About Martial Arts of West End in Henrico, VA
Meet Master Erik Hubley
Owner and Master Instructor at
Martial Arts of West End in Henrico
6th Degree Black Belt
Who We Are
For over 20 years, we have helped people in the West End of Richmond to get in shape, learn practical self-defense and acquire the skills to become a champion in life.
Our family friendly program is beneficial, safe and, most importantly, FUN! The environment at Martial Arts of West End is welcoming, non-intimidating and POSITIVE, which makes it easy for newcomers to get started on their martial arts journey.
The emphasis of our school curriculum is not only on the physical technique of the martial arts, but we also teach an original inclusive philosophy of what we refer to as "Winning Spirit!"
Our approach is comprehensive and unlike any any other martial arts school. We take into account personal development, as it applies to the whole person. Through our training, members are able to learn VALUABLE life habits that have shown to benefit them in other areas of their lives.
Master Erik Hubley, CEO of Martial Arts of West End in Henrico, VA, takes on many dynamic roles to instruct his students. He fosters positive philosophies that help benefit his community.
Master Hubley works with area schools and businesses to help individuals and organizations increase their mental, moral and physical health and well-being. He teaches not only self-defense skills, but also life skills.
Erik Hubley is a 6th Degree Black Belt and Master, who has trained under dynamic martial arts Senior Master Keith Winkle since 1992, when he started his martial arts training as a last resort.
While a dedicated hockey player, he suffered a devastating knee injury and was told he would never play sports again. His physical therapist suggested Tai Chi and Master Hubley thought that meant all martial arts. So he tried it, and it transformed into his life PASSION.
As a student, his indomitable spirit and willingness to learn led him to be chosen by Master Keith Winkle to assist in opening and operating Martial Arts of West End in Virginia in 1994.
Even while recovering from a knee injury, he kicked and punched his way into earning his 1st degree black belt in 1995 and his 2nd degree in 1996.
In addition, he earned the title of Certified Instructor in the Art and Science of Martial Arts. His dedication to his training has paralleled his list of achievements.
Due to his dynamic style of teaching, his commitment to the mental and moral curriculum and his REMARKABLE way with children, he was asked and honored to take over as Martial Arts of West End's sole Owner and Operator in 2001 to present.
In 2006, the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea named him as the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution Award.
In 2012, he earned his International Doctor of Philosophy in Martial Science from the University of San Diego.
His passion for the martial arts has also spread to his family, as he guided his mother and brother to achieve their black belts and his sister-in-law into opening her own Martial Arts studio in 2004.
He also has two beautiful boys who are being raised in the world of martial arts and a committed wife by his side.
Master Hubley relocated and expanded his school in 2014 to accommodate his evergrowing student base to a beautiful 6200 square foot facility off Ridgefield Pkwy between Pump and John Rolf Pkwy.
We believe that there is a leader in all of us! We are committed to helping you discover your own PERSONAL POWER and grow in your abilities. Many people increase their confidence, as they unlock their potential and are able to utilize these strengths across other domains in life.
How To Get Started
Come join our Henrico, VA Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in After School, Adult Martial Arts, Kids Martial Arts, and Summer Camp. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at 804-673-5200 if you have any further questions. Martial Arts of West End hopes to speak with you soon!