Help Build A Safer Community
With Artisan Martial Arts

Based in Vancouver, Washington – USA, we are committed to building a safer community by helping people live safer lives. We do this by providing life and safety skills classes for students ages 4 years old and up.


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Young Artisans

FOR STUDENTS 4 TO 6 YEARS OLD

This is a full parent participation class, powered by Excellent Kids and Kids Love Life Skills.

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Youth Karate

FOR STUDENTS 7 TO 12 YEARS OLD

Give your kids the lifelong gifts of personal success, confidence, discipline, and self-defense!

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Teen & Adult Karate

FOR STUDENTS 13+

Martial arts classes are fun, empowering, and provide a great workout for teens and adults.

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Self-Defense

FOR ANYONE 8+

Looking for a quick, basic program for self-defense for those “just-in-case” situations? Classes bi-weekly.

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Modular/Bolo

FOR STUDNETS 12+

A simple to learn art focused on the blade. Developed by Bram Frank, based on Modern Arnis.

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What Is Happening This Week


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Chris L.

From Google
Hartford, CT
I attended an online Modular Knife User Certification course at Artisan Martial Arts. Sensei Mish is...
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I attended an online Modular Knife User Certification course at Artisan Martial Arts. Sensei Mish is a great instructor who’s able to break down the Modular Knife curriculum into manageable pieces. His video equipment is state-of-the-art, which made learning via “Zoom” a great learning experience. I would highly recommend Artisan Martial Arts, whether it be in-person instruction or online classes.

Chris L.

From Google
Hartford, CT
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Super Dan Anderson

Anderson Martial Arts - Gresham, OR
I have worked with Sensei Mish Handwerker for over a decade and I have found very few martial artist...
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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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Thomas Lee

Washugal, WA
Master Handwerker is very knowledgeable and is very patient when teaching. I have studied with him f...
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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
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Brad R.

Vancouver, WA
Having trained with instructor Handwerker off and on for a decade as my schedule permits, I know tha...
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Having trained with instructor Handwerker off and on for a decade as my schedule permits, I know that he is always improving his art as any good teacher/student should. He is open minded to other styles but is also confident and knowledgeable with his own. There isn’t macho egos in his school and as such, it is very approachable. He is dedicated to the success of his students and promotes on merit and skill and this results in true training. Thank you for the real deal education. I am a martial artist because of the education I’ve received through Handwerker Martial Arts.

Brad R.

Vancouver, WA

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