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Real Martial Arts

Most dojos fall under one of two categories: fight clubs or day care. The School of Martial Arts West LA is different. We offer a third choice: Real Martial Arts, taught well. Our teaching style strikes a balance between tradition and a modern, scientific approach to self defense. Getting in great shape? That’s just a bonus.

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Our martial classes combine intense total-body workouts with cutting edge self defense. Students work in collaboration, practicing real-life hand to hand combat to instill greater confidence and mindfulness in all aspects of life. Whether you are interested in learning practical self defense skills, Kung Fu, or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we offer exceptional philosophies to apply to everyday life, resulting in the absolute best martial arts experience.



As a lifetime student and instructor, Sifu Ryan Scott has seen the same transformation in the lives of his students as he has experienced in his own life. His passion for practice is surpassed only by his love for teaching martial arts. From young children to full-grown adults, his teachings of Kung Fu and Tai Chi have given many individuals the opportunity to become better martial artists, spiritual seekers, and just better people.

Working hours

Monday – Friday:
09:00 am – 8:00 pm

09:00 am – 1:30 pm

Sunday Closed