West Side Jin Sei Ryu offers both a kids karate program and an adult karate program. 

Kids Program

In our kids program, your child can participate in age-specific classes:

  • Pee Wees (4 – 5yo)
  • Juniors (6 – 8yo)
  • Youth (9 – 14yo)

Each class focuses on different aspects of development that will help your child in other areas of life.  In addition to strength, stamina, balance, and speed, we build confidence, discipline, and self respect. 

It is more important than ever that we must continue to find ways to keep our children active, healthy, and engaged. West Side Jin Sei Ryu Karate-Do offers a comprehensive program that will keep your child focused and fit in a fun and safe way. We offer classes at our West Side YMCA 63rd street Dojo and our Manhattan Studio’s on 55th  and 72nd St. We are now having classes with the Ethical Culture Center after school Program as well. In Brooklyn we offer our Windsor Terrace Studio Dojo and our after school program at P.S.154 locations. We will also continue our park training events in Central Park and Prospect Park, weather permitting.  Please see our Class Schedule for more information, or contact Shuseki Shihan Mel Ramsey at with any additional questions you may have. 

Adult Program

The class schedule and structure of our adult program has been developed over many years in order to help students progress through the ranks at their own pace and reflective of their individual level of maturity and physical capability.  We have had students in our adult karate program from 16 to 80 years of age!  We offer a comprehensive mix of classes including basic techniques, conditioning, and calisthenics, as well as awareness and self defense, meditation, kata (forms), point system and contact kumite (fighting strategy). 

Virtual Training Available

We have out of state students who enjoy our adult / kids online program. We are offering a flexible class schedule that allows our students to maintain their training even during these challenging times.  Morning, lunch-time, evening classes available.