About Us

Greetings and Welcome to Westside Martial Arts, a member of the Westside Center for Community and Self Development Inc., a non-profit organization  founded by TJ Cooper and Tom Wheeler.

Our school is dedicated to teaching what the Japanese call Budo and the Chinese call Wu Te.

Translated these mean The Martial Way and Martial Virtue respectively. These are ways of living one’s life with patience, perseverance, focus, honesty and respect.

To teach these concepts we train in the arts of:

  • Shotokan Karate (Wed and Fri-5:45pm Youth, 7:00pm Adult)
  • Tai Chi for Health and Self Defense (Tue-6:30pm, Sat-11:00am)
  • Eishinryu Iaido (Sat-12:30pm)
  • Yoshinkan Aikido (Sat-9:00am) (Mon and Thurs classes available by appointment, call 904-699-4747.

Please feel free to visit us during any of our training sessions to observe our teaching and see if we are what you are looking for.

  • Contact Us

    904-699-4747 Aikido Yoshinkan
    904-881-9088 Shotokan Karate
    904-699-4747 Taiji and Iaido
    (Please do not call after 9:00pm Eastern Time)

    5615 Wesconnett Blvd
    Jacksonville, FL 32244