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6/9/17

5/17/17

2016 Breath of Nature Martial Arts Championships

Harrisburg (August 27) Congratulations to Team Lion Force on a great showing at the Breath of Nature Tournament. The Team brought home 52 trophies and medals including a Grand Championship! Click here to see results.

 

2016 Keystone State Games

York  (July 30) Congratulations to Team Lion Force on a great job against stiff competition at the Keystone State Games The Team brought home 41 medals including 21gold! Click here to see results.

 

2016 Battle of Harrisburg

HARRISBURG (June 18) Congratulations to Team Lion Force on a successful performance at the Battle of Harrisburg Martial Arts Tournament. Our athletes took home 41 awards including 25 First Places and 2 Grand Championships! Click here to see results.

 

BLUE MOUNTAIN LIVING ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT 

Blue Mountain Living Resources

MECHANICSBURG (Apr. 20) A group of Academy student athletes were recently featured for a Mechanicsburg residential magazine, Blue Mountain Living, in the February and March 2016 editions. Click icon above to read about siblings Ryan, Mason & Spencer Ostman and Kim-Anh Nguyen and their thoughts about the martial arts! 

 

2015-2016 HOMESCHOOL CLASS PROMOTIONS 

CAMP HILL (Apr. 19) Congratulations to the Academy's Homeschool Class who did an outstanding job testing for their next ranks today. Special thanks to the assisting Black Belts who helped bring up the caliber of this testing group! 

 

SWEAT ANGELS MID-MONTH STATUS

CAMP HILL (Apr. 19) We're more than half way through April and your check-ins have already provided 122,796 minutes of autism therapy for children through The Autism Site. Continue doing your part and check-in when your at the Academy! 

 

ACADEMY SPOTLIGHTED BY CHAMBER 

CAMP HILL (Apr. 8) Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce' April 7, 2016 "Chamber Chatter" newsletter spotlights Master Vergara and the West Shore Academy of Martial Arts. Click the icon above to read the interview!

 

2015 Battle in Hershey Martial Arts Tournament

HERSHEY (Nov. 7) Congratulations to Team Lion Force on a successful performance at the Battle in Hershey Martial Arts Tournament. Our athletes took home 46 awards including 25 First Places and 4 Grand Championships! Click here to see results.

 

Demo Team at Hershey Medical Center for Hydrocephalus WALK

WSAMA's Lion Force Competition Team with 2015 U.S. Little League Champions at Hydrocephalus WALK 

HERSHEY (September 19) Team Lion Force were part of the opening ceremonies for this event. The WALK helps promote a cure and raise awareness of hydrocephalus. Click here if you are interested in donating for this great cause! 

2015 Breath of Nature Martial Arts Championships

CITY ISLAND, HBG (September 5) Congratulations to Team Lion Force on a successful performance at the Breath of  Nature Karate Championships. Our martial athletes took home 49 awards including 20 First Places and a Grand Championship! Click here to see results!

 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL MARTIAL ARTS SPECIAL 

With school starting, it’s no surprise you’re in search of some after school activities for your child. Why not try Martial Arts? 

West Shore Academy of Martial Arts classes are high-energy, fun and interactive for children of all ages. The program focuses on the physical aspect of martial arts, which uses all muscle groups to optimize physical fitness. It also focuses on personal-development skills, like increasing self-confidence, improving focus and developing self-discipline. Plus, each class ends with group discussions and role-playing exercises to teach children how to successfully deal with life lessons, a few of them being avoiding conflict, dealing with bullies, and stranger awareness.

Enjoy our Back-to-School Special including a uniform, belt, and a month of Martial Arts classes for $49! Call (717)761-3527 or stop in to schedule!

2015 KEYSTONE STATE GAMES

YORK, PA (August 2) Congratulations to Team Lion Force on a successful performance at the Keystone State Games yesterday. Our martial athletes took home 35 medals including 19 Gold! Click here to see results!

 

2015 U.S. Capitol Classics

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD (August 1) Congratulations to Team Lion Force members competing with great showings at this national NASKA-circuit tournament! Click here to see results!

 

2015 SIMPLY THE BEST - MARTIAL ARTS 

The West Shore Academy received good news from Harrisburg Magazine this weekend being voted as "Simply the Best" in Martial Arts. On behalf of the WSAMA instructors, we thank our students, family, and friends for your continued support as we do what we love: teaching, training, and inspiring personal excellence through our example as martial artists! - Master Vergara

 

JULY 2015 IN-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT WINNERS

CAMP HILL (July 31) - Congratulations to July's Children's Class In-School Sparring Tournament Winners: Joshua Peterson - Heavyweight, Cierra Hower – Middleweight, and Dante Luciano – Lightweight!

