I believe everyone deserves a self-defense education so they can live a fearless life.

– Sensei Mish

As we get burned out with virtual meetings and schooling, I would like to offer an alternative.  It is virtual, but it is an opportunity to learn a new safety skill and stay active. 

Based in Vancouver, Washington – USA, we provide safety skills classes both virtually and in person for anyone ages 9 years old and up. Our primary safety skills courses are Okinawan Kempo Karate (Ryukyu Kempo) and Bram Frank’s Modular Knife, all with a focus on Pressure Points.

We have recently reformatted our curriculum making it easier to learn, especially from a virtual perspective. Classes officially began streaming Live, January 11th.


Our Programs

Kempo Karate
Modular Knife
Kyusho Workshops
Security/LE Training

What People Are Saying

Great instruction and martial art’s that is very applicable.

Sensei Stan Miller

Portland Jujitsu

I have really enjoyed learning Kempo & it’s arts of pressure points & self defense that really works.  The classes are small & the instructor Mish is an excellent teacher.

Neal B.

Vancouver, WA

Master Handwerker is very knowledgeable and is very patient when teaching. I have studied with him for several years and highly recommend him if your want to learn self defense.

Thomas Lee

Washugal, WA

I have worked with Sensei Mish Handwerker for over a decade and I have found very few martial artists whose conviction and dedication to the martial arts to match his. I am glad that he is bringing his knowledge of both karate and Filipino Marital Arts tot he city of Vancouver (my home town). His presence will raise the bar on martial arts standards in this community.

Super Dan Anderson

Anderson Martial Arts - Gresham, OR

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