West Bay Martial Arts

Karate Cranston

David Ghigliotty

Owner & Head Instructor

Our story began  Years ago In East Providence At Munroe Dairy our 1st dojo which the students nicknamed “the Dungeon “ is where we taught primarily Ki-Do-Ryu  Jiu-Jitsu with some judo grappling added in, the workouts were very tough. The 1st group of students were the ones who gave it that name, and it was a great time for learning and examining the art of self-defense in a  very open atmosphere, I had the help of some very talented martial artist that would stop by from time to time and it just was great!
After I left my position at the dairy I decided to move the dojo closer to home, living in Warwick I found a place in West Warwick and we adopted the name West Warwick Jiu-jitsu club.  At that time I and my core group decided to make a go of it on a little more of a commercial endeavor but never giving in to the Mcdojo mentality, I wanted to offer good quality instruction, that provided old school martial arts values while keeping current in the art of self-defense. 

The current location is now in Warwick, and I finally decided the name needed to be changed. It was a hard decision, I wanted to keep it American and particular to Rhode Island showcasing our heritage.  I decided to honor the bay I spend and have spent most of my life on, the West side of beautiful Narragansett Bay, hence the name West bay Martial Arts
Today at the dojo we teach not only our unique brand of Jiu-Jitsu combative ’s and other wonderful systems like  I.K.C.A Chinese Kenpo Karate and Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo  Japanese Sword, our instructors are both nationally and internationally recognized bringing a wealth of knowledge that’s unparalleled anywhere. 

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