 

2015 BATTLE OF HARRISBURG KARATE TOURNAMENT

CITY ISLAND (July 4) Congratulations to Team Lion Force on a successful tournament performance this past holiday weekend. Our martial athletes took home at least 50 trophies including 2 Grand Championships! Click here to see all results!  

 

JR. BLACK BELT PROMOTIONS

CAMP HILL (June 14) - Congratulations to WSAMA's newest Jr. 1st Dan Black Belts (left to right front row): Mark Chambers, Breyelle Charles, Maddi Baker, Travis Tamanosky and Ethan Lubold. And thank you to the assisting Black Belts for making this a strong and challenging test of body, mind and spirit!

 

JUNE 2015 COLOR BELT PROMOTIONS

June 13, 2015

 

BLACK BELT PROMOTIONS

CAMP HILL (June 13) - Congratulations to WSAMA's newest 2nd Dan Black Belts (left to right front row): Rick Kinsey, Kathy Savage and Trevor Lovell. Special thanks to the assisting Black Belts who made this a promotion our new Sabumnims won't soon forget!

 

ACADEMY VOTED BEST MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAM

CAMP HILL (June 2) - The West Shore Academy received good news today from Central Penn Parent winning the Best Martial Arts Program Award. Thanks go to all our instructors, students, family and friends of the Academy for your belief and support as we continue to inspire personal excellence through our example as martial artists!

2015 BATTLE OF THE ARTS KARATE TOURNAMENT

STEELTON (Mar 29) Congratulations to Lion Force Members who competed at the Battle of the Arts this past weekend. Our three athletes took home 9 trophies including 6 First Place finishes! Click here to see all results!  

 

2015 AMERIKICK INTERNATIONALS

PHILADELPHIA (Mar 20-21) Congratulations to Lion Force Members who competed at NASKA's Amerikick Internationals last weekend. They represented the team well against the best martial art athletes in North America. Click here to see all results!  

 

ADULTS BEGINNER CLASSES IN 2015

Starting Wednesday, January 21 @ 4:15pm, the Academy will be offering Adults Beginner Classes. Focus will be on learning details of basics while working at your own pace. Call 717-761-3527 to register or stop by!

                     

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Calendar of Events

Last Updated 6/9/17

 

  • June 10 - Adults Color Belt Promotion, 10am

  • June 15 - WSAMA at Jubilee Day, Mechanicsburg (booth all day, demo at 11am)
  • June 17 - Bojuka Self-Defense Seminar from 12 to 2pm
  • July 15 - Competition Team at Battle of Harrisburg
  • July 24 to 28 - Kids Karate Camp
  • July 29 - Competition Team @ Keystone State Games
  • August 1 - Demo Team @ Governor's Mansion for National Night Out
  • August 2 & 3 - MA Presentation at Fredricksen Library, Camp Hill  
  • August 26 - Competition Team @ Breath of Nature Karate Championships

 

Early 2017...

  • April 18 - Homeschool Class Promotion
  • April 25 - Self-Defense at East Pennsboro High School
  • April 28 - April  In-School Sparring Tournament 
  • May 3 & 4 - Children Class Promotions
  • May 5 - Demo Team @ Camp Hill May Fair
  • May 12 - Demo Team @ East Penn Middle School
  • May 21 - Mizrahi Butterfly Run, Northern HS, 1pm 
  • May 24 - WSAMA Picture Day, 4:30pm
  • May 25 - Demo Team @ T.E.A.M. Graduation, Cedar Cliff HS, 9:30am
  • May 29 - Camp Hill Memorial Day Parade, 9:30am (Academy closed) 

2016...

  • March 25 - In-School Sparring Tournament
  • April 1 & 2 - 2016 Amerikick Internationals
  • April 19 - Homeschool Class Promotion
  • April 29 - Demo Team @ East Penn Middle School
  • April 30 - Bojuka Self Defense Seminar
  • May 4 & 5 - Children Class Promotions
  • May 6 - Demo Team @ Camp Hill May Fair
  • May 15 - Mizrahi Butterfly Run
  • May 25 - WSAMA Picture Day!
  • May 30 -WSAMA @ Camp Hill Memorial Day Parade
  • June 4 - Adults Class Promotions
  • June 16 - Demo Team @ Jubilee Day
  • June 18 - Competition Team @ Battle of Harrisburg
  • June 22 & 23 - MA Presentation @ Fredricksen Library
  • June 24 - June In-School Sparring Tournament
  • July 10 - WSAMA Summer Picnic @ Creekview Park North, Mechanicsburg
  • July 23 - Bojuka Self Defense Seminar, 1-3pm
  • July 25 to 29 - Summer Karate Camp
  • July 29 - July In-School Sparring Tournament
  • July 30 - Competition Team @ Keystone State Games
  • August 2 - Demo Team @ Governor's Mansion for National Night Out
  • August 3 - Children's Class Promotions- Beginners
  • August 4 - Children's Class Promotions- Intermediate and Advance
  • August 27 - Competition Team @ Breath of Nature Tournament
  • September 5 - Academy closed in observance of Labor Day
  • September 10 - Adults Class Promotion 
  • September 17 - Demo Team @ Hershey Med Center for Hydrocephalus Walk
  • October 2 - Demo Team @ Girls World Expo in Harrisburg  
  • October 8 - Demo Team @ Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest, Enola
  • October 22 - Demo Team @ Stoney Ridge Fall Fest, Silver Spring Twp 
  • November 5 - Competition Team@ Battle in Hershey 

 2015...

  • Jan 17 - Bojuka Self-Defense Seminar

  • Jan 21 - Beginners Adults Class starts

  • Jan 30 - Children's In-School Sparring Tournament

  • Feb 4 & 5 - Children's Class Promotions

  • Feb 7 - WSAMA's Open Mic Night

  • Feb 10 - Self Defense at East Penn HS

  • Feb 21 - 2015 Central PA Kumite

  • Feb 27 - Children's In-School Sparring Tournament 

  • Feb 28 - WSAMA Self Defense Seminar 

  • Mar 7 - Adults Class Promotion

  • Mar 13 - Demo Team at International Day, Harrisburg Academy

  • March 21 - Amerikick Internationals 

  • March 27 - Children Class In-School Sparring Tournament

  • Mar 29 - Battle of the Arts

  • Apr 9 - Self Defense @ Diversity Day, Mechanicsburg HS

  • Apr 18 - Women's Self-Defense Seminar

  • Apr 21 - WSAMA Homeschool Promotion

  • Apr 24 - Children's In-School Sparring Tournament 

  • Apr 25 - Self-Defense for College-Bound Women/Moms

  • Apr 27 - American Heritage Girls Self Defense Seminar

  • Apr 30 - East Penn HS Self-Defense Seminar 

  • May 1 - Demo Team at Camp Hill May Fair @ Eisenhower Elementary

  • May 6 & 7 - Children's Class Rank Promotions

  • May 17 - Sam's Butterfly Run 

  • May 25 - WSAMA @ Camp Hill Memorial Day Parade

  • May 27 - Demo Team @ Cedar Cliff HS for T.E.A.M. Graduation 

  • May 27 - WSAMA's Picture Day

  • May 29 - Children's In-School Sparring Tournament 

  • Jun 4 - WSAMA @ PA State Police Health & Safety Fair, Harrisburg 

  • Jun 13 - Adults Class Rank Promotions

  • Jun 14 - Jr. Black Belt Rank Promotion

  • Jun 18 - WSAMA & Demo Team @ Jubilee Day in Mechanicsburg

  • Jun 20 - Bojuka Self-Defense Seminar 

  • Jun 26 - Children's In-School Sparring Tournament

  • Jun 28 - WSAMA & Demo Team @ Harrisburg Senators, City Island 

  • Jul 12 - WSAMA Summer Picnic 

  • Jul 20 to 24 - Summer Karate Camp 

  • Jul 31 - Children's In-School Sparring Tournament 

  • Aug 1 - Competition Team @ U.S. Capitol Classics 

  • Aug 2 - Competition Team @ Keystone State Games 

  • Aug 5 & 6 - Children's Class Promotions 

  • Aug 13 - Last Day of Children's Morning Classes

  • Sep 5 - Competition Team @ Breath of Nature Tournament 

  • Sep 7 - WSAMA Closed for Labor Day

  • Sep 12 - Adults Class Promotion

  • Sep 19 - Demo Team @ Hydrocephalus Walk at Hershey Med

  • Sep 25 - Children's In-School Sparring Tournament

  • Sep 28 to Oct 2 - WSAMA Yard Sale 

  • Oct 10 - Demo Team @ Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest

  • Oct 24 - Demo Team @ Stoney Ridge Fall Festival

  • Nov 4 & 5 - Children's Class Promotions 

  • Nov 7 - Competition Team @ Battle in Hershey

  • Nov 14 - Bojuka Self Defense Seminar 

  • Nov 14 - WSAMA's Open Mic Night 

  • Nov 26 & 27 - WSAMA Closed for Thanksgiving

  • Dec 5 - Adults Class Promotions 

  • Dec 5 - WSAMA's Holiday Banquet 

  • Dec 24 & 25 - WSAMA Closed for Christmas

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