West Coast Martial Arts 4S Ranch & RB Families Ask

Is Kajukenbo A Good Art For Self Defense 4S Ranch & RB Kids Can Learn?

We truly believe we have broken down our martial art to make it easy enough for anyone to learn.  Over the last 15 years we have encountered kids with many limitations and found ways to help them grow in the martial arts.  It’s just a matter of creativity and patience to see results even in extreme cases. 

What Makes Your Kids Karate 4S Ranch & RB Program Different From Others?

We truly believe our 4S Ranch Karate school has the best instructors, facility, and community for you to grow and feel welcome in the martial arts. West Coast Martial Arts Academy was founded by Master Giuseppe Aliotta, who runs the Encinitas location. He has trained in TaeKwonDo, Kung-fu, and more. In other words, the fighting arts are his life. Our 4S Ranch karate school started out with 5 black belt instructors, and although the black belts have changed, the quality has remained the same. Ready to get started? First, fill out the form above. We will contact you soon!  

How Was The West Coast Martial Arts Academy Martial Arts Program Designed And Created?

Having our roots in Kajukenbo has made it very easy to improve our training methods. The Kajukenbo system is different from traditional systems because we do not ask students to mimic the instructor but rather find what works best for themselves. Kajukenbo was a style created in 1947 by five martial arts masters who came together on the island of Hawaii.

How Old Do You Have To Be To Train?

To train karate Rancho Bernardo and 4S kids need to be at least 4 years old, on rare occasions we will take a private lesson student who is younger if they are highly motivated to learn. 

Has Your Art Changed Over Time?

One would think that this new form would now become the most effective martial arts system in the world. On some level it has proved to be just that. Especially when you look at the former UFC champion and hall of fame member Chuck Lidell. His martial arts roots came from the same Kempo system in which we teach. Giuseppe Aliotta continued to seek out training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai in order to complement the system we teach. With much luck our traditional system has been enhanced with movements and principles that can make the most sense.

Giuseppe Aliotta began his journey in the martial arts in 1978 in Long Island New York when he was just five years old. He studied boxing, wrestling and martial arts, and competed as an amateur boxer at the Suffolk Pal. As a child and young adult he competed throughout grammar school and into high school in nearly every tournament available for boxing, wrestling, and martial arts. As a high school Letterman he wrestled Freestyle and Greco Roman.

 His passion and dedication in competitive combative sports led him to receive a black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age of ten years old and a black belt in Jiu Jitsu at age fifteen. At the age of sixteen he began his journey in the art of Shaolin Kempo. Although the art of Kempo/Kajukenbo helped fulfill his desire to learn from many different martial arts, he still felt something was missing. He continued his martial arts education by studying different styles such as Chinese Kung Fu, Filipino/Indonesian martial arts, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Who Are Master Giuseppe’s Martial Arts Teachers?

In the early 1990’s Giuseppe witnessed a clinic given by Stephen B. Demasco on the rare art of Fu Jow Pai “Tiger Claw Kung Fu”, and his search was over. Shortly after, Giuseppe began training in the art of Fu Jow Pai under Grandmaster Demasco and began attending seminars given by Grandmaster Wai Hong, the founding father of the tiger claw system. Through Grandmaster Demasco he was able to advance his training under the guidance of long time Fu Jow Pai practitioner Master Tak Wah Eng.

Giuseppe, along with Grandmaster Demasco and Master Tak Wah Eng, visited the Shaolin Temple in China in the year 2000. While there he was asked to perform for the Abbot of the temple. He has since returned to the Shaolin Temple along with his teachers and hundreds of students for cultural exchanges as well as by himself. In doing so, he has developed a close relationship with the temple monks themselves and the Abbot of the Shaolin Temple. This relationship has given him many rare insights into Shaolin martial arts. Additionally, he has also helped host Shaolin Temple exchanges between martial arts schools on both the east and west coasts.

Though these achievements were worthy of a lifetime dedicated to studying and training in the martial arts, Master Aliotta’s journey was far from complete. The opportunity of a lifetime came forth to spend time personally with Grandmaster Wai Hong, the founding father of Fu Jow Pai Tiger Claw Kung Fu. Along with Master Tak’s and Demasco’s blessing, Giuseppe has spent the last ten years of his training in Fu Jow Pai under the watchful eye of Grandmaster Wai Hong.

What Recognition/Awards Does West Coast Martial Arts Have?

In 2008 Giuseppe was asked to return to the Shaolin Temple to be honored for promoting and dedicating his entire life to the spreading of Shaolin cultural and martial virtue. After a long discussion with the Abbot of the Shaolin temple, along with permission from Grandmaster Wai Hong, Giuseppe performed the Yueng Shen Kuen, the essential form of Fu Jow Pai Kung Fu. His performance was well received and Master Aliotta has continued to devote his life to the study and promotion of martial arts and combative sports science. He has worked with inner city kids alongside Grandmaster Demasco as well as helped develop a kids character development program with his brother, Master Enzo Aloitta.

Within the art of Kempo, Master Giuseppe Aliotta’s past twenty two years of devotion and training have earned him the prestigious ranking of 7th degree black belt, bestowed upon him in 2008 by Grandmaster Steve Demasco and Sijo Sonny Gascon. This honor is one of the highest ranks ever given to date by Grandmaster Demasco.


Does Master Giuseppe Visit The 4S Ranch Location?

Master Giuseppe’s lifelong journey through the martial arts has touched the lives of countless students and people he has come into contact with. His passion for spreading the magic of martial arts is undeniable, his enthusiasm unmatched, and his ability to pass on his knowledge is unrivaled. Sifu Aliotta actively teaches at his headquarters located in Encinitas, California, and also makes appearances at our school here at our West Coast Martial Arts Rancho Bernardo & 4S location.  

Do I Have To Compete In Order To Train?

Absolutely not. Training at West Coast Martial Arts Academy is a custom experience to your needs. The truth is, although many people enjoy watching competition, less than 1% ever compete. The main reason is that many professionals have to work and take care of their families. However, we do have competitors at our schools. Should you express the desire to compete, we offer you an invitation into our competition team.

When Do You Hold Training Sessions?

Training sessions are generally held at various times throughout the day.  Please call for more info or simply fill out the form below!

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