Why Pacific Coast Martial Arts?

We are unique as we can adapt martial arts training to fit the individual needs of each student. We prioritize proper body mechanics and motion and are vigilant about how the body should and shouldn’t move. In addition to her many years of Martial Arts study, our Head Instructor Master Vatore also has a personal trainer certification and the privilege of studying directly under Grandmaster Jim Brassard, who is one the most one of the most highly awarded and honored Grandmasters in the country.

We help each student develop through 3 basic training principles: Physical Fitness, Foundations, and Practical Self-Defense.

A Student Who Is Actively Training With Us Will Get The Following Health Benefits.




Focus and Stillness

Increased Energy



Cardiovascular Health

Muscle Tone

Weight Loss

Improved Reflexes




Why Master Vatore?

Master Vatore has been studying Kempo for over 18 years and has over 16 years of Martial Arts teaching experience. Currently she holds a 5th degree Black Belt in Kempo. Master Vatore was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Female Black Belt of the year in March 2017. She is extremely dedicated to her own martial arts training with ongoing weekly lessons, seminars, training DVD’s and books.

She fell in love with Martial Arts as a teenager watching Saturday morning Martial Arts movies. She began her training as an adult after bringing her 6-year-old son to a Martial Arts class, she was hooked immediately and started instructor training within 6 months of study. Later, she enrolled her other 2 children, and all of them trained to Black Belt and beyond as a family for many years. The long-time perspective of a parent, student and instructor gives her firsthand experience of the benefits that martial arts provides to families, this imparts her with a unique wisdom that she brings to all her classes.

Master Vatore’s background includes teaching Martial Arts techniques to students of various skill levels and abilities, instructing 100s of students ages 4 and up at multiple Martial Arts Schools. She has developed the formats for numerous classes and tests, overseeing up to 30 students or more at a time, all while ensuring a safe and supportive environment for all students through collaboration, feedback, encouragement and motivation. It is no surprise that on multiple occasions parents would often ask Master Vatore how she does it.

With her strong understanding of Martial Arts Concepts, commitment to ongoing Martial Arts study, complemented by her excellent interpersonal and leadership talents and training skills, she has empowered many students to advance and excel in the Martial Arts over the years.

If you are looking for a dedicated, motivational and spirited martial arts instructor, look no further than Master Vatore. She is a goal-oriented professional with solid experience teaching Martial Arts to students of all ages.