WATERMAN'S MARTIAL ARTS

There is No Limit to Improvement

CLASSES
All classes include:

Rank Advancement | Leadership Training | Multiple Annual Events | Prevention-Focused Self-Defense

 
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ABOUT WATERMAN'S MARTIAL ARTS

Waterman's Martial Arts opened its Oneida/Sherrill location Feb 2, 2008 and our second location in Hamilton on July 10, 2018.  The core club is based in Karate, but other styles have been introduced as new instructors join the dojo.  
 

As an affiliate of the Zen-Do Kai International Association, we devote most our energy to self-defense training with a focus on prevention.  The dojo has been fortunate to develop contacts with police officers, military, and other real life experts who have guided our practice beyond the scope of traditional martial arts.

All programs are suited to be adaptable to all age groups, and allows for modification based on the individual’s abilities. 
 

Classes are held year round and new students are always welcome.  WMA is frequently invited to teach self-defense seminars for public schools and other groups.

 

The dojo's core philosophy is that there is no limit to improvement. Sensei Waterman believes an individual can always be better and grow with enough hard work.  It will not necessarily be easy, and failure is possible. 

But never definite.
 

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling
but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius

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WHO WE ARE

Meet the WMA Instructors & Staff

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SENSEI HEATH WATERMAN
3RD DEGREE BLACK BELT

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JEANINE CONWAY
1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT

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LEVI LEGLER
PRIMARY GRAPPLING INSTRUCTOR

Sensei began training at Pinney’s American Karate in 1993 and earned his black belt in 1999 at age 13. He was the first to achieve this rank in the school and one of the youngest to be certified by the Zen-Do Kai International Organization.

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Jeanine first joined the dojo as a parent, watching her daughters climb through the ranks.  Her personal journey in martial arts began with kickboxing in 2013.  In 2014, she was invited to train alongside Sensei Waterman under Mr. Woodcock and immediately connected with the sword arts.


In 2019, she helped structure a standardized curriculum and ranking system for sword.

 

A dedicated runner and lifter, she continues to train relentlessly and plans to achieve her advanced black in 2020 while overseeing the sword club’s official launch. 

She was awarded her Shodan rank in both Kendo and Iaido by Mr. Woodcock in 2017.

 

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Levi enrolled with his son at WMA in 2021.

He became the dojo’s grappling instructor in 2022, working alongside Sensei Waterman and Conway to be one of the few grappling programs with a self-defense focus and standardized curriculum.  



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