Tsuru Ki Martial Arts

Tsuru Ki Martial Arts

5.0 (5)
1 hire on Lessons.com
3 employees
10 years in business

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Tsuru Ki Go Ju Ryu Martial Arts  for Ages 5 and up.  We teach Japanese, Okinawan Karate, Iaido (Japanese Sword thru TFI Association), Tai Chi and Chi Kung White Crane.


There are no contracts to sign. 

Membership/Enrollment is based on quarterly fees. 

Family discounts are available.


The School is a result of a vision that Master Cianelli has had over 26 years of martial arts training in both Japanese and Chinese styles of martial arts.  Tsuru Ki Go Ju Ryu has its roots in GoJu Ryu with a major influence of Fukien White Crane (Chi Kung).  Tsuru Ki teaches the principles of GoJu Ryu and enhances the art by providing insights into the root of the style by incorporating the principles of White Crane.  Master Cianelli has had the unique opportunity to train extensively in both styles so he brings a unique prospective and insight into the styles and the application of techniques.


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Hainesport, NJ 08036
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5 Reviews


  • Evelyn Babini

    When my husband and I were looking for a school to join up with and learn the art of the Japanese sword, he called several places before actually wanting to visit any school in person which ended up being Cianelli, Sensei's school. He welcomed us when we walked in and was open and polite and genuinely friendly. He was both down to earth and knowledgeable and well as having humility. He answered our questions and we liked what we saw. My husband joined the class and Cianelli, Sensei always encouraged me to join as well. After some time and seeing more of what the class was about, I joined as well. I will always remember how much I felt welcome and that Cianelli, Sensei is genuine.

  • Steve Phillips

    I have been involved in martial arts since 1977. Knew Master Cianelli as a brown belt training for 1st Dan. He has always had determination integrity passion respect loyalty towards his teachers and the arts. He has evolved into a great man. His dojo has tradition, integrity, and is a family unit. After being absent from my GoJu family for many years I chose to come home to my GoJu brother. - Amy P. Awesome instructor who teaches quality martial arts! He truly cares about the growth of the student.

  • Scott Sileo

    I've trained alongside Master Cianelli for 7 years, and would be hard pressed to find a more dedicated martial artist and teacher. There are no shortcuts, and you will receive nothing less than a genuine and legitimate education of technique, application, history, and tradition. His name and reputation in the MA community are without reproach. Having been involved in the martial arts for 29 years, I can truly say I've spent time with some of the best around. Steve is no exception.

  • Mike Sian

    I have been a student of the martial since age 11. When we attended a class at Tsuru Ki I already held a 3rd Dan in Kenpo, Advanced Krav Instructor Certificate and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Hunter and I were looking for a school to train in that fit our personalities, was open to new students (some school aren't very friendly), and focused on training instead of promotions. We found absolutely everything we were looking for with Master Cianelli. The connection to tradition, the unwavering commitment to good, solid training over promotions, and a new martial arts family. I gladly donned a white belt again and began training under Sensei! Even though we now live in North Dakota and have started a club out here, our home will always be with Tsuru Ki and our 'extended' family out East. I am very proud to be among the very few promoted as an instructor by Master Cianelli and given the right to teach under his name. Incredible instructor, committed to solid training with a connection to tradition that doesn't prohibit new ideas and concepts. Highly recommend this school!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

All students receive a basics orientation of teh exercises and techinques they wil need to know.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Continuous training in the martial arts under certifeid instructors for over 25 years.  Master level certification in both Karate and Chi Kung White Crane.  Appointed as the techicnal Director of the Tiger Family Iaido Association

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There are no contracts to sign. 

Membership/Enrollment is based on quarterly fees. 

Family discounts are available.

How did you get started teaching?

Teaching was a direct offshoot of the many years spent training in the martial arts.  it is my way of giving back to the next generation of martial artists.

What types of students have you worked with?

Children from ages 5 and up

Adults ages 18-70.  We have some students in thier 50's and 60's.

We have also worked with special needs childrens