Our Instructors


At Pacific Coast Academy we pride ourselves in our lineage and the combined experience of our instructors - over 100 years!

Pacific Coast Academy was founded on the principles of teaching excellence, personal attention, and tradition, while providing children and adults with the most complete and effective methods to reach their full potential.


All of Pacific Coast's instructors have trained and qualified under Shihan Russ Rhodes and are personally selected, not only for their martial arts skills, but also for their ability to effectively communicate their knowledge and understanding to students of all ages. Although our techniques are based on knowledge centuries old, our innovative application of that knowledge sets Pacific Coast Academy apart from the other schools. At Pacific Coast Academy we not only teach our young students the percussion arts (kicking & punching), but we also include Ukime (falls & rolls) and Grappling (ground work). We realize that each student possesses different physical abilities. Size and strength varies with each individual.  Therefore, once a student has acquired a strong foundation, we will progress to more challenging material within their skill level.


From our youngest students in our Tiny Tiger and Tonbo programs to our Adult black belt programs, our teachers are dedicated to helping you succeed in the arts.


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Shihan Russ Rhodes

Kyoshi Jerry Donnard


Sensei Evan Sweeney