This Amazing Kids Martial Arts Class
Won't Just Make Your Child Safer, Stronger & More Fit...

They'll also become more focused, confident, and well-behaved too.

That’s because our classes aren't just about exercise and self-defense...
They’re about helping your child grow stronger & more focused on the inside.

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Dear Friend,

My name is Blake Lirette, Owner and Chief Instructor of our martial arts school.

We started our kids program 25 years ago, and haven't
looked back since.

Why? Because, as you’ll very quickly discover... martial arts is about
so much more than "punching and kicking" for kids.

It’s about helping them become better on the "inside" too.

Every class is packed with lessons on character development.

Kids learn how to focus better...

... how to listen the first time they’re asked...

... how to work hard and be disciplined...

And more.

Plus - in our classes - children achieve a LOT.

The more they achieve, the more they believe in themselves...

And their confidence soars.

That's what it’s really all about.

But don’t just take my word for it. See what your West Vancouver
neighbors had to say...

Check out their stories below.

Hope to see you soon!

Blake Lirette

Blake Lirette
Owner and Chief Instructor

Kids and Parents Speak Out

Life-Changing Results

“We are so grateful to have partnered with them..”

I have known Senseis Dean, Curtis and Master Blake for a number of years.  Their high level of professionalism and inclusivity bring out the best in our students. Staff value the time to observe their students highly engaged and for many,  trying a new sport. We are so grateful to have partnered with them to start our new school year.

Cathie Ratz

“I would definitely recommend WVMA and have many times. ”

We signed our daughter up for a summer camp after a recommendation from a friend. My daughter loved the camp so much that we decided to sign her up for regular classes. I was hoping for a class where she could get some physical activity while having fun.

Not only has WVMA has succeeded in providing a fun class where my daughter is able to be physically active, she is also learning self discipline and gaining confidence.

We’ve done other activities throughout the years and martial arts is the only one that we have stuck with. My daughter enjoys the physical activity and enjoys the accomplishment of moving up through the belt levels.

I would definitely recommend WVMA and have many times. The dojo has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. The students gain confidence, self discipline and self defence in an encouraging environment.

The instructors really connect with the kids. They are able to gain respect from the kids while being kind and encouraging. There are also other great activities that are offered at WVMA, summer camps, movie nights, a Halloween party, summer BBQ.

Denise (Georgia’s Mom)

My Son has just turned 10 and he joined WVMA when he was 3.5 years old. Master Blake, Sensei Dean and Sensei Curtis have each guided my Son along through the years. They have taught skill, practice, patience, resilience, perseverance, respect and discipline of not only the body but the mind. They each have their special and unique way of instructing that penetrates through to the children smoothly and efficiently.  They teach respect and command respect in a friendly and warm environment. Each child is given the opportunity to be individual to respect each other’s individuality as well as working as a team. WVMA is an incredibly safe and nurturing environment where children, teens and adults come together as a family.

Carolina (Cruz’s Mom)

I am truly impressed with the team and Sensei Dean. I didn't think my son would get into it, he's not one for wanting to join things at all. Not only has he enjoyed the classes, he is now volunteering as an assistant with the younger children, attending camps without any fuss, making progress with his belts and he has opened up a lot and matured since he started attending. I love that he loves coming and has connected so well with other students and teachers.

Suzanne (Ian’s Mom)

*DISCLAIMER: Weight loss results vary depending on the individual. No guarantee is provided or implied. The weight loss results described in the testimonials or anywhere on our website are not typical for every individual. This highly depends on each person’s physical health, diet and exercise, as well as frequency and adherence to our martial arts program.

Your Child Will Get These Powerful
Benefits from Every Class.

Fitness and Exercise.

Action-packed games, activities, and
exercises give kids a great workout
from head to toe.

They get stronger, healthier and more fit within just a couple weeks. These fun exercises also help maintain a healthy weight!

The best part? The fitness is disguised as FUN! All your child will know is that they’re having a blast. But you and I know they’re also getting the exercise they need.

Self-Defense From Strangers, Bullies, and More.

Make no mistake about it: While our classes are tons of fun, we also cover the "serious" stuff too.

We teach kids about handling strangers... bullies... and more.

However, the first thing we teach is diplomacy. We give your child the tools they need to "talk it out" first. Violence is ALWAYS a last resort!

Powerful Character Development Breeds Discipline, Focus, and Respect.

For thousands of years, martial arts has been one of the best kept secrets for giving kids the skills they need for success in life.

Through inspiring stories and talks, as well as the process of learning the techniques, kids develop amazing traits, like:

Respect, discipline, focus, and goal setting.

I hope your child will never have to use their self-defense skills. But I guarantee these other skills will come in handy EVERY day for the rest of their life.

Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

While kids work hard and train hard in our classes...

... They also smile and laugh a LOT, too!

After all, these are kids we’re dealing with here! Our classes are a great place for kids to socialize, make friends, get support, and have a blast.

And Don't Forget

Clean Safe Facility

We work hard to give your child a great environment they'll love. That means DAILY top-to-bottom cleaning and up-to-date equipment.

Passionate Instructors

Our instructors truly care about your child and their success. They're driven, focused individuals. Martial arts isn't our "hobby" - it's our lives.


Friendships are born every day in our kids martial arts classes. Kids grow and mature together - and help each other along the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will martial arts make my kid violent?

Absolutely not! We don't teach kids how to kick and punch so they can go down the street and beat up the neighbor's kid.

Instead, we teach kids self-defense as a tool for personal growth and development.

Kids learn to treat others as they want to be treated. They learn to respect all living things - from their parents to pets.

Often, kids who were violent before they joined our class changed, and became non-violent. So no, martial arts won't make your child violent!

What if my child's not athletic? Will they have a hard time?

Often, children who don't find success in team sports come to martial arts. And they love it.

That's because with martial arts you go at your own pace.

See, team sports actually harm the self-esteem of children who aren't very athletic. When they don't perform well, the other kids can be pretty nasty. And this can leave some serious scars on their self-esteem.

But with martial arts, they can't let anyone down. Everyone goes at their own pace. Some kids learn quicker than others - but the children who advance quickly are not valued more than the kids who advance slowly.

Everyone is greatly encouraged - regardless of his or her athletic level.

Will my child learn a talent that they can be proud of?

Many children find pride in being able to do "cool" things like dancing, juggling, singing, playing an instrument, etc., etc., etc.

I've seen many kids enter talent shows, and show off their martial arts skills. The crowd is blown away every time!

There's simply something fascinating and exciting about watching martial arts. And your child will take great pride in his abilities.

What age is appropriate for martial arts?

We have programs for kids who are 3 years old all the way to teenagers. And we even have programs for adults.

So to be honest - every age is appropriate. No child is too young or too old. We have a class that fits just right.

Will my child get hurt?

I've had children come to my program for years without ever obtaining a single injury.

This is actually the case with most children.

Have children gotten injured in my martial arts class? Yes, some have. But the injuries were no different than those which kids who play baseball and other sports get.

In the words of a parent I recently spoke with, "The instructors pay attention to detail when it comes to safety."

From padded floors, to proper gear, to step-by-step instruction - we do everything in our power to ensure your child's safety. I can't guarantee your child won't be injured - but I can tell you that almost no children receive injuries in my program.

And that's because we take your child's safety very seriously.

Will my child have fun? Will he want to stick with the program?

When parents take their kids to appointments - normally the parent has to run around and do everything in their power to get their children to the appointment on time.

"Hurry up!" they shout, "We'll be late!" (How many times have you said this?)

But with martial arts, something fascinating happens... Often the children are the ones yelling these things! They don't want to be late, and they never want to miss a class.

In fact, I know of many parents who use martial arts as an incentive to get chores done. If the kids are good, do their chores, and do their homework - they get martial arts as a reward.

That's because your child will have a ton of fun. He'll be laughing and smiling throughout the entire class. And because he'll constantly be setting and reaching goals - he'll want to stick with the program.

Is martial arts just for boys? Or can my girl take martial arts too?

Martial Arts is for everyone! All children benefit from martial arts because it works their growing bodies in new ways, lets kids vent pent up energy from the day (especially after a long day at school!), and helps them build positive body confidence.

We’ve seen wallflowers absolutely bloom in our classes as the children work together and cheer each other on!

Qualified instructors and staff make sure no one gets hurt and that all children learn in a positive, uplifting environment. No matter what their background or starting level is.

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