Being a former Marine of almost 12 years, knowing how my 5 y/o daughter was being taught and by whom was important to me. Sensei Will’s way with children left me trusted for her to learn the best. We completed the 1st program and we both signed up to be trained professionally. At 53 years, as a fulltime working parent, I was weary and WCMAA has guided and pushed me to reach my goals. Thank you to an EXCELLENT group of dedicated teachers (Sensei Will / Hank / Roberts / Peter / Tabitha) that know their stuff.
One of the best things was my son joining an after school karate program at Westwood Elementary school run by WCMAA. My son was hooked to continue, at the end of this program. After exploring other options, WCMAA had the best program, facility, and prices. So, after weeks of my son’s enrollment, I joined the adult program, and ever since, I too am hooked. Since 2012 into the WCMAA family, back in November 2021, I earned my 3rd Degree Black Belt. WCMAA is more than a martial arts school, it is a community that, with time, has evolved MMA, for parents and athletes, alike
My experience at West Coast Martial Arts Academy has been outstanding. The instructors provide you with a sense of purpose, focus, a welcoming spirit & individual attention no matter the class size. They prepare you for real-world situations. It has been inspiring to see my progress from an unfit novice to one with much improved flexibility, focus, and competitiveness.
Achieving my black belt with Hank and Will at the West Coast Martial Arts Academy was an immense personal milestone for me before USC for Undergrad. I still work & apply the same spirit, into everything I do. Bowing and setting foot on mat meant training my body and my mind, hence proud to say, I have the mindset of a competitor, a challenger, and, one day, a champion.
When I first joined WCMAA, I was shy and passive, thankfully, its staff supported me enough to step on the mats and try a class. Even today years later, the confidence, strength, and fitness I have gained is beyond my envision. The fun, friendly, and safe environment of WCMAA along with expert instructors is second to none, recommend anyone of any age to try a class to gain lifelong benefits through WCMAA training.
WCMAA has had an incredible impact on my life. Training with the highly learned experts and instructors here taught me self-control, discipline, and humility, which have all been invaluable to me throughout my everyday life. The physical fitness it instilled in me, also provided a great outlet for my energy and an activity to look forward to multiple times a week, as part of my daily routine.