WELCOME TO
Traditional Martial Arts Center

Our San Diego Dojo (school) is dedicated to the teaching of Traditional Martial Arts (Budo) in its original, pure form. Budo (Martial Art) is made up of the two words Bu – martial (fighting or self-defense) and Do – the way or path. Bu is the real, practical application of the art and the Do is the mental and spiritual path that the training will take you on.

Budo

is a treasure of human culture that has been handed down through hundreds of years as a priceless heritage. This valuable body of knowledge shows us the way to seek perfection of self through physical, mental and spiritual training. It is our responsibility to protect and preserve Budo for future generations.

The benefits

 of learning budo are many. However, the path is a long one and many groups are trying to create a shortcut. There are no ‘shortcuts’ in real Traditional Martial Arts – the path is long because that is the only way to reap the benefits.

Private Lessons
Careful corrections from Sensei in a private lesson environment is a fast efficient way to progress
Private Lessons with Sensei
The personal attention and careful corrections from the instructor in a private-lesson environment is a fast and efficient way to progress. We suggest one to two times a week along with once or twice a week of group classes at the dojo. This will give you the best means to succeed in the martial arts. Also, private lessons are good for the new student, before testing and tournaments, and to boost moral.

Semi-Private Lessons: A group of up to five students can also benefit from semi-private lessons. Details should be worked out in advance with the instructor.

In-Home Private Lessons: Private lessons can also be held at the student’s house providing that there is enough room for the class. A charge of $30 will be added as long as the distance is no more than 10 miles from the dojo.
FREE Private Lesson
Please email us to schedule your FREE Private Lesson. This is the perfect opportunity for you to get ‘your feet wet’, meet our chief-instructor, and ask questions. No strings attached.

Private classes are a great way to add add to your martial arts training. The personal attention and careful corrections from the instructor in a private-lesson environment is a fast and efficient way to progress. We suggest one to two times a week along with once or twice a week of group classes at the dojo – this will give you the best means to succeed in the martial arts. Also, private lessons are good for the new student, before testing and tournaments, and to boost moral.
TEST PREPARATION
These one-on-one classes with Sensei are the best way to improve your or your child’s readiness for the upcoming test.

We recommend 3-5 private lessons 2-3 weeks before the scheduled test. Sensei will review the different parts of the test — kata, basics sparring — with the student, until he or she will feel confident and prepared for the evaluation.

OUR

CLASSES
Pre-Karate (ages 3 – 4)
Our Pre-K students take their first steps toward karate training in a class combined with Junior Karate that will focus on listening, concentration, coordination and discipline. They will also have instruction on the basic moves of karate through drills, exercises and games. We will nurture their skills for the future, while having lots of fun.

TMAC Pre-K & Junior Karate Classes are Mondays & Thursdays 5:00 – 5:50PM
Junior Karate (ages 5-9)
Our junior students start their journey in the beautiful art of traditional karate and self-defense. We place emphasis is on teaching these young students to exercise regularly, eat properly, live a healthy life. Our goal is to build on a child’s confidence and concentration (attention span), while making the class fun and exciting! The foundation learned at TMAC will be the basis of success at school and at home!

Classes are:

Beginners: Monday and Thursday 5:00 – 5:50pm
Advanced: Tuesday and Friday 5:00 – 5:50pm
All Levels: Wednesday 5:00 – 5:50pm and Saturday 10:00 – 10:50pm
Teen Karate
Teen Karate (Ages 10 – 15)

Kids get a kick out of karate. They learn the fundamentals of the art that will give them coordination, self-discipline and overall good health. Karate also improves concentration and school performance. They will get the opportunity to learn and practice sumo wrestling as part of their teen karate classes. Tournaments are also offered several times throughout the year.

Classes are:

Monday 6:00 – 7:00pm
Wednesday 6:00 – 7:00pm
Saturday 11:15 – 12:30am
Adult Karate (Ages 16 & Older)
Traditional Karate is a beautiful, ancient, weaponless art of self-defense. It is based on using the body as a whole rather than relying on muscular strength of the arms and legs. It reduces stress, improves agility and speed, and it’s a great workout.

