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  • Enhance our community and its citizens through the positive personal development skills of our training.

  • Provide a safe haven of positive energy and support for our students’ mental and physical growth.

  • Provide inspiration of personal excellence through our example as Back Belts both in and out of the dojang (training hall).

  • Ensure the long-term growth of the school and its staff by providing legendary student service.


Centrally located in Mechanicsburg, PA, the West Shore Academy of Martial Arts (WSAMA) first opened its doors to the public in 1982 under the instruction of Kwan Jung Nims Brian Butt and George Knoll. Their school’s legacy passed on to their students Vince Vergara and Tom Brunner, in 1992.  Master Vergara is presently the Academy’s chief instructor.

In conjunction with our duties as a member of the U.S. Jung Sim Do Federation, students and prospective students can be assured that their martial arts experience with the WSAMA will be second to NONE!

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