Wae-Kune-Do Karate is a very unique form of martial arts. It incorporates the beauty of the traditional arts with the practicality of living in a modern and urban society. This particular system of karate is a very difficult and demanding discipline which teaches the students the balance between mental and physical strength, as well as humility and restraint. This system has not been intended for Hollywood, but rather to be taught as a way of life, with students learning to contribute positively to their world and community. Our motto is "We enter to learn. We leave to serve!"
After 30 plus years of hard work Master West's system has been recognized throughout the U.S.A and Canada and he was even listed in the 1990’s "Who's Who in the Martial Arts." He has won numerous martial arts championships and holds titles nationally and internationally. Two of his most notable fights were against Grandmaster Billy Blanks and Grandmaster Chuck Norris in 1970 (GM West was the first to beat GM Norris in five years). During his creation of Wae-Kune-Do, at any point he could have chosen to wear a 10th Dan as most founders claim, but he never once did so. When he first began teaching his art, he only claimed the rank of 3rd Dan and as the years went on, and as his students grew, he slowly progressed in rank and rightfully so.