Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote a positive learning experience of the martial arts to as many people as possible. West Coast Martial Arts Academy strives to be the destination for your family’s core values of personal self-development, health and safety.

As we continue to seek and perfect our martial art systems, we will never compromise our integrity or quality, but instead inspire all West Coast Martial Arts Academy students to strive to be their best!

With that in mind, we want to continue to grow and establish professional schools with our proven teaching methods. We are truly committed to providing safe and friendly environments where people of all ages and all levels can enjoy and experience the life changing benefits of the martial arts.

Why Us

1. Experience
Each of the instructors at West Coast Martial Arts Academy has years of experience in both training and teaching in the martial arts. All of our instructors are well versed in instructing kids and adults of all ages in both group classes and private lessons.
2. Dedication
All of us here at West Coast Martial Arts Academy are committed to making our training programs the best that anyone has to offer. We are constantly working to improve both our individual skills in teaching and training, and to improve the programs and quality of instruction that students receive.
3. Enthusiasm
We love what we do! Our number one goal is to share with our students the same sense of fun and excitement that we experience in exploring the martial arts.


Our Roots

The roots of West Coast Martial Arts Academy started with the martial art of  Kempo.  Kempo was later blended when five masters came together and formed a mixed martial art called Kajukenbo.

Kajukenbo is a unique martial art style combining the techniques of (KA) Karate, (JU) Judo and Jujitsu, (KEN) Kenpo, and (BO) Boxing. It was founded in Hawaii in 1947 by Adriano Emperado, and is one of the most popular forms of self-defense practiced in the world today, because of its’ effectiveness and logical approach. It’s main philosophy is that every martial arts style has something to offer, and if one accepts that idea and trains accordingly, they will become a more well-rounded and, therefore, more effective martial artist.

Our Goal

West Coast Martial Arts Academy is dedicated to the premise that anyone who commits his or herself, can attain the rank of Black Belt. Our program is designed around that belief, and our instructors are ready to help each and every member accomplish that goal.

Currently West Coast Martial Arts Academy offers programs in which students can earn separate black belts levels in :

1. Kempo-Jiu Jitsu ” Kajukenbo”

2. Fu Jow Pai Tiger Claw Kung Fu,

3. Hung gar and Mi Jhong I

4. Tai Chi Chi Gong

Each of these arts hold true to our teaching philosophy which are:
1- It must work against someone bigger than me.
2- It must work against multiple attackers.
3- It must give me the reflexes and skills that improves my ability to survive an ambush attack.


Proudly Serving the following San Diego Communities:

  • 4S Ranch
  • Cardiff
  • Carlsbad
  • Carmel Mountain
  • Carmel Valley
  • Del Mar
  • Del Norte
  • Del Sur
  • Encinitas
      • La Costa
      • Leucadia
      • North County
      • Ocean Side
      • Rancho Bernardo
      • Rancho Penasquitos
      • Sabre Springs
      • Solana Beach
      • Torrey Pines