Classes are:

Monday 6:00 – 7:00pm
Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00pm
Wednesday 6:00 – 7:00pm
Thursday 7:00 – 8:00pm
Saturday 11:15 – 12:30pm
Junior Batto-do (Ages 8–15)
Japanese Swordsmanship for youth is the most exciting martial art. It is a unique opportunity to learn a real art that has its roots in the Samurai warrior era, in a safe and structured environment. Batto-do training dramatically sharpens awareness, enhances coordination, and perfects concentration.

Classes are:

Thursday 6:00 – 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00 – 10:00am
Adult Batto-do (Ages 16&Older)
The ancient art of Traditional Japanese Swordsmanship (Batto-do) is unique and dynamic with its roots in the Samurai warrior era. One who studies the Traditional Art of Batto-do can apply its rewards in all aspects of life.

Classes are:
Monday 7:15 – 8:30pm
Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00pm (Beginner)
Wednesday 7:15 – 8:30pm
Thursday 6:00 – 7:00pm (Beginner)
Saturday 9:00 – 10:00am

$59 introductory offer, including uniform

Schedule
Schedule
of classes
5:00 pm – 5:50 pm

Pre-K & Junior Karate

Beginners

Trainers : Peer Halperin 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Teen & Adult Karate

All Levels

Trainers : Peer Halperin 

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Adult   Batto-do
All levels

Trainers : Peer Halperin 

5:00 pm – 5:50 pm

Junior Karate

& Teen Karate

Intermediate to Advanced

Trainers : Peer Halperin 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Adult Karate
All levels

Trainers : Peer Halperin 

5:00 pm – 5:50 pm

Junior Karate

All levels

Trainers : Peer Halperin 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Teen & Adult Karate

All Levels

Trainers : Peer Halperin 

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Adult   Batto-do
All levels

Trainers : Peer Halperin 

5:00 pm – 5:50 pm

Pre-K & Junior Karate

Beginners

Trainers : Peer Halperin 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Adult Karate
All levels

Trainers : Peer Halperin 

5:00 pm – 5:50 pm

Junior Karate

& Teen Karate

Intermediate to Advanced

Trainers : Peer Halperin 

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Batto-do Jr. & Adult

All levels

Trainers : Peer Halperin 

10:00 am – 10:50 am

Junior Karate

All Levels

Trainers : Peer Halperin 

11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Belt Karate Brown & Black
Advanced

Trainers : Peer Halperin 

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Peer Halperin
Sensei

…practitioner and teacher of two distinct types of Japanese martial arts.

Peer is a direct student of master Nakamura who was a 10th Dan in Batto-jutsu and a very famous instructor in Japan.

Peer Halperin is the Chief Instructor at the Traditional Martial Arts Center. Peer, a high-ranking black-belt, is a certified instructor from the Japan Karate Association of America.

Peer is a student of Nishiyama Sensei – a direct student of Funakoshi Sensei – who is considered to be the best teacher of Traditional Karate in the world.

Peer has been dedicated to studying and teaching karate for many years, after devoted training with karate and swordsmanship masters in Japan.

Because sensei has a strong connection to Japan, he takes his students there on a regular basis to study and experience the cultural roots of their art.

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Peer Halperin
Peer Halperin – Cutting Ceremony

Our dojo is also a member of the International Batto-do Federation.

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Emerson andersen
Peer Halperin – Cutting Ceremony

Our dojo is also a member of the International Batto-do Federation.

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Emerson andersen
Peer Halperin – Cutting Ceremony

Our dojo is also a member of the International Batto-do Federation.

our students
Traditional Martial Arts Center
testimonial-team
Jeff Wohler
CEO

“I have been training with Halperin Sensei for over twenty years and I have observed his focused and detailed training style with both children and adults while maintaining our traditional values as Shotokan followers. Sensei consistently works with each and every student in an effort to expand and help them exceed their expectations as a karate student. I have personally observed a positive outcome hundreds of times including with myself. I highly recommend Halperin sensei and TMAC as a training dojo where we focus on growing better people thought traditional martial arts.

