About Us

Bodyworks Karate

Founded in 1978 by 7th degree Black Belt Jonathan Shapero, Bodyworks Karate Center has been offering instruction and training in Media, Pa. for over thirty-nine years. Our award winning school has produced many champions in life as well as the martial arts.

The goal of Kyoshi Shapero and the Bodyworks staff is to teach our students to use the martial arts as a tool to improve their quality of life. We believe that training in our supportive environment helps develop a style of thinking which promotes positive growth from within.

Our staff consists of highly trained professional educators specializing in guiding our students to attain their goals and reach their fullest potential.

Our Purpose

The teaching of the martial arts at Bodyworks is not designed to defeat others, but to awaken the giant within you.

There are many forms of martial arts throughout the world. The system we study is a blend of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) which incorporates many styles including Israeli Martial Arts and American Boxing blended into an easy to learn and fun system of fitness and self-defense.

At Bodyworks our mission is not only to teach martial arts skills, but also to enrich and enhance the lives of our students by leading them to a better understanding of life through practice of the mixed martial arts. We believe that the study of martial arts helps to develop a style of thinking which promotes positive growth from within. The goal of Bodyworks’ staff is to teach our students to use the martial arts as a tool to improve their quality of life. Men, women, and children of all ages from Media, Wallingford, Swarthmore and Springfield are enjoying the benefits of our program.