MEDO - Tokyo Joe’s Studio hosts Grand Opening Party on Saturday, May 19th from 10-2pm

Grand Opening to feature free activities for children including;

bouncy houses, free food, free demos & discounts on future classes.


Manchester, NH – Tokyo Joe’s Studios of Self Defense of Manchester will host a Grand Opening Party on Saturday, May 19th from 10:00am-2:00pm.  Tokyo Joe’s is located in the old Cobra Kahn’s Martial Arts studio at 865 Second St, between KC’s Rib Shack and McDonald’s.  “I have been studying karate for more than 16 years and I find karate to be an exciting and engaging way to challenge kids and teenagers”, stated Sensei Joshua Deane, owner and instructor at Tokyo Joe’s.  “Karate teaches discipline, structure, focus and respect.  But more importantly it’s fun”, Deane added. 

There will be no shortage of fun activities on Saturday, May 19th during the Grand Opening Party.  Activities during the Grand Opening include; bouncy houses, board breaking for kids, free lessons, games, karate demonstrations from 11:00-11:30pm, a weapons demonstration from 12:00-12:30pm and free pizza from 12:00-1:00pm.  Kids and parents who are able to break a board will be given a spin on the prize wheel and could win a free month of classes, pizza parties, foam nunchucks, t-shirts and more.  “Karate is a family activity and we want to invite families from the Greater Manchester area to attend the Grand Opening to see the great benefits of enrolling themselves and their children in our Karate programs, we have various classes separated by age group and skill level.”  Parents will have the opportunity to sign their children up for classes and receive exclusive discounts only available at the Grand Opening. Classes are available six days a week and Tokyo Joe’s even offers a family-style class on the weekends. 

Financial assistance was provided to Tokyo Joe’s though the City of Manchester’s Revolving Loan Fund (RLF).  The RLF is a loan program administered by the Manchester Economic Development Office (MEDO) to help attract or encourage the development of new businesses and to support the expansion of existing companies that will create new jobs in Manchester.  “We view the Revolving Loan Fund as an invaluable tool to encourage the growth of new and existing business and the creation of new jobs in Manchester,” said Jay Minkarah, Director of Economic Development for the City of Manchester. “We are very happy the City was able to play a part in assisting Josh open Tokyo Joe’s and we wish him the best of success in the future.”