David Erler's Westside Shorin-Ryu Dojo

We are a Traditional Dojo that specializes in Okinawan Karate and Weapons as well as Chinese White Crane Boxing.

Operating as usual


David Erler's Westside Shorin-Ryu Dojo


Awesome work! Congrats to Senpai Steph and our newest Shodan, Sensei Sarah!


David Erler's Westside Shorin-Ryu Dojo's cover photo


David Erler's Westside Shorin-Ryu Dojo's cover photo

www.iflscience.com 10/23/2015

Cadaver Study Suggests Fist Fighting Could Have Played A Role In Hand Evolution

www.iflscience.com Those hands were made for punchin’. Well, that’s the conclusion of newly published research, which suggests that our hands didn’t evolve solely to improve manual dexterity, but also so that males could engage in games of fisticuffs over females. That would suggest, controversially, that the human fi…


Train like your life depends on it


A substitute for makiwara a heavy bag does not make


In Okinawa, there is a saying, "your mind does not get disturbed by being beaten up, but by (you) beating up others." -- Master Shoshin Nagamine


Squat Lower, Punch Harder....Motobu Sensei is unconvinced of your prowess


This holiday season give someone you love the gift of martial arts instruction. Not only is it truly a gift that keeps on giving. It might just save a life. Call 505-898-1313 for information on classes.


Self-Preservation is a basic instinct, but doing it effectively takes training. Try two free classes. Call 505-898-1313 for more information!


Nothing can replace a strong foundation. Bruce Lee would not have been the artist he was without a traditional upbringing in Wing Chun.


In battle, if you make your opponent flinch, you have already won - Miyamoto Musashi. The psychological aspects of combat are worth considering when training.


Understand that sparring and even fighting in a ring is not true combat. That said, you don't want the first time you get hit in the face to be in a street fight.


White Crane, Kata, head movment, telephone drill, and stickyhands.... Not a bad day with my lifelong training partner, Sensei John


Strength can only exist in the presence of Resistance......


Martial Arts is (or should be) a striving towards a blend of self-perfection and self preservation. It is important to know the difference when training. Too often I hear criticism about the effectiveness of traditional martial arts, from practitioners of "reality-based" systems, both in the community and on youtube..."oh that looks cool but it will never work..." I'm sure you've heard similar things. In an age where we are obsessed with instant gratification and immediate returns, it is easy to overlook the the value of kata. It's value in the sphere of self-perfection is fairly obvious: we do these forms thousands of times to discipline our minds, develop mastery over our bodies, and honor the tradition of the dojo. It takes a little more critical thought to reveal the value of kata in the sphere of self-preservation. At face value, kata seems rigid and unbending and therefore impractical for the the dynamic and unpredictable nature of fighting. However, through training the kata, with attention to detail and the corrections from Sensei, you will begin to uncover basic principles of fighting in the kata that the author was trying to convey. As you move through rank and experience, more of these principles will make themselves more apparent. It is like peeling back the layers of an onion. But this can only come from training kata thousands of times, hours upon hours, and listening to the corrections Sensei gives. With experience then, you must learn to think critically about kata in practical application, through drills, and self defense, and to some extent Bunkai. Sensei does this all the time, and beautifully. In this sense, I feel that I can respond "Not only is karate, and kata, absolutely effective, it is downright lethal." If you have doubts about this, keep training the kata exhaustively, meditate reflectively, and hit makiwara ruthlessly. Martial arts a life path ----Much love from Washington DC, Sensei Matthew.


wild kangaroo street fight Aussie style


wild kangaroo street fight Ozzy style

earthweareone.com 09/22/2014

Awe-Inspiring Pictures Of Shaolin Monks Training

earthweareone.com Shaolin Kungfu practiced by monks from Shaolin Monastery takes martial arts to a brand new level. As Shaolin monks believe the strength comes only from the mind, there are almost no limits to what can be done with their bodies during the trainings. They practice techniques centered around


Addicted to the GYM

We are mind blown at this kid's motor skills and quickness with the nun chucks. Incredible potential!

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What It's Like To Be A Woman At Night

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9gag.tv 08/25/2014

Watch This Two Adorable Girls' First Judo Fight Will Make Your Day | 9GAG.tv

9gag.tv Cutest judo match ever!


When in doubt of your technique, put it on the post.


David Erler's Westside Shorin-Ryu Dojo's cover photo


David Erler's Westside Shorin-Ryu Dojo


Punch when you have to Punch, Kick when you have to Kick ---Bruce Lee


Remember, there are no good styles or bad styles....only good teachers and bad teachers, and we have a GREAT one! Happy Father's Day Sensei David! Thank you for being an awesome martial father.


In moment of violent combat, do not punish your enemy...kill him

9gag.tv 06/04/2014

This 7-Year-Old Blackbelt Can Totally Beat The Sh*t Out Of You | 9GAG.tv

9gag.tv Meet the real life Karate Kid.


Matsubayashi Karate (Nagamine Shoshin and Omine Chotoku Sensei)

Omine Chotoku Sensei performing Ananku and Gojushiho. Nagamine O'Sensei performing Wanshu and Kusanku. Circa 1969. Film courtesy of Joseph Carbonara Sensei.

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$60 for $120 Worth of Martial Arts — David Erler's West Side Shorin-Ryu Dojo

New Years resolutions fading in the rear view mirror? Come build a sound body and mind with us! Check out our Groupon Deal - $60 for a month of classes!! https://www.groupon.com/deals/david-erler-s-west-side-shorin-ryu-dojo

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Albuquerque, NM

Opening Hours

Monday 4:30pm - 7pm
Tuesday 6pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday 4:30pm - 7pm
Thursday 6pm - 8:30pm
Saturday 10:30am - 12:30pm

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