Due to Washington State COVID restrictions, Group classes have been postponed, however. Private Classes are still available.

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

– Sensei Mish

Handwerker Martial Arts is a small martial arts school based in Vancouver, Washington. We provide safety skills classes for anyone ages 8 years and up. Our primary safety skills courses are Okinawan Kempo Karate (Ryukyu Kempo) and Bram Frank’s Modular Knife system, all with a focus on Pressure Points.

We also provide standard self-defense classes, hold Kyusho Workshops, and teach certification training for security and law enforcement.

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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