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Karate - Once a Week

$40.00 per month

Karate - 2 or more classes per week

(Kids and Adults)

1 month - $75.00 per month

3 months - $70.00 per month

6 months - $65.00 per month

12 months - $60.00 per month

Kickboxing - 2 times per week

$30.00 per month

Private or Semi-Private lessons available upon request - $20.00 a lesson.

15% discount if paid in full for any of the 3, 6, or 12 month contacts.

*** Ask about family rates ***

No promotion fees

Train the right way, the traditional Okinawan way

Train under international and national karate champions

West Martial Arts (at Empire Martial Arts Studio)

1270 Creek Street

Webster, NY 14580


Class Schedule

4:45-5:15 PM

Kids: Ages 5-7

4:45-5:30 PM

Kids Sparring

9:30-10:15 AM

Kids: All Ages

5:15-6:00 PM

Kids: Ages 7-12

5:30-6:30 PM


10:15-11:00 AM

Adults: All

6:00-7:00 PM



Open Sparring

Brian West

In 1979 Sensei Brian West started training in the art of Isshin-ryu karate with Sensei Joe Jennings, founder of Jennings Karate Academy, who trained under Isshin-ryu founder Tatsuo Shimabuku and Sensei Angi Uezu.

After serving a tour of duty in Okinawa, Japan, in the United States Marine Corps with honorable discharge, he returned to Rochester, NY, and soon became the instructor/operator of one of the Jennings’ dojos.

In 1996, Sensei West opened his own dojo, West Martial Arts, in Webster, NY (a suburb of Rochester). West Martial Arts currently shares the facility with Empire Martial Arts (Shotokan) located at 1270 Creek St, Webster, NY.

Sensei West teaches Isshin-ryu as his passion. He does not like karate politics and he treats all of his students the same. His students have to earn their belts, not to buy them. He provides super training and with tuition rate being half of that of other local karate schools

With 28 years of martial art, Sensei West has been dedicated to learning and teaching Isshin-ryu karate to students of all ages. One of his main goals is to instill the core values and traditions in the art of Isshin-ryu karate. Improved self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment have been the two outcomes common to his students.

A few of his winning titles include:

  • 1986 P.I.K.F. Kumite, and Kata Champion

  • 1989 Jennings Karate Kumite, Kata, and Weapons Champion

  • 1990 Isshin-ryu Karate Kumite, Kata, and Weapons Champion

  • 1992 Angi Uezu Isshin-ryu Karate Kumite, Kata, and Weapons Champion

  • 1994 IWKA World Kumite Grand Champion

  • 1995 Isshin-ryu Karate Invitational Kumite, Kata, and Weapons Champion

  • 2005 IWKA World Kumite Grand Champion, Kata, and Bo-Sai Kumite Team Champion

  • 2005 Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame (IHOF) World Kumite, and Kata Champion

  • 2005 West Chester Classic Kata/Weapons Grand Champion

  • 2006 King George Open Karate Kumite Grand Champion, and Kata, Weapons and Kumite Champion

  • 2006 AOKA World Kata, and Weapons Champion

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Guest Book

From: Clyde Stanley Date: August 11, 2006 7:59 PM To: Chau Nguyen

Mr. Nguyen,

Thank you for your very kind gesture.

It was nice talking to you in Gatlinburg, TN. I don't know how you make it to all these tournaments!

It was also a real honor for me to be able to present Michael the "Young Male Karate-Ka of the Year" award. I have been a big fan of both Michael and Richard for several years. They are fine young men. You and Mrs. Nguyen have done an outstanding job.

I hope to see you all again soon. If you are ever in Louisiana, you are invited to visit us. Thanks again!

                                                            Best Wishes,


Note: Master Clyde Stanley is on the board of directors of Isshin-Ryu Hall Of Fame in TN, and the President of Tatsuo-Kan Society in Minden, LA.

From: Ralph Passero Date: August 10, 2006 10:23 PM To: Chau Nguyen

You are blessed with good kids and very good martial artists. Who would have thought 42 years ago, I would be admiring two champions from Vietnam. You never know what life has in store for you. I was 17 when I was in your country, and scarred to death. God was good to me, and I came home.

Note: Grandmaster Ralph Passero is the President of Don Nagle’s AOKA Inc.

From: Alan Jacobs Date: August 09, 2006 10:42 PM To: Brian West

It was great to spend time with the Nguyen family again in Tenn. Richard and Michael are a joy to be around.  I always learn something new when I watch them perform. Lori and I look forward to seeing you again soon. I enjoy looking at the pictures and remembering the fun we had.

Your brother in Isshinryu,

Alan Jacobs
Freedom Middle School

From: Wayne Wayland Date: July 14, 2006 3:18 PM To: Michael Nguyen

Nguyen, Sensei

Thank you so much for your comments.  Also thanks for the wonderful contributions to the site by you and your family.  You represent your dojo, sensei and self very well.  Many martial artists both young and old could learn a lot by the examples you set.  Please remember that if I can ever be of any help do not hesitate in asking. 

Sensei Wayland

Note: Master Wayland is the chief instructor of Bohan’s Isshin-ryu Karate-Do in Fredericksburg, VA, and also the Webmaster of the Bohan's Website.

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From: Mitch Kobylanski Date: July 11, 2006 5:34 PM To: Nguyen, Chau H


I would like to thank you, your family and Sensei West for supporting our tournament this year.  As always it is a pleasure to see you and your wife.  It is always exciting to see how well your boys do in the tournament and I also enjoyed watching Sensei West compete in the kata competitions.

Hope to see all of you next year.


Note: Grandmaster Mitch Kobylanski is the President of AOKA and the chief instructor of Carolina Isshin-ryu Academy in North Carolina.

From: Henry, Harold P Date: June 06, 2006 1:24 PM To: West Sensei

West Sensei (Brian),

I just surfed onto your website and I have to say it was quite impressive. You and the Nguyen brothers are doing a great service to the Isshinryu system by representing all of us and Tatsuo Shimabuku's Karate in such a high caliber and impressive way.

After personally seeing the three of you perform in the ring and act like the professionals that you are out of the ring, I am honored and humbled to be part of this great system we call Isshinryu Karate-do. Keep up the good work, we're all very proud of your accomplishments.

Also, please let Chau and Ginny know that their contribution to the success of their two remarkable sons has not gone unnoticed and I commend them for it. 

Yours in Budo,



Note: Master H.P. Henry is the chief instructor of Elkin Martial Arts Club in North Carolina.

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