Dave Paladino

CEO / Master Instructor

Dave Paladino is the Owner and Director of STRIKE ZONE, a sports performance and MMA training facility and the Fitness Director at C.O.R.E. The Center Of Fitness. A Master Certified personal trainer with the I.F.P.A., he is one of New Jersey’s elite health and wellness professionals. He also is a certified martial arts instructor and holds a 4th-degree black belt in Goshin Do Nagai Ryu Kempo karate, Samurai Nagai Ryu Jiu-Jitsu under Grand Master Bob Long and Master Brian Long; a first-degree black belt in Shukokai karate under Chief Instructor Kimura; and has been training for over 10 years in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Renzo Gracie and Gracie affiliate schools.

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Shihan Brian Long

Strike Zone Instructor

Master Brian Long holds the rank of 9th Degree Black Belt Kudan Master Instructor, in Goshin-Do Nagai Ryu Kempo Karate and Samurai Nagai Ryu Jiu-Jitsu. He is the chief instructor for Grand Master Bob Long and has lent to the development of many top students. Master Long has an extensive history in the martial arts as he began his training at the age of 5.

His background consists of competitive Full-Contact Karate, Judo, Boxing, Kickboxing, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is one of the area’s top tournament fighters and self-defense competitors.

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Jennifer Brunet

Strike Zone Instructor

Jennifer is an athlete, personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She teaches spinning, boxing, bootcamp, TRX and CORE classes for both adults and teens at several training facilities throughout Bergen Country but her home is C.O.R.E. Fitness. She earned her personal training certification from the International Fitness Professional Association, adult and kids spinning certification from Mad Dogg Athletics, boxing certification from International Sports Conditioning Association, TRX cert and CPR/AED Training from the American Red Cross.

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Strike Zone Instructors

All instructors are certified by Dave Palaino who has over 25 years of experience in martial arts and in the fitness industry as a master trainer, owner and operator. Each instructor will undergo an intense certification program along with their existing credentials. All classes are given by qualified experience certified STRIKE-ZONE instructors who pay close attention to technique, form and execution of technique and that is the difference!

Alex Devia

Strike Zone Instructor

Danny McDermott

Strike Zone Instructor

Sensei Dave Johnson

Strike Zone Instructor

Matt Errichiello

Strike Zone Instructor