SPECIAL DRAGONS Karate For Children With Developmental Disabilities

SPECIAL DRAGONS Karate For Children With Developmental Disabilities

5.0 (2)
6 employees
11 years in business

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SPECIAL DRAGONS is an adaptive Karate program designed specifically for children with Autism and other special needs challanges. 

SPECIAL DRAGONS classes ate taught and designed by special education teachers and black-belts.

George Bostory is a high ranking black-belt with 40 years of martial arts experience.  George is also a special education teacher with 20 years of experience.

Special Dragons uses basic karate techniques to help children with issues like coordination, motor control, sensory intergration, balance, focus/time on task and more.

Special Dragons has four locations in northern New Jersey. We are in Nutley, Garfield, Union, and Jersey City.  Special Dragons is opening a new location in Hackensack NJ.

Find us on Facebook;   www.facebook.com/specialdragons  

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Jersey City, NJ 07306
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2 Reviews


  • Lara

    The instructor, George, is wonderful. He’s very detailed in his explanation, very patient with the children, but firm as well. My son loves attending his classes.

  • Angie Purpura

    It gave my son not only confidence but coordination and made him more goal orientated.


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

Get students Acclimated into class .

Assess and set benchmarks for the students.

See what medium is best to teach the student, auditory, visual, or hand over hand. 

Proper correction (ABA style). 

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

Master of arts and teaching degree. 

6 degree black-belt in karate. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Please call, (973) 667-8525

How did you get started teaching?

My first teaching job was as a soccer coach when I was in high school.

After I became a black belt in the 1980s I was teaching karate and other martial arts.

In the 1990s I became certified as a special education teacher.

I have been teaching ever since. 

What types of students have you worked with?

All.  But particularly special education students .

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

IfVirtual Karate lessons posted on fb that we made. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Dont be fooled by big talk and flash.  The bigger the talk the smaller the martial artist.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What is their purpose of learning karate?

Lessons offered