includes One Free Uniform

• Four Weeks of Classes

• Unlimited Classes

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Meet Our Instructors

Renshi Michael Pinelli
The Founder

Hello. My name is Renshi Michael Pinelli, and I am the owner, founder and chief instructor of East Coast Karate. We have locations in Seaford, NY on Merrick Road, and in Saint James, NY on Middle Country Road . We pride ourselves on teaching the highest quality martial arts, character development and moral integrity. We welcome children from the age of four, up to adults of any age. We do not tolerate nor welcome individuals with negative intentions. Our “ego-free” team atmosphere is contagious and one-of-a-kind – just ask any of our students or parents of the children who train with us.

At East Coast Karate, you will never feel intimidated or physically vulnerable.

Gregg Stevenson

My name is Sensei Gregg Stevenson, the owner and chief instructor of East Coast Karate in Saint James. At our studio all training programs are adapted to fit the students’ needs. Regardless of age or ability, anyone can learn from our practical, flexible approach to martial arts.  More importantly, our programs help students learn discipline, patience and responsibility. Valuable characteristics that will that last a lifetime. The goal at East Coast Karate is to make sure every student gets the support and training they need to excel in martial arts and in life.

Some of Our Google Reviews!

“East Coast Karate is a fantastic place for kids to begin and build their martial arts skills. Mike Pinelli and his staff really care about the kids and take pride in everything they teach them. Both my boys love it there!”

Heather U.

“My child was struggling in school. His motivation was gone and he resisted going to school every morning. He was becoming depressed and his teacher had no idea how to deal with the situation. After attending East Coast Karate for one month, my son is now exhibiting self-discipline, motivation, and a renewed sense of self-esteem. His behavior and grades have improved significantly. Thanks East Coast Karate!”

Bill J.

“I enrolled my son at the age of four. He has been training for two and half years. In that time I’ve seen him transform from a reserved and timid child into a confident boy who is eager to begin kindergarten. I recommend this school to everyone!”

Mr. Depetree

Parent Testimonials

Mr. Mike is one of the best people I know. Runs the place like it should be! Got my black belt here and it was TRULY an accomplishment being that I had to earn it and it was not just handed to me. Best place for karate or kickboxing or anything really!!! Five stars!!

Jaime B.

Great place! My son loves it here , sensei Greg is amazing with the kids, I hope my son stays here for a long, long time… I know he’s in good, caring hands.

Michael D.

I’ve known Mr Pinelli for over 30 years. I learned under him and taught under him. He is one of the best martial artists on Long Island and I would recommend going to East Coast Karate to everyone. His tournaments are well organized and fair to all competitors.

Steve T.

I know both of the instructors/owners at both East Coast Karate Locations. They are both amazing instructors, people and incredible role models to their students. I have been practicing martial arts for almost 52 years. I have owned my school for almost 30 and I see many people who claim to have these traits and most of the time, they disappoint.

Master Pinelli and Stevenson are both amazing men and I highly recommend their schools.

Allie A.

Excellent karate studio! Sensei Greg is an excellent, patient, and fun teacher. Place is comfortable, clean, and a great atmosphere.

Eric S.

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