Why Us

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Experience
Each of the instructors at West Coast Martial Arts Academy has years of experience in both training and teaching in the martial arts. All of our instructors are well versed in instructing kids and adults of all ages in both group classes and private lessons.
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Dedication
All of us here at West Coast Martial Arts Academy are committed to making our training programs the best that anyone has to offer. We are constantly working to improve both our individual skills in teaching and training, and to improve the programs and quality of instruction that students receive.
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Enthusiasm
We love what we do! Our number one goal is to share with our students the same sense of fun and excitement that we experience in exploring the martial arts.


Testimonials
Before you sign up Junior for some karate classes at the local strip mall, be sure to check out this place. They have a huge facility, a separate waiting area for siblings, and a low student-teacher ratio. Their pricing structure is pretty straight forward, with no complicated contracts. We’ve been going here for 2 years, and have been very happy.
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Our Mission

Our system of teaching martial arts is the state of the art method for modern times. Each class is built around dynamic energy and an accelerated training style that is fun, exciting, empowering and educational. Our students range from 4 years old to more than 50 years young.

Meet Our Team





Sifu Giuseppe Aliotta

Starting when he was 5 years old, Master Giuseppe Aliotta has made a lifetime of training in the martial arts. As an avid practitioner in the study and training of the martial arts, he has explored many different styles and systems, but he remains dedicated to his primary focus in the arts of Shaolin Kempo Karate and Fu Jow Pai.

Jen Dever

Jen Dever has been training with Master Giuseppe Aliotta for her entire martial arts career. A dedicated student, she soon found herself helping out and becoming and integral part of the studio. Our newest Black Belt Instructor, Jen has the pleasure of working daily with Master Giuseppe Aliotta at his Encinitas school!

Bob Rose

Bob Rose began his training career in the 80's under Fred Valari and went on to receive a black belt in Valari's Shaolin Kempo Karate System. After taking a break in the martial arts for many years, he decided to return. Starting over once again from white belt, Bob once again earned his way to receiving a black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate, this time with United Studios. It was here that he began teaching the martial arts alongside his fellow student instructors. Looking for a higher level of training, Bob went on to study directly under Master Giuseppe Aliotta.

Under Master Aliotta, Bob has attained the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kempo Karate. This rank was also recognized by Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu Grandmaster Sonny Gascon.

Will Deutschendorf

After graduating from the Power Rangers University of martial arts, Will Deutschendorf began his Kempo Karate training with his brother, Hank, at the age of 13. During his training, Will’s dedication and enthusiasm earned him a position as an Junior Instructor. Upon earning his black belt, Will became a full fledged instructor.

By Studying under Master Aliotta, Will has taken his training above and beyond the call of duty. After re-certifying for his 2nd Degree Rank under Master Aliotta, a rank which was also recognized by Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu Grandmaster Sonny Gascon, he has gone on to attain the rank of 3rd Degree black belt in Kempo Karate. He has also actively practicing kung fu and Filipino martial arts to round out his training.

Will and Hank Deutschendorf have two other claims to fame. They starred as baby Oscar in the movie Ghost Busters 2 where they were lucky enough to enjoy screen time with stars such as Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray. They're uncle was also the late John Denver, the country singer famous for songs like Take Me Home, Country Roads and Rocky Mountain High.

Hank Deutschendorf

At the age of 13, Hank Deutschendorf began his Kempo Karate training with his brother, Will, at United Studios. Before that, the twins trained under the Might Morphin Power Rangers and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Hank's thirst for knowledge and training brother Bob Rose led him to study under Master Giuseppe Aliotta, Hank has taken his training to a new level. After re-certifying for his 2nd Degree rank under Master Aliotta, a rank which was also recognized by Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu Grandmaster Sonny Gascon, he has gone on to attain the rank of 3rd Degree black belt in Kempo Karate. He is also actively practicing Fu Jow Pai, Filipino martial arts and now Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to round out his training.

Will and Hank Deutschendorf have two other claims to fame. They starred as baby Oscar in the movie Ghost Busters 2 where they were lucky enough to enjoy screen time with stars such as Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray. They're uncle was also the late John Denver, the country singer famous for songs like Take Me Home, Country Roads and Rocky Mountain High.

Eric Montgomery

Eric Montgomery began training in the martial arts at the age of 25 when a friend of his needed a ride to his Kempo Karate class. When given the choice between waiting in the lobby or joining his friend in class, Eric tried out the class and immediately was hooked. As a yellow belt, Eric began helping out in the kids class in addition to training on his own. Eventually he worked his way up to a position as an assistant instructor. Upon attaining his black belt, Eric became a full instructor teaching both private lessons and group classes. Eventually he attained the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt, during which time he also studied for a year in Wu-Shu.

Eric has been studying the Kempo Karate system for over 11 years. After reaching a certain point in his training, Eric decided that he wanted to try something different to gain a fresh perspective and re-invigorate his martial arts. He begain training under Master Aliotta who, in addition to being a master level instructor in Kempo Karate, was also teaching the art of Fu Jow Pai. Though continuing his training in Kempo Karate, reaching the rank of 3rd Degree with his training brothers Will, Hank, and Bob, his primary focus has been on developing himself as a practitioner of Fu Jow Pai.

Tommy Moseley

Tommy Moseley is a life long martial artist that has been teaching for over 20 years. In 1992, after receiving his original Black belt in Taekwondo, he sought out to become a more well rounded martial artist. He trained in several styles including amateur boxing, muay thai, fencing, and even ballet before discovering Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1997. He currently holds a rank of brown belt under Rodrigo Medeiros and is part of the Carlson Gracie team. He passionately believes martial arts is one of the best vehicles to impact the world for the better.

Tyler Wells

Tyler Wells Has been training with Sifu Aliotta for well over 6 years. He teaches Kempo to classes of all ages.

Scott Hendricks

Scott Hendricks has been learning Kung Fu under Sifu Aliotta for well over 6 years. He earned his black sash and performed for the Abbot at the Shaolin Temple in China. Scott teaches Kung Fu as well as training in Tai Chi and some Kempo.

Jimmy Davidson

James "Jimmy" Davidson has been doing parkour for about 5 years now and is currently the youngest member of the Tribe, a nationally recognized Parkour organization. He is known for his unrelenting dedication to the sport. Last year (2011) Jimmy took on a parkour 365 project, where he had to train parkour in some way every single day for the entire year. Since then countless others have followed in his footsteps and embarked on a 365 of their own.

Making a video at the end of each month for the 365 projects, you can see Jimmy’s final month 12 video below at his Tribe profile page here. He teaches multiple parkour and free running classes around southern California from an age range of 7 years to 40 years old. Jimmy’s other hobbies include rock climbing, wrestling, and basketball. Jimmy has been a huge force in his community, he has helped Temecula Parkour grow into one of the strongest communities out there, constantly on the forefront of the parkour scene.