About Us


Yi’s Karate of Vineland offers instruction and training in Tang Soo Do and practical self-defense. Located in Vineland, NJ, Yi’s Karate of Vineland is producing champions in life as well as in the martial arts.

Headed by Chuck Vertolli (5th Dan) and a staff of expert instructors and managers, Yi’s Karate of Vineland offers a number of programs for physical fitness and instruction in Tang Soo Do.

  • Teaching Martial Arts in Vineland since 1998

  • In our current location since 2008

  • Member: International Martial Arts Association, National Association of Professional Martial Artists, and Martial Arts Instructors Association
  • Programs: 4-6 Kids, 7-12 Youth, Teen & Adult

  • Owner/Chief Instructor: 6th Dan Master Chuck Vertolli has been training in Tang Soo Do since 1986

Master C. Vertolli

kif_0658_editedmMaster Chuck Vertolli started his martial arts training with Yi’s Martial Arts Institutes in October 1986 under Mr. Dwayne Reed. Master Vertolli moved to train under Master Martin Carson at Cho Dan Bo and has been training and teaching with him ever since. He began teaching at his own school in Vineland in 1998. He has won numerous trophies in tournaments, mostly in free fighting, most notable are; 1st place (3rd Dan Men’s Free Fighting) at the First IMA All European Championships in London, England in 2002, Grand Champion (Men’s Senior Black Belt Free Fighting) at the Garden State Championship in Woodbury, NJ in 2003, and 1st place (Masters Division Free Fighting) at the Second IMA All European Championships in Bedford, England, in 2007.

2008 Instructor of the Year

On March 28, 2009, Grandmaster Ki Yun Yi awarded the IMA 2008 Instructor of the Year to Master Chuck Vertolli. The presentation was made at the 33rd Annual Garden State Invitational Champioships. The Internationl Martial arts Association has more than 30 member schools in the United States and Great Brittain.