Satori means “Enlightenment” or “Realization.” It is what we work towards when we train in the martial arts.
Satori Dojo is a martial arts school unlike any in the area. First, we are not a business designed and run to make a profit. Satori Dojo is a non-profit martial arts school that has faithfully served the Phoenixville community since 1994. While there are many admirable youth and civic organizations in Phoenixville, including sports and fitness activities, service clubs, and educational programs, Satori Dojo is unique among them in that it combines aspects of them all.
Second, Satori Dojo’s founder and driving force, Phoenixville native Joe Varady, is not just any karate instructor. In addition to being a world-class martial artist (check out his extensive bio page here), Master Joe was a professional teacher with over a decade of classroom instruction. He holds a Masters Degree in Education in addition to a Sixth Degree Black Belt, and has over 35 years of experience in the martial arts. During that time, he has stayed very active, winning many local and national competitions, and even a world championship in 2015! He is the acclaimed author of two books on the martial arts, a member of the Philadelphia Historic Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and served a term as the President of the Universal Systems of Martial Arts Organization.
Staffed by professional educators, Satori Dojo offers an affordable, personalized learning experience in a club-like, family-friendly atmosphere.