West Coast Martial Arts Academy has been teaching martial arts in Sarasota since 1979. The high standards and commitment to excellence is the trademark of the Academy. Whether you are looking for your child, teenager or adult classes, they are the most qualified to meet and exceed your needs and provide real results. We offer programs in Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Kuntao, Arnis, Kobudo and Mixed Martial Arts.
Whether you are six or older, Martial Arts will help you realize your full potential. Training at the Academy is an individual pursuit, not a “team sport,” so you will learn at your own pace in a safe supportive, family-oriented environment. Classes are taught by certified Black Belt Instructors, just because you have achieved the rank of a Black Belt does not give you the qualification or the tools to be an Instructor. Here at the Academy all instructors undergo a three year minimum apprenticeship before they can achieve a Full Instructorship level, and are recertified on a yearly basis. This pursuit of excellence is why our teachers are exceptionally qualified, experienced, motivated and committed to helping you achieve your personal goals.