Jeff W. 3rd Degree (Sandan) black belt”

testimonial-team
Hawa Aziz
Mother

My son has been attending this dojo for several years and has become a more confident and stronger individual. Not only does Halperin Sensei teach them traditional martial arts, he also teaches them the reality of life! He instills discipline and empowers the body and mind with strength and confidence. I would highly recommend this dojo for anyone who is looking to learn authentic martial arts from a highly trained Sensei.

-Hawa H.

Anna Ossowska-Borowik
Mother

Our journey with karate started 5 years ago when my daughter was three and half years old. I had a hard time with her discipline. She was super active child with tons of energy. I was walking around our plaza and saw the advertising of a group of 3-4 year old children on the dojo. I had only one question for sensei Halperin:” Do they listen to you?” and he replied :” they don’t have any other choices” I signed my daughter in. The beginning was super hard for all of us. Sensei teaches strict, traditional Japanese Karate-do and treats his students very seriously! Discipline and paying attention were two the hardest things to learn for my daughter. It took a year for her to earn her very first belt. Since that she made a great progress and learned so much! Many times I asked her if she wants to switch her activities from karate to dance or gymnastics and she always answered :”No!” Karate teaches not only self defence stuff but also self confidence, focus, self discipline, respect, good health and developing a strong character. Sensei makes sure that all students in his class work hard enough and try to push their limits. This year we went for a huge tournament Shuhari Cup to Saint Louis which featuring athletes from the US and Canada, . My daughter got two gold medals on this tournament. I think both of those medals belong to Sensei as a merit and recognition of his great job.

Best wishes,

Anna Ossowska-Borowik

Keyan Jaffari

I have trained at Traditional Martial Arts Center for several years now. Prior to training with Halperin Sensei, I had done about 8 years of taekwando training. Within just a few karate classes I immediately saw how completely inferior all the years of training I had done prior were. The classes at TMAC are not simply about promoting you to the next belt, they are meant to improve your body, mind and spirit. I train in both karate and batto-do at TMAC and couldn’t recommend any other dojo above this one. If you are willing to challenge yourself to improve yourself, this is the dojo to train at.

Bob Baltera

My son Vincent started with Sensei Halperin when he was 3 years old (he is now 11). Sensei Halperin trains both the body and mind of his students, who range from young children to adults. Sensei Halperin instills a respectful discipline in all of his students, not often found today in schools and other organized sports. My son’s self-confidence, physical fitness and discipline have all improved and positively impacted his efforts in school and other sports.

Sherry Kostecka

I have been taking Shotokan traditional karate since 1992. When I moved to San Diego in 2007 I was determined to find a school that would uphold the traditional teachings of Nishiyama Sensei. Luckily I found the Traditional Martial Arts Center (TMAC) with Peer Halperin. With his guidance and teaching, I am continually perfecting my skills. He has also mentored me to become a teacher to our youngest of students the Jr class. Passing on what one has learned is a true honor.
I also began learning Batto-do at TMAC. Batto-do is the art of traditional Japanese swordsmanship. It is a challenging class that I enjoy because I feel that I am learning the true art of the Samurai.
I’ve visited other schools. TMAC is the only school that I found that gives me what I want. I want to be part of a school that upholds traditional skills that have been around for generations. So many schools have watered down the traditions and made martial arts more a “sport” than an “art”. If you are looking for tradition, family, and growth TMAC is the home you are looking for.
-Sherry Kostecka
3rd dan karate
shodan Batto-do

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Traditional Martial Arts Center and gym

9881 Carmel Mountain Rd,

San Diego, CA 92129
phalperid@san.rr.com

Monday-Friday: 9:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 17:00
Sunday: Closed

Phone: +1858-232-2631