Welcome to West Central

At West Central, we encourage all our students to learn discipline, diligence, and respect. We offer both adult self-defense courses, and youth karate classes. We love teaching family karate, where all members of the family learn together.

We offer classes on Monday - Friday 4:00-8:00 pm and Sat. 10:00 am. We meet at 820 E. Fillmore St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Please call us at 719-578-0763 for more information.

Meet the Instructors

Chief Instructors Joe and Marty Gardino

Professor Joe Gardino has been teaching kempo karate since he received his black belt in 1990. Under the direction of Professor Garland Johnson and Grand Master Martin Buell, Professor Gardino has shared kempo karate with many.

Professor Joe Gardino has been teaching kempo karate since he received his black belt in 1990. Under the direction of Professor Garland Johnson and Grand Master Martin Buell, Professor Gardino has shared kempo karate with many. Since High School his goal was to be a martial arts instructor. He has loved teaching ever since. He and his wife Marty, herself a 7th Degree Senior Chief Instructor, along with their 2 sons enjoy the martial arts and how it has impacted their lives. They work well as a team and are committed to their students growth and improvement thru the basic principles of Mind, Body and Spirit. Our goal in teaching is that each person will improve their awareness and be more confident in the areas of self-defense, physical fitness, personal values and character development.

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