Greetings and Welcome to Westside Martial Arts, a member of the Westside Center for Community and Self Development Inc., a non-profit organization founded by TJ Cooper and Tom Wheeler.
Our school is dedicated to teaching what the Japanese call Budo and the Chinese call Wu Te.
Translated these mean The Martial Way and Martial Virtue respectively. These are ways of living one’s life with patience, perseverance, focus, honesty and respect.
To teach these concepts we train in the arts of:
- Shotokan Karate (Wed and Fri-5:45pm Youth, 7:00pm Adult)
- Tai Chi for Health and Self Defense (Tue-6:30pm, Sat-11:00am)
- Eishinryu Iaido (Sat-12:30pm)
- Yoshinkan Aikido (Sat-9:00am) (Mon and Thurs classes available by appointment, call 899-2991 or after 6pm 908-4237)
Please feel free to visit us during any of our training sessions to observe our teaching and see if we are what you are looking for.