Peaceful Warrior Martial Arts Academy

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God
-- Matthew 5:9

"We all have inner demons to fight...we call these demons fear, hatred and anger.
If you don't conquer them, then a life of a hundred years is a tragedy.
If you do, a life of a single day can be a triumph."
-- The Tao of Jeet Kun Do, Bruce Lee


The Peaceful Warrior Martial Arts Academy was developed as a joint project of the San Clemente Kiwanis Club and St. Clement’s by-the-Sea. The Academy enhances the lives of youth in the neighborhood by teaching the martial way – a way of non-violence and peace. Students are taught to integrate mind/body/spirit as they are taught to be warriors for peace – to seek peace and reconciliation as a way of life. The Academy offers a full Tae Kwon Do program, including the opportunity to obtain belt ranking from yellow belt through black belt. The Academy is designed to give those students who could not normally afford to learn a martial art through commercial studios a chance to obtain the coveted “black belt”. Classes began in September 2005 under the direction of Master Earl Welliver, a Fifth Degree Black Belt.