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About Our School

Welcome to Yi’s Karate of Vineland! We are a Black Belt Academy offering classes for Kids, Teens, and Adults beginning at 4 years old. We teach the traditional Korean martial art Tang Soo Do and through this training we instill and develop confidence, focus, self-discipline, self-defense, respect, setting and achieving goals, indomitable spirit, and overall high moral character. We have classes for all levels of fitness and most of our students have never taken karate classes before starting with us.

Master Chuck Vertolli

Master Chuck Vertolli

Master Chuck Vertolli is a 7th Degree Master Belt in Tang Soo Do. He started his martial arts training with Yi’s Martial Arts Institutes in October 1986. Master Vertolli continues to train under Senior Grandmaster Ki Yun Yi and Grandmaster Martin Carson through Yi’s Martial Arts and the International Martial Arts Association. He began teaching at his own school in Vineland in 1998 and has developed world class Martial Art Instructors that have been training with him their entire Martial Arts careers. Master Vertolli competed as a Black Belt in the U.S. and Europe until he retired from competition upon receiving his 5th Degree Master Belt. He continues to train and instruct in the U.S. and Europe.

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 Championships. The International Martial arts Association has more than 30 member schools in the United States and Great Britain.

Why Choose Yi's Karate of Vineland?

Yi’s Karate of Vineland was named the Daily Journal’s 2018 Best of the Best Martial Arts School. We have been serving Cumberland and Atlantic counties since 1998 and continuously improve and enhance our programs and curriculum to offer you the best martial art and personal development program available. Our team is standing by to show you what we have to offer you and your family.

Professional Instruction

Yi’s Karate of Vineland is a full time, professional martial art school whose instructors are certified, well trained and active practitioners. Hand selected by our Chief Instructor Master Chuck Vertolli, our instructors are trained to meet the training needs of every student. In addition to the practice of Tang Soo Do, the head instructors are continuously conferring, consulting, and counseling with the best martial arts schools and instructors in the nation to bring the highest level of instruction, knowledge, and programs to our students and their families.

Traditional and Contemporary

We offer instruction in Tang Soo Do, a traditional martial rooted in the traditional values of respect, self-discipline, and self-control and we add and our character and leadership programs that teach our students to achieve their goals, lead successful lives and serve their communities. Our students learn to be the best possible person they can become.


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See What Our Community Members Say About Our Programs

Mary W.

What price can one put on their child's safety and well being? It has been wonderful to watch as our daughter is instructed in the manner of how to identify a stranger; more importantly what to do should one try to put hands on or harm our child. Through the training at Yi's Karate of Vineland, our daughter has grown wiser and stronger. She's receiving the life skills that we want her to have. Yi's Karate of Vineland is reinforcing what she is learning at home in regards to discipline and respect, and amplifying in areas that they specialize in with the martial arts.

Sylvia D'Arrigo

My son James loves Yi's Karate, he started his journey almost three years ago.. He has worked his way from white belt to red with white stripe. He used to be afraid to try new things, but now he has the confident in himself. .

Theresa Miller-Scarborough

My daughter Princess has been with Yi's Karate on and off since 2019. When she started she was really shy, lacked drive and possessed little confidence. She has recently started to build her confidence and she definitely takes initiative to practice on her own at home. I greatly appreciate how much she is pushed during classes. Mr. Llabres makes her work toward her potential!!!