Kicking Covid-19 – Classes suspended

Due to the health hazard posed by Covid-19, classes are suspended for the “Safe at home” period.  Online Zoom classes are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10 am. Information sent via email Keep checking in here and look for announcement in you e-mail inbox for when classes will resume.

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West Los Angeles Karate testing 2020/02/15

Last Saturday several students took a belt exam, ranging from 8th kyu all the way to Ni-Dan.  We are proud to announce that everyone passed their required grade. Congratulations to the following karatekas: Raphael Phillips – 8th kyu Michael Doyle – 8B kyu Jonathan Rogers – 6th kyu Behnam Arya – 6B kyu Lei Feng […]

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West Los Angeles Logo

The West Los Angeles Karate logo design has rich history and meaning. The design is called Hidari-mitsudomoe. The three prongs of the star represent mind, body and spirit. Also Kihon, Kata and Kumite. The number three is often connected with Hachiman, the god of war and archery and the guardian of warriors. In Shintoist thinking, the […]

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We are moving! – But not far

West Los Angeles Karate school is finally moving to the new YMCA building.  This Wednesday, October 3rd will be the first class there. Note that we have the same practice days but slightly different practice times. New schedule is as follows: Wednesdays at 8:00-9:30 pm and Saturdays at 1:00-3:00 pm Location: COLLINS & KATZ FAMILY […]

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Happy 87th Birthday!

John, our oldest practitioner did not skip a practice on his birthday. Happy 87th birthday! John Horn has been training with us since 1980 and made Shodan in 1997. As a native of Minnesota, he trained with Sensei Fusaro.  John’s younger brother was a Shodan under Fusaro, as well as a world-class marathon runner. John […]

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Our Latest Black Belt

Congratulation to our latest black belt Qinglin He. Qinglin has been training with West Los Angeles for the last 2 years.  He has been an exemplary student, dedicated, earnest and trains hard while always maintaining a gentle and humble demeanor. Qinglin He (age 29) started training with about 2 years ago as a 4th kyu from the […]

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New Website

We have now updated our website and intend to keep it informative and entertaining.  We have added a news/blog feature where announcements and informative articles will be posted. We encourage members to contribute with images and articles